August 2001 Hearing Agenda
Monday, August 13, 2001
Ž10:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners
Approval of Proceedings
Report from the Executive Director’s Office
Report from the Director - Written report provided
Report from the Attorney General
Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0108-EX-03, Moffat County
Applicant: Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.
Attorney: Michael J. Wozniak
Subject: Request for an order allowing the Richards No. 13-17-7-93 Well to be located at an exception location 660 feet FSL and 660 feet FWL in SW¼ SW¼ of Section 17, Township 7 North, Range 93 West, 6th P.M. for production from the Mesaverde Formation.
Comments: Waivers obtained and application withdrawn.
Cause No. 112, Docket No. 0107-UP-06, Ignacio Blanco Field, La Plata County
Applicant: John G. Clancy
Protestant: EnerVest Management Partners, Ltd.
Attorney: Brian S. Tooley
Protestant: Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.
Attorney: William A. Keefe
Subject: Request for an order to pool 5 acres into the E½ of Section 9, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, N.M.P.M.
Comments: Prehearing conference held July 26, 2001. Parties are in process of negotiating a settlement. Application continued until settlement is finalized.
Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0108-GA-06, Las Animas County
Applicant: Apache Canyon Gas, LLC
Attorney: David Brody
dismissal: Evergreen Resources, Inc.
Attorney: Barry W. Spector
Subject: Request for an order determining the amount of payment of production proceeds owed, plus interest, from Evergreen Resources, Inc., and the date said production proceeds became due.
Comments: Joint request to continue to the October, 2001 hearing so the parties can pursue arbitration.
Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0108-EX-04, Weld County
Applicant: Prima Oil & Gas Company
Attorney: Stephen J. Sullivan
Protestant: HS Resources, Inc.
Attorney: Peter A. Bjork
Subject: Request for an order allowing the drilling of the Eaton Cattle No. 19-21 Well at an exception location 282.9 feet from the north line and 2765.72 feet from the east line of Section 19, Township 4 North, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. for production from the Codell-Niobrara Formations.
Comments: Joint request to continue to the October, 2001 hearing.
Ž11:00 a.m. Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0107-EX-02, Matrix Energy, LLC, Weld County
Applicant: Matrix Energy, LLC
Attorney: Peter A. Bjork
Protestant: Donvan and Janel Sharpe
Attorney: Alan D. Sweetbaum
Protestant: William M. Lewis and Ann E. Carrington
Attorney: Karl F. Anuta
Subject: Request for an order granting a variance pursuant to Rules 502 and 503 as to minimum setbacks from housing in a high-density area.
Comments: The Commission denied the request to grant a variance at the July hearing, and encouraged the parties to negotiate a waiver for an exception location and prepare a safety plan.
À11:30 a.m. Cause No. 519, Docket No. 0108-GA-07, Jefferson County
Applicant: Plainview Oil & Gas, Inc.
Representative: Tony Carter
Protestant: Charles McKay
Attorney: Richard Scheurer
Subject: Request for an order allowing an extension of time to complete the drilling operations on the No. 1 MPIC 9-39 Well, with no fines or penalties to be levied for alleged violation of Rule 319.b.(3).
À12:00-12:30 p.m. L U N C H
No protests/interventions were received on the matters listed below and administrative hearings were held for these matters. Appropriate testimony accompanied by required exhibits were presented to the Hearing Officers in support of the applications. Hearing Officer recommendations are provided and exhibits are available upon request. The Applicants agreed to be bound by oral Order of the Commission.
Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0107-OV-09, La Plata County
Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent, finding Texaco North America Production in violation of Rules 305 and 903, failure to notify the surface owner of pending recompletion, and obtain an approved pit permit prior to construction of special use pits for the Southern Ute Wells #27 and #28, assessing a fine of Four Thousand dollars ($4000).
Comments: Continued from the July hearing to provide adequate notice to the surface owner.