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55-1301. Additional powers and duties of the state corporation commission. In addition to the jurisdiction, powers and duties conferred or imposed upon the state corporation commission, herein called "commission," by articles 6 and 7 of chapter 55 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, with respect to the prevention of waste and the conservation of oil and gas and the protection of the correlative rights of persons entitled to share in the production thereof, the commission shall for said purposes have, and it shall be its duty to exercise, the further jurisdiction, powers and duties conferred or imposed upon it by this act.

History: L. 1967, ch. 299, ยง 1; July 1.


1. Act mentioned; inclusion of a 4/7 mineral interest in a unit under 55-701 et seq. not forced unitization of remaining interest. Mobil Oil Corp. v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 227 K. 594, 604, 610, 611, 612, 617, 608 P.2d 1325.

2. Compulsory unitization law (55-1301 through 55-1315) construed in detail. Parkin v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 234 K. 994, 677 P.2d 991 (1984).

3. Defeasible term mineral interest divided between unitized and excluded operations; nonproduction on excluded portion terminated interest thereon. Edmonston v. Home State Oil & Gas Corp., 629 F.Supp. 620, 621 (1986).

4. Cited; extension of term mineral interest covering several tracts where one tract unitized determined and certified (60-3201 et seq.). Edmonston v. Home Stake Oil & Gas Corp., 243 K. 376, 762 P.2d 176 (1988).

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