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§ 570.2. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 52. Oil and Gas

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 52. Oil and Gas (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 13A. Production Revenue Standards (Refs & Annos)
52 Okl.St.Ann. § 570.2
§ 570.2. Definitions
As used in the Production Revenue Standards Act:
1. “Owner” means a person or governmental entity with a legal interest in the mineral acreage under a well which entitles that person or entity to oil or gas production or the proceeds or revenues therefrom;
2. “Produce”, “Producing” and “Production” mean the physical act of severance of oil and gas from a well by an owner and includes but is not limited to the sale or other disposition thereof;
3. “Producing owner” means an owner entitled to produce who during a given month produces oil or gas for its own account or the account of subsequently created interests as they burden its interest;
4. “Proportionate production interest” means that interest in production which a working interest owner is entitled to produce in order to adjust for shifting of royalty burdens among working interest owners under the royalty payment provisions of this act, and is equal to the quotient of:
a. the sum of that working interest owner's net revenue interests plus the net revenue interests of any subsequently created interests as they burden such owner's working interest,
b. divided by the remainder of one (1) less the royalty share;
5. “Proportionate royalty share” means the percentage of the royalty share owned by a royalty interest owner calculated by dividing such owner's royalty interest in a well by the royalty share;
6. “Royalty interest” means the entirety of the percentage interest in production or proceeds therefrom:
a. reserved or granted by a mineral interest owner exclusive of any interest defined as a working interest or a subsequently created interest, or
b. otherwise provided or ascribed to a mineral interest owner by statute, rule, order or operation of law.
The interest of a participating mineral interest owner shall be designated in part as a royalty interest and in part as a working interest as set forth in Section 87.1 of Title 52 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
7. “Royalty interest in a well” means an owner's royalty interest multiplied by the quotient of:
a. the gross mineral acres under the well attributable to such interest, divided by
b. the total mineral acres under the well;
8. “Royalty proceeds” means the share of proceeds or other revenue derived from or attributable to any production of oil and gas attributable to the royalty share, but shall not include payments of bonus, delay rentals, shut-in royalties or any additional royalty payable to the Commissioners of the Land Office or other governmental entity, pursuant to and valued according to the terms of its oil and gas lease, which is calculated separately from the royalty portion of actual proceeds from the sale of oil or gas;
9. “Royalty share” means the percentage of the well equal to the sum of all royalty interests in a well;
10. “Subsequently created interest” means any interest carved from a working interest other than a royalty interest. In addition to the royalty interest contained in a lease, a nonparticipatory interest created by a working interest owner for the benefit of a mineral interest owner in excess of a one-eighth ( ⅛ ) royalty interest may, by separate agreement other than the oil and gas lease, be a subsequently created interest and thereby not be communitized under the terms of the Production Revenue Standards Act only if there is clear and unambiguous language expressing that intent in the creating document. The additional royalty payable to the Commissioners of the Land Office or other governmental entity, pursuant to and valued according to the terms of its oil and gas lease, which is calculated separately from the royalty portion of actual proceeds from the sale of oil or gas shall also be a subsequently created interest and thereby shall not be communitized under the Production Revenue Standards Act;
11. “Well” means an oil or gas well, and shall include:
a. a well having uniform ownership as to all producing zones,
b. a drilling and spacing unit having uniform ownership wherein multiple wells producing gas are commonly metered, and
c. each separately metered producing zone within a single wellbore wherein ownership varies by zone; and
12. “Working interest” means the interest in a well entitling the owner thereof to drill for and produce oil and gas, including but not limited to the interest of a participating mineral owner to the extent set forth in Section 87.1 of Title 52 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

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Laws 1992, c. 190, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1992.
52 Okl. St. Ann. § 570.2, OK ST T. 52 § 570.2
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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