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93.515 OIL AND GAS WELLS; RULES RELATING TO SPACING, POOLING, AND UNITIZATION.

The commissioner of natural resources may adopt rules under chapter 14 relating to:

(1) spacing of oil and gas wells to regulate the density of drilling to prevent unnecessary draining of the reservoir and to prevent economic waste of products from wells;

(2) pooling, which is the combining of tracts and mineral interests to form a drilling or spacing unit; and

(3) unitization, which is the acquisition of the legal right to operate a whole reservoir as though all tracts overlying the reservoir were under a single lease.