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Well Transfer

Well Transfer Requirements for Oil, Gas and Solution Salt Mining

A well owner proposing to transfer the legal ownership of a well must notify the Department of the identity of the new owner on a Request For Well Transfer form. Before the Department will grant approval of a transfer request the proposed new owner must:

  1. Submit a completed and notarized Request For Well Transfer form,
  2. have filed an Organizational Report,
  3. have adequate financial security, if required; and
  4. obtain up-to-date well information from the current owner.

In conjunction with the above, Department staff will conduct a site inspection prior to approving the transfer of any well.


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