Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 1 Oil And Gas Wells; Regulatory Provisions

55-173 Notice prior to abandonment and plugging of wells; notification of surface owner

(a) Before any work or procedure is commenced to abandon and plug any producing oil or gas well in this state, an oil and gas operator shall file a notice of intention to plug and abandon a well with the commission, in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 55-152, and amendments thereto. The commission shall, upon receipt of such notice, send a copy of such notice to the surface owner, as well as the contact information, including name, address, phone number, fax or email address, for a designated representative of the operator. The commission need not send such information if the operator verifies that the notice filed with the commission has been delivered to the surface owner. The surface owner upon whose land such well is located may file with the commission a desire to be notified when any such well is abandoned.

History: L. 1986, ch. 201, 25; L. 2009, ch. 127, 6; July 1.