43 CFR 3281.11 - What are the unit operator qualifications?
(a) Before BLM will approve a unit agreement, the unit operator must:
(1) Meet the same qualifications as a lessee (see § 3202.10 of this chapter); and
(2) Demonstrate sufficient control of the unit area (see § 3281.10).
(b) A unit operator is not required to have an interest in any lease committed to the unit agreement.