Conference Center, Holiday Inn Express

2121 E. Main Street

Cortez, Colorado 81321

 

Tuesday, June 3, 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

 

10:55 a.m. Audience Comments

 

11:10 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: Waiver obtained.  Application withdrawn, hearing cancelled.

 

Cause No. 112, Docket No. 0306-UP-03, Ignacio Blanco Field, La Plata County

Applicant: Petrogulf Corporation

Attorney: Charles Carpenter

 

Subject:                     Request for an order to pool all interests in the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of the N of Section 24, Township 35 North, Range 7 West, N.M.P.M. and to allow the proposed Petrogulf #24-22 Well to be drilled at an exception location 2510 FNL and 1980 FWL of Section 24, for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Fruitland coal seams.

 

Comments: Application withdrawn; hearing cancelled.

 

Cause Nos. 112, Docket No. 0306-UP-04, Ignacio Blanco Field, La Plata County

Applicant: Petrogulf Corporation

Attorney: Charles Carpenter

 

Subject:                     Request for an order to pool all interests in the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of the N of Section 23, Township 35 North, Range 7 West, N.M.P.M. and to allow the proposed Petrogulf #23-32 Well to be drilled at an exception location 2510 FNL and 1980 FEL of Section 23, for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Fruitland coal seams.

 

Comments: Application withdrawn; hearing cancelled.

Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0306-GA-04, Delta County

Applicant: Gunnison Energy Corporation

Attorney: David R. Little

 

Subject:                    Request for a variance to extend the time within which Gunnison Energy may commence operations on the Spaulding Peak #1 Well, the Dever Creek #1 Well and the Lone Pine #1 Well from July 3, 2003 until July 3, 2004 and on the Stevens Gluch #1 Well from July 15, 2003 until July 15, 2004.

  

 

CONSENT AGENDA

June 3, 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. 407, Docket No. 0306-UP-02, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

Applicant: Prima Oil & Gas Company

Attorney: Peter A. Bjork

 

Subject: Request for an order to pool all interests within the 80-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of the E NW of Section 2, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. for the development and operation of the Codell/Niobrara Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Morris Bell

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

Cause No. 489, Docket No. 0306-AW-06, Buffalo Grass Field, Yuma County

Applicant: J-W Operating Company

Attorney: William G. Odell

 

Subject: Request for an order to allow up to two (2) additional wells to be drilled in existing 160-acre drilling and spacing units in certain sections of Township 4 North, Range 47 West, 6th P.M. to be located no closer than 560 feet to the outer boundaries of the units, for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Niobrara Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Morris Bell/Tricia Beaver

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

Cause No. 351, Docket No. 0306-AW-07, Rock Creek Field, Yuma County

Applicant: J-W Operating Company

Attorney: William G. Odell

 

Subject:Request for an order to allow up to two (2) additional wells to be drilled in existing 160-acre drilling and spacing units in certain sections of Township 5 North, Range 46 West, 6th P.M. and Township 5 North, Range 47 West, 6th P.M. to be located no closer than 600 feet to the outer boundaries of the units, for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Niobrara Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Morris Bell/Tricia Beaver

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

 Administrative Order by Consent

 

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

 

Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0306-GA-03, Rulison Field, Garfield County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:             Request to authorize COGCC staff to make a claim on the Two Thousand Five          Hundred dollar ($2,500) plugging bond to plug, abandon and reclaim the Pittenger No. 1 Well located in the SE SE of Section 13, Township 6 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M.