Arvada City Hall, Council Chambers

8101 Ralston Rd.

Arvada, Colorado 80002

 

Monday, April 21, 2003

Agenda

 

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

 

10:30 a.m. Report from the Assistant Attorney General

 

10:40 a.m. Commissioner Comments

 

10:50 a.m. Audience Comments

 

11:00 a.m. Consent Agenda

 

Cause No. 517, Docket No. 0302-GA-01, Purgatorie River Field, Las Animas County

Applicant: Evergreen Operating Corporation

Attorney: Stephen J. Sullivan

 

Protestant: William Silverman

Attorney: Paige Brock

 

Subject: Request for a variance to allow the Kildare 42-20 Well to be located closer than 150 feet from the surface owners property.

 

Comments: Continued to the June hearing pending a settlement between the parties.

11:10 a.m.  Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0304-OV-04, McClave Field, Kiowa County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:                     Request to enter an Order Finding Violation finding Frederick J. Schaffer Jr. in violation of Rule 326.b.(1) for failure to either perform a mechanical integrity test, produce, or plug and abandon the State-Pyle #1 Well located in the NW SE of Section 6, Township 20 South, Range 48 West 6th P.M. and the State-Pyles-Calvert #1 Well located in the SW NE of Section 11, Township 20 South, Range 49 West, 6th P.M.

 

11:45 a.m. Cause No. 146, Docket No. 0304-GA-02, Leyden Gas Storage Field, Jefferson County

Applicant: Public Service Company

Attorneys: James D. Albright/William A. Keefe

                       Protestant:                El Dorado Estates Homeowners Association, Mobelisk, L.L.C., and Northwest Industrial Subdivision II, Inc.

Attorney: Stephen J. Sullivan/Keith D. Tooley

 

Protestant: Union Pacific Railroad

Attorney: Kathleen M. Sneed

 

Intervenor: Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment

Representative: Roy Laws

 

Subject: Request for an order authorizing the closure of the Leyden Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility in the caverns of the abandoned Leyden Coal Mine.

 

Comments: Prehearing conferences held on April 8, 2003 and on April 14, 2003. Prehearing conference summary provided to the Commissioners and the parties.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

April 21, 2003

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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 application. The Hearing Officer recommendations were provided and exhibits are available upon request. The Applicants agreed to be bound by oral Order of the Commission.

 

Cause No. 191, Docket No. 0304-SP-03, Mam Creek Field, Garfield County

Applicant: Calpine Natural Gas Company

Attorney: Stephen J. Sullivan

 

Subject: Request for an order to vacate the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of Section 35, Township 6 South, Range 92 West, 6th P.M. for production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Mesaverde Formation.  

Hearing Officers: David Dillon/Tricia Beaver

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause No. 133, Docket No. 0304-AW-04, Hiawatha West Field, Moffat County

Applicant: Ensign Operating Company

Attorney: Michael J. Wozniak

 

Subject: Request for an order allowing up to four (4) wells to be drilled and completed at the option of the operator on 320-acre drilling and spacing units in Section 26 and the N of Section 36, Township 12 North, Range 101 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Wasatch, Fort Union, Lance, and Lewis Formations.

 

Hearing Officers: Morris Bell/Tricia Beaver

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause Nos. 139, 440, 479, 495, 510, Docket No. 0304-AW-03, Rulison, Parachute and                           Grand Valley Fields, Garfield County

Applicant: Williams Production RMT Company

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject: Request for an order to allow additional wells to be drilled on ten (10) acre density directionally from 40-acre well sites or previously approved 20-acre well sites for certain lands in Township 6 South, Ranges 94 - 96 West, 6th P.M., and Township 7 South, Ranges 95 and 96 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork Formation.

 

Hearing Officers: Brian Macke/Tricia Beaver

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause No. 133, Docket No. 0304-AW-05, Hiawatha West Field, Moffat County

Applicant: Wexpro Company

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject: Request for an order allowing up to five (5) wells to be drilled in existing 320-acre drilling units established in Section 30, Township 12 North, Range 100 West and Section 25, Township 12 North, Range 101 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Wasatch, Fort Union, Lance, and Lewis Formations.

 

Hearing Officers: Tricia Beaver /Morris Bell

 

Comments: Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.