|IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS IN THE LONE TREE FIELD, ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES, COLORADO||Cause No. 288 Order No. 288-8 (Emergency)|
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION
On january 21, 1975, the Commission issued its Order No. 288-6 which, among other things, limited the production of gas from any one well capable of producing both oil and gas from the "J" Sand underlying the Lone Tree Field, to fifty thousand (50,000) cubic feet per day. The limitation is to continue for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of hearing, or until such time as the wells are connected to a gas processing plant, and that commencing April 21, 1975 no gas shall be produced unless it is either (1) marketed and sold to supply domestic, industrial or municipal needs; or (2) used for lease development or operations and fuel.
The Commission finds as follows:
1. That the Commission has jurisdiction to promulgate the hereinafter prescribed order.
2. That there will be two markets available for processing casinghead gas from the field, and that at this time some wells are not connected to a gas proces-sing plant.
3. That Bobcat Oil Company and E. Doyle Huckabay, Ltd., as operators of wells that will be connected to a gas processing plant from said field, have complained that by allowing the restriction of production, as established by Order No. 288-6, to be lifted at this time for those wells already connected to a gas processing plant would be a violation of their correlative rights as that term is defined in 34-60-103 (4) CRS 1973, as amended, of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.
4. That immediate action by the Commission is necessary and that an emergency order should be issued in accordance with the provisions of 34-60-108 (3) CRS 1973, as amended, of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, to continue the production limitations as established by Order No. 288-6 until such time as a hearing can be held.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the production limitation of gas as established by Order No. 288-6 for all wells in the Lone Tree Field shall remain in effect until such time as a hearing can be held, at which time Bobcat Oil Company and E. Doyle Huckabay, Ltd. are hereby requested to appear to show how their correlative rights would be violated should the production restriction be removed from those wells connected to a gas processing plant.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that a hearing is hereby scheduled for 9 A.M. April 4, 1975 in Room 132 State Services Building, 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, Colo-rado, at which time all operators are requested to appear to present testimony to the Commission.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this order shall be effective March 28, 1975. OIL AND GAS
THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
By Frank J. Piro, Secretary