805 KAR 9:050. Gas storage reservoirs; drilling, plugging in vicinity.


      RELATES TO: KRS 349.035


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 349.115 authorizes the Department for Natural Resources to promulgate all rules, administrative regulations, and amendments to implement the provisions of KRS Chapter 349, governing coal bed methane wells. This administrative regulation establishes requirements for the protection of the integrity of gas storage reservoirs by requiring that certain techniques of drilling, casing, operating and plugging be applied if a coal bed methane well is to be drilled in the vicinity of a gas storage reservoir.


      Section 1. Any coal bed methane well proposed to be drilled in the vicinity of an underground gas storage reservoir shall comply with the requirements of 805 KAR 1:080 as if an oil and gas well. (31 Ky.R. 1471; Am. 1966; eff. 6-8-2005.)