BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION TO TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT WASTE OF OIL AND GAS IN THE GRAYLIN-NORTHWEST FIELD, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO

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CAUSE NO. 25

 

ORDER NO. 25-9

 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

 

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on December 10, 1959, at 10 a.m., in the Spruce Room of the Albany Hotel, Denver, Colorado, after publication of Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of The British-American Oil Producing Company for an order approving a Unit Agreement, Graylin-Northwest "D" Sand Unit; covering unit operations in the Graylin-Northwest Field, Logan County, Colorado; and approving a proposed water flood project in said unit.

 

Also at the above hearing, on the Commission's own motion, consideration was given to extension of the Graylin-Northwest Field to include the area formerly known as the Graylin Field, Cause No. 74, and certain other lands, and deletion of certain areas from the Graylin-Northwest Field.

 

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 the Commission by its Order No. 74-1 established field limits for the Graylin Field and that by its Orders No. 25-1, No. 25-3, and No. 25-4, established the field limits for the Graylin-Northwest Field.

 

4. That the testimony presented at the hearing indicates that the field limits of the Graylin-Northwest Field should be revised to coincide with the Unit Area, as presented by Applicant, by the extension of certain areas and the deletion of certain other areas as follows:

 

Deletion of Area

 

Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 5:

SE NE, NE SE, S SE

Section 7:

E NE

Section 8:

N

Section 18:

N SW, SE NW

 

 


 

Township 8 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 1:

W of Lot 5, W of Lot 8

Section 11:

S NE, SE

Section 12:

W SW

Section 13:

NW, N S

Section 14:

NE, N SE

 

 

Township 9 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 31:

SE, Lot 3, NE SW, SE SW

 

 

Township 9 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 36:

NE SE

 

Extension of Area

 

Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 5:

S of Lot 2

Section 6:

SW SE, SE SW

Section 7:

NW, W NE, N S, S SE

 

 

Township 8 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 1:

Lots 1 and 2

 

 

Township 9 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 36:

SW SE

 

5. That the "D" sand formation underlying the Graylin-Northwest Field, herein defined, or Unit Area as set forth in said application and Unit Agreement of British-American Oil Producing Company, constitutes a common source of supply of oil and gas; and that said Unit Area is composed of the following lands in Logan County, Colorado; to-wit:

 

Township 9 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 31:

Lot 4

 

 

Township 9 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 36:

S SE

 

 


Township 8 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 1:

E Lot 5; E Lot 8; all Lot 9; Lots 1, 2, 6 and 7; Lot 10; S

Section 12:

N, SE, E SW

Section 13:

NE

 

 

Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

 

Section 5:

Lots 3 and 4; S NW, S of Lot 2, SW NE, NW SE, SW

Section 6:

All

Section 7:

S, NW, W NE

Section 18:

N NW, SW NW

 

6. That the Unit Agreement, as presented by Applicant, is necessary to increase the ultimate recovery of oil and gas from said Unit Area, and should therefore approved as being in the public interest for conservation.

 

7 That the water flood project for the "D" sand formation underlying said Graylin-Northwest Unit Area, as presented by Applicant, will increase the ultimate recovery of oil and gas from said Unit Area, and should therefore be approved as be-in the public interest for conservation.

 

8. That avoidable waste of oil and gas will be prevented by the operations proposed by Applicant, and the correlative rights of all parties in the Graylin-North "D" Sand Unit Area, as herein defined, will not be adversely affected and will be reasonably protected under such plan of operation; and that in the interest of securing greatest ultimate recovery of oil and gas from said pool, the prevention of waste protection of correlative rights, this application should be granted.

 

ORDER

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the following rules and regulations shall apply hereafter to the lands set forth in this order, in addition to other applicable rules and regulations and orders of the Commission, if any, heretofore adopted and not conflict herewith:

 

Rule 1. The Graylin-Northwest "D" Sand Unit Area, also known as the Graylin-Northwest Field, shall be composed of the following lands in Logan County, Colorado, to-wit:

 

Lot 4 of Section 31, Township 9 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.; S SE of Section 36 Township 9 North, Range 54 West, 6th P.M.; E of Lot 5, E of Lot 8, all of Lot 9, Lots 1, 2, 6 and 7, Lot 10, and S of Section 1; N, SE, and E SW of Section 12; and NE of Section 13; Township 8 North Range 54 West, 6th P.M.; Lots 3 and 4, S NW, S of Lot 2, SW NE NW SE, and SW of Section. 5; all of Section 6; S, NW, and W NE of Section 7; and N NW and SW NW of Section 18, Town-ship 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

Rule 2. Said Unit Agreement covering the Graylin-Northwest Unit Area herein defined, and providing for unit operations of the "D" sand underlying said Unit Area, is hereby approved

 

Rule 3. The water flood project for the "D" sand formation underlying the Graylin-Northwest Unit Area is hereby approved, and Applicant is authorized to inject water into said pool through the nineteen injection wells, as outlined in the application, such quantities as shall be reasonably determined by Applicant to best achieve the maximum recovery of oil without waste.

 

Rule 4. In the event a sufficient volume of fluid cannot be injected through the injection well known as the Texaco Monroe NCT-2 No. 5 well, the applicant is authorized to inject water into the Texaco Monroe NCT-2 No. 4 well located in the of Section 12 Township 8 North, Range 54 West. Applicant is also authorized to convert to injection wells when their usefulness as recovery wells has ended, the following wells:

 

Shell D.D. Monroe No. 1, located in Lot 2, Section 6, Township 8 North; Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

British-American Monroe J-1, located in the SW NE Section 5, Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

Texaco NCT-3 No-2, located in the SW NE SW, Section 5, Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M.

 

Applicant is also authorized to drill an additional well for injection purposes along the north flank of the field, probably in Lot 4, Section 5, Township 8 North, Range 53 West. Applicant is also authorized to produce the British-American Claver A-1 well located the SW NE Section 7; Township 8 North, Range 53 West, 6th P.M., from the "J" sand, and at the same time to use the well as an injection well for the "D" sand.

 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the Commission expressly reserves its right: after notice and bearing; to alter, amend or repeal any and/or all of the above orders, rules and regulations

 

ORDERED this 15th day of December 1959.

 

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

 

 

By Annabel Hogsett, Secretary