Department of Natural Resources - Safety Regulations - Workover, reconditioning, plugging back, completion, and plugging operations.


Published: 1969-01-03

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(A) No fires are permitted within fifty (50) feet of a well which is being worked over, reconditioned, plugged back, completed or plugged if oil and/or gas are exposed to the atmosphere at the well.

(B) A rig used in workover, reconditioning, plugging back, completion or plugging must be equipped with a chemical fire extinguisher in good working order.

(C) Pits or tanks of sufficient size and shape must be constructed adjacent to each operation to contain all the drilling muds, cuttings and oil flowed into same. No oil will be permitted to overflow the pit.

(D) No well will be permitted to flow oil or gas uncontrolled.