82-11-184. (Effective on occurrence of contingency) Conversion of enhanced recovery wells. (1) A well regulated under this chapter in which carbon dioxide is injected for the purpose of enhancing the recovery of oil and gas may be converted to a carbon dioxide injection well.
(2) (a) The board shall develop rules with regard to the conversion of wells referred to in subsection (1) to carbon dioxide injection wells. The rules must be in accordance with all application, permitting, and regulatory requirements for carbon dioxide injection wells pursuant to this part.
(b) The rules must include provisions for a fee to be paid by the owner of a converted well in an amount equivalent to the fee required to be paid by a geologic storage operator pursuant to 82-11-181(1).
(3) Wells converted to carbon dioxide injection wells pursuant to this section are subject to carbon dioxide injection well and geologic storage reservoir regulations pursuant to this chapter, including requirements for bonding or other surety, the issuance of a certificate of completion, and acceptance or transfer of liability.
History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 474, L. 2009.