MONTANA OIL & GAS CODE
CHAPTER 10. OIL AND GAS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS

Part 1. Royalty Interests
   82-10-101. Action for accounting for royalty.
   82-10-102. Remedy not exclusive.
   82-10-103. Obligation to pay royalties as essence of contract -- interest.
   82-10-104. Payment of royalties -- form of record required.
   82-10-105. through 82-10-109. reserved.
   82-10-110. Division order -- definition -- effect.

Part 2. Lease of Local Government Land
   82-10-201. Authorization for lease and terms -- land not subject to leasing.
   82-10-202. Acreage pooling.
   82-10-203. Interference with normal use of land prohibited.
   82-10-204. Lease of acquired oil and gas interests.

Part 3. Underground Gas Storage Reservoirs
   82-10-301. Definitions.
   82-10-302. Policy.
   82-10-303. Use of eminent domain to acquire underground reservoirs.
   82-10-304. Certificate of board required prior to use of eminent domain.
   82-10-305. Proceedings.

Part 4. Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells -- Reclamation
   82-10-401. Notice required before abandonment of well -- owner's option.
   82-10-402. Inventory of abandoned wells and seismic operations -- reclamation procedures.

Part 5. Surface Owner Damage and Disruption Compensation
   82-10-501. Purpose -- legislative findings.
   82-10-502. Definitions.
   82-10-503. Notice of drilling operations.
   82-10-504. Surface damage and disruption payments -- dispute resolution -- penalty for late payment.
   82-10-505. Liability for damages to property.
   82-10-506. Notification of injury.
   82-10-507. Agreement -- offer of settlement.
   82-10-508. Rejection -- legal action.
   82-10-509. reserved.
   82-10-510. Penalty for notice violation.
   82-10-511. Remedies cumulative.

CHAPTER 11. OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION

Part 1. Regulation by Board of Oil and Gas Conservation
   82-11-101. Definitions.
   82-11-102. Oil or gas wells not public utilities.
   82-11-103. Lands subject to law.
   82-11-104. Construction -- no conflict with board of land commissioners' authority.
   82-11-105. through 82-11-109. reserved.
   82-11-110. Oil and gas education and research account.
   82-11-111. Powers and duties of board.
   82-11-112. Intergovernmental cooperation.
   82-11-113. Repealed.
   82-11-114. Repealed.
   82-11-115. Repealed.
   82-11-116. Repealed.
   82-11-117. Confidentiality of records.
   82-11-118. Fees for processing applications.
   82-11-119. and 82-11-120. reserved.
   82-11-121. Oil and gas waste prohibited.
   82-11-122. Notice of intention to drill or conduct seismic operations -- notice to surface owner.
   82-11-123. Requirements for oil and gas operations.
   82-11-124. Requirements relating to waste prevention.
   82-11-125. Availability of cores or chips, cuttings, and bottom-hole temperatures to board.
   82-11-126. Availability of facilities to bureau of mines.
   82-11-127. Prohibited activity -- Makoshika state park.
   82-11-128. through 82-11-130. reserved.
   82-11-131. Privilege and license tax.
   82-11-132. Repealed.
   82-11-133. Repealed.
   82-11-134. Permit fees.
   82-11-135. Money earmarked for board expenses.
   82-11-136. Expenditure of funds from bonds for plugging wells.
   82-11-137. Class II injection well operating fee.
   82-11-138. Rulemaking -- microbial conversion wells.
   82-11-139. and 82-11-140. reserved.
   82-11-141. Administrative procedure.
   82-11-142. Subpoena power -- civil actions.
   82-11-143. Rehearing.
   82-11-144. Court review.
   82-11-145. Injunction or restraining order.
   82-11-146. Appeal.
   82-11-147. Violations.
   82-11-148. Criminal penalties.
   82-11-149. Civil penalties.
   82-11-150. Legal assistance.
   82-11-151. Emergencies -- notice and hearing.
   82-11-152. through 82-11-160. reserved.
   82-11-161. Oil and gas production damage mitigation account -- statutory appropriation.
   82-11-162. Repealed.
   82-11-163. Landowner's bond on noncommercial well.
   82-11-164. Lien created.
   82-11-165. through 82-11-170. reserved.
   82-11-171. Terminated.
   82-11-172. Short title.
   82-11-173. Legislative findings -- purpose.
   82-11-174. Offset permitting -- geographic requirements.
   82-11-175. Coal bed methane wells -- requirements.
   82-11-176. through 82-11-179. reserved.
   82-11-180. Preservation of property rights.
   82-11-181. Geologic storage reservoir administrative fee -- account established.
   82-11-182. Liability for carbon dioxide during injection.
   82-11-183. Certificate of completion -- department of environmental quality participation -- transfer of liability.
   82-11-184. Conversion of enhanced recovery wells.
   82-11-185. Makoshika state park requirements.

Part 2. Unit Operations
   82-11-201. Establishment of well spacing units.
   82-11-202. Pooling of interest within spacing unit.
   82-11-203. Pooling agreements not in violation of antitrust laws.
   82-11-204. Hearing on operation of pool as unit.
   82-11-205. Board order for unit operation -- criteria.
   82-11-206. Terms and conditions of plan for unit operations.
   82-11-207. Approval of plan for unit operations by persons paying costs.
   82-11-208. Board orders -- amendment.
   82-11-209. Units established by previous order.
   82-11-210. Unit operations -- less than whole of pool.
   82-11-211. Operations considered as done by all owners in unit.
   82-11-212. Property rights and operator's lien.
   82-11-213. Contract not terminated by board order.
   82-11-214. Title to oil and gas rights not affected by board order.
   82-11-215. Unit operation not restraint of trade.
   82-11-216. No creation of relationship between parties in unit.
Part 3. Interstate Oil and Gas Conservation Compact
   82-11-301. Authorization to join interstate compact for conservation of oil and gas.
   82-11-302. Interstate oil and gas compact.
   82-11-303. Extension of expiration date.
   82-11-304. Governor as member of interstate oil compact commission.
   82-11-305. Limitation on power of representative.
   82-11-306. Expenses of representative.