wells must be drilled with due diligence to maintain a reasonably vertical well
bore; however, upon application by an operator to drill a well that is to be
intentionally deviated and directionally controlled, a permit may be issued by
the Commission, provided that the location of the deviated well at the depth of
the proposed producing zone is in compliance with the applicable spacing rules.
The application for a permit to drill a directionally controlled well shall be
made in the manner prescribed above, and in addition thereto the survey plat
must show the proposed bottom home location in addition to the surface
B. If an operator desires
to deviate or plug back and sidetrack a well previously permitted, he shall
first request permission of the Commission and shall file a written report to
the Commission within thirty (30) days from the completion of said deviation
setting forth the facts of the operation.
C. If an operator desires to deviate so as to
straighten the well he shall first obtain verbal or written permission of the
Commission and shall file a written report to the Commission within thirty (30)
days from the completion of said deviation setting forth the facts of the
D. In the event an
operator, in good faith, commences and proceeds with the drilling of a straight
well and thereafter decides to directionally deviate the well, he may do so at
his own risk, first notifying the Commission and confirming in writing the fact
thereof, and the operator must comply with the provisions governing
intentionally deviated wells as hereinabove provided.
E. A complete angular deviation and
directional survey of a directionally deviated well must be run and the results
of such survey shall be filed with the Commission upon completion. After
processing such survey reports, the Commission may set the allowable of the
well, or take such other action as the facts may require.
F. In the event the proposed, or the final
location of the producing interval of the directionally deviated well is not in
accordance with the spacing rules of the Commission applicable to the
reservoir, proper applications shall be made to obtain approval or exceptions
to such rules. Such approval shall be granted, or denied, at the discretion of
the Commission, and shall be accorded the same consideration and treatment as
if the well had been drilled vertically to the producing interval.