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 BENNETT FIELD, ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO

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CAUSE NO. 227

 

ORDER NO. 227-2

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on August 18, 1970, at 10 a.m., in the P.U.C. Hearing Room, 5th Floor, Columbine Building, 1845 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of The Anschutz Corporation, Inc., for an Order amending Rule 2 of Order No. 227-1 to allow the drilling and spacing units to be either the E and W or the N and the S of each quarter section within the spaced area of the Bennett Field, Area A.

 

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 by Rule 2 of Order No. 227-1, the Commission established that 80-acre drilling and spacing units shall be the W and E of each quarter section.

 

4. That testimony presented at the hearing indicates that said Rule 2 should be amended to allow the drilling and spacing units to be either the E and W or the N and S of each quarter section, according to the governmental survey thereof, for the spaced Area A of the Bennett Field, covering the following lands in Adams County, Colorado:

 

AREA A:

Township 3 South, Range 63 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and that said amendment will not adversely affect the correlative rights of the owners of said field.

 

5. That in order to provide more flexibility in the drilling and spacing units and avoid problems encountered in pooling diversified ownership and promote the development of the field, the application should be approved.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that Rule 2 of Order 227-1 is hereby amended to allow the 80-acre drilling and spacing units to be either the E and the W or the N and the S of each quarter section, according to the governmental survey thereof, within the spaced Area A of the Bennett Field covering the following described lands in Adams County, Colorado:

 

AREA A:

Township 3 South, Range 63 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the Commission expressly reserves its right, after notice and hearing, to alter, amend or repeal any and/or all of the above order.

 

ORDERED this 18th day of August 1970.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By

Frank J. Piro, Secretary