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. 227-7

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission at 8:30 a.m. on December 20, 1995, in Suite 801, The Chancery Building, 1120 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado, on the verified application of HS Resources, Inc. for an order allowing three wells to be drilled as replacement wells to existing plugged wells as exceptions to the current Bennett Field Rules, for production from the "D" Sand and "J" Sand Formations.

 

FINDINGS

 

The Commission finds as follows:

 

1. HS Resources, Inc. as applicant herein, is an interested party in the subject matter of the above-referenced matter.

 

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. On July 20, 1970, the Commission issued Order No. 227-1 establishing 80-acre drilling and spacing units for certain lands in the Bennett Field for production of oil and associated hydrocarbons from the "D" Sand and "J" Sand Formations, consisting of the N and S of each quarter section, according to the governmental survey thereof, with the permitted well for each such drilling unit to be located in the center of NE and SW of each quarter section with a tolerance of 150 feet in any direction. By Order No. 227-2, the Commission established the 80‑acre drilling and spacing units to be either the E and W or the N and S of each quarter section.

 

5. Wells were drilled in the SW NW of Section 18, NE NW of Section 20 and SW NW of Section 20, all in Township 3 South, Range 63 West, 6th P.M., and were the permitted wells authorized by Bennett Field Rules. These wells were subsequently plugged and abandoned.

 

6. Geological and engineering evidence presented at the administrative hearing indicated that "D" Sand producing wells in this area will drain less than 40-acres.

 

7. Based on the facts stated in the verified application and having been heard by the Hearing Officer who recommends approval of the application, and having received no protests, the Commission should approve the request and allow the below-listed wells to be drilled and completed for production from the "D" Sand and "J" Sand Formations for the below-listed drilling and spacing units.

 

Well Name: HSR Danford Champlin No. 4-18

Replacement Exception Location: NW NW Sec 18-3S-63W

1,200' FNL & 700' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: W NW

 

Well Name: HSR Grave No. 4-20

Replacement Exception Location: NW NW Sec 20-3S-63W

660' FNL & 660' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: N NW

 

Well Name: HSR Chicos No. 6-20

Replacement Exception Location: SE NW Sec 20-3S-63W

1,850' FNL & 2,000' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: S NW

 


O R D E R

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that Order No. 227-1 is hereby amended to allow the below-listed wells to be drilled and completed for production from the "D" Sand and "J" Sand Formations for the below-listed 80-acre drilling and spacing units.

 

Well Name: HSR Danford Champlin No. 4-18

Replacement Exception Location: NW NW Sec 18-3S-63W

1,200' FNL & 700' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: W NW

 

Well Name: HSR Grave No. 4-20

Replacement Exception Location: NW NW Sec 20-3S-63W

660' FNL & 660' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: N NW

 

Well Name: HSR Chicos No. 6-20

Replacement Exception Location: SE NW Sec 20-3S-63W

1,850' FNL & 2,000' FWL

Unit for "D" Sand & "J" Sand: S NW

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that should a commercial well be completed at the 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 procedures by reason of the drilling of the well as an exception location.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the provisions contained in the above order 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.

 

ENTERED this day of 1996, as of December 20, 1995.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

 

By

Patricia C. Beaver, Secretary

 

Dated at Suite 801

1120 Lincoln Street

Denver, Colorado 80203

January 15, 1996