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36.22.1705    FILING FEES

(1) An application for determination of the production decline rate from a new or expanded enhanced recovery project will pay a fee based upon:

(a) the number of wells which produce or have produced in the project area;

(b) the method used to analyze these data. Fees will be established at the time the request for determination is made to the board's staff and must be paid before the rate of decline is certified to the department of revenue. The fee schedule will be as follows:


Projects which require review/analysis of production from:

10 or fewer producing wells $100.00
10 to 100 wells $100.00 plus $5.00 per well over 10
over 100 wells $550.00 plus $2.50 per well over 100


Methods of analysis multiplier:


To the fee determined above multiply by:

1 (no multiplier) exponential or hyperbolic analysisof project data
1.5 exponential or hyperbolic analysis of analog project
2.0 numeric simulation or material balance/volumetric methods


For unusually complex or atypical methods or projects, the staff may request that the board establish a processing fee as part of the approval/certification hearing for a particular project.

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

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