Section 9-17-81

Meeting of board to consider need for unit operation.

In order to promote the conservation of oil and gas resources, prevent waste, avoid the drilling of unnecessary wells, allow the drilling of wells at optimum geologic locations, and protect correlative rights, the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama upon its own motion may, or upon the petition of any interested person shall, hold a hearing to consider the need for the operation as a unit of an entire field or of any pool or pools or of any portion of a pool or combinations thereof within a field for the production of oil or gas or both in order to increase the ultimate recovery by enhanced recovery methods or any other method of cooperative development and operation calculated to increase the ultimate recovery of oil or gas.

(Acts 1957, No. 352, p. 461, §1; Act 2000-714, p. 1517, §1.)