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The following words, terms and phrases shall have the following meanings.
ABANDONED WELL: A. Each well in which no production casing has been run, and for which drilling or testing operations have ceased for thirty (30) consecutive days, or;
B. Any other well which there is no current City permit, or;
C. Any capped oil or gas well that has not been in production for a period of three (3) years.
ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTION: The raising to the surface of the earth, by means other than natural flow, petroleum or natural gas.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: The Governing Body of the City.
CITY: The City of Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
CITY MANAGER: The Chief Administrative Officer of the City.
CORPORATION COMMISSION: The Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
DELETERIOUS SUBSTANCE: Any chemical, salt water, oil field brine, waste oil, waste emulsified oil, basic sediment, mud or injurious substances produced or used in the drilling, development, producing, transportation, refining and processing of oil, gas or condensate.
ENHANCED RECOVERY: An operation by which fluid or energy is introduced into a source of supply for the purpose of facilitating recovery therefrom.
MAYOR: The chief elected official of the City.
NATURAL PRODUCTION: The raising to the surface of the earth, by natural flow, petroleum or natural gas.
OIL AND GAS INSPECTOR: That person, firm or corporation employed by the City to enforce the provisions of this title, or his/her authorized representatives.
PERMITTEE: The person to whom is issued a permit or permits under the terms of this title.
PERSON: Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, trust, cooperative, or other type of organization.
POLLUTION: The contamination or other alteration of the physical, chemical, or biological properties of any land or natural waters of the City, or such discharge of any liquid, gaseous or solid substance into any water of the City as will or is likely to create a nuisance or threat to public health, safety, or welfare to domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or other beneficial uses; or to livestock, animals or aquatic life.
PRESSURE MAINTENANCE: An operation by which gas, water or other fluids are injected into a supply of oil to maintain pressure or retard pressure decline therein for the purpose of facilitating recovery therefrom, and which has been approved by the Corporation Commission after notice and hearing.
SALT WATER: As used in this title shall mean any water containing more than five hundred milligrams per liter (500 mg/L) chlorides.
STATE: The State of Oklahoma, its branches, departments, agencies, boards or the officers thereof.
TREATABLE WATER: Surface and subsurface water in its natural state which may or may not require treatment to be useful for human consumption and contains less than ten thousand (10,000) ppm total dissolved solids and/or five thousand (5,000) ppm chlorides.
WATER, WATERS OF THE CITY OR CITY WATER: All streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways, walls, springs, irrigation system drainage systems, and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through or border upon the City or any portion thereof.
WELL: Unless specifically qualified, any hole or holes, bore or bores, to any depth for the purpose of producing and recovering any oil, gas or liquefied petroleum matter.
All technical or oil and gas industry words or phrases used herein and not specifically defined herein shall have the meaning customarily attributable thereto by prudent operators in the oil and gas industry. (Ord. 972, 9-11-2017)