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55-703a. Well spacing and orderly development. The drilling and completion of a gas well shall not of itself entitle said well to an allowable for production; and the commission may, in its discretion, provide for well spacing in any such common source of supply and provide for the orderly development thereof.

History: L. 1945, ch. 233, ยง 4; March 24.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Hugoton Gas Field: The Ongoing Battle Over Allowables, Underage, and Infill Wells," Rachel C. Lipman, 33 W.L.J. 852, 854 (1994).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Cited; review of KCC jurisdiction, regulatory authority as dependent on finding of common source of supply examined. Zinke & Trumbo, Ltd. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 242 K. 470, 490, 749 P.2d 21 (1988).

2. Cited; KCC order amending basic proration order for Kansas Hugoton gas field to allow infill drilling examined. Southwest Kan. Royalty Owners Ass'n v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 244 K. 157, 161, 769 P.2d 1 (1989).


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