- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 6. Geothermal Resources
- Section 60. Definitions.
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AS 41.06.060. Definitions.
In this chapter
- (1) "correlative rights" means the right of each geothermal owner in a geothermal system to produce without waste a just
and equitable share of the geothermal resources in the geothermal system;
- (2) "geothermal fluid" means liquids and steam at temperatures greater than 120 degrees Celsius naturally present in a
- (3) "geothermal resources" means the natural heat of the earth at temperatures greater than 120 degrees Celsius, measured
at the point where the highest-temperature resources encountered enter or contact a well or other resource extraction
device, and includes
- (A) the energy, including pressure, in whatever form present in, resulting from, created by, or that may be extracted from
that natural heat;
- (B) the material medium, including the geothermal fluid naturally present, as well as substances artificially introduced
to serve as a heat transfer medium; and
- (C) all dissolved or entrained minerals and gases that may be obtained from the material medium, but excluding hydrocarbon
substances and helium;
- (4) "geothermal system" means a stratum, pool, reservoir, or other geologic formation containing geothermal resources;
- (5) "operator" means a person drilling, maintaining, operating, producing, or in control of a well;
- (6) "owner" means a person who, by reason of an interest in real property, has the right to drill into, produce, and make
use of geothermal resources;
- (7) "waste" means an inefficient, excessive, or improper production, use, or dissipation of geothermal resources,
including, but not limited to,
- (A) drilling, transporting, or storage methods that cause or tend to cause unnecessary surface loss of geothermal
- (B) locating, spacing, drilling, equipping, operating, producing, or venting of a well in a manner that results or tends
to result in reducing the ultimate economic recovery of geothermal resources;
- (8) "well" means a well drilled, converted, or reactivated for the discovery, testing, production, or subsurface injection
of geothermal resources.
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