§ 78a.71. Use of safety deviceswell casing.
(a) The operator shall equip the well with one or more strings of casing of sufficient cemented length and strength to attach proper well control equipment and prevent blowouts, explosions, fires and casing failures during installation, completion and operation.
(b) The operator shall determine the amount and type of casing to be run and the amount and type of cement to be used in accordance with current prudent industry practices and engineering. In making the determinations, the operator shall consider the following:
(1) Successful local practices for similar wells.
(2) Maximum anticipated surface pressure.
(3) Collapse resistance.
(4) Tensile strength.
(5) Chemical environment.
(6) Potential mechanical damage.
(7) Manufacturing standards, including American Petroleum Institute or equivalent specifications for pipe used in wells drilled below the Onondaga formation or where blow-out preventers are required.
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