KANSAS OIL & GAS CODE

Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 1 Oil And Gas Wells; Regulatory Provisions

55-174 Penalty for failure to notify of intent to drill

(a) Any person, firm, association or corporation who fails to comply with the requirement to give notice to the state corporation commission of intent to drill a seismic, core or exploratory hole for the purpose of exploration, discovery or production of oil or natural gas in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 55-151, and amendments thereto, and who has been convicted twice of violating such requirement, shall be prohibited from drilling a seismic, core or exploratory hole in this state for the purpose of exploration, discovery or production of oil or natural gas within the six-month period of time following the date of the second conviction of violating such requirement. Any such person, firm, association or corporation who has been convicted more than twice of violating such requirement shall be prohibited from drilling a seismic, core or exploratory hole in this state for the purpose of exploration, discovery or production of oil or natural gas within the one-year period of time following the date of the third or later conviction of violating such requirement.

(b) Any person, firm, association or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

History: L. 1986, ch. 201, 26; July 1.