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 MINTO FIELD, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO

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CAUSE NO. 174

 

ORDER NO. 174-2

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on February 15, 1966, at 10 a.m., in Room 330, State Office Building, Denver, Colorado, after publication of Notice of Hearing as required by law, and receipt of appropriate waivers of service thereof, on the application of Jack D. Gray for an order granting an exception to Rule 316 of the Rules and Regulations of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the State of Colorado, for a well to be drilled in Section 6, Township 8 North, Range 52 West, 6th P.M., Logan County, 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 geological and engineering testimony presented at the hearing indicates that the S of Lot 1, Section 6, Township 8 North, Range 52 West, 6th P.M., Logan County, Colorado, is located partly outside of the "J" Sand reservoir and is adjacent to a producing tract; and that, therefore, in order to protect correlative rights and to increase the ultimate recovery of oil and gas from said "J" Sand reservoir, an exception to Rule 316 of the Rules and Regulations of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should be granted for a well to be drilled approximately 330 feet north of the south line, and 330 feet east of the west line of Lot 1 in said Section 6; however, if a commercial well is drilled on the location set forth above instead of on a location as provided in said Rule 316, the Commission should, at the request of interested persons, 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 said well as an exception.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that an exception shall be granted for a well to be drilled approximately 330 feet north of the south line, and 330 feet east of the west line of Lot 1, Section 6, Township 8 North, Range 52 West, 6th P.M., Logan County, Colorado; however, if a commercial well is drilled on the location set forth above instead of on a location as provided in Rule 316 of the Rules and Regulations of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the State of Colorado, the Commission shall, at the request of interested persons, 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 said 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 February 1966.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By

William R. Smith, Secretary