ORS 520.260¹
Hearing to determine need for unitization of operations
  • required findings
  • order

(1) The governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries upon its own motion may, and upon the application of any interested person shall, hold a hearing to consider the need for the operation as a unit of one or more pools or parts thereof in a field.

(2) The board shall make an order providing for the unit operation of a pool or part thereof if it finds that:

(a) Unit operation is reasonably necessary to effectively carry on pressure control, pressure maintenance or repressuring operations, cycling operations, water flooding operations, injection operations, or any combination thereof, or any other method of recovery designed to substantially increase the ultimate recovery of oil from the pool or pools; and

(b) The value of the estimated additional recovery of oil or gas exceeds the estimated additional cost incident to conducting unit operations. [1961 c.671 §2; 2007 c.672 §19]

Chapter 520

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate recovery of oil resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; require­ments for exploring for or produc­tion of geothermal or oil or gas resources, (1974) Vol 37, p 68

Law Review Cita­tions

13 WLJ 305 (1977)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 520—Conservation of Gas and Oil, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors520.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 520, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano520.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information