2016 California Code
Code of Civil Procedure - CCP
PART 3 - OF SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS OF A CIVIL NATURE
TITLE 4 - OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF LIENS
CHAPTER 2.5 - Oil and Gas Liens
1203.51. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of this chapter.
(a) Person means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, limited liability company, or association.
(b) Owner means a person holding any interest in the legal or equitable title or both to any leasehold for oil or gas purposes, or his or her agent and shall include purchasers under executory contract, receivers, and trustees.
(c) Contract means a contract, written or oral, express or implied, or partly express and partly implied, or executory or executed, or partly executory and partly executed.
(d) Material means any material, machinery, appliances, buildings, structures, casing, tanks, pipelines, tools, bits, or other equipment or supplies but does not include rigs or hoists or their integral component parts except wire lines.
(e) Labor means work performed in return for wages.
(f) Services means work performed exclusive of labor, including the hauling of material, whether or not involving the furnishing of material.
(g) Furnish means sell or rent.
(h) Drilling means drilling, digging, shooting, torpedoing, perforating, fracturing, testing, logging, acidizing, cementing, completing or repairing.
(i) Operating means all operations conducted on the lease in connection with or necessary to the production of oil or gas, either in the development thereof or in working thereon by the subtractive process.
(j) Construction means construction, maintenance, operation, or repair, either in the development thereof or in working thereon by the subtractive process.
(k) Original contractor means any person for whose benefit a lien is prescribed under Section 1203.52.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 62. Effective January 1, 1995.)
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