Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
F. D. Holland Jr
In the drilling of an oil or gas well, a person must first acquire the right to drill. This can be accomplished by the purchase of the land or of the mineral rights, although it is usually done by leasing the mineral rights. Before drilling, he must perform all operations required by the state in which he intends to drill. During drilling, he must observe the rights of adjacent landowners, safety regulations, rules preventing contamination of ground waters and wasting of oil, and any other regulations which are in effect in the state in which he drills.
Reishus, Mark, "Legal Aspects, Limitation, and Obligations of Oil Well Drilling With Special Refrence to North Dakota" (1958). Undergraduate Theses and Senior Projects. 38.