Kentucky Revised Statutes
Includes enactments through the 2022 Special Session
The KRS database was last updated on 03/28/2023
.010 Definitions for chapter.
.020 Oil and gas lease or contract, when lessor may avoid.
.030 Nonproductive well, when lease or contract satisfied by.
.040 When offset wells to be drilled.
.050 Plat, showing well, to be filed if well is to extend through coal-bearing strata -- Copies to certain persons.
.060 Petition to object to location of well -- Notice -- Hearing -- Drilling permit.
.070 Index of plats -- Agreement permitting well operator to select location.
.080 Drilling through coal bed.
.090 Gas found beneath or between coal beds.
.100 Casings to remain in place during life of productive well.
.110 Abandonment of well drilled through coal strata -- Plugging of well.
.120 Method of plugging well drilled through coal-bearing strata.
.130 Alternative methods that may be used when strata shot.
.140 Gas escape pipe, when to be used.
.150 Unused oil, gas or salt water well to be closed to prevent waste.
.160 Gas waste to be prevented -- Presumption of negligence.
.170 Putting pressure on strata -- Wells may remain open if conforming to Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
.180 Requirements for plugging abandoned well -- Bids -- Remedy for possessor of adjacent land or for department.
.190 Salt and saltpetre works to be inclosed -- Liability.
.200 Department for Natural Resources to enforce oil and gas law -- Complaints -- Hearings -- Final order of secretary.
.205 Department to release production data on crude oil and natural gas.
.210 Agreement consolidating oil and gas leases may be executed by trustee representing contingent future interests.
.220 Nature of agreement.
.230 Petition for court approval -- Affidavits -- Guardian ad litem -- Order of approval.
.240 Agreement consolidating oil and gas leases may be executed by guardian.
.250 Nature of agreement.
.260 Petition for court approval -- Affidavits -- Guardian ad litem -- Order of approval.
.270 Repealed, 1986.
.280 Repealed, 1986
.290 Repealed, 1986
.300 Appointment of trustee to execute mineral lease where contingent future interests are involved.
.310 Jurisdiction of court.
.320 Who may institute proceedings.
.330 Parties -- Representation of minors, mentally disabled, and persons not in being.
.340 Alignment of parties -- Process.
.350 Bond of trustee -- Terms of sale of lease.
.360 Execution of sale of lease -- Report -- Confirmation.
.370 Separate lease by guardian or conservator unnecessary.
.380 Disposition of proceeds.
.400 Legislative declarations concerning availability and reliability of natural gas supplies -- Construction of KRS 353.400 to 353.410.
.402 Definitions for KRS 353.400 to 353.410.
.404 Creation of natural gas acquisition authority -- Components of agreement -- Public agency status -- Election of authority formation method.
.406 Powers of natural gas acquisition authority -- Scope of project capacity.
.408 Issuance of bonds for benefit of authority.
.410 Gas sale contracts by gas acquisition authority.
.462 Jurisdiction in Circuit Court.
.464 When court may declare trust and appoint trustee -- Persons authorized to institute proceedings.
.466 Persons to be joined as defendants -- Verified petition showing effort to locate owners -- Advertisement and lis pendens notice, contents -- Trustee ad litem.
.468 If advantageous to unknown or missing owner, court may declare trust -- Bond of trustee -- Sale of lease -- Trustee's report -- When court not to authorize trustee's lease -- Trustee to use percentage of funds to search for owner -- Period during which unknown or missing owner may establish identity and title.
.470 When trustee may convey title in mineral interest to surface owner -- Payment to surface owner -- Final report of trustee -- Termination of trust.
.472 Payment to surface owner when leased mineral never produced commercially.
.474 Payment of attorneys' fees, expenses, and court costs.
.476 When action by unknown or missing owner is barred.
.500 Declaration of policy of KRS 353.500 to 353.720.
.510 Definitions for KRS 353.500 to 353.720.
.520 Territorial application of KRS 353.500 to 353.720 -- Waste of oil and gas prohibited.
.530 Director of Division of Oil and Gas -- Qualifications -- Duties -- Oath.
.540 Authority of department -- Jurisdiction.
.550 Specific authority over oil and gas operators.
.560 Further authority.
.561 Determination of abandoned storage tank facility -- Restorative and preventive actions.
.562 Kentucky Abandoned Storage Tank and Orphan Well Reclamation Program -- Kentucky abandoned storage tank and orphan well reclamation fund -- Use of funds received from federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act -- Initial grants -- Grant types.
.563 Cabinet's authority to enter property for removal or reclamation of abandoned storage tank facility or improperly abandoned well.
.564 When owner or prior owner deemed to have waived certain rights -- Cabinet's authority to recover actual and necessary expenses incurred in implementing KRS 353.561 to 353.564 -- Cabinet's powers when seeking cost-efficiency or public benefit -- Administrative regulations.
.565 Kentucky Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
.570 Permit required -- Department may authorize operation prior to issuance of permit.
.572 Eligibility requirements for permit issuance or transfer under this chapter -- When operator ineligible to receive a permit or become a successor operator, factors considered -- Energy and Environment Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations relating to compliance with eligibility requirements -- Restoration of eligibility for applicants, operators, and control persons.
