Approval and reporting for well-workover operations.
(a) No well-workover operation except routine ones, as defined in § 250.601 of this part, shall begin until the lessee receives written approval from the District Manager. Approval for these operations must be requested on Form MMS-124, Application for Permit to Modify.
(b) You must submit the following with Form MMS-124:
(1) A brief description of the well-workover procedures to be followed, a statement of the expected surface pressure, and type and weight of workover fluids;
(2) When changes in existing subsurface equipment are proposed, a schematic drawing of the well showing the zone proposed for workover and the workover equipment to be used;
(3) Where the well-workover is in a zone known to contain H2 S or a zone where the presence of H2 S is unknown, information pursuant to § 250.490 of this part; and
(4) Payment of the service fee listed in § 250.125.
(c) The following additional information shall be submitted with Form MMS-124 if completing to a new zone is proposed:
(1) Reason for abandonment of present producing zone including supportive well test data, and
(2) A statement of anticipated or known pressure data for the new zone.
(d) Within 30 days after completing the well-workover operation, except routine operations, Form MMS-124, Application for Permit to Modify, shall be submitted to the District Manager, showing the work as performed. In the case of a well-workover operation resulting in the initial recompletion of a well into a new zone, a Form MMS-125, End of Operations Report, shall be submitted to the District Manager and shall include a new schematic of the tubing subsurface equipment if any subsurface equipment has been changed.
[53 FR 10690, Apr. 1, 1988, as amended at 58 FR 49928, Sept. 24, 1993. Redesignated and amended at 63 FR 29479, 29485, May 29, 1998; 65 FR 35824, June 6, 2000; 68 FR 8435, Feb. 20, 2003; 71 FR 40912, July 19, 2006; 72 FR 25201, May 4, 2007]
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