Form C-145 "Change of Operator" - New Mexico

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Form C-145
District I
State of New Mexico
Revised May 19, 2017
1625 N. French Dr., Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone:(575) 393-6161 Fax:(575) 393-0720
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
Permit
District II
Oil Conservation Division
811 S. First St., Artesia, NM 88210
Phone:(575) 748-1283 Fax:(575) 748-9720
1220 S. St Francis Dr.
District III
1000 Rio Brazos Rd., Aztec, NM 87410
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:(505) 334-6178 Fax:(505) 334-6170
District IV
(505) 476-3440
1220 S. St Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:(505) 476-3470 Fax:(505) 476-3462
Change of Operator
Previous Operator Information
New Operator Information
Effective Date:
OGRID:
_______________________ OGRID:
____________________________
Name:
_______________________ Name:
____________________________
Address:
_______________________ Address:
____________________________
_______________________
____________________________
City, State, Zip:______________________
City, State, Zip:__________________________
I hereby certify that the rules of the Oil Conservation Division (“OCD”) have been complied
with and that the information on this form and the certified list of wells is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Additionally, by signing below, _______(
)__________ certifies that it has read
Insert Operator Name
and understands the following synopsis of applicable rules.
PREVIOUS OPERATOR certifies that all below-grade tanks constructed and installed prior to
June 16, 2008 associated with the selected wells being transferred are either (1) in compliance
with 19.15.17 NMAC, (2) have been closed pursuant to 19.15.17.13 NMAC or (3) have been
retrofitted to comply with Paragraphs 1 through 4 of 19.15.17.11(I) NMAC.
____(insert Operator Name)_______ understands that the OCD’s approval of
this operator change:
1. constitutes approval of the transfer of the permit for any permitted pit, below-grade tank
or closed-loop system associated with the selected wells; and
2. constitutes approval of the transfer of any below-grade tanks constructed and installed
prior to June 16, 2008 associated with the selected wells, regardless of whether the
transferor has disclosed the existence of those below-grade tanks to the transferee or to
the OCD, and regardless of whether the below-grade tanks are in compliance with
19.15.17 NMAC.
Form C-145
District I
State of New Mexico
Revised May 19, 2017
1625 N. French Dr., Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone:(575) 393-6161 Fax:(575) 393-0720
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
Permit
District II
Oil Conservation Division
811 S. First St., Artesia, NM 88210
Phone:(575) 748-1283 Fax:(575) 748-9720
1220 S. St Francis Dr.
District III
1000 Rio Brazos Rd., Aztec, NM 87410
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:(505) 334-6178 Fax:(505) 334-6170
District IV
(505) 476-3440
1220 S. St Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:(505) 476-3470 Fax:(505) 476-3462
Change of Operator
Previous Operator Information
New Operator Information
Effective Date:
OGRID:
_______________________ OGRID:
____________________________
Name:
_______________________ Name:
____________________________
Address:
_______________________ Address:
____________________________
_______________________
____________________________
City, State, Zip:______________________
City, State, Zip:__________________________
I hereby certify that the rules of the Oil Conservation Division (“OCD”) have been complied
with and that the information on this form and the certified list of wells is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Additionally, by signing below, _______(
)__________ certifies that it has read
Insert Operator Name
and understands the following synopsis of applicable rules.
PREVIOUS OPERATOR certifies that all below-grade tanks constructed and installed prior to
June 16, 2008 associated with the selected wells being transferred are either (1) in compliance
with 19.15.17 NMAC, (2) have been closed pursuant to 19.15.17.13 NMAC or (3) have been
retrofitted to comply with Paragraphs 1 through 4 of 19.15.17.11(I) NMAC.
____(insert Operator Name)_______ understands that the OCD’s approval of
this operator change:
1. constitutes approval of the transfer of the permit for any permitted pit, below-grade tank
or closed-loop system associated with the selected wells; and
2. constitutes approval of the transfer of any below-grade tanks constructed and installed
prior to June 16, 2008 associated with the selected wells, regardless of whether the
transferor has disclosed the existence of those below-grade tanks to the transferee or to
the OCD, and regardless of whether the below-grade tanks are in compliance with
19.15.17 NMAC.
As the operator of record of wells in New Mexico, _____(insert Operator
Name)_____ agrees to the following statements:
1. Initials ________
I am responsible for ensuring that the wells and related
facilities comply with applicable statutes and rules, and am responsible for all
regulatory filings with the OCD. I am responsible for knowing all applicable statutes
and rules, not just the rules referenced in this list. I understand that the OCD’s rules
are available on the OCD website under “Rules,” and that the Water Quality Control
Commission rules are available on the OCD website on the “Publications” page.
2. Initials ________
I understand that if I acquire wells from another operator,
the OCD must approve the operator change before I begin operating those wells. See
Subsection B of 19.15.9.9 NMAC. I understand that if I acquire wells or facilities
subject to a compliance order addressing inactive wells or environmental cleanup,
before the OCD will approve the operator change it may require me to enter into an
enforceable agreement to return those wells to compliance. See Paragraph (2) of
Subsection C of 19.15.9.9 NMAC.
