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Title 11 . Natural Resources
Chapter 87 . (No Regulations Filed)
Section 190. Completion of drilling operations

11 AAC 87.190. Completion of drilling operations

(a) A well is considered to be completed 30 days after

(1) drilling and testing operations have ceased and the well is capable of producing a geothermal resource;

(2) the well has begun to produce geothermal resources, unless drilling operations are resumed before the end of the 30 day period; or

(3) the well is plugged and abandoned.

(b) All required logs, records and test results must be submitted to the commissioner within 60 days after completion of drilling operations.

(c) A completion report must be submitted to the commissioner within 60 days after completion of drilling operations. The completion report must provide the following information:

(1) the actual depth of the well;

(2) the actual depth to zone of completion;

(3) the actual bottom-hole location for a directionally drilled well;

(4) method of completion or abandonment; and

(5) any information on drilling difficulties or unusual circumstances encountered which would be helpful in assuring future safety of operations or protection of the environment.

History: Eff. 5/8/83, Register 86

Authority: AS 41.06.020

AS 41.06.040

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