3179.101 Initial production testing.§ 3179.101 Initial production testing.
(a) Gas flared during the initial production test of each completed interval in a well is royalty free until one of the following occurs:
(1) The operator determines that it has obtained adequate reservoir information;
(2) Thirty (30) days have passed since the beginning of the production test, unless the BLM approves a longer test period; or
(3) The operator has flared 50 million cubic feet (MMcf) of gas.
(b) The operator may request a longer test period and must submit its request using a Sundry Notice.