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(1) Applications for certification and approval of secondary recovery projects and new tertiary recovery projects that comply with the requirements of 82-11-204 , MCA, et seq. need not file an additional application for certification; the project will be certified upon approval by the board. Applications for secondary recovery projects and new tertiary recovery projects following the procedure in ARM 36.22.1229 through 36.22.1232 must additionally include a map or plat showing the project boundaries and a legal description of all of the tracts to be included in the project area. Applicants for certification of tertiary projects must also describe the tertiary method(s) to be used. Applicants will be required to supply technical and economic evidence that the project can reasonably be expected to result in a significant increase in the ultimate recovery of oil.

(2) Applications for approval and certification of expansion of an existing enhanced recovery project must include:

(a) a map or plat of the previously approved project and the area to be affected by the proposed expansion;

(b) a description of the method or methods to be used to enhance recovery in the project area;

(c) the name(s) , depths, and description of the unitized or target formation(s) and the formation(s) which are producing or have produced within the project area;

(d) the location of all oil and gas wells, input wells, dry holes, and drilling wells;

(e) the location of proposed new injection or production wells or horizontally re-completed injection or production wells and the anticipated timetable for drilling or re-completion of such wells;

(f) the proposed effective date of the project. If the project expansion involves a change in operating conditions the application must include a description of both the current operating practices and the proposed changes to be made. The applicant must demonstrate that the proposed expansion is reasonably expected to result in the recovery of oil that would not otherwise be recovered if the expansion were not performed.

History: 7-7-2101 and 82-11-111, MCA; IMP, 15-23-601 and 15-36-101, MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 1875, Eff. 7/8/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3542, Eff. 12/22/00.

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