ORS 520.300¹
Amending unitization order

An order providing for unit operations may be amended by an order made by the governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as an original order providing for unit operations. However:

(1) If the amendment affects only the rights and interests of the owners, the approval of the amendment by the royalty owners is not required.

(2) The order of amendment may not change the percentage for the allocation of:

(a) Oil and gas as established for any separately owned tract by the original order, except with the consent of all persons owning oil and gas rights in the tract; or

(b) Cost as established for any separately owned tract by the original order, except with the consent of all owners in the tract. [1961 c.671 §6; 2007 c.672 §20]

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.
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