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Monday, August 21, 2000 – 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22, 2000 – 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ramada Inn & Suites

Convention Space

124 West 6th Street

Glenwood Springs, CO




¿9:00 a.m.       Field Tour


¼12:30 p.m.     Roll Call of Commissioners


                        Cause Nos. 479, 440, 139, and 510, Docket No. 0003-SP-01, Rulison, Parachute and Grand Valley Fields, Garfield County


                        Applicant:          Barrett Resources Corporation

                        Attorney:           William A. Keefe


                        Intervenor:         Garfield County

                        Attorney:           Martha Rudolph/Ron Eddy


                        Protestant:        Arnold L. Mackley, Darleene E. Mackley, Paul A. Bernklau , Carla R. Bernklau, Gary E. Martin, Gloria J. Martin, Nancy Kay Force, Steven L. Collins Carol L. Collins and Joan Savage

                        Attorney:           Thomas W. Niebrugge


                        Intervenor:         Colorado Oil & Gas Association

                        Attorney:           Ken Wonstolen


                        Intervenor:         Grand Valley Citizens Alliance

                        Attorney:           Paul Zogg         


            Subject:                        Request to allow additional wells, the equivalent of one (1) well per 20 acres, to be drilled on certain lands for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork Formation of the Mesaverde Group.


Comments:       On March 3, 2000 the BLM filed a protest with the Commission on the Application. On March 10, 2000 the BLM filed a written withdrawal of the protest.  Local Public Forum held on March 2, 2000.  Prehearing conference held on March 8, 2000.  On March 15, 2000, the Commission approved the application and stayed the order pending a Public Issues Hearing.


Tuesday, August 22

¹3-5 p.m.       510 Statements by the Public


                       Forms available for written statements to be submitted to the COGCC by August 25, 2000.


                       Consent Agenda




August 21 & 22, 2000



No protests were received on the application listed below and an administrative hearing was held for this matter.  Appropriate testimony accompanied by required exhibits were presented to the Hearing Officers in support of this application.  Hearing Officer recommendations are provided and exhibits are available upon request.  The Applicant agreed to be bound by oral Order of the Commission.



Administrative Hearing



                        Cause No. 256, Docket No. 0007-UP-04, White River Field, Wasatch and Mesa Verde Formations, Rio Blanco County


                        Applicant:          Chesapeake Operating Inc.

                        Attorney:           William A. Keefe


                        Subject:                        Request to pool all interests in the SW¼ of Section 1, Township 1 North, Range 97 West for development and operation of the Wasatch and Mesa Verde Formations.


                       Hearing Officers: David Dillon/Tricia Beaver           


                       Comments:         Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.