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Ohio Revised Code - Title XV Conservation of Natural Resources - Chapter 1509: Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management - Oil and Gas.

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  • 1509.01 Division of oil and gas resources management - oil and gas definitions.
    As used in this chapter: (A) "Well" means any borehole, whether drilled or bored, within the state for production, extraction, or injection of any gas...
  • 1509.02 Division of oil and gas resources management - chief - oil and gas well fund.
    There is hereby created in the department of natural resources the division of oil and gas resources management, which shall be administered by the chief...
  • 1509.021 Surface locations of new wells.
    On and after June 30, 2010, all of the following apply: (A) The surface location of a new well or a tank battery of a...
  • 1509.022 Location of wells using directional drilling.
    Except as provided in section 1509.021 of the Revised Code, the surface location of a new well that will be drilled using directional drilling may...
  • 1509.03 Administrative rules.
    (A) The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management shall adopt, rescind, and amend, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the...
  • 1509.04 Enforcement - injunction against violation.
    (A) The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, or the chief's authorized representatives, shall enforce this chapter and the rules,...
  • 1509.041 Database listing final nonappealable orders issued for violations to be accessible to public.
    The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management shall maintain a database on the division of oil and gas resources management's web...
  • 1509.05 Permit required to drill, reopen, convert or plug back well.
    No person shall drill a new well, drill an existing well any deeper, reopen a well, convert a well to any use other than its...
  • 1509.051 Amended and Renumbered RC 6111.043.
    Effective Date: 05-20-1976
  • 1509.06 Application for permit to drill, reopen, convert, or plug back a well.
    (A) An application for a permit to drill a new well, drill an existing well deeper, reopen a well, convert a well to any...
  • 1509.061 Request to revise existing tract upon which exists producing or idle well.
    An owner of a well who has been issued a permit under section 1509.06 of the Revised Code may submit to the chief of the...
  • 1509.062 Temporary inactive well status.
    (A) (1) The owner of a well that has not been completed, a well that has not produced within one year after completion, an...
  • 1509.07 Liability insurance coverage.
    (A) (1) Except as provided in division (A)(2) of this section, an owner of any well, except an exempt Mississippian well or an exempt...
  • 1509.071 Forfeiting bond.
    (A) When the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management finds that an owner has failed to comply with a final...
  • 1509.072 Duty to restore disturbed land surface.
    No oil or gas well owner or agent of an oil or gas well owner shall fail to restore the land surface within the area...
  • 1509.073 Fluid drilling requirements.
    A person that is issued a permit under this chapter to drill a new well or drill an existing well deeper in an urbanized area...
  • 1509.074 Analysis and disposition of material resulting from construction, operation, or plugging of a horizontal well.
    (A) With regard to material that results from the construction, operation, or plugging of a horizontal well, all of the following apply: (1) Except...
  • 1509.08 Determinations if well in coal bearing township.
    Upon receipt of an application for a permit required by section 1509.05 of the Revised Code, or upon receipt of an application for a permit...
  • 1509.081 Amended and Renumbered RC 6111.044.
    Effective Date: 05-20-1976
  • 1509.09 Changing location of well after issuance of permit.
    A well may be drilled under a permit only at the location designated on the map required in section 1509.06 of the Revised Code. The...
  • 1509.10 Well log to be filed with division - contents - form.
    (A) Any person drilling within the state shall, within sixty days after the completion of drilling operations to the proposed total depth or after...
  • 1509.11 Statement of production of oil, gas and brine.
    (A) (1) The owner of any well, except a horizontal well, that is producing or capable of producing oil or gas shall file with...
  • 1509.12 Defective casing or tubing - requiring plugging.
    (A) No owner of any well shall construct a well, or permit defective casing in a well to leak fluids or gases, that causes...
  • 1509.13 Permit to plug and abandon well - application.
    (A) No person shall plug and abandon a well without having a permit to do so issued by the chief of the division of...
  • 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...
  • 1509.15 Rules for methods of plugging.
    When any well is to be abandoned, it shall first be plugged in accordance with a method of plugging adopted by rule by the chief...
