IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS IN THE SPINDLE FIELD, WELD COUNTY, COLORADO Cause No. 250 Order No. 250-9

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION

This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on May 21, 1974 at 9 A.M., in the Revenue Department Hearing Room, State Capitol Annex, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the application of Amoco Production Company for an order approving a pilot secondary recovery program by injection of water into the Sussex Sand reservoir underlying a communitized area con-sisting of Section 10, Township 1 North, Range 67 West, 6th P. M Spindle Field, Weld County, Colorado.

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 therin, and jurisdiction to promulgate the hereinafter prescribed order.

3. That a Communitization Agreement covering Section 10, Township 1 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M., was entered into as of March 30, 1974 by Amoco Production Company and all owners of interest in the section.

4. That engineering and geological testimony presented at the hearing indicates that the proposed pilot program for secondary recovery by injection of water into the Sussex Sand reservoir underlying said Section 10 is necessary in order to determine the feasibility of such a program on a larger scale in the Spindle Field and that the project will not adversely affect the correlative rights of any owner in Section 10 or the surrounding area.

ORDER

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the pilot program as presen-ted for secondary recovery by the injection of water into the Sussex Sand reservoir underlying lands in Section 10, Township 1 North, Range 67 West, 6th P.M., Spindle Field, Weld County, Colorado is hereby approved.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that additional producing wells may be drilled where necessary and the operator is authorized to make such changes in the operation of the pilot project as may be required to facilitate the efficient development thereof, subject to the approval of the Director.

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that within 6-months after commencement of the project and at intervals of no longer than 6-months thereafter, reports on the development of the pilot project shall be made to the Commission.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the provisions contained in the above orders shall become effective forthwith.

ORDERED this 21st day of May 1974.

THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO By Frank J. Piro, Secretary

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