Garfield County Courthouse Plaza

108 8th Street, Room 100

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Agenda

 

9:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners

 

9:05 a.m. Report from the Executive Directors Office

 

9:15 a.m. Report from the Director - Written report provided

 

9:30 a.m. Report from the Assistant Attorney General

 

9:40 a.m. Commissioner Comments

 

9:50 a.m. Audience Comments

 

10:30 a.m. Consent Agenda

 

Cause No. 407, Docket No. 0401-UP-01, Wattenberg Field, Weld County,

Applicant: Prima Oil & Gas Co.

Attorney: Peter A. Bjork

 

Subject: Request for an order to pool all non-consenting owners in the 80-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the W SW of Section 34, Township 6 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. for the development and operation of the Codell/Niobrara Formation.

 

Comments: Application withdrawn; hearing cancelled.

Cause No. 407, Docket No. 0402-UP-02, Wattenberg Field, Weld County,

Applicant: Prima Oil & Gas Co.

Attorney: Peter A. Bjork

 

Subject: Request for an order to pool all non-consenting owners in the 80-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the E SW of Section 34, Township 6 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. for the development and operation of the Codell/Niobrara Formation.

 

Comments: Application withdrawn; hearing cancelled.

 

Cause No. 300, Docket No. 0402-AW-01, Beecher Island Field, Yuma County

Applicant: Petroleum Development Corp.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

Subject: Request for an order to allow up to four (4) wells to be drilled in the existing 160-acre drilling and spacing units located in certain sections of Township 2 South, Ranges 43 and 44 West, 6th P.M. and Township 3 South, Range 43 West, 6th P.M. for production from the Niobrara Formation.

 

Comments: Continued to the March hearing.

 

 

Cause No. 318, Docket No. 0402-AW-02, Republican Field, Yuma County

Applicant: Petroleum Development Corp.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

Subject: Request for an order to allow up to three (3) wells to be drilled in the existing 160-acre drilling and spacing units located in Sections 25 through 28, Township 1 North, Range 45 West, 6th P.M. for production from the Niobrara Formation.

 

Comments: Continued to the March hearing.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

February 10, 2004

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No protests/interventions were received on the matter listed below and an administrative hearing was held for this matter. Appropriate testimony accompanied by required exhibits was presented to the Hearing Officers in support of the application. The Hearing Officer recommendation was provided and exhibits are available upon request. The Applicant agreed to be bound by oral Order of the Commission.

 

Cause No. 139, Docket No. 0402-AW-03, Rulison Field, Garfield County

Applicant: Presco, Inc.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject: Request for an order to amend the 640-acre drilling and spacing units in Sections 30 and 31, Township 7 South, Range 94 West, 6th P.M. and Sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, Township 7 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M. to allow 40-acre well density in those lands for production from the Williams Fork Formation.

 

Administrative Order by Consent

 

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

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0402-OV-05, Garfield County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Petroleum Development Corporation in violation of Rule 303.a., failure to obtain the COGCC Director's approval for its Application for Permit-to-Drill before commencing operations with heavy equipment on the Chevron/Texaco #41C-13D Well located in the SE SE of Section 12, Township 6 South, Range 97 West, 6th P.M.

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0401-OV-06, Weld County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject: Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding EnCana Energy Resources, Inc. in violation of Rule 303.b., 301., and Section 34-60-117.(1) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, failure to have an approved Application for Permit-to-Drill or Application for Permit-to-Recomplete to the Dakota Formation, not providing written notice of intention to do work and to protect correlative rights of all owners in every field or pool for the Owens Brothers #13-32 Well located in the NW SW of Section 32, Township 3 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M.