HEARING AGENDA

Suite 801, The Chancery Building

1120 Lincoln Street

Denver, Colorado 80203

 

Monday, July 15, 2002

 

10:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners

 

Approval of Proceedings

 

10:05 a.m. Report from the Executive Directors Office

 

10:20 a.m. Report from the Director - Written report provided

 

10:50 a.m. Report from the Assistant Attorney General

 

11:00 a.m. Commissioner Comments

 

11:10 a.m. Audience Comments

 

Consent Agenda

Cause No. 191, Docket No. 0202-AW-01, Garfield County

Applicant: Calpine Natural Gas Company

Attorney: Stephen Sullivan

 

Subject:Request for an order to allow additional wells on the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 22, Township 6 South, Range 92 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas from the Mesaverde Formation.

Comments: Application withdrawn; local public forum and hearing cancelled.

 

11:20 a.m. Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0206-OV-05, Mesa County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:                      Request to approve an Order Finding Violation finding MarkWest Resources, Inc. in violation of Rule 1003.a.; failure to remove guy line anchors on crop land at the Tiffany No. 2-17 Well located in the NE NW of Section 17, Township 32 North, Range 6 West, N.M.P.M.

 

12:00 p.m. Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. Cause No. 523, Docket No. 0207-GA-07, Garfield County:

Applicant: SWD, LLC

Attorney: Cynthia Bargell

 

Protestants: Bobby Roy McPherson and Leslie Dale McPherson

Attorney: Eugene Burk

 

Protestants: Kenneth McPherson, Donald McPherson, Janice Mattick and Clifford McPherson

Representative: Kenneth McPherson

 

Letter of Comment:    Town of Silt

 

Subject:Request for an order to establish a surface use plan designating approved well site locations within a PUD covering portions of Sections 9-16, Township 6 South, Range 92 West, 6th P.M.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

July 15, 2002

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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 No. 112, Docket No. 0207-GA-06, Ignacio-Blanco Field, La Plata County

Applicant: Texaco Exploration & Production, Inc.

Attorney: William Keefe

 

Protestant: La Plata County

Attorney: Jeffery Robbins

 

Subject: Request to allow the West AnimasUniversity #9-3 Well to be located 1085 feet FSL and 2300 feet FWL in the SE SW of Section 9, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, N.M.P.M., within one and one-half miles of the outcrop contact between the Fruitland and Pictured Cliffs Formations.

 

Comments: Permit conditions were agreed upon by Texaco, La Plata County and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and protest was withdrawn.

 

Cause No. 112, Docket No. 0207-EX-02, Ignacio-Blanco Field, La Plata County

Applicant: 44 Canyon, LLC

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Subject: Request for an order to allow the drilling of the Eagles #1-2 Well at an exception location 690 feet from the west line and 1,465 feet from the south line in the SW of Section 1, Township 34 North, Range 9 West, N.M.PM. for the production of gas from the Fruitland coal seams.

 

Hearing Officers: Morris Bell/Tricia Beaver

 

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause No. 232 and 499, Docket No. 0207-SP-09, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

Applicant: United States Exploration, Inc.

Attorney: Peter Bjork

 

Subject: Request for an order to amend Cause Nos. 232 and 499 to allow the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the N of Section 9, Township 4 North, Range 63 West, 6th P.M. to be segregated into 160-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of the NE and NW of Section 9, for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons from the J Sand and Dakota Formations.

 

Hearing Officers: Tricia Beaver/ Morris Bell

 

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Administrative Orders by Consent

 

The following Administrative Orders by Consent were accepted and agreed to:

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0207-OV-06, Washington County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Alfred Ward & Son Operating Company in violation of Rule 324A.a., 324A.b., 902.a., 907.a.(1), 907.a.(2), and 907.c.; failure to ensure that E&P waste is properly stored, handled, transported, treated, recycled or disposed and for the unauthorized and intentional discharge of produced water into adjacent surface waters for the State #1 and #2 tank battery in the NE SE of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0207-OV-07, Baca County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Oneok Resources Company in violation of Rule 302, 312, and 706; failure to provide a Registration for Oil and Gas Operations, Certification of Clearance and/or Change of Operator, and financial assurance for the Bauman A #1-2 Well in the SW SW of Section 2, Township 33 North, Range 42 West, 6th P.M.