HEARING DOCKET: October 2010      
10/20/2010            
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Field
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0809-GA-01 1 Colorado Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation/
Timothy J. Monahan
12/05/2007 Adams Request for an order to designate Barr Lake State Park as a Designated Outside Activity Area. Protests filed by James Alexander, Alexander Energy Company, HRM Resources, Texas American Resources Company and Sovereign Energy LLC., Noble Energy, Inc., and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation


Continued to the November hearing.
1007-AW-07 112 Pablo Operating Company/
Michael J. Wozniak/Jamie L. Jost
05/19/2010 Ignacio-Blanco
Fruitland coal seams
La Plata
Request for an order to allow up to four wells per 320-acre standup drilling and spacing unit, with the permitted well to be located no closer than 600 feet from the unit boundary, for Section 27, Township 33 North, Range 8 West, N.M.P.M. Intervention by La Plata County

Continued to the November hearing.
1007-UP-47 191 Bill Barrett Corporation/
William A. Keefe
05/18/2010 Mamm Creek
Williams Fork/Iles
Garfield
Request for an order to pool all nonconsenting interests in the established 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 36, Township 6 North, Range 91 West, 6th P.M., to accommodate the Hilton 36-21D Well.  Protest filed by Gene R. and Mary J. Hilton.

Companion to Docket No. 1009-SP-27

Continued to the November hearing
1008-UP-51 112 BP America Production Company/
William A. Keefe/Jamie L. Jost
06/18/2010 Ignacio-Blanco
Fruitland coal seams
La Plata
Request for an order to pool all nonconsenting interests for the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the S of Section 21, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, N.M.P.M. 
Application Amended

Continued to the November hearing.
1009-GA-12 1 Colorado Petroleum Association/
John Paul Seman Jr./
Nick A. Swartzendruber
03/10/2010 Statewide  The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has set a hearing to consider an application to amend Rule 905.b.(3)A. Continued to the November hearing
1009-SP-25 318 Augustus Energy Partners, LLC/
Michael J. Wozniak/Jamie L. Jost
07/28/2010 Republican
Niobrara
Yuma
Request to vacate an existing 160-acre drilling and spacing unit and establish two approximate 80-acre laydown drilling and spacing units consisting of the N NE of Section 18 and the S NE of Section 18, Township 1 North, Range 44 West, 6th P.M. Continued from the September hearing

Continued to the October hearing in order to publish the notice of application and set a new protest date due to an administrative inaccuracy. 

318-10

1009-SP-26 527 Williams Production RMT Company/
William A. Keefe
08/04/2010 Sulphur Creek
Williams Fork and Iles
Rio Blanco 
Request to establish a 160-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the NE of Section 16, Township 3 South, Range 97 West, 6th P.M. Companion to Docket No.1009-UP-54

Continued to the October hearing in order to publish the notice of application and set a new protest date due to email malfunctions. 

527-7

1009-SP-27 191 Gene R. and Mary J. Hilton/
Cynthia L. Bargell
07/28/2010 Mamm Creek
Williams Fork and Iles
Garfield
Request for an order vacating an existing 640-acre drilling and spacing unit established for the Williams Fork and Iles Formations of the Mesaverde Group covering Section 36, Township 6 South, Range 91 West, 6th P.M. Companion to Docket No.1007-UP-47
 

Protested by Bill Barrett Corporation; Williams Production RMT Company, and BLM.


Continued from the September hearing

 

1009-UP-54 527 Williams Production RMT Company/
William A. Keefe
08/04/2010

Sulphur Creek
Williams Fork/Iles

Rio Blanco

Request to pool all nonconsenting interests in the proposed approximate 160-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the NE of Section 16, Township 3 South, Range 97 West, 6th P.M. Companion to Docket No.1009-SP-26

Continued to the October hearing in order to publish the notice of application and set a new protest date due to email malfunctions. 