  • 1509.151 Plugging at expense of operator.
    If a mine operator is about to encounter or encounters an abandoned well whose existence is detrimental to the mining operation, the mine operator may...
  • 1509.16 Disclosure forms for oil country tubular goods.
    (A) As used in this section, "oil country tubular goods" means circular steel pipes that are seamless or welded and used in drilling for...
  • 1509.17 Encasing wells.
    (A) A well shall be constructed in a manner that is approved by the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management...
  • 1509.18 Well drilled within limits of mining operation.
    Any person who drills a well within the limits of a mining operation shall give consideration for the safety of the personnel working in the...
  • 1509.181 Suspension of drilling or reopening of well in coal bearing townships.
    (A) The chief of the division of mineral resources management may order the immediate suspension of the drilling or reopening of a well in...
  • 1509.19 Well stimulation.
    An owner who elects to stimulate a well shall stimulate the well in a manner that will not endanger underground sources of drinking water. Not...
  • 1509.20 Prevention of waste - gas flaring.
    All owners, lessees, or their agents, drilling for or producing crude oil or natural gas, shall use every reasonable precaution in accordance with the most...
  • 1509.21 Permits for secondary or additional recovery operations.
    No person shall, without first having obtained a permit from the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, conduct secondary or additional...
  • 1509.22 Storage or disposal of brine, crude oil, natural gas, or other fluids.
    (A) Except when acting in accordance with section 1509.226 of the Revised Code, no person shall place or cause to be placed in ground...
  • 1509.221 Requiring permit to drill well or inject substance into well for exploration for or extraction of minerals or energy.
    (A) No person, without first having obtained a permit from the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, shall drill a...
  • 1509.222 Registration certificate and identification number for transportation of brine.
    (A) (1) Except as provided in section 1509.226 of the Revised Code, no person shall transport brine by vehicle in this state unless the...
  • 1509.223 Agreements for transporting brine - duties of transporters.
    (A) No permit holder or owner of a well shall enter into an agreement with or permit any person to transport brine produced from...
  • 1509.224 Suspension or revocation for pattern of negligent or willful violations.
    (A) In addition to any other remedies provided in this chapter, if the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management has...
  • 1509.225 Surety bond.
    (A) Before being issued a registration certificate under section 1509.222 of the Revised Code, an applicant shall execute and file with the division of...
  • 1509.226 Surface applications of brine by local governments.
    (A) If a board of county commissioners, a board of township trustees, or the legislative authority of a municipal corporation wishes to permit the...
  • 1509.227 Permits for operations in existence prior to 1/1/2014.
    Notwithstanding division (B)(2)(a) of section 1509.22 of the Revised Code, on and after January 1, 2014, a person that is in operation prior to the...
  • 1509.23 Health and safety rules for drilling of wells and production of oil and gas.
    (A) Rules of the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management may specify practices to be followed in the drilling and...
  • 1509.24 Minimum acreage requirements for drilling units and minimum distances for wells.
    (A) The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, with the approval of the technical advisory council on oil and gas...
  • 1509.25 Special order for drilling unit requirements in particular pool.
    The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, upon the chief's own motion or upon application of an owner, may hold a...
  • 1509.26 Agreements to pool tracts to form drilling unit.
    The owners of adjoining tracts may agree to pool the tracts to form a drilling unit that conforms to the minimum acreage and distance requirements...
  • 1509.27 Mandatory pooling orders.
    If a tract of land is of insufficient size or shape to meet the requirements for drilling a well thereon as provided in section 1509.24...
  • 1509.28 Order providing for unit operation of a pool or part thereof.
    (A) The chief of the division of oil and gas resources management, upon the chief's own motion or upon application by the owners of...
  • 1509.29 Order establishing tract as exception tract.
    Upon application by an owner of a tract for which a drilling permit may not be issued, and a showing by the owner that the...
  • 1509.30 Reports to holder of royalty interest.
    The holder of a royalty interest in any natural gas well may request the owner to report to him, no more frequently than the payment...
  • 1509.31 Notice to holder of royalty interest of assignment or transfer of entire interest in lease.
