Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-110 - Penalties for violations of well spacing, basic proration orders
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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82-3-110. Penalties for violations of well spacing, basic proration orders. (a) Any well drilled or being drilled in violation of an order or rule of the commission in effect at the time drilling commences shall be considered to be an unlawful location. Such a well shall be presumed to be in violation of correlative rights and to constitute waste. A show cause order to determine whether the drilling of the well was necessary to protect correlative rights or prevent waste may be issued by the commission, either upon receipt of a complaint or on the commission's own motion. A hearing shall be held after notice to all interested parties.
(b) If the commission determines that good cause has not been shown or that an exception should be denied, an order may be issued by the commission requiring the well to be permanently capped or plugged and abandoned in accordance with the rules of the commission, or production at a reduced rate may be permitted by the commission to ensure protection of correlative rights and the prevention of waste. (Authorized by K.S.A. 1989 Supp. 55-604, K.S.A. 55-704; implementing K.S.A. 1989 Supp. 55-604, 55-605, K.S.A. 55-703a, 55-704; effective, T-83-44, Dec. 8, 1982; effective May 1, 1983; amended April 23, 1990.)