OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION
Oil and Gas Regulation
Spacing and Pooling
Environmental and Pollution Matters
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is the body which regulates oil and gas drilling operations within Oklahoma. The Commission overseas spacing, pooling, increased density, location exceptions, and unitizations. It monitors oil and gas allowables and allowable production. The Commission also regulates horizontal drilling and horizontal well bores. The Commission has jurisdiction over environmental issues and is in charge of pollution abatement in oil and gas matters.
Richard Books has practiced at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission for more than twenty-five years. That experience includes all aspects of Corporation Commission practice from producing wells to saltwater disposal wells and injection wells. He was instrumental in drafting Oklahoma’s Brine Unitization Act, and is the only attorney to have obtained Brine Unitization Orders from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.