MINES AND MINING
OIL AND GAS WELLS — GEOLOGIC INFORMATION, AND PREVENTION OF WASTE
47-324. reporting requirements. (1) All reporting parties shall file the applicable reports described in this section to the department within the time frames provided. Each report shall be completed on forms prescribed by the department.
(a) Monthly production report. Operators shall file monthly production reports to properly account for all oil, gas and water production and disposition from each well, including the amounts of oil and gas sold from each well. Production reports shall be filed on the required form before the fifteenth day of the second calendar month following the month of production.
(b) Gathering facility report. Operators of a gathering facility shall file monthly reports concerning the operation of the plant on the required form before the fifteenth day of the second calendar month following the month of operation.
(c) Gas processing plant report. The operator of each plant manufacturing or extracting liquid hydrocarbons, including gasoline, butane, propane, condensate, kerosene or other derivatives from natural gas, or refinery or storage vapors, shall file a report concerning the operation of the plant on the required form before the fifteenth day of the second calendar month following the month of operation.
(d) Monthly transportation and storage report. Each gatherer, transporter, storer or handler of crude oil or hydrocarbon products, or both, shall file monthly reports showing the required information concerning the transportation operations of the gatherer, transporter, storer or handler before the fifteenth day of the second calendar month following the month of operation. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the operator of any refinery, processing plant, blending plant or treating plant if the operator of the well has filed the required form.
(e) Monthly purchaser report. Any person who purchases or is entitled to purchase any product that is subject to the state of Idaho severance tax from the producer or operator of a lease located in this state shall file monthly reports to account for the purchase of all hydrocarbons, including volume and price paid. Purchaser reports shall be filed on the required form before the fifteenth day of the second calendar month following the month in which the hydrocarbons were purchased.
(2) All well test reports. An operator shall file all well test reports within thirty (30) days of completing or recompleting the well. The reports shall include all oil, gas and water produced during all tests.
(3) Well production potential test reports. Unless otherwise provided for in this section, each operator of producing gas or oil wells shall test each producing well for a twenty-four (24) hour period every six (6) months and shall record all oil, gas and water volumes, including choke size, pressures and any interim bottom hole pressure surveys every six (6) months, resulting from the test on the form.
(4) Logs. An operator shall file all logs, including but not limited to those listed in this subsection, not later than thirty (30) days after the date the log was run, if run:
(a) An open hole electrical, radioactivity or other similar log, or combination of open hole logs of the operator’s choice;
(b) A gamma ray log from total depth to ground level elevations. The operator may require a shorter-logged interval if it determines that the log is unnecessary or impractical or if hole conditions risk jeopardizing the open hole; and
(c) A cement bond log across the casing, verifying the formation seal integrity and isolation.
(5) Additional reports. An operator shall file a drilling, completion, workover or plugging report within thirty (30) days of completing or plugging the well.
(6) The department shall report quarterly to the commission on the produced volumes of oil and gas, sales volumes of oil and gas, and the meeting of industry standards.
(7) Should an operator fail to comply with this section, the commission may assess a penalty in accordance with section 47-329(3), Idaho Code, or may order the well or oil and gas facilities to be shut-in, after notice, opportunity to cure, and opportunity for a hearing.
[47-324, added 2017, ch. 271, sec. 17, p. 696.]