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Section 1509.14 | Report of abandonment of well.


Any person who abandons a well, when written permission has been granted by the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management to abandon and plug the well without an inspector being present to supervise the plugging, shall make a written report of the abandonment to the chief. The report shall be submitted not later than thirty days after the date of abandonment and shall include all of the following:

(A) The date of abandonment;

(B) The name of the owner or operator of the well at the time of abandonment and the post-office address of the owner or operator;

(C) The location of the well as to township and county and the name of the owner of the surface upon which the well is drilled, with the address thereof;

(D) The date of the permit to drill;

(E) The date when drilled;

(F) The depth of the well;

(G) The depth of the top of the formation to which the well was drilled;

(H) The depth of each seam of coal drilled through, if known;

(I) A detailed report as to how the well was plugged, giving in particular the manner in which the coal and various formations were plugged, and the date of the plugging of the well, including the names of those who witnessed the plugging of the well.

The report shall be signed by the owner or operator, or the agent of the owner or operator, who abandons and plugs the well and verified by the oath of the party so signing. For the purposes of this section, the oil and gas resources inspectors may take acknowledgments and administer oaths to the parties signing the report.

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