Title 43

PART 3170

Part 3170 - Onshore Oil And Gas Production

PART 3170 - ONSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION Authority:25 U.S.C. 396d and 2107; 30 U.S.C. 189, 306, 359, and 1751; and 43 U.S.C. 1732(b), 1733, and 1740. Source:81 FR 81421, Nov. 17, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

43:2.1.1.3.50.1SUBPART 3170
Subpart 3170 - Onshore Oil and Gas Production: General
43:2.1.1.3.50.1.63.1SECTION 3170.1
   3170.1 Authority.
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   3170.2 Scope.
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   3170.3 Definitions and acronyms.
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   3170.4 Prohibitions against by-pass and tampering.
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   3170.5 [Reserved]
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   3170.6 Variances.
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   3170.7 Required recordkeeping, records retention, and records submission.
43:2.1.1.3.50.1.63.8SECTION 3170.8
   3170.8 Appeal procedures.
43:2.1.1.3.50.1.63.9SECTION 3170.9
   3170.9 Enforcement.
43:2.1.1.3.50.2SUBPART 3171
Subparts 3171-3172 [Reserved]
43:2.1.1.3.50.3SUBPART 3173
Subpart 3173 - Requirements for Site Security and Production Handling
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.1SECTION 3173.1
   3173.1 Definitions and acronyms.
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   3173.2 Storage and sales facilities - seals.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.3SECTION 3173.3
   3173.3 Oil measurement system components - seals.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.4SECTION 3173.4
   3173.4 Federal seals.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.5SECTION 3173.5
   3173.5 Removing production from tanks for sale and transportation by truck.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.6SECTION 3173.6
   3173.6 Water-draining operations.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.7SECTION 3173.7
   3173.7 Hot oiling, clean-up, and completion operations.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.8SECTION 3173.8
   3173.8 Report of theft or mishandling of production.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.9SECTION 3173.9
   3173.9 Required recordkeeping for inventory and seal records.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.10SECTION 3173.10
   3173.10 Form 3160-5, Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.11SECTION 3173.11
   3173.11 Site facility diagram.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.12SECTION 3173.12
   3173.12 Applying for a facility measurement point.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.13SECTION 3173.13
   3173.13 Requirements for approved facility measurement points.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.14SECTION 3173.14
   3173.14 Conditions for commingling and allocation approval (surface and downhole).
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.15SECTION 3173.15
   3173.15 Applying for a commingling and allocation approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.16SECTION 3173.16
   3173.16 Existing commingling and allocation approvals.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.17SECTION 3173.17
   3173.17 Relationship of a commingling and allocation approval to royalty-free use of production.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.18SECTION 3173.18
   3173.18 Modification of a commingling and allocation approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.19SECTION 3173.19
   3173.19 Effective date of a commingling and allocation approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.20SECTION 3173.20
   3173.20 Terminating a commingling and allocation approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.21SECTION 3173.21
   3173.21 Combining production downhole in certain circumstances.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.22SECTION 3173.22
   3173.22 Requirements for off-lease measurement.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.23SECTION 3173.23
   3173.23 Applying for off-lease measurement.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.24SECTION 3173.24
   3173.24 Effective date of an off-lease measurement approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.25SECTION 3173.25
   3173.25 Existing approved off-lease measurement.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.26SECTION 3173.26
   3173.26 Relationship of off-lease measurement approval to royalty-free use of production.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.27SECTION 3173.27
   3173.27 Termination of off-lease measurement approval.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.28SECTION 3173.28
   3173.28 Instances not constituting off-lease measurement, for which no approval is required.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.29SECTION 3173.29
   3173.29 Immediate assessments for certain violations.
43:2.1.1.3.50.3.63.30.1APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart 3173 of Part 3170 - Examples of Site Facility Diagrams
43:2.1.1.3.50.4SUBPART 3174
Subpart 3174 - Measurement of Oil
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.1SECTION 3174.1
   3174.1 Definitions and acronyms.
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   3174.2 General requirements.