3. Initials ________
I must file a monthly C-115 report showing production
for each non-plugged well completion for which the OCD has approved an allowable
and authorization to transport, and injection for each injection well. See 19.15.7.24
NMAC. I understand that the OCD may cancel my authority to transport from or
inject into all the wells I operate if I fail to file C-115 reports. See Subsection C of
19.15.7.24 NMAC.
4. Initials ________
I understand that New Mexico requires wells that have
been inactive for certain time periods to be plugged or placed in approved temporary
abandonment. See 19.15.25.8 NMAC. I understand the requirements for plugging and
approved temporary abandonment in 19.15.25 NMAC. I understand that I can check
my compliance with the basic requirements of 19.15.25.8 NMAC by using the
“Inactive Well List” on OCD’s website.
5. Initials ________
I must keep current with financial assurances for well
plugging. I understand that New Mexico requires each state or fee well that has been
inactive for more than two years and has not been plugged and released to be covered
by a single-well financial assurance or a “blanket plugging financial assurance for
wells in temporarily abandoned statues”, even if the well is also covered by a blanket
financial assurance and even if the well is on approved temporary abandonment status.
See Subsection C of 19.15.8.9 NMAC. I understand that I can check my compliance
with the financial assurance requirement by using the “Inactive Well Additional
Financial Assurance Report” on the OCD’s website.
6. Initials ________
I am responsible for reporting releases as defined by
19.15.29 NMAC. I understand the OCD will look to me as the operator of record to
take corrective action for releases at my wells and related facilities, including releases
that occurred before I became operator of record.
7. Initials ________
I have read 19.15.5.9 NMAC, commonly known as
“Part 5.9,” and understand that to be in compliance with its requirements I must have
the appropriate financial assurances in place, comply with orders requiring corrective
action, pay penalties assessed by the courts or agreed to by me in a settlement
agreement, and not have too many wells out of compliance with the inactive well rule
(19.15.25.8 NMAC). If I am in violation of Part 5.9, I may not be allowed to drill,
acquire or produce any additional wells, and will not be able to obtain any new
injection permits. See 19.15.16.19 NMAC, 19.15.26.8 NMAC, 19.15.9.9 NMAC and
19.15.14.10 NMAC. If I am in violation of Part 5.9 the OCD may, after notice and
hearing, revoke my existing injection permits and seek other relief. See 19.15.26.8
NMAC and 19.15.5.10 NMAC.
8. Initials ________
For injection wells, I understand that I must report injection
on my monthly C-115 report and must operate my wells in compliance with 19.15.26
NMAC and the terms of my injection permit. I understand that I must conduct mechanical
integrity tests on my injection wells at least once every five years. See 19.15.26.11
NMAC. I understand that when there is a continuous one-year period of non-injection into
all wells in an injection or storage project or into a saltwater disposal well or special
purpose injection well, authority for that injection automatically terminates. See
19.15.26.12 NMAC. I understand that if I transfer operation of an injection well to another
operator, the OCD must approve the transfer of authority to inject, and the OCD may
require me to demonstrate the well’s mechanical integrity prior to approving that transfer.
See 19.15.26.15 NMAC.
9. Initials ________
I am responsible for providing the OCD with my current
address of record and emergency contact information, and I am responsible for updating
that information when it changes. See Subsection C of 19.15.9.8 NMAC. I understand that
I can update that information on the OCD’s website under “Electronic Permitting.”
10. Initials ________
If I transfer well operations to another operator, the OCD
must approve the change before the new operator can begin operations. See Subsection B
of 19.15.9.9 NMAC. I remain responsible for the wells and related facilities and all related
regulatory filings until the OCD approves the operator change. I understand that the
transfer will not relieve me of responsibility or liability for any act or omission which
occurred while I operated the wells and related facilities.
11. Initials ________
No person with an interest exceeding 25% in the
undersigned company is, or was within the last 5 years, an officer, director, partner or
person with a 25% or greater interest in another entity that is not currently in compliance
with Subsection A of 19.15.5.9 NMAC.
12. Initials ________
NMOCD Rule Subsection E and F of 19.15.16.8 NMAC:
An operator shall have 90 days from the effective date of an operator name change to
change the operator name on the well sign unless the division grants an extension time, for
good cause shown, along with a schedule for making the changes. Each sign shall show
the (1) well number, (2) property name, (3) operator's name, (4) location by footage,
quarter-quarter section, township and range (or unit letter can be substituted for the
quarter-quarter section), and (5) API number.
I hereby certify I understand the above. The statements I have made are true and correct
and a condition precedent to the Oil Conservation Division accepting this Change of
Operator.
Previous Operator
New Operator
Signature: __________________________ Signature: ______________________________
Printed
Printed
Name:
__________________________ Name:
______________________________
______________________________
________________________ Title:
Title:
_________Phone:__________ Date:
Date:
__________Phone:______________
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