Suite 801, The Chancery Building

1120 Lincoln Street

Denver, Colorado 80203

 

Monday January 5 and Tuesday January 6, 2003

Agenda

 

10:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners

 

Approval of Proceedings from September and December

 

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

 

10:15 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. 407, Docket No. 0401-UP-01, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

Applicant: Prima Oil & Gas Company

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 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. for the development and operation of the Codell-Niobrara Formation.

 

Comments: Continued to the February hearing.

 

Cause No. 1, Docket No. 0401-GA-01, Wattenberg Field, Weld County

Applicant: St. Vrain Partners, LLC

Attorney: G. Brent Coan

 

Protestant: EnCana Energy Resources Inc.

Attorney: Gretchen VanderWerf

 

Subject: Request for an order to revoke the variance and three permits-to-drill granted by the Director to EnCana Energy Resources, Inc. for wells located in the SW of Section 7, Township 2 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M.

 

Comments:               A Prehearing Conference was held on December 17, 2003 and a prehearing conference summary was provided.

Cause No. 139, Docket No. 0401-EX-02, Rulison Field, Garfield County

Applicant: EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Attorney: Stephen J. Sullivan

 

Protestants: Jakbek Ltd., MORGO Family Limited Partnership and ROGO LLLP.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Protestant: Kelly Couey

 

Protestant: Nancy Pittman

 

Protestant: Robert P. Bass

 

Protestant: Daniels Petroleum Company

Representative: Barrett D. Baker

 

Protestant: Mamm Mountain Ranch

Representatives: John and Pamela Sample

 

Subject:                     Request for an order allowing an exception to the permitted well location for certain lands in Townships 6 & 7 South, Ranges 92 & 93 West, 6th P.M. for wells to be located less than 600 feet from the common boundary of the Hunter Mesa and Grass Mesa federal exploratory units.

 

Comments: A Prehearing conference was held on January 2, 2004 and a prehearing conference summary was provided.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

January 5, 2004

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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. 139, 440, 479, 495 and 510, Docket No. 0401-SP-01, Rulison Field, Garfield County,

Applicant: Williams Production RMT Co.

Attorney: William A. Keefe

 

Subject: Request for an order to amend Order Nos. 139-38, 440-23, 479-11, 495-3 and 510-8 to change the well setbacks to 100 feet from the boundaries of the drilling and spacing unit 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 production from the Williams Fork Formation.

 

Hearing Officers:        Brian Macke/Tricia Beaver

 

Comments:                Heard by Hearing Officers who recommend approval.

 

Cause No. 133, Docket No. 0401-EX-01, Hiawatha West Field, Moffat County

Applicant: Ensign Operating Co.

Attorney: Michael J. Wozniak

 

Subject: Request for an order allowing an exception to the permitted location for the Lion Government #14-26 Well to be located at a proposed location of 448' FSL and 1187' FWL in Section 26, Township 12 North, Range 101 West, 6th P.M. for production from the Fort Union-Lance-Lewis Formations.

 

Hearing Officers:        Tricia Beaver/Morris Bell

 

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. 1V, Docket No. 0401-OV-01, Mesa County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Tom Brown Inc. in violation of Rule 1004.a., failure to complete reclamation within three (3) months of plugging the Borne #1-7 Well located in the SW NW of Section 7, Township 10 South, Range 95 West, 6th P.M.

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0401-OV-02, Garfield County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) in violation of Rule 602.b., failure to comply with the approved Access and Transportation Plan for access to Grass Mesa gas operations in Township 6 South, Range 93 West, 6th P.M.

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0401-OV-03, Washington County

Staff Recommendation

 

Subject:Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Pease Oil & Gas Company in violation of Rules 906.d.(2), 909.e., and 1004, failure to remediate spills/releases to meet the allowable concentrations in Table 910-1 and failure to complete the remediation of impacted soils and reclamation at the former Schwartz #1-X tank battery located in the NE NE of Section 28, Township 3 South, Range 50 West, 6th P.M.

 

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0401-OV-04, Logan County

Staff Recommendation

 

 Subject:                     Request to approve an Administrative Order by Consent finding Pease Oil & Gas Company in violation of Rules 324A.a., 910.a., and 1004, failure to complete the remediation and reclamation of produced water impacted soils at the Whittier "A" lease located in the E NE of Section 21, Township 9 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M. and for exceeding the COGCC Allowable Concentrations for Inorganics in Soil in Table 910-1.