    (A) Whenever the entire interest of an oil and gas lease is assigned or otherwise transferred, the assignor or transferor shall notify the holders...
  • 1509.32 Complaint alleging failure to restore disturbed land surfaces.
    Any person adversely affected may file with the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management a written complaint alleging failure to restore...
  • 1509.33 Civil penalties.
    (A) Whoever violates sections 1509.01 to 1509.31 of the Revised Code, or any rules adopted or orders or terms or conditions of a permit...
  • 1509.34 Priority liens by division of oil and gas resources management for well owner's failure to pay fees or for costs inccurred to correct conditions causing health of safety risks.
    (A) (1) If an owner fails to pay the fees imposed by this chapter, or if the chief of the division of oil and...
  • 1509.35 Oil and gas commission.
    (A) There is hereby created an oil and gas commission consisting of five members appointed by the governor. Terms of office shall be for...
  • 1509.36 Appeal to commission.
    Any person adversely affected by an order by the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management may appeal to the oil and...
  • 1509.37 Appeal to court of common pleas.
    Any party adversely affected by an order of the oil and gas commission may appeal to the court of common pleas of Franklin county. Any...
  • 1509.38 Technical advisory council.
    There is hereby created in the division of oil and gas resources management a technical advisory council on oil and gas, which shall consist of...
  • 1509.39 [Repealed].
    Effective Date: 09-16-2004
  • 1509.40 Limitation on production.
    Except as provided in section 1509.29 of the Revised Code, no authority granted in this chapter shall be construed as authorizing a limitation on the...
  • 1509.41 Anti-trust violations.
    No combination of persons or interests authorized by any provisions of Chapter 1509. of the Revised Code shall be construed to be a trust, monopoly,...
  • 1509.50 Oil and gas regulatory cost recovery assessment.
    (A) An oil and gas regulatory cost recovery assessment is hereby imposed by this section on an owner. An owner shall pay the assessment...
  • 1509.60 Notice of filing for permit to drill new well.
    If the owner of a parcel of real property receives a notice concerning the filing of an application for a permit to drill a new...
  • 1509.61 Public meeting required concerning proposed lease agreements for development of oil and gas resources.
    (A) The legislative authority of a political subdivision shall conduct a public meeting concerning a proposed lease agreement for the development of oil and...
  • 1509.70 Definitions.
    As used in sections 1509.70 to 1509.77 of the Revised Code: (A) "Class 1 property" means property owned or controlled by a state agency concerning...
  • 1509.71 Statement of policy regarding state-owned oil and natural gas resources.
    (A) It is the policy of the state to provide access to and support the exploration for, development of, and production of oil and...
  • 1509.72 Inventory, classification, and nomination of parcels.
    (A) A state agency shall submit to the oil and gas leasing commission an inventory of each parcel of land that is owned or...
  • 1509.73 Leasing formations; exclusion of nature preserves.
    (A) (1) Beginning on the effective date of this section and ending on the effective date of the rules adopted under section 1509.74 of...
  • 1509.74 Rules and regulations; scope.
    Not later than two hundred seventy days after the effective date of this section, the oil and gas leasing commission shall adopt rules in accordance...
  • 1509.75 Oil and gas leasing commission administration fund.
    There is hereby created in the state treasury the oil and gas leasing commission administration fund consisting of the proceeds of nomination fees and bid...
  • 1509.76 Preference for classification as class 1 property.
    A state agency that has classified a parcel of land as a class 2 property under section 1509.72 or 1509.73 of the Revised Code shall...
  • 1509.77 Formation of drilling unit for certain properties.
    A state agency that owns or controls a parcel of land that is a class 3 property for which a nomination for that land has...
  • 1509.78 Disposition of proceeds for state park expenses.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the Revised Code, not less than thirty per cent of the proceeds from a lease executed on and after the...
  • 1509.99 Penalty.
    (A) Whoever violates sections 1509.01 to 1509.31 of the Revised Code or any rules adopted or orders or terms or conditions of a permit...

Last modified: March 24, 2014