527-8

1010-GA-16 1 Washington County/
Peter Lawrence Vana III
07/29/2010

Washington
Request for Commission hearing to seek an exemption from Rule 804. for all lands within its boundaries. 1-159
1010-GA-17 1 Kit Carson County/
Wade H. Gateley
08/19/2010

Kit Carson
Request for Commission hearing to seek an exemption from Rule 804. for all unincorporated lands within its boundaries. 1-160
1010-GA-18 1 Yuma County/
Michael K. Grinnan
07/29/2010

Yuma
Request for Commission hearing to seek an exemption from Rule 804. for all lands within its boundaries. The County is only requesting an exemption from the September 1, 2010 requirement.  Continued to the November hearing
1010-SP-28 421 EOG Resources, Inc/
Michael J. Wozniak/Jamie L. Jost
09/01/2010 Hereford
Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish eighty-five approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of various lands in Township 12 North, Range 61 West, 6th P.M., Townships 10, 11 and 12 North, Ranges 62 and 63 West, 6th P.M., Townships 11 and 12, Range 64 West, 6th P.M., and allow one horizontal well per said unit.  Protested by Foree Oil Company and Energy Oil & Gas, Inc.

Protests withdrawn

421-3

1010-SP-29 10 Continental Resources, Inc./
William A. Keefe
09/01/2010 Keota
Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish two approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of Sections 5 and 8, Township 9 North, Range 61 West, 6th P.M., for the drilling of one exploratory horizontal well in each unit, with the lateral in the Niobrara Formation not closer than 300 feet from the unit boundaries or any other wellbore that has penetrated the Niobrara Formation. 10-10
1010-SP-30 10 Continental Resources, Inc./
William A. Keefe
09/01/2010 Keota
Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish an approximate 1,280-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Sections 4 and 9, Township 9 North, Range 61 West, 6th P.M., for the drilling of one exploratory horizontal well, with the lateral within the Niobrara Formation not closer than 600 feet from the unit boundaries and not closer than 300 feet from any other wellbore that has penetrated the Niobrara Formation. 10-11
1010-SP-31 407 Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company, LLC./
J. Michael Morgan
09/01/2010 Wattenberg
Codell/Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish twenty-one approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing units for various lands in Township 5 North, Ranges 61 and 62 West, 6th P.M. and Township 6 North, Range 62 West, 6th P.M., and allow one horizontal well in each of the units, with initial penetration of the Codell and Niobrara Formations, lateral, and bottomhole location not closer than 460 feet from the boundaries of the unit. Continued to the November hearing.
1010-SP-32 371 Axia Energy, LLC/
Jamie L. Jost/Michael J. Wozniak
09/01/2010 Buzzard
Williams Fork/Iles
Mesa
Request to establish an approximate 480-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the E W, E of Section 11, Township 9 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations, and allow the equivalent of one well per 10 acres. Protested by Laura J. Amos and  Larry L. Amos

371-5

1010-SP-33 371 Axia Energy, LLC/
Jamie L. Jost/Michael J. Wozniak
09/01/2010 Buzzard
Williams Fork/Iles
Mesa
Request to establish an approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 14, Township 9 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations, and allow the equivalent of one well per 10 acres. Protested by Laura J. Amos and  Larry L. Amos

371-6

1010-SP-34 371 Axia Energy, LLC/
Jamie L. Jost/Michael J. Wozniak
09/01/2010 Buzzard
Williams Fork/Iles
Mesa
Request to establish three approximately 320-acre proposed drilling and spacing units consisting of the E of Section 1, E of Section 2, and the N of Section 12, Township 9 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations, and allow the equivalent of one well per 10 acres. Protested by Laura J. Amos and  Larry L. Amos

371-7

1010-SP-35 371 Axia Energy, LLC/
Jamie L. Jost/Michael J. Wozniak
09/01/2010 Buzzard
Williams Fork/Iles
Mesa
Request to establish five 160-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of the SW of Section 1 and the four quarters of Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations, and allow the equivalent of one well per 10 acres. Protested by Laura J. Amos and  Larry L. Amos

371-8

1010-SP-36 371 Axia Energy, LLC/
Jamie L. Jost/Michael J. Wozniak
09/01/2010 Buzzard
Williams Fork/Iles
Mesa
Request to allow the equivalent of one well per 10 acres consisting of the SW of Section 36 (unspaced) and the W  of Section 13 (spaced 160s), Township 9 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations. Protested by Laura J. Amos and  Larry L. Amos

