(a) You must file a request for a voluntary unit with the Regional Supervisor. Your request must include:
(1) A draft of the proposed unit agreement;
(2) A proposed initial plan of operation;
(3) Supporting geological, geophysical, and engineering data; and
(4) Other information that may be necessary to show that the unitization proposal meets the criteria of § 250.1300.
(b) The unit agreement must comply with the requirements of this part. MMS will maintain and provide a model unit agreement for you to follow. If MMS revises the model, MMS will publish the revised model in the Federal Register. If you vary your unit agreement from the model agreement, you must obtain the approval of the Regional Supervisor.
(c) After the Regional Supervisor accepts your unitization proposal, you, the other lessees, and the unit operator must sign and file copies of the unit agreement, the unit operating agreement, and the initial plan of operation with the Regional Supervisor for approval.
(d) You must pay the service fee listed in § 250.125 of this part with your request for a voluntary unitization proposal or the expansion of a previously approved voluntary unit to include additional acreage. Additionally, you must pay the service fee listed in § 250.125 with your request for unitization revision.
[62 FR 5331, Feb. 5, 1997. Redesignated and amended at 63 FR 29479, 29487, May 29, 1998; 70 FR 49876, Aug. 25, 2005]
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