Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-123 - Well bore; commingling of production
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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82-3-123. Well bore; commingling of production. (a) Applicability. Commingling of production from more than one source of supply shall be permitted if the total production potential is less than the allowable for a single common source of supply for the immediate area and after application and approval by the conservation division.
(b) Coalbed natural gas. Each well producing only coalbed natural gas shall be exempt from this regulation.
(c) Application. Each original application for commingling and one copy shall be filed with the conservation division. The application shall be submitted to the commission on the form provided by the commission and shall be accompanied by the following information:
(1) A description of the well with a plat attached showing the location of the subject well, the location of other wells on the lease, the location of offset wells within a ½-mile radius of the subject well, and for each of these wells, the name of the lessee of record or the operator;
(2) the names of the upper and lower limits of the sources of supply to be commingled, with proposed perforations or open holes noted;
(3) a wireline log of the subject well;
(4) the production potential of oil, water, gas, or a combination for each source of supply;
(5) the total anticipated production for the formations sought to be commingled; and
(6) the applicant's license number.
(d) Allowable. The maximum well allowable for a well in which commingled production is approved shall be the following:
(1) For oil wells, the allowable for the deepest source of supply demonstrating productivity as specified in K.A.R. 82-3-203 or special order; and
(2) for gas wells, the allowable specified in K.A.R. 82-3-312, based on the combined actual open-flow potential from all producing zones or as provided by special order.
(e) Notice; protest. The applicant shall provide notice of the application as required in K.A.R. 82-3-135a. If a protest is filed in accordance with K.A.R. 82-3-135a, the application shall be set for hearing by the commission. Commingling shall be prohibited if the commission finds that waste or a violation of correlative rights is likely to result.
(f) Application for additional sources of supply. A new commingling application shall be required if the operator desires to open an additional source of supply that was not included in the initial application. (Authorized by K.S.A. 55-152, K.S.A. 55-604, K.S.A. 55-704; implementing K.S.A. 55-603, K.S.A. 55-605; effective, T-83-44, Dec. 8, 1982; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; amended May 8, 1989; amended April 23, 1990; amended Aug. 29, 1997; amended Jan. 25, 2002; amended Jan. 14, 2005; amended Nov. 2, 2007.)