- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 6. Geothermal Resources
- Section 30. Reservoir Management.
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. Drilling Regulations.
AS 41.06.030. Reservoir Management.
- (a) The commissioner shall require the filing and approval of a plan of development and operation on each producing
geothermal system and may issue well-spacing and pooling orders, limits on production, and reinjection requirements, in
order to prevent waste, promote maximum economic recovery, and protect correlative rights.
- (b) Lessees of all or part of a geothermal system may enter into a unit agreement for cooperative development, with the
approval of the commissioner. The commissioner may suspend or modify the approved development plan in accordance with
the unit agreement.
- (c) If the owners of at least two-thirds of the leasehold interests in a geothermal system ratify a unit agreement
approved by the commissioner, the commissioner may enforce the agreement as to lessees not a party to the agreement by
allocating production under the principle of correlative rights and by apportioning costs and revenues.
- (d) Lease operations under an approved development plan or unit agreement are considered to be in compliance with
individual lease requirements.
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