law of capture

law of capture

Under this theory,a landowner does not own migratory substances (such as oil and gas) under the land but does have the exclusive right to drill for,produce,or in some other manner gain possession of the substances.Contrast with unitization.

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The law of capture allows an operator to capture all oil and gas that naturally flows into the well "bottom." Subsurface trespass law applies to "slant drilling," where the pad on one piece of property places or slants a well (sometimes called "deviation") onto another's subsurface property (Younger and Boda 2013).
How the Law of Capture Shaped the World Oil Industry.
Then she learned about Pennsylvania's Law of Capture, which allows energy companies to collect gas from a property via a neighbor's well, and she found herself faced with a larger dilemma.
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America, these English rules gave way to a vigorous law of capture, at
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and interest in them under the law of capture. At the time of
Using the law of capture to determine ownership in Anderson would
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