6 CRR-NY 553.3NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER V. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B. MINERAL RESOURCES
PART 553. WELL SPACING
6 CRR-NY 553.3
6 CRR-NY 553.3
553.3 Spacing units.
(a) To promote effective development, use, or conservation of the natural resources of oil and gas, an order establishing well spacing may be promulgated by the department.
(b) Prior to promulgation of any spacing order, a public hearing on the matter will be conducted by the department acting either on its own motion or upon receipt of an application therefor from any interested owner or operator.
(c) Any application for a spacing order shall be made in writing and should include any information the applying owner or operator deems relevant to the following factors which the department will consider in deciding upon a spacing order:
(1) the lease and unit boundaries of the lands underlaid by the pool;
(2) the plan of well spacing currently being employed and that proposed for the pool;
(3) the depth at which production from said pool has been found;
(4) the nature and character of the stratum containing the pool and the fluids contained therein;
(5) an estimate of the maximum area which may be drained efficiently and economically by one well;
(6) any other available information pertaining to said pool which may be of probative value to the department in determining the proper spacing therefor, with due and relative allowance for protection of correlative rights and prevention of waste.
(d) The application shall be accompanied by a neat, legible plat drawn to scale which shows the area for which the spacing order is proposed. When known and relevant, the plat should include well locations and lease and unit boundaries.
(e) After promulgation, any spacing order for a pool will supersede for that pool the state-wide spacing provisions of section 553.1 of this Part.
6 CRR-NY 553.3
Current through June 30, 2022
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