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Kansas Could Inact Limits on the Number of Oil Wells on a Property

by Kenneth E. DuBose on February 17, 2014

A state senator in Kansas has introduced a bill that could limit the number of oil wells drilled on property in the state.

A hearing to discuss the bill has not been scheduled and proposal might not be addressed until the next legislative session.

The problem is magnified by surface owners that do not own the mineral rights. One land owner mentioned in the story left the country for two years and came back to find four new oil wells and an injection well on their property.

I’m guessing the previous owners had come to an surface use agreement and maybe the new owners didn’t know. Either way, it will be interesting to watch how this unfolds across the country as pad drilling becomes more commonplace.

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