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55-213. Same; extent of lien. Any person who transports or hauls oil-field equipment under express contract with the owner or operator of any gas or oil lease-hold interest in real property, or the owner or operator of any gas pipeline or oil pipeline or the owner of any oil-field equipment and material, or with the trustee, agent, or receiver of any such owner, shall have a lien upon interest of such owner in the oil-field equipment so transported and hauled. Said lien shall include, in addition to the charge for hauling or transporting, labor performed, or materials used and expended in the transporting, erecting, dismantling, loading and unloading of any oil-field machinery, equipment or supplies hauled or transported and shall be of equal standing with the contractor's lien provided by K.S.A. 55-207.

History: L. 1941, ch. 281, § 2; L. 1945, ch. 231, § 2; June 28.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

1957-59 survey of Kansas law, William R. Scott, 8 K.L.R. 324, 331 (1959).

"Recent Developments in Kansas Oil and Gas Law (1983-1988)," Phillip E. DeLaTorre, 37 K.L.R. 907, 941 (1989).


1. Construed; transporter of supplies has lien on entire pipe line. Rodgers v. Arapahoe Pipe Line Co., 181 K. 579, 581, 584, 585, 586, 590, 313 P.2d 740.

2. Contract with alleged agent; agency express or implied not proved; no lien. Rodgers v. Arapahoe Pipe Line Co., 185 K. 424, 425, 426, 429, 433, 345 P.2d 702.

3. Hauling of another's oil field equipment held no basis for subcontractor's lien under 55-207; lien laws are to be strictly construed. Western Exploration Co. v. Diamond Shamrock, 234 K. 699, 706, 675 P.2d 871 (1984).

4. Cited; work performed in on-site advancement of construction, repair or operation (55-207), enriching leasehold owner, held lienable labor. DaMac Drilling, Inc. v. Shoemake, 11 K.A.2d 38, 45, 46, 713 P.2d 480 (1986).

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