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   3174.3 Incorporation by reference (IBR).
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   3174.4 Specific measurement performance requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.5SECTION 3174.5
   3174.5 Oil measurement by tank gauging - general requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.6SECTION 3174.6
   3174.6 Oil measurement by tank gauging - procedures.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.7SECTION 3174.7
   3174.7 LACT system - general requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.8SECTION 3174.8
   3174.8 LACT system - components and operating requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.9SECTION 3174.9
   3174.9 Coriolis measurement systems (CMS) - general requirements and components.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.10SECTION 3174.10
   3174.10 Coriolis meter for LACT and CMS measurement applications - operating requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.11SECTION 3174.11
   3174.11 Meter-proving requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.12SECTION 3174.12
   3174.12 Measurement tickets.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.13SECTION 3174.13
   3174.13 Oil measurement by other methods.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.14SECTION 3174.14
   3174.14 Determination of oil volumes by methods other than measurement.
43:2.1.1.3.50.4.63.15SECTION 3174.15
   3174.15 Immediate assessments.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5SUBPART 3175
Subpart 3175 - Measurement of Gas
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.1SECTION 3175.10
   3175.10 Definitions and acronyms.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.2SECTION 3175.20
   3175.20 General requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.3SECTION 3175.30
   3175.30 Incorporation by reference.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.4SECTION 3175.31
   3175.31 Specific performance requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.5SECTION 3175.40
   3175.40 Measurement equipment approved by standard or make and model.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.6SECTION 3175.41
   3175.41 Flange-tapped orifice plates.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.7SECTION 3175.42
   3175.42 Chart recorders.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.8SECTION 3175.43
   3175.43 Transducers.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.9SECTION 3175.44
   3175.44 Flow-computer software.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.10SECTION 3175.45
   3175.45 Gas chromatographs.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.11SECTION 3175.46
   3175.46 Isolating flow conditioners.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.12SECTION 3175.47
   3175.47 Differential primary devices other than flange-tapped orifice plates.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.13SECTION 3175.48
   3175.48 Linear measurement devices.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.14SECTION 3175.49
   3175.49 Accounting systems.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.15SECTION 3175.60
   3175.60 Timeframes for compliance.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.16SECTION 3175.61
   3175.61 Grandfathering.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.17SECTION 3175.70
   3175.70 Measurement location.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.18SECTION 3175.80
   3175.80 Flange-tapped orifice plates (primary devices).
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.19SECTION 3175.90
   3175.90 Mechanical recorder (secondary device).
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.20SECTION 3175.91
   3175.91 Installation and operation of mechanical recorders.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.21SECTION 3175.92
   3175.92 Verification and calibration of mechanical recorders.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.22SECTION 3175.93
