(1) After the effective date of these regulations, tubingless completions or annular injection wells, or wells not equipped to inject through tubing below a packer or other suitable sealing device in the annulus will not be permitted.

(2) Exceptions to this requirement will be granted for existing wells in a board approved enhanced recovery or pressure maintenance project where the applicant can demonstrate that it is practically or economically not feasible to equip such wells with tubing and packer.

(3) Mechanical integrity testing and monitoring requirements will be required more frequently and be more stringent for wells permitted as an exception to this rule.

History: 82-11-111, MCA; IMP, 82-11-111, 82-11-121, 82-11-123, 82-11-124, 82-11-127, 82-11-137, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 2171 and 1996 MAR p. 1308, Eff. 5/10/96.