Petroleum and Metals Halls, Green Center

Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois Street

Golden, CO 80401

 

Monday August 18, 2003

Agenda

 

10:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners

 

Approval of Proceedings

 

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

 

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

 

10:20 a.m. Report from the Assistant Attorney General

 

10:30 a.m. Commissioner Comments

 

10:40 a.m. Audience Comments

 

10:50 a.m. Consent Agenda

 

11:00 a.m. Cause No. 146, Docket No. 0304-GA-02, Leyden Gas Storage Field, Jefferson County

Applicant: Public Service Company

Attorneys: William A. Keefe /James D. Albright

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

 

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 were held on April 8, 2003, April 14, 2003, June 30, 2003 and July 15, 2003. Prehearing conference summaries provided to the Commissioners and the parties. On July 11, 2003 and July 30, 2003, El Dorado Estates Homeowners Association, Mobelisk, L.L.C., and Northwest Industrial Subdivision II, Inc., and Union Pacific Railroad withdrew their protests.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

August 18, 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 was presented to the Hearing Officers in support of the applications. 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 Nos. 232, 407 and 499, Docket No. 0307-SP-04, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

Applicant: CFG Energy, Inc. and Eddy Oil Company

Attorney: J. Michael Morgan

 

Subject:Request for an order to amend the drilling and spacing units in Section 32, Township 5 North, Range 63 West, 6th P.M. by establishing 80-acre drilling and spacing units in the W SE, SW, NE, and NW and establishing 40-acre drilling and spacing units in the E SE for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Dakota, J Sand, Codell and Niobrara Formations.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Brian Macke

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause Nos. 139 and 440, Docket No. 0308-AW-09, Rulison and Parachute Fields, Garfield County

Applicant: Tom Brown, Inc.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject:Request for an order to increase well density, the equivalent of 1 well per 20 acres, from the Williams Fork Formation in Section 1, Township 7 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Brian Macke

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause Nos. 139 and 440, Docket No. 0308-AW-010, Rulison and Parachute Fields, Garfield County

Applicant: Tom Brown, Inc.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject:Request for an order to increase well density, the equivalent of 1 well per 20 acres, from the Williams Fork Formation in Section 2, Township 7 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M. for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Williams Fork Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Brian Macke

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

Cause Nos. 139, 440, 479, and 510, Docket No. 0308-SP-05, Rulison, Parachute and Grand Valley Fields, Garfield County

Applicant: Williams Production RMT Company

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject:Request for an order to increase well density, the equivalent of 1 well per 10 acres, in certain sections of 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. 0308-AW-08, Hiawatha West Field, Moffat County

Applicant: Ensign Operating Company

Attorney: Michael Wozniak

 

Subject:Request for an order to allow up to eight (8) wells to be drilled in the existing 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 oil and associated hydrocarbons from the Wasatch, Fort Union/Lance/Lewis and Mesaverde Formations.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Morris Bell

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Administrative Order by Consent

 

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

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0308-OV-05, Logan County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:                   Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Puckett Energy Company in violation of Rules 325.a., 210, and 326.b., failure to obtain written authorization for injection, to install a well sign, and to conduct an MIT on a shut-in well every five (5) years for the Dalke #2 Well located in the SW SW of Section 11, Township 8 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M., assessing a fine of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0308-OV-06, Weld County

Staff Recommendation

Subject:                    Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Antelope Energy Company in violation of Rules 308A., 301., 319.b.(1), and 1003.b., failure to submit a Drilling Completion Report, Form 5 within thirty (30) days of the suspension of commenced drilling activities prior to reaching total depth, to provide written notice of intention to change plans previously approved, to obtain approval of the Director for temporarily abandoning the well and failure to close the well to the atmosphere prior to the temporary abandonment and to reclaim the location within twelve (12) months after drilling operations for the Maddy #1 Well located in the SE SW of Section 31, Township 10 North, Range 57 West, 6th P.M., assessing a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).