Surplus Acreage

Substandard acreage within a lease, pooled unit, or unitized tract that remains unassigned after the assignment of acreage to each applied for, permitted, or completed well in a field, in an amount equaling or exceeding the amount established for standard or optional drilling units. Surplus acreage is distinguished from the term “tolerance acreage,”in that tolerance acreage is defined in context with proration regulation, while surplus acreage is defined by this rule only in context with well density regulation.

Source: Oil and Gas Division, Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 3, February 2013. Regulations


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