Nos. 38670, 38671.

351 P.2d 751 (1960)

Smith HESTER et al., Plaintiffs in Error, v. SINCLAIR OIL AND GAS COMPANY and Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, Defendants in Error (two cases).

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

April 26, 1960.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

T. Murray Robinson, Oklahoma City, for plaintiffs in error.

Ferrill H. Rogers, L.D. Hoyt, Oklahoma City, A.A. Davidson, James H. McGowan, Tulsa, for defendants in error.


The above styled and numbered appeals are so related that they have been considered, and will hereinafter be dealt with together, as if consolidated. They both involve a change in the 40-acre well spacing of part of what is presently known as the "East Criner-Payne Area", of McClain County. The involved part lies northwest of what we shall refer to as the "East Criner Field." The controversy as to whether this newly producing part of the area should...

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