|IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS IN THE SPINDLE FIELD (SHANNON FORMATION), WELD COUNTY, COLORADO||Cause No. 250 Order No. 250-10|
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION
This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on November 19, 1974, at 9 A.M. in Room 132, State Services Building, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of J. H. Bander, for an order extending the field limits of the Spindle Field (Shannon Formation) and establishing for the additional area 80-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of oil from the Shannon formation as provided for in Order No. 250-5.
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 on September 19, 1972, the Commission issued its Order No. 250-5 which, among other things, established 80-acre drilling and spacing units for the production of oil from the Shannon formation underlying a portion of the Spindle Field, and the per-mitted well for each unit to be located in the center of the NE/4 and SW/4 of each quarter section.
4. That testimony presented at the hearing indicates that the Shannon for-ation is a common source of supply of oil underlying, in addition to the area set forth Order No. 250-5, all of Sections 16 and 17, Township 2 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M.: addition, data from the official records of the Commission indicate that said Shannon formation is also present in Section 18, Township 2 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. and in order to extend uniform development of said formation and to protect correlative rights, all of said Section 18 should also be included in the area to be spaced; therefore, the area consisting of all of said Sections 16, 17 and 18 should be made subject to the provisions of Order No. 250-5.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the area as described in Finding 4 herein shall be subject to the provisions of Order No. 250-5 and the Spindle Field (Shannon Formation) shall henceforth include the following described lands in Weld County, Colorado, to-wit:
Township 1 North, Range 68 West, 6th P.M. Section 1: All Section 10: All Section 2: All Section 11: All Section 3: All Section 12: All
Township 2 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M. Section 16: All Section 29: All Section 17: All Section 30: All Section 18: All Section 31: All Section 19: All Section 32: All Section 20: All Township 2 North, Range 68 West, 6th P.M. Section 25: All Section 35: All Section 26: All Section 36: All Section 34: All
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the Commission expressly reserves the right, after notice and hearing, to alter, amend, or repeal any part of and/or all of the above order.
ORDERED this 20th day of November, 1974.
THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO By Frank J. Piro, Secretary
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