Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-239. Common source of supply - Apportionment and regulation to prevent waste.


Any person, firm or corporation, having the right to drill into and produce gas from any common source of supply, may take therefrom only such proportion of the natural gas that may be marketed without waste, as the natural flow of the well or wells owned or controlled by the person, firm or corporation bears to the total natural flow of such common source of supply having due regard to the acreage drained by each well, so as to prevent the person, firm or corporation securing any unfair proportion of the gas from the common source of supply. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Corporation Commission is authorized and directed to prescribe rules for the determination of the natural flow of any well or wells, and to promulgate field rules to regulate the taking of natural gas from any or all common sources of supply within the state, so as to prevent waste as the same is defined in Section 86.3 of this title, protect the interests of the public, and the correlative rights of all those having a right to produce from the common source of supply, and to prevent unreasonable discrimination in favor of any one common source of supply as against another. Except for the common source of supply referred to as the Guymon-Hugoton, the Commission shall have no authority to prescribe or enforce rules under this section for the taking of natural gas from any other common source of supply when the average pressure of such other common source of supply declines to below one hundred (100) pounds per square inch gauge or the average production per well in the common source of supply declines below two hundred thousand (200,000) standard cubic feet per day for each day of the last calendar year.

Added by Laws 1915, c. 197, § 4, emerg. eff. March 30, 1915. Amended by Laws 1992, c. 14, § 4, eff. April 1, 1992; Laws 1995, c. 345, § 1, emerg. eff. June 9, 1995.