Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-109 - Well spacing orders and basic proration orders

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Any interested party may file an application for a new or amended well spacing order or basic pro-ration order. Each application shall include the following:
(1) If the application is for amendment, a description of the amendment;
(2) the well location and depth and the common source of supply;
(3) a description of the acreage, with an affirmation that all of the acreage is reasonably expected to be productive from the common source of supply;
(4) the proposed well location restriction and provisions for any exceptions;
(5) the proposed configuration of units for purposes of acreage attribution;
(6) a list of the persons provided notice pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-135a and the date that notice was provided;
(7) the factors proposed to be used in any proration formula;
(8) the applicant's license number; and
(9) any other relevant information required by the commission.
(b) Each applicant for a well spacing order or basic pro-ration order or for amendments adding or deleting acreage in an existing well spacing order or basic proration order shall submit the following evidence with the application:
(1) A net sand isopachus map of the subject common source of supply;
(2) a geological structure map of the subject common source of supply;
(3) to the extent practicable, a cross section of logs representative of wells in the acreage affected by the application;
(4) data from any available drill stem test;
(5) an economic analysis, including a reservoir or drainage study; and
(6) any other relevant information required by the commission.
(c) Each applicant shall file an application with the conservation division. The applicant shall publish notice of the application pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-135a and notice of any hearing pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-135.
(d) Except as otherwise specified in this subsection, the drilling of any wells within an area subject to an application for spacing or proration shall be prohibited until the commission has issued a final order on the application. However, any operator may drill a well during the pendency of the application if the well location conforms to the most restrictive location provisions in the application.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-109
Authorized by K.S.A. 55-604, K.S.A. 55-704; implementing K.S.A. 55-603, K.S.A. 55-703a, K.S.A. 55-704; effective, T-83-44, Dec. 8, 1982; effective May 1, 1983; amended, T-85-51, Dec. 19, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; amended May 8, 1989; amended April 23, 1990; amended by Kansas Register Volume 34, No. 31; effective Aug. 14, 2015.

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