.575 Duty of applicant to meet and confer with permittee if drilling will disturb permitted area.
.580 Expiration of permit -- Extensions.
.588 Investigation of abandoned wells -- Application -- Report -- Bond.
.590 Application for permit -- Fees-- Plat -- Plugging and restoration bonds -- Blanket bonds -- Corporate guarantee -- Use of forfeited funds -- Oil and gas well plugging fund -- Well closure orders -- Requirements for permitted stratigraphic test wells -- Wells not included in "water supply well" -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.5901 Operations and reclamation plan -- Contents, distribution, and agreement or mediation -- Mediation report -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.591 Purpose and application of KRS 353.592 and 353.593.
.592 Powers of the department.
.593 Appeals to Office of Administrative Hearings.
.595 Notice to surface owner of intent to drill oil or gas well -- Compensation for damage to surface -- Restoration of surface.
.597 Replacement of disrupted water supply by well operator.
.600 Repealed, 1992.
.610 Conditions under which permits may be issued -- Exceptions.
.620 Variance from requirements of KRS 353.610 -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.630 Pooling of oil and gas interests -- Conditions -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.640 Pooling order -- Notice -- Provisions -- Surrender or sharing of interest -- Limited participation -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.645 Operation and development as a unit of oil and gas interests in a pool or pools -- Application for unit -- Hearing -- Unitization order -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.650 Exclusion of royalty interest in computing share of production -- Limitation.
.651 Vertical and horizontal deep wells -- Establishment and regulation of drilling units -- Pooling of interests -- Exceptions.
.652 Unit operation of pool -- Procedure.
.653 Share of production from drilling unit or unitized pool.
.654 Drilling without consent of landowner prohibited.
.655 Use of shackle rods or related cables prohibited.
.656 Display of danger signs on oil storage facilities.
.660 Report required after termination of operations -- Contents -- Confidentiality of information.
.6601 Advance notice to surface owner located within 1,000 feet of high-volume horizontal fracturing treatment of a horizontal well.
.6602 Baseline water quality testing required prior to commencement of a high-volume horizontal fracturing treatment on a deep horizontal well.
.6603 Completion of chemical disclosure registry form.
.6604 Confidentiality of trade secrets -- When disclosure is required.
.6605 Disclosure of trade secret information to assist in responding to emergency spill or discharge.
.6606 Treatment of trade secret information in response to open records request.
.670 Promulgation of regulations -- Hearing -- Written record of hearing.
.680 Repealed, 1996.
.690 Production of evidence -- Failure to comply.
.700 Administrative review of final determination or order of department -- Petition -- Notice -- Hearing -- Report and recommended order of hearing officer -- Final order of secretary -- Judicial review.
.710 Suit to enjoin violation -- By department, person adversely affected, Attorney General.
.720 Construction of KRS 353.500 to 353.720.
.730 Renumbered as KRS 353.588.
.735 Public policy concerning underground coal mining adjacent to oil and gas exploration activities.
.737 Location of well drilled through workable coal bed to be provided.
.739 Survey required for well drilled in an active mining area or through a workable coal bed.
.741 Survey required when requested for well drilled outside an active mining area.
.743 Copy of survey to be provided to Division of Oil and Gas.
.745 Location of well's gathering lines to be marked.
.747 KRS 353.735 to 353.747 not to affect well spacing requirements.
.750 Definitions for KRS 353.750 to 353.776.
.752 Kentucky Gas Pipeline Authority established -- Membership.
.754 Procedure and organization -- Regulations.
.756 Purpose of authority -- Powers of the authority.
.758 Issuance of revenue bonds -- Proceeds of bonds -- Notes or temporary bonds.
.760 Bonds of authority not debts of Commonwealth.
.762 Discretionary securing of bonds by trust indentures.
.764 Enforcement of rights by bond holder or trustee of trust indenture.
.766 Status of authority bonds as securities.
.768 Issuance of revenue refunding bonds.
.770 Treatment of moneys received.
.772 Exemptions from taxation.
.774 KRS 45A.045 not applicable to authority projects.
.776 Reporting of activities.
.800 Definitions for KRS 353.800 to 353.812.
.802 Legislative findings and declarations relating to geologic storage of carbon dioxide.
.804 Jurisdiction and authority over geologic storage of carbon dioxide -- Application for and approval of demonstration projects -- Cabinet to testify annually on program's development.
.806 Negotiations between storage operators and pore space owners -- Hearings and findings preceding pooling of pore space -- Carbon dioxide wells exempt -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.808 Pooling orders -- Requirements for contents of order and notice -- Fees -- Recording of pooling orders with county clerks -- Review under KRS 353.700.
.810 Carbon injection wells to be closed and plugged after completion of active injection -- Monitoring for leaking and migration -- Transfer of ownership and liability of storage facilities -- Finance and Administration Cabinet to effect transfer.
.812 Cabinet and bordering states to discuss and develop unified approach to subsurface migration -- Reports to Governor and Legislative Research Commission.
.991 Penalties for violation of KRS 353.500 to 353.720 and 353.735 to 353.747.