BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS IN THE McCLAVE FIELD, BENT AND KIOWA COUNTIES, COLORADO

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CAUSE NO. 105

 

ORDER NO. 105-13

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on October 15, 1974, at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium, Social Services Building, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of Texas Oil and Gas Corporation for an order granting two exceptions to the spacing patterns as established by the orders in Cause No. 105 for the McClave Field, Bent and Kiowa Counties, Colorado.

 

FINDINGS

 

The Commission finds as follows:

 

1.      That due notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing has 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 on May 15, 1957, the Commission issued its Order No. 105-1 which, among other things, established 640-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of gas from the McClave Sand underlying the McClave Field.  The order was amended by Order No. 105-2 which provided for the permitted welt to be located within a radius of 990 feet from the center of the drilling and spacing unit, with exceptions for topographical reasons.  Subsequent orders were issued extending the limits of the spaced area.

 

4.      That two wells have been drilled in Section 2, Township 21 South, Range 48 West, 6th P.M., and that both were plugged and abandoned as dry holes; and that a well drilled in the SW¼NE¼ of Section 5, Township 21 Sout,. Range 48 West, 6th P.M., and completed as a gas well, has since been plugged and abandoned as an exhausted producer.

 

5.      That evidence presented at the hearing indicates that exceptions to the spacing pattern established in the McClave Field should be granted for a well to be drilled 660 feet from the west line and 660 feet from the north line of Section 2, Township 21 South, Range 48 West, 6th P.M., and for a well to be drilled 1320 feet from the north line and 1220 feet from the east line of Section 5, Township 21 South, Range 48 West, 6th P.M., and that they be the permitted wells for the units upon which each is located; however, if a commercial well is completed at either location set forth above, the Commission should, upon application of any interested person, take such action as will offset any advantage which the person securing each exception may have over other producers by reason of the drilling of each well as an exception including suitable provisions to prevent the production from the drilling unit of more than its just and equitable share of gas in the pool.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that an exception is hereby granted for a well to be drilled 660 feet from the west line and 660 feet from the north line of Section 2, Township 21 South, Range 48 West, 6th P.M., and for a well to be drilled 1320 feet from the north line and 1320 feet from the east line of Section 5, Township 21 South, Range 48 West, 6th P.M., McClave Field, Bent County, Colorado, and that each said well shall be the permitted well for the drilling unit upon which it is located; however, if a commercial well is completed at either location set forth above, the Commission shall, upon application of any interested person, take such action as will offset any advantage which the person securing the exception may have over other producers by reason of the drilling of the well as an exception.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the provisions contained in the above order shall become effective forthwith.

 

ORDERED this 15th day of October, 1974.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By  Frank J. Piro, Secretary