Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-202 - Productivities, methods of determining, when required

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

The productivity of all wells in prorated pools in this state shall be determined in accordance with the following rules.

(a) Type of test. The productivity of each well shall be determined by a physical test conducted in the manner in which the well is normally produced. The initial physical test shall be conducted within 30 days of the filing of the affidavit of completion for the well.
(b) Supervision. Each test shall be conducted under the supervision of the commission.
(c) Notice and witnesses. Each operator of a well on which a test is to be conducted shall notify the commission's agent at least 12 hours before the beginning of a test. Any offset operator may witness the test.
(d) Temporary allowable of a well. After the operator files an affidavit of completion, a temporary allowable for the well shall be established and shall be effective for 30 days.
(e) Production considered. Only pipeline oil produced during the test shall be considered in determining a well's productivity.
(f) Pool and productivity tests.
(1) Pool and productivity tests shall be taken initially and on an annual basis, except on wells which produced less than 25 barrels of oil per day at the time of the last current test.
(2) Those wells producing less than 25 barrels of oil per day shall be exempt from further testing unless the well becomes capable of producing more than 25 barrels of oil per day or unless otherwise ordered by the commission.
(3) Whenever, due to some act or omission of the operator, more than 15 months have lapsed since the last productivity test for a well was conducted, the well shall not be entitled to an allowable until tested, unless otherwise exempt.
(4) Any well that was tested less than three months before the date of a scheduled pool test shall not be required to take the pool test.
(5) Operators shall be notified 10 days before the start of a pool test.
(g) Good cause shown. The commission may, on its own motion and for good cause shown, direct the taking of a productivity test of any well or any pool.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-202
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 55-604; effective, T-83-44, Dec. 8, 1982; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1988.

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