No coalbed methane well may be drilled closer than one hundred feet of the outermost
boundary of the coalbed methane tract, leased premises, or unit from which coalbed
methane is or will be produced or within one thousand six hundred linear feet of the
location of an existing well or a proposed well for which a permit application is
on file, unless all owners and operators of any affected workable coal seams agree
in writing. Affected workable coal seams for purposes of this section shall be those which will
be penetrated or those seams more than twenty-eight inches in thickness from which
production is targeted. Spacing shall otherwise be as provided in a pooling order issued by the chief, an
order establishing special field rules or an order issued by the review board.
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