Suite 801, The Chancery Building

1120 Lincoln Street


Denver, Colorado 80203

Monday, September 20, 2004


À 9:00 a.m. Roll Call of Commissioners

Approval of Proceedings

À 9:05 a.m. Report from the Executive Director’s Office

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

Á 10:00 a.m. Report from the Assistant Attorney General

Á 10:15 a.m. Commissioner Comments

Á 10:30 a.m. Audience Comments

Á 10:45 a.m. Consent Agenda

Á 10:50 a.m. Presentation by W.C. (Rusty) Riese: " New Insights of the Hydrocarbon System of the Fruitland Formation Coalbeds, Northern San Juan Basin, Colorado and New Mexico, USA".

Á 12:00 Noon Lunch Break

Á 12:45 p.m. Request to reconvene the 3M Technical Committee – La Plata County Board of County Commissioners.

Letter in support from the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council.

Á 1:30 p.m. Update on policy to clarify noise control regulations in accordance with Rule 802.

Á 1:45 p.m. Request from the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to require well location plats to be prepared by a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor.

Á 2:30 p.m. Discussion on Public Projects proposed in accordance with Order No.1V-276 – continued to October hearing.

Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 0409-OV-31, Ignacio-Blanco Field, La Plata County

Staff Recommendation

Subject: Request to approve an Order Finding Violation finding Richmond Petroleum in violation of Rule 1004., failure to reclaim the surface location at the Gosney 33-7 No. 1 Well located in the SW¼ SW¼ of Section 10, Township 33 North, Range 7 West, N.M.P.M.

Comments: Continued to the October hearing.




Tuesday, September 21, 2004

À 9:00 a.m. Cause No. 1R, Docket No. 0409-RM-02, Numerous Fields, Yuma and Phillips Counties

Applicants: Rosewood Resources, J. W. Operating, et al.

Attorneys: Michael Wozniak/William Odell

Letters of Support: Board of Yuma County Commissioners

Gary Newton

Letters in Protest/

Intervention: Desmond and Mary Lou Brophy

Martin Brophy

Subject: Request to add new Rule 318B. to provide a special well location rule allowing 4 wells to be drilled in any quarter section, 1 well per quarter quarter section, located at least 560 feet from the outer boundary of said quarter section for certain lands in Townships 1-6 North and 1-4 South, Ranges 44-48 West, 6th P.M., for production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Niobrara Formation.


À 11:00 a.m. Cause No. 524, Docket No. 0409-SP-13, Caretaker Field, Weld County

Applicant: Diversified Operating Corporation

Representative: Hal McVey

Protestant: Delbert Castor

Attorney: T.R. Rice

Subject: Request to establish a 320-acre drilling and spacing unit, allowing up

to 8 wells and pooling all non-consenting owners for the E½ of Section

6, Township 7 North, Range 59 West, 6 P.M. in the University 9-1 Well

for the development and operation of the "D" Sand and "J" Sand










September 21, 2004


No protests/interventions were received on the matters listed below and an administrative hearing was held for one 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 Nos. 232 and 499, Docket No. 0409-SP-12, Wattenberg Gas Spaced Area, Weld County

Applicant: Blue Chip Oil, Inc.

Attorney: Keith Crouch

Subject: Request to segregate the 320-acre drilling and spacing unit consisting of the N½ of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. into two 160-acre drilling and spacing units consisting of the NW¼ and the NE¼ for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons from "J" Sand and Dakota Formations.

Cause No.1, Docket No. 0409-GA-06, Mamm Creek Field, Garfield and Mesa Counties

Staff Recommendation

Subject: Request to establish a bradenhead monitoring area in Townships 6-9 South, Ranges 91-93 West, 6th P.M. for the Mesaverde Formation.