New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1m-10 - Report After Completion

13:1M-10. Report after completion
A person drilling an oil or gas well within this State shall, within 30 days after the conclusion of drilling or after the plugging and abandonment of the well, file with the Department of Environmental Protection in a form and manner prescribed by the department an accurate report designating:

a. The purpose for which the well was drilled;

b. The character, depth, and thickness of geological formations encountered, including freshwater, mineral beds, brine and oil and gas bearing formations;

c. The length in feet of the various sizes of casing and tubing used in drilling the well, the amount removed after completion, the type and setting depth of each packer, and all other data relating to mudding in the annular space behind the casing or tubing, indicating completion as a dry, gas, oil, combination oil and gas, brine, or artificial brine well; and

d. The elevation above mean sea level of the point from which the depth measurements were made, stating also the height of the point above ground level at the well.

Upon request in writing by the department prior to the commencement of drilling of the well, the person performing the drilling operation shall make available a complete set of cuttings accurately identified as to depth. The department may, at its discretion, conduct geophysical borehole logs independently of the applicant before plugging a productive well.

L. 1985, c. 432, s. 10, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.

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