Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 1 Oil And Gas Wells; Regulatory Provisions

55-157 Cementing in surface casing and additional pipe prior to testing, completion or abandonment of well; penalty for noncompliance

Prior to the testing, completion or abandonment of any well, an operator shall cement in the surface casing below the fresh water strata and shall cement in additional pipe as is necessary to protect from pollution and from loss through downward drainage any usable water in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the commission. Failure to comply with such rules and regulations shall be a severity level 10, nonperson felony.

History: L. 1982, ch. 228, 10; L. 1993, ch. 291, 229; July 1.