TITLE 62: MINING
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PART 240 THE ILLINOIS OIL AND GAS ACT
SECTION 240.220 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION
Section 240.220 Contents of Application
The application for a permit to drill, deepen or convert to a production well shall include:
a) The name of the well.
b) The well location surveyed by an Illinois licensed land surveyor or Illinois registered professional engineer, the GPS (Global Positioning System) latitude and longitude location, and ground elevation of the well. A survey or GPS location is not required for a converted or deepened well, for a drilled out plugged hole if the original well location was surveyed, or for a well permitted under Section 240.210(d). The GPS location shall be recorded as degrees and decimal degrees recorded to 6 decimal places in the North American Datum 1983 projection and shall be accurate to within 3 feet. The reported GPS location is required to be an actual GPS field measurement and not a calculated or conversion measurement.
c) A map showing:
1) the boundaries of the leasehold or enhanced oil recovery unit;
2) the exact location of the well proposed to be drilled, deepened or converted, and an outline of the proposed drilling unit;
3) the location of all producing wells previously drilled on the drilling unit; and
4) the location of all offset wells on adjacent drilling units.
d) Certification, under penalty of perjury, that the applicant has the right, pursuant to valid and subsisting oil and gas leases, documents or memoranda of public record, and/or any statute or regulation, to drill for and operate a well on the lands and formations required for the proposed well, as set forth in Subpart D.
e) A statement as to whether the proposed well location is within the limits of any incorporated city, town, or village. If the consent of municipal authorities for the drilling of a well is required, a certified copy of the official consent must be submitted.
f) The name and address of the drilling contractor and the type of drilling tools or equipment to be used.
g) If the well is located over an active mine, over a temporarily abandoned mine or within the undeveloped limits of a mine, or if the coal rights are owned by someone other than the lessor under the oil and gas lease, the applicant shall submit documentation establishing compliance with Section 240.1305.
h) If the application is for a newly drilled well located over an underground gas storage field as defined in Section 240.1805(c) or the gas storage rights are owned by someone other than the lessor under the oil and gas lease, the applicant shall submit documentation establishing compliance with Section 240.1820.
i) The proposed depth of the well and the name of the lowest geologic formation to be tested.
j) A statement whether the applicant has ever had a well bond forfeited by the Department, and if so when and for what well.
(Source: Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 5811, effective March 14, 2018)