   3175.93 Integration statements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.23SECTION 3175.94
   3175.94 Volume determination.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.24SECTION 3175.100
   3175.100 Electronic gas measurement (secondary and tertiary device).
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.25SECTION 3175.101
   3175.101 Installation and operation of electronic gas measurement systems.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.26SECTION 3175.102
   3175.102 Verification and calibration of electronic gas measurement systems.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.27SECTION 3175.103
   3175.103 Flow rate, volume, and average value calculation.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.28SECTION 3175.104
   3175.104 Logs and records.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.29SECTION 3175.110
   3175.110 Gas sampling and analysis.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.30SECTION 3175.111
   3175.111 General sampling requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.31SECTION 3175.112
   3175.112 Sampling probe and tubing.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.32SECTION 3175.113
   3175.113 Spot samples - general requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.33SECTION 3175.114
   3175.114 Spot samples - allowable methods.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.34SECTION 3175.115
   3175.115 Spot samples - frequency.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.35SECTION 3175.116
   3175.116 Composite sampling methods.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.36SECTION 3175.117
   3175.117 On-line gas chromatographs.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.37SECTION 3175.118
   3175.118 Gas chromatograph requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.38SECTION 3175.119
   3175.119 Components to analyze.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.39SECTION 3175.120
   3175.120 Gas analysis report requirements.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.40SECTION 3175.121
   3175.121 Effective date of a spot or composite gas sample.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.41SECTION 3175.125
   3175.125 Calculation of heating value and volume
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.42SECTION 3175.126
   3175.126 Reporting of heating value and volume.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.43SECTION 3175.130
   3175.130 Transducer testing protocol.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.44SECTION 3175.131
   3175.131 General requirements for transducer testing.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.45SECTION 3175.132
   3175.132 Testing of reference accuracy.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.46SECTION 3175.133
   3175.133 Testing of influence effects.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.47SECTION 3175.134
   3175.134 Transducer test reporting.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.48SECTION 3175.135
   3175.135 Uncertainty determination.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.49SECTION 3175.140
   3175.140 Flow-computer software testing.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.50SECTION 3175.141
   3175.141 General requirements for flow-computer software testing.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.51SECTION 3175.142
   3175.142 Required static tests.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.52SECTION 3175.143
   3175.143 Required dynamic tests.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.53SECTION 3175.144
   3175.144 Flow-computer software test reporting.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.54SECTION 3175.150
   3175.150 Immediate assessments.
43:2.1.1.3.50.5.63.55.2APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart 3175 of Part 3170 - Table of Atmospheric Pressures
43:2.1.1.3.50.6SUBPART 3178
Subpart 3178 - Royalty-Free Use of Lease Production
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.1SECTION 3178.1
   3178.1 Purpose.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.2SECTION 3178.2
   3178.2 Scope.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.3SECTION 3178.3
   3178.3 Production on which royalty is not due.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.4SECTION 3178.4
   3178.4 Uses of oil or gas on a lease, unit, or communitized area that do not require prior written BLM approval for royalty-free treatment of volumes used.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.5SECTION 3178.5
   3178.5 Uses of oil or gas on a lease, unit, or communitized area that require prior written BLM approval for royalty-free treatment of volumes used.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.6SECTION 3178.6
   3178.6 Uses of oil or gas moved off the lease, unit, or communitized area that do not require prior written approval for royalty-free treatment of volumes used.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.7SECTION 3178.7
   3178.7 Uses of oil or gas moved off the lease, unit, or communitized area that require prior written approval for royalty-free treatment of volumes used.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.8SECTION 3178.8
   3178.8 Measurement or estimation of volumes of oil or gas that are used royalty-free.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.9SECTION 3178.9
   3178.9 Requesting approval of royalty-free treatment when approval is required.
43:2.1.1.3.50.6.63.10SECTION 3178.10
   3178.10 Facility and equipment ownership.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7SUBPART 3179
Subpart 3179 - Waste Prevention and Resource Conservation
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63SUBJGRP 63
   Authorized Flaring and Venting of Gas
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.1SECTION 3179.1
   3179.1 Purpose.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.2SECTION 3179.2
   3179.2 Scope.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.3SECTION 3179.3
   3179.3 Definitions and acronyms.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.4SECTION 3179.4
   3179.4 Determining when the loss of oil or gas is avoidable or unavoidable.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.5SECTION 3179.5
   3179.5 When lost production is subject to royalty.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.6SECTION 3179.6
   3179.6 Venting limitations.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.7SECTION 3179.101
   3179.101 Initial production testing.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.8SECTION 3179.102
   3179.102 Subsequent well tests.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.9SECTION 3179.103
   3179.103 Emergencies.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.63.10SECTION 3179.104
   3179.104 Downhole well maintenance and liquids unloading.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.64SUBJGRP 64
   Other Venting or Flaring
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.64.11SECTION 3179.201
   3179.201 Oil-well gas.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.65SUBJGRP 65
   Measurement and Reporting Responsibilities
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.65.12SECTION 3179.301
   3179.301 Measuring and reporting volumes of gas vented and flared.
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.66SUBJGRP 66
   Additional Deference to Tribal Regulations
43:2.1.1.3.50.7.66.13SECTION 3179.401
   3179.401 Deference to tribal regulations.