Production and Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas (Kansas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Production and Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas (Kansas)|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Natural Gas|
The owner, operator, or any other person responsible for a drilling operation shall submit written notice of the intention to drill to the conservation division for permit approval before the commencement of drilling operations. Every person who drills a well or test hole, for any purpose, that penetrates formations containing oil, gas, fresh water, mineralized water, or valuable minerals shall case or seal off these formations to effectively prevent migration of oil, gas or water from or into strata that would be damaged by this migration. The effectiveness of the casing or sealing off shall be tested in a manner prescribed or approved by an agent of the commission. The article also provides details about drilling locations, penalties and operating fees and the formula for determination of open flow in a gas well. Regulations for carbon dioxide storage facilities: No entity shall operate a CO2 storage facility without a permit to operate the facility. A geologic, hydrogeologic, and reservoir evaluation of the proposed CO2 storage facility, including the predicted amount of CO2 that will be stored in the reservoir. The evaluation shall describe the geologic, geomechanic, hydrogeologic, and reservoir characteristics of the proposed CO2 storage reservoir or reservoirs, the adjacent confining layer or layers, and the reservoir conditions that control the trapping mechanism.
|Contact Name||Mike Sievers|
|Department||State Corporation Commission|
|Address||FINNEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING, 130 S., MARKET ROOM 2078, WICHITA, KS 67202|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||General Rules and Regulations for The Conservation of Crude Oil and Natural Gas|