BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

IN THE MATTER OF GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE CONSERVATION OF OIL AND GAS IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, AND RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE PERTAINING THERETO AND IN PARTICULAR WITH REFERENCE TO RULE 323

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CAUSE NO. 1

ORDER NO. 1-1

(Formerly 1-7)

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on February 16, 1971, at 1:30 p.m., in the Envoy Room, Quality Motel, 1840 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing, as required by law, as the result of objections offered by Mr. Millard Huey and Mr. Calvin W. Leach, Mayor of Brush, Colorado, to the subsurface disposal plan, as submitted by Okmar Oil Company, to inject produced waste liquids into the "D" Sand from the Burr, Gary-North, Peterson, and Sentry Fields, all in Morgan County, Colorado.

FINDINGS

The Commission finds as follows:

1. That due notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing have been given in all respects as required by law

2. That the Commission has jurisdiction over the subject matter embraced in said Notice, and of the parties interested therein, and jurisdiction to promulgate the hereinafter prescribed order.

3. That Okmar Oil Company presented a subsurface disposal plan which provides for the oil field waste liquids to be reinjected into the "D" Sand which is the original producing horizon.

4. That Okmar's disposal plan was acceptable to those parties who might be affected by the subsurface disposal project.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the application submitted by Okmar Oil Company for approval of a plan to dispose of oil field waste liquids from the Burr, Gary-North, Peterson, and Sentry Fields by reinjection into the "D" Sand in the No. 16 Huey well, located in the SW SE NW Section 29, Township 2 North, Range 56 West, 6th P. M., Morgan County, Colorado, is hereby approved.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any waste liquids that are stored prior to injection shall be contained in tanks or pits lined with an impermeable material to insure that there will be no seepage of said liquids into any fresh water aquifer.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Commission expressly reserves its right, after notice and hearing, to alter, amend, or repeal the above orders.

ORDERED this 2nd day of March, 1971.

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By Frank J. Piro, Secretary