805 KAR 1:030. Well location and as-drilled location plat, preparation, form and contents

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Published: 2015

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      805 KAR 1:030. Well location and as-drilled location plat,

preparation, form and contents.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 353.550, 353.590, 353.737

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 353.540,

353.550, 353.590(4)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

353.540 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations to

administer KRS 353.500 to 353.720. KRS 353.550 and 353.590(4) authorize the

department to promulgate administrative regulations concerning the preparation

and filing of reports and plats. This administrative regulation establishes

requirements for uniformity and clarity in well locations and identity.

 

      Section 1. Applicability. This

administrative regulation shall apply only to the oil- and gas-producing

industry and shall not apply to transmission and distribution systems or to

product storage facilities.

 

      Section 2. General Information. Location

plats for wells proposed to be drilled pursuant to the provisions of KRS

Chapter 353 and the as-drilled location plat to be submitted after a well is

drilled shall be prepared and certified in accordance with KRS 353.737. If the

location of the well is known to be underlain by coal bearing stratum, the location

plat for well proposed to be drilled pursuant to the provisions of KRS

353.590(4) shall be prepared in accordance with KRS 353.737 and certified by an

engineer, as defined in KRS 322.010(2) registered in Kentucky. If any plat

submitted by an applicant is determined by the department to be materially

inaccurate or incomplete, the department shall require that a new plat be

prepared and submitted.

 

      Section 3. Waiver. (1) A

person shall not drill a well for oil or gas within 150 feet of any building,

unless:

      (a) A waiver of

objection to the drilling is secured in the manner established below; or

      (b) The department,

after notice and hearing, determines that the drilling and production of the

well is not violative of the public policy set out in KRS 353.500.

      (2) The surveyor

preparing the plat for a permit shall indicate the location of a proposed well

site relative to all buildings within 150 feet of the well site.

      (3) If an owner of

a building located within 150 feet of a proposed well site waives objection to

locating a well closer than 150 feet to the building, then a copy of the

executed agreement of waiver shall accompany the application for permit.

 

      Section 4. (1) A separate location plat

shall be submitted with each application to drill, deepen, or reopen a well.

      (2) To ensure the division has accurate

information regarding the location of a well drilled through a workable coal

bed, a plat with the as-drilled location and elevation of the well shall be

provided to the division pursuant to KRS 353.737 in addition to the well

location plat submitted to drill a proposed well.

 

      Section 5. Plat Preparation. Location

plats for wells proposed to be drilled pursuant to the provisions of KRS

Chapter 353 shall be prepared in the following manner:

      (1) All plats shall be clearly legible

and submitted on a sheet eight and one-half (8 1/2) by fourteen (14) inches.

This sheet may be:

      (a) Bond paper;

      (b) Tracing cloth;

or

      (c) Tracing paper.

      (2) The well

location plat shall:

      (a) Show the

location of the proposed well relative to the two (2) nearest boundaries of oil

and gas ownership, including any subdivision of the lease;

      (b) Indicate all

producing wells and permitted well sites within 1,000 feet of the proposed well

site; and

      (c) Clearly display

all distances in feet.

      (3) The location of the proposed well

shall be shown on the plat, by bearing and distance, relative to two (2)

permanent points/monuments that appear on the applicable USGS. seven and

one-half (7 1/2) minute; topographic quadrangle map, which permanent

points/monuments include though are not limited to road intersections, bench

marks, and buildings. A photocopy of a portion of the topographic quadrangle

map showing the proposed well site shall be acceptable in lieu of identifying the

points/monuments on the plat.

      (4) The location of the well site shall

be prepared with reference to either the Carter coordinate system, latitude and

longitude, or the Kentucky coordinate system.

      (5) The elevation of the well site shall

be determined by instrument and calculation. Estimated topographic elevations

shall not be acceptable.

      (6) The plat shall be prepared to a scale

of one (1) inch equals 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, or 800 feet.

 

      Section 6. As-Drilled Plat

Location. Location plats for as-drilled wells shall be prepared in the

following manner:

      (1) All plats shall

be clearly legible and submitted on a sheet eight and one-half (8 1/2) by

fourteen (14) inches. This sheet may be:

      (a) Bond paper;

      (b) Tracing cloth;

or

      (c) Tracing paper.

      (2) The well

location plat shall:

      (a) Show the

location of the as-drilled well relative to the two (2) nearest boundaries of

oil and gas ownership, including any subdivision of the lease;

      (b) Indicate all

producing wells and permitted well sites within 1,000 feet of the as-drilled

well site; and

      (c) Clearly display

all distances in feet.

      (3) The as-drilled

well location plat shall provide coordinates in feet, using the NAD 83, with

Single Zone Projection as the terms are defined in KRS 353.010.

      (4) The location of

the as-drilled well shall be shown on the as-drilled well location plat, by

bearing and distance, relative to two (2) permanent points or monuments that

appear on the applicable USGS seven and one-half (7 1/2) minute; topographic quadrangle

map, which permanent points or monuments include though are not limited to road

intersections, bench marks, and buildings. A photocopy of a portion of the

topographic quadrangle map showing the proposed well site shall be acceptable

in lieu of identifying the points or monuments on the plat.

      (5) In addition to

the requirements of subsection (3) of this section, the location of the well

site shall be prepared with reference to either the Carter coordinate system,

latitude and longitude, or the Kentucky coordinate system.

      (6) The elevation

of the well site shall be determined by instrument and calculation. Estimated

topographic elevations shall not be acceptable.

      (7) The plat shall

be prepared to a scale of one (1) inch equals 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, or

800 feet.

 

      Section 7. In addition to the data

required in Section 5 of this administrative regulation, well location plats

shall include the following information:

      (1) Operator;

      (2) Farm or lease

name;

      (3) Well number;

      (4) County;

      (5) Scale at which

the plat is drawn;

      (6) North

direction;

      (7) Legend:

      ∘ -

Proposed well site;

      ● - Oil well;

      ☼ - Gas

well;

      ⊚ -

Injection well;

      ¤ - Plugged well;

and

      ø - Abandoned well,

not plugged;

      (8) Date of

preparation of plat;

      (9) Name of the

topographic quadrangle map on which the well site may be located;

      (10) Owners,

lessors and lessees of oil and gas on tracts that are offset by the proposed

well;

      (11) Certification

in the following form: "I hereby certify that the above plat is accurate

and correct and satisfies the requirements of 805 KAR 1:030 to the best of my

knowledge and belief"; and

      (12) Certification

shall be followed by the written signature of the person preparing the plat,

the preparer's mailing address, registration number, and telephone number. (OAG-Rg-1;

1 Ky.R. 89; eff. 11-13-1975; Am. 11 Ky.R. 1894; eff. 7-9-1985; 36 Ky.R. 186;

624; 784; eff. 10-23-2009.)