OCC Office of Adminstrative Proceedings

Optional Procedure

In 1993, the Commission adopted OAC 165: 5-13-3.1, which established a desk review procedure for processing spacing-related applications without a formal evidentiary hearing. The optional procedure is available for three categories of applications under 52 O.S. Section 87.1 (2001): (1) drilling and spacing units; (2) well location exception; and (3) increased well density. This procedure is not available for forced pooling.

Optional Procedure Manual