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Optional Procedure

In 1993, the Commission adopted OAC 165: 5-13-3.1establishing a review procedure for processing spacing-related applications without a formal evidentiary hearing. 

The optional procedure is available for three categories of applications under 52 O.S. Section 87.1 (2001): (1) drilling and spacing units; (2) well location exception; and (3) increased well density. This procedure is not available for forced pooling.

Optional Procedure manual

Last Modified on Nov 05, 2020
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