Definition of Plugging and Abandonment Obligations


Plugging and Abandonment Obligations means any and all responsibility and liability, in accordance with all applicable Laws, Leases, Surface Contracts and other Contracts, permits or any orders, directives or other requirements of any applicable Governmental Entities or otherwise as required for reasonable and prudent oilfield operations, for all of the following, arising out of or otherwise relating to the ownership or operation of the Assets, directly or indirectly, whether attributable to any period of time before, on or after the Effective Time: (1) the necessary and proper plugging, replugging and abandonment of all Wells; (2) the necessary and proper removal, closure, abandonment, decontamination and disposal, as applicable, of all structures, facilities, pits, pipelines, Equipment, operating inventory, abandoned property, trash, refuse, wastes and junk located on, comprising part of or otherwise attributable to the Assets in connection with any activities referenced in this item (2) or the foregoing item (1); (3) the necessary and proper capping and burying of all associated flow lines and other pipelines located on or comprising part of the Assets, including in connection with any of the activities referenced in the foregoing items (1) or (2); and (4) the necessary and proper restoration of the surface and subsurface of the Properties to the condition as required pursuant to all applicable Laws, Leases, Surface Contracts and Contracts, in connection with any of the activities referenced in the foregoing items (1), (2) or (3).
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Examples of Plugging and Abandonment Obligations in a sentence

Buyer shall conduct all Plugging and Abandonment Obligations and all other operations with respect to the Assets in a good and workmanlike manner and in compliance with all Laws, including Environmental Laws and Laws (now or hereafter in effect) relating to the protection of natural resources.
With respect to any non-operating interests in the Property being transferred to Buyer under this Agreement, Buyer shall assume full responsibility and liability, from and after the Closing Date, for that portion of the Plugging and Abandonment Obligations for which non-operators are responsible.
For purposes of this Section3, the following terms shall have the following respective definitions: "ASSUMED LIABILITIES" means all General Liabilities, Purchaser's Plugging and Abandonment Obligations, and other liabilities and obligations assumed by Purchaser under the terms of this Agreement.
Plugging and Abandonment Obligations do not include cleanup of polluted lands, air or water other than routine cleanup normally associated with plugging and abandonment, such cleanup obligations which are other than routine being included within the definition of Environmental Liabilities.
For purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following respective definitions: "ASSUMED LIABILITIES" means all Environmental Liabilities, General Liabilities, Plugging and Abandonment Obligations and other liabilities and obligations assumed by Purchaser under the terms of this Agreement.