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 (GAS AREA), ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO

)

)

)

)

CAUSE NO. 227

 

ORDER NO. 227-5

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on June 15, 1981 at 9:00 a.m., in Room 110, State Centennial Building, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of Samuel Gary Oil Producer, for an order establishing 160-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the "J" Sand underlying certain lands in a portion of the Bennett Field, Adams County, Colorado.

 

FINDINGS

 

The Commission finds as follows:

 

1. Samuel Gary Oil Producer, as applicant herein, is an interested party in the subject matter of the above-referenced hearing.

 

2. Due notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing has been given in all respects as required by law.

 

3. 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.

 

4. Evidence presented at the hearing indicates that the "J" Sand constitutes a common source of supply of gas and associated hydrocarbons underlying the following described lands in a portion of the Bennett Field, Adams County, Colorado, to-wit:

 

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

Section

8:

S

Section

9:

S

Section

16:

N

Section

17:

N

 

5. In order to prevent the waste of gas, as defined by law; to protect the correlative rights of all parties concerned; to prevent the drilling of unnecessary wells, and to insure proper and efficient development and promote conservation of the gas resources of the State, an order should be made establishing 160-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from said "J" Sand, common source of supply underlying the lands defined herein; that said units should be 160-acre drilling units, and consist of a quarter section according to the governmental survey and that the permitted well should be located in the center of the SE of each quarter section with a tolerance of 200 feet in any direction for topography or surface hazards, and Well No. 8-16 Trupp, located in the center of the SESE of said Section 8 should be considered the permitted well for the unit upon which it is located.

 

6. All available geological and engineering data concerning said "J" Sand formation, indicate that one (1) well with efficiently and economically drain an area of approximately 160-acres, and that drilling units of the size and shape hereinabove described are not smaller than the maximum area that can be efficiently drained by one well producing from said "J" Sand.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the following rules and regulations shall apply hereafter to wells drilled, completed, of recompleted in the "J" Sand underlying a portion of the Bennett Field herein described, in addition to other applicable rules and regulations and orders of the Commission, if any, heretofore adopted and not in conflict herewith:

 

Rule 1. One hundred sixty (160) acre drilling and spacing units shall be and the same are hereby established for the production of gas and associated hydrocarbons from the "J" Sand underlying the following described lands in the Bennett Field (Gas Area Adams County, Colorado, to-wit:

 

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

Section

8:

S

Section

9:

S

Section

16:

N

Section

17:

N

 

Rule 2. Said drilling units shall consist of 160 acres and shall consist of a quarter section according to the governmental survey and the permitted well shall be located in the center of the SE of each quarter section with a tolerance of 200 feet in any direction for topography or surface hazards, and Well No. 8-16 Trupp, located in the SESE of said Section 8 shall be the permitted well for the unit upon which it is located.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the rules and regulations contained herein shall become effective forthwith.

 

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 orders, rules and regulations.

 

ENTERED this 14th day of July 1981, as of June 15, 1981.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By

Frank J. Piro, Secretary