371-9

1010-SP-37 191
Antero Resources Piceance Corporation/
Williams A. Keefe
09/01/2010 Mamm Creek
Williams Fork/Iles
Garfield
Request to establish an approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 91 West, 6th P.M., for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork and Iles Formations, and to optionally allow one well per 10 acres. Continued by the Commission to the November hearing.
1010-SP-38 407
Petroleum Development Corporation/
Kenneth A. Wonstolen
09/01/2010 Unnamed
Niobrara
Weld
Request to amend Order No. 407-374 by establishing an approximate 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 14, Township 6 North, Range 61 West, 6th P.M., for the production of oil and gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Niobrara Formation, and allow up to two optional horizontal wells in such unit, with the initial penetration lateral leg and bottomhole location not closer than 460 feet from the boundaries of the unit. 407-378
1010-SP-39 510 Williams Production RMT Company/
Williams A. Keefe
08/26/2010

Grand Valley
Mancos/Niobrara/Frontier

/Dakota/Cedar Mountain
Garfield

Request to establish an approximate 160-acre exploratory drilling and spacing unit consisting of  the W E of Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 96 West, 6th P.M., for the drilling of a vertical exploratory well to test the Mancos, Niobrara, Frontier, and Dakota/Cedar Mountain Formations ("Deep Formations"), and allow the optional drilling of a horizontal well within the unit into one or more of the Deep Formations, with the vertical well and the lateral of the horizontal well not closer than 600 feet from the boundary of the unit, and the lateral of the horizontal well not closer than 300 feet from the wellbore of the vertical well.  510-55
1010-UP-55 407 Great Western Oil and Gas Company LLC/
J. Michael Morgan
09/01/2010 Wattenberg
Codell/Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish an 80-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the E SW of Section 31, Township 7 North, Range 63 West, 6th P.M., to accommodate the Heinze 31-23 Well located in the NE SW (API # 05-123-29758), and the Heinze 31-24 Well located in the SE SW (API # 05-123-29759), and to pool all nonconsenting interests in said unit, for the development and operation of the Codell and Niobrara Formations. 407-379
1010-UP-56 232 & 407 EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc./
Gretchen VanderWerf
09/01/2010 Wattenberg
Codell/Niobrara
Weld
Request to involuntarily pool all interests not voluntarily pooled (including working interests and unleased mineral interests) in the designated wellbore spacing unit consisting of certain lands in Sections 34 and 35, Township 2 North, Range 68 West. 6th P.M., for the development and operation of the Codell, Niobrara and J-Sand Formations. Application withdrawn
1010-UP-57 112 BP American Production and Lois Hood/
Thomas W. Niebrugge/
Jeffery P. Robbins
09/01/2010 Ignacio-Blanco
Fruitland coal seams
La Plata
Request to involuntarily pool all nonconsenting interests in the drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 1U and the N of Section 12U, Township 34 North, Range 7 West, N.M.P.M. (S.U.L.) for the development and operation of the Fruitland coal seams.  Continued to the November hearing.
1010-UP-58 407 Great Western Oil and Gas Company LLC/
J. Michael Morgan
09/01/2010 Wattenberg
Codell/Niobrara
Weld
Request to establish a 160-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the SW of Section 2, Township 4 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M., for the production of oil and gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Codell and Niobrara Formations from the Coulson 2-53 Well, and to pool all nonconsenting owners in the proposed unit;  and to pool all nonconsenting owners in the established 80-acre drilling and spacing unit, consisting of the W SW of Section 2, for the development and operation of the Codell and Niobrara Formations including production from the Coulson 2-13 and Coulson 2-14 Wells; and pool all non-consenting owners in the established 80-acre drilling and spacing unit, consisting of the E SW of Section 2, for the development and operation of the Codell and Niobrara Formations including the production from the Coulson 2-23 and Coufal 2-24 Wells. Continued to the November hearing.
1009-OV-07 1V Staff Recommendation 08/25/2010 Morgan Request for approval of an Administrative Order By Consent with Magpie Operating, Inc. for violations of Rules 319.b.(1), 319.b.(3), and 326.b.(1) for oil and gas operations at the J.W. Challis #1 Well (API No. 05-087-06066), located in the SW SW of Section 34, Township 4 North, Range 59 West, 6th P.M. Continued to the November hearing.