Joint Operating Agreement Exhibits: A Survey
This paper deals with the exhibits commonly attached to the joint operating agreement (JOA). Unless otherwise indicated in this paper, operating agreement will mean the AAPL Form 610-1989 Model Form Operating Agreement, copyright by the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.
 Contemplated Exhibits
Article II of the operating agreement contemplates seven exhibits:
(1)Exhibit AA description of the Contract Area; restrictions, if any; the parties and their addresses for notice purposes; the parties' interests in the Contract Area; leasehold and/or interests in the Contract Area; and burden on production;
(2)Exhibit BForm of Lease;
(3)Exhibit CAccounting Procedure;
(4)Exhibit DInsurance Requirements;
(5)Exhibit EGas Balancing Agreement;
(6)Exhibit FNon-Discrimination and Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities; and
(7)Exhibit GTax Partnership.
Article II provides that in the event of an inconsistency between the body of the operating agreement and any exhibit, then Exhibits E,F, and G prevail over the body, but the body prevails over all other exhibits.
 Optional vs. Mandatory Exhibits
Certain of the exhibits are optional while others are mandatory. Exhibits A,C, and D are always required. Without Exhibit A, neither
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