COGIS - Complaint Reports

Form 18/18A                                                    Related   Doc
Date Rec'd: 6/1/2010 Method Received:   
DocNum: 200252458 Routed to Agency:  
Complaint Type: API number:   05-123-31432

Complainant Information

Name: John Lindell
Address: 50849 WCR 17  Wellington , CO 80549
Date Received: 6/1/2010
Connection to Incident: Land owner next to CR

Description of Complaint:

Operator: RUBICON OIL & GAS LLC
Oper. No.

10303

Date of Incident: 6/1/2010
Type of Facility: WELL
Well Name/No.  
County Name: WELD
Operator contact:
qtrqtr: SESE section: 16 township: 9N range: 67W meridian: 1


Complaint Issue
Issue:     Assigned To:    John Axelson Status:     Resolved     7/14/2010
Description: Complainant observed Halliburton semi-truck with two tank trailer dumping fluids on County Road 17 in front of his house. Truck had come from new well location being drilled by Rubicon Oil & Gas - Pawnee #2-16-1. Other Halliburton vehicles had also pulled over. As complainant approached the vehicles he said Halliburton employees turned off flow and re-entered vehicle to leave. He took a picture of truck and talked to one employee who said it was just water and they were washing off their boots. Complainant described it as dumping with strong flow from a 4" outlet. He didn't observe anybody trying to wash their boots.
Resolution: Visited location on May 27, 2010 and observed area where dumping had occurred. Center of spill are located at N40.73658, W104.90599 approx 1300-ft south on CR 17 from CR 104. Area on the county road was saturated approx 50-ft long and fluids ran off both shoulders of the road. Collected one grab soil sample from area on west shoulder where oily residue, staining and hydrocarbon odor was noted. Sample location was believed to represent most impacted area. Sample results were non-detect for VOCs, semi-volatiles and TPH-gasoline range organics. Sample had 262 mg/kg TPH-diesel range organics and pH was elevated at 9.22. Operator was issued failed inspection with corrective actions requiring compliance with E&P Waste Management regulations and no additional dumping of any kind on County Roads. Because subcontractor scraped up and removed oily soil from the road, no additional remediation was required.
Letter Sent?:     Y Report Links:     

Other Notifications
Date:    5/27/2010 Agency:    Rubicon Oil & Gas Contact:    Ray Hoffman
Response or Details
Mr. Hoffman indicated that Halliburton had been on location and completed a cement job. He didn't know what they would be dumping on the county road. He said they had washed out into the lined reserve pit prior to leaving. He contacted Halliburton and they described it as water with some residual vegetable oil. They said they spray the tank with vegetable oil so the cement doesn't stick. They also said that they had stopped to wash mud off their boots.
 

Final Resolution
Date Case Closed? Letter Sent? COGCC person
7/14/2010 Y John Axelson

Visited location on May 27, 2010 and observed area where dumping had occurred. Center of spill are located at N40.73658, W104.90599 approx 1300-ft south on CR 17 from CR 104. Area on the county road was saturated approx 50-ft long and fluids ran off both shoulders of the road. Collected one grab soil sample from area on west shoulder where oily residue, staining and hydrocarbon odor was noted. Sample location was believed to represent most impacted area. Sample results were non-detect for VOCs, semi-volatiles and TPH-gasoline range organics. Sample had 262 mg/kg TPH-diesel range organics and pH was elevated at 9.22. Operator was issued failed inspection with corrective actions requiring compliance with E&P Waste Management regulations and no additional dumping of any kind on County Roads. Because subcontractor scraped up and removed oily soil from the road, no additional remediation was required.




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