30 CFR 550.1154 - How do I determine if my reservoir is sensitive?

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§ 550.1154 How do I determine if my reservoir is sensitive?
(a) You must determine whether each reservoir is sensitive. You must classify the reservoir as sensitive if:
(1) Under initial conditions it is an oil reservoir with an associated gas cap;
(2) At any time there are near-critical fluids; or
(3) The reservoir is undergoing enhanced recovery.
(b) For the purposes of this subpart, near-critical fluids are:
(1) Those fluids that occur in high temperature, high-pressure reservoirs where it is not possible to define the liquid-gas contact; or
(2) Fluids in reservoirs that are near bubble point or dew point conditions.
(c) The Regional Supervisor may reclassify a reservoir when available information warrants reclassification.
(d) If available information indicates that a reservoir previously classified as non-sensitive is now sensitive, you must submit a request to the Regional Supervisor to reclassify the reservoir. You must include supporting information, as listed in the table in § 550.1167, with your request.
(e) If information indicates that a reservoir previously classified as sensitive is now non-sensitive, you may submit a request to the Regional Supervisor to reclassify the reservoir. You must include supporting information, as listed in the table in § 550.1167, with your request.

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Title 30 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR 550 after this date.

  • 2015-02-24; vol. 80 # 36 - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    1. 80 FR 9916 - Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
      Proposed rule.
      Submit comments by April 27, 2015. BOEM and BSEE may not fully consider comments received after this date. You may submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the information collection burden in this proposed rule by March 26, 2015. The deadline for comments on the information collection burden does not affect the deadline for the public to comment to BOEM and BSEE on the proposed regulations.
      30 CFR Parts 250 and 254