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January 8, 2001

The Chancery Building

1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801

Denver, Colorado

 

 

8:30 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

 

Commissioner Comments

 

Audience Comments

 

Cause No. 517, Docket No. 0101-UP-04, Las Animas County

 

Applicant: Cedar Ridge, LLC

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Subject: Request to pool non-consenting interests in certain 160-acre units in Townships 30 & 31 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. for development and operation of the Raton and Vermejo Formations.

 

Comments: Application withdrawn due to settlement by the parties.

 

Cause No. 254, Docket No. 0101-SP-02, Longbranch Field, Adams County

 

Applicant: Renegade Oil and Gas Company

Attorney: Stephen Sullivan

 

Protestant: Setex Oil & Gas

Attorney: Tom Niebrugge

 

Protestant: Patina Oil & Gas

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Protestant: HS Resources

Attorney: Jeffery Fisk

 

Subject: Request to re-establish 320-acre drilling and spacing units for certain lands in Township 2 South, Range 62 West, 6th P.M. and to suspend J Sand Formation production from the Habel #A-2 Well.

 

Comments: Requests to continue from Setex Oil and Gas, Patina Oil and Gas and HS Resources. This matter has been continued to February 2001 so that Renegade can amend its application.

 

Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0101-GA-01, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

 

Applicant: City of Longmont

Attorney: James Rourke/Phillip Barber

 

Protestant: TOP Operating Company

Attorney: Erika Enger

 

Subject: Request to designate certain lands in the E of Section 7 and the W SW of Section 8, both in Township 2 North, Range 68 West, 6th P.M. as an outside activity area under Rule 603.b.

 

Comments: The field tour of Sandstone Ranch and the hearing on this application have been continued to the March 2001 hearing.

 

9:00 a.m. Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0012-GA-09, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

 

Applicant: TOP Operating Company

Attorney: Erika Enger

 

Protestant: City of Longmont

Attorney: James Rourke

Intervenor: Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Attorney: Kenneth Wonstolen

 

Subject: Request to determine the Directors authority to administratively place directional drilling conditions on drilling permits.

 

Comments: Continued from December 2000.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Adjourn

 

CONSENT AGENDA

January 8, 2001

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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 Nos. 1 and 232, Docket No. 0101-SP-01, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

 

Applicant: Mountain Petroleum Corporation

Attorney: Thomas Niebrugge

Subject: Request to establish a 160-acre exploratory unit for the D Sand Formation, to pool non-consenting interests for development and operation of the D and J Sand Formations, and to grant an exception well location in Section 26, Township 1 North, Range 65 West for production from the J Sand Formation.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 517, Docket No. 0101-UP-01, Las Animas County

 

Applicant: Cedar Ridge, LLC

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Subject: Request to pool non-consenting interests in the NW of section 5, Township 31 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. for development and operation of the Raton and Vermejo Formations.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 517, Docket No. 0101-UP-02, Las Animas and Huerfano Counties

 

Applicant: Cedar Ridge, LLC

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

 

 

Subject: Request to pool non-consenting interests in certain 160-acre units in Sections 21, 22, 25 & 33, Township 30 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. for development and operation of the Raton and Vermejo Formations.

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 517, Docket No. 0101-UP-03, Las Animas County

 

Applicant: Cedar Ridge, LLC

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Subject:: Request to pool non-consenting interests in the NW of Section 1, Township 31 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. for development and operation of the Raton and Vermejo Formations.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 232, Docket No. 0101-SP-03, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

 

Applicant: Petroleum Development Corporation

Attorney: Michael Morgan

 

Subject:: Request to segregate the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the S of Section 9, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. into two 160-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of the SW and SE of Section 9, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.m. for production from the J Sand Formation.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 232, Docket No. 0101-SP-04, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

 

Applicant: Petroleum Development Corporation

Attorney: Michael Morgan

Subject: Request to segregate the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the S of Section 17, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. into two 160-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of the SW and SE of Section 17, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. for production from the J Sand Formation.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Cause No. 388, Docket No. 0101-AW-01, Nee Noshe Field, Kiowa County

 

Applicant: Ellora Energy, LLC

Representative: Pamela von Feldt

 

Subject Request to drill a second well in the 640-acre unit consisting of Section 21, Township 19 South, Range 47 West, 6th P.M. for production of oil from the Middle Morrow Sand Formation.

 

Comments: Heard by a Hearing Officer who recommends approval.

 

Administrative Order by Consent

 

The following Administrative Order by Consent was accepted and agreed to:

 

Cause No.1, Docket No. 0101-OV-01, Ignacio-Blanco Field, La Plata County

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

 

Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Amoco Production Company in violation of Rule 303.a., failure to obtain an approved drilling permit prior to construction of two well sites, and assess a total fine of Two Thousand dollars ($2,000).