Minimum Surface Casing Requirements


Minimum surface casing requirements for protecting fresh and usable water and to meet alternate #1 on Intent to Drill cards, Form C-1
S=Section, T=Township, R=Range


Rooks County

In T.6S, T.9S and T.10S, cement surface pipe through the Dakota formation plus 20 feet into the underlying formation except where local areas of usable water occur in the Cheyenne sandstone, in which case, protection must be extended 20 feet into the Permian.

The following options are open:

(a) cement surface pipe through the Dakota plus 20 feet into the underlying formation or
(b) cement surface pipe through all fresh water and/or unconsolidated material plus 20 feet below the base of the Dakota to the surface.

If (b) is used and the hole is dry, refer to K.A.R. 82-3-114. In all cases, a minimum of 50 feet of surface pipe is required.

In T.7S and T.8S, protection shall be as outlined above except in the following areas:

  • Township 7 South, R.17W, below surface elevation 1860 feet
  • Townships 7 and 8 South, R.18W, below surface elevation 1880 feet
  • Townships 7 and 8 South, R.19W, below surface elevation 1920 feet
  • Townships 7 and 8 South, R.20W, below surface elevation 1960 feet

Within these areas, large surface pipe or 8 5/8 inch surface pipe systems may be used. If the large surface pipe is used, surface pipe of at least 13 3/8 inches in diameter shall be cemented through all unconsolidated material plus a minimum of 20 feet into the underlying formation with a minimum of 40 feet being used. Then the following options are open:

(a) set intermediate pipe to the Stone Corral (Anhydrite) and cement from the Stone Corral to surface or
(b) cement the production string from the Anhydrite to surface immediately after it has been set.

If (b) is used and the hole is dry, plug per K.A.R. 82-3-114.

If 8 5/8 inch surface pipe is used, it will be set and cemented through all unconsolidated material plus a minimum of 20 feet into the underlying formation. A blowout preventor will be installed and maintained on the surface pipe until pipe is set or the hole plugged. If serious flow problems occur, the hole will be plugged per K.A.R. 82-3-114.

If the hole is completed and production pipe installed, cement the production string from the Stone Corral Anhydrite to surface immediately after it has been set. If the hole is dry, plug the hole per K.A.R. 82-3-114.

If Alternate II is used in the above described special area, follow the procedure outlined in K.A.R. 82-3-106. The option for 120 days to complete cementing is not available and the operator shall cement production casing from Stone Corral (Anhydrite) to surface immediately.

 

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