OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION
Purpose of chapter--Development of oil and gas resources.
Functions of environment and natural resources board transferred to Board of
Minerals and Environment.
Definition of terms.
Waste of oil and gas prohibited--Production of gas in conjunction with water
excluded from coverage of chapter.
Application to drill oil or gas well--Permit--Rules and regulations of board--Fee,
disposition--Agreement with surface owner.
Identification of ownership of facilities for producing oil or gas.
Testing of oil and gas wells.
Separation of production from wells--Gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons--Measurement.
Classification of wells.
Metering or measuring of oil, gas, or product.
Operation of wells with inefficient gas-oil or water-oil ratios.
Operations for production of oil or gas, regulation by board.
Production of oil and gas from field, pool, or area where physical waste created.
Administration of chapter by board--Rules and orders to prevent waste, protect
correlative rights and govern procedure before board.
Prevention of oil or gas escape, intrusion of water, pollution of fresh-water
supplies, and blowouts, cavings, seepages, and fires.
Plugging and performance bond for wells--Amount--Conditions.
Application date of bond requirements.
Recordkeeping by producers, handlers, and processors of the quantities of oil or
Reports or plats--Filing with board.
Mechanical well logs, surveys and reports on well location, drilling, and
production--Samples, core chips, and complete cores--Filing--Exploratory wells.
False representations as perjury--Drilling without permit as misdemeanor.
Spacing units for a pool--Purposes--Establishment by board--Exception.
Spacing units for a pool--Size and shape, establishment by board, modifications
Spacing units to be sized and shaped for efficient development of pool--Minimum size.
Spacing units for a pool--Production limited by waste--Order of board
Spacing units of different sizes or shapes--Adjustment of allowable production.
Hearing to establish spacing units--Establishment of temporary spacing units by
board pending determination of ultimate spacing period.
Order establishing spacing units for a pool--Size and shape of each unit--Location of permitted well--Exception for wells drilled or drilling at time of
Drilling of well at other than prescribed location when authorized by secretary.
Scope of order establishing spacing units for a pool--Modification--Inclusion of
additional area--Exclusion of land not underlaid by pool.
Order establishing spacing units--Modification to prevent waste, avoidance of
unnecessary wells, or to protect correlative rights.
Two or more separately owned tracts or interests embraced within spacing unit--Pooling of interests.
Order pooling all interests in spacing unit--Application by interested person--Notice and hearing--Terms and conditions.
Operation of well--Rights of owners to participate--Payment of expenses.
Alternative rights of owners--Surrender of leasehold interest to participating
owners--Participation on a limited basis.
Spacing unit covered by pooling order--Definition of terms--Operations incident
to the drilling of a well--Portion of production allocated to each tract.
Rights of owners operating well or paying costs for benefit of another under
pooling order--Share of production--Determination of costs by board.
Well completed prior to pooling of interest in spacing unit--Sharing of
production--Calculation of costs.
Operation as unit of one or more pools--Consideration of need--Hearing.
Findings of board requiring order for unit operation of a pool.
Order of board for unit operation of a pool--Terms and conditions--Prescribing
plan of operation--Essential elements of plan.
Order of board for unit operation of a pool--Not effective until approved by
persons responsible for operating costs.
Supplemental hearing on approval of plan for unit operation.
Order of board for unit operation of a pool--Revocation when not approved by
persons owning required percentage of interest.
Amendment of order for unit operations--Conditions.
Order of board for unit operation of a pool embraced in unit area established by
prior order--Allocation of production.
Order of Board of Minerals and Environment for unit operation on less than
whole of a pool--Size and shape of unit area.
Operation of well upon unit area--Unit of production allocated to separately
Order of board for unit operation--Express or implied obligations of contract
covering land in unit area, fulfillment by conducting operations under order.
Order of Board of Minerals and Environment for unit operation--Ownership of
portion of production allocated and proceeds of sale.
Order for unit operations does not transfer title.
Contract for sale or purchase of production from separately owned tract not
Rights of owners within unit area to property acquired in conduct of unit
Agreement for cooperative development or operation of field or pool--Approval
by board--Failure to submit for approval not evidence of antitrust law violation.
Lands to which chapter applies.
Enforcement of chapter--Jurisdiction of board.
Investigations by board.
Authority of board to act--Upon its own motion--Petition of interested person.
Notice of hearing--Service by mail or publication--Proof of service.
Witnesses--Production of books and records.
Noncompliance with subpoena--Refusal of witness to testify--Court order--Contempt.
Prior rules, regulations, and orders continued in force--Accrued penalties and
liabilities not repealed.
Emergency order of board--Issuance without notice or hearing--Promulgation--Termination.
Appeal from rule, regulation, or order of board--Persons adversely affected--Procedure.
Violation of law, rule, regulation, or order--Civil penalty--Liability for damages
Action by attorney general to recover civil penalties--Venue.
Shutting down and sealing property or equipment by secretary for violation--Cancelation of lease or bond forfeiture.
Action for injunction--Service--Order.
Failure of board to enjoin violation on request of person adversely affected--Action for injunction by affected person.
Procedure for issuance, suspension, revocation, and renewal of permits--Hearing--Uncontested recommendation.
Hearing on application for order under chapter--Notice--Contested case hearing--Procedure.