Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 462
       By Senator Young
       18-00084-18                                            2018462__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to advanced well stimulation
    3         treatment; amending s. 377.19, F.S.; defining the term
    4         “advanced well stimulation treatment”; conforming a
    5         cross-reference; creating s. 377.2405, F.S.;
    6         prohibiting the performance of advanced well
    7         stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for
    8         drilling or operating a well do not authorize the
    9         performance of advanced well stimulation treatments;
   10         providing applicability; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Present subsections (1) through (32) of section
   15  377.19, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (2)
   16  through (33), respectively, present subsection (5) of that
   17  section is amended, and a new subsection (1) is added to that
   18  section, to read:
   19         377.19 Definitions.—As used in ss. 377.06, 377.07, and
   20  377.10-377.40, the term:
   21         (1) “Advanced well stimulation treatment” means all stages
   22  of a well intervention performed by injecting fluids into a rock
   23  formation:
   24         (a) At pressure that is at or exceeds the fracture gradient
   25  of the rock formation and the purpose or effect is to fracture
   26  the formation to increase production or recovery from an oil or
   27  gas well, such as hydraulic fracturing or acid fracturing; or
   28         (b) At pressure below the fracture gradient of the rock
   29  formation and the purpose or effect is to dissolve the formation
   30  to increase production or recovery from an oil or gas well, such
   31  as matrix acidizing.
   33  The term does not include techniques used for routine well
   34  cleanout work, well maintenance, or removal of formation damage
   35  due to drilling or production, or acidizing techniques used to
   36  maintain or restore the natural permeability of the formation
   37  near the wellbore.
   38         (6)(5) “Gas” means all natural gas, including casinghead
   39  gas, and all other hydrocarbons not defined as oil in subsection
   40  (16)(15).
   41         Section 2. Section 377.2405, Florida Statutes, is created
   42  to read:
   43         377.2405Advanced well stimulation treatments.—
   44         (1) BAN.—The performance of advanced well stimulation
   45  treatments is prohibited in this state. A permit for drilling or
   46  operating a well does not authorize the performance of advanced
   47  well stimulation treatments.
   48         (2) APPLICABILITY.—This section only applies to wells
   49  regulated pursuant to chapter 377.
   50         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.