COGIS - Conditions of Approval Results

   BAYSWATER EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION LLC    EAST AULT 18-C PAD   LOCATION#: 455456   Status:AC as of 5/4/2020 6:00:00 PM   NWNE 18 7N 65W WELD COUNTY
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Type Source Conditions of Approval
Best Management Practices
OGLA
02A
401568882
5/2/2018
Operator shall post a copy of the approved Form 2A on the location during all construction, drilling, and well completion activities.

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BMP TypeSource BMP
Construction
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Guy line anchors: All guy line anchors shall be brightly marked pursuant to Rule 604.c. (2)Q. Berm Construction: Tank berms shall be constructed of steel rings with a synthetic or engineered liner and designed to contain 150% of the capacity of the largest tank. All berms will be visually checked periodically to ensure proper working condition. Containment berms shall be constructed and designed to prevent leakage and resist degradation from erosion or routine operation. Tertiary containment, such as an earthen berm, will be installed as required for Production Facilities within 500 feet of a down gradient surface water feature. All berms will be visually checked periodically to ensure proper working condition. Lighting: Site lighting shall be directed downward and inward and shielded so as to avoid glare on public roads and Building Units within one thousand (1000) feet where possible. Once the drilling and completion rigs leave the site, there will be lighting on site to ensure safe oil and gas operations. Such lighting will be controlled manually or by timers and will not be on constantly during nighttime hours.
Construction
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
604.c.(2).K. Pit level Indicators will not be used on location.
Construction
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
604.c.(2)M. Fencing: A meeting with the surface owner will determine a fencing plan. The location will be adequately fenced to restrict access by unauthorized persons.
Construction
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
604.c.(2).O. All oil and water loadouts that are commonly used have a load bucket and isolation valve. Since they are used often, there is not a bull plug installed. Any loadouts (water on back of tanks for example) that are rarely used, are bull plugged without a load bucket.
Construction
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Operator has an MLVT Design Package, certified and sealed by a licensed professional engineer, which is on file in their office and available upon request. The MLVT will be at least 75 feet from a wellhead, fired vessel, heater-treater, or a compressor with a rating of 200 horsepower or more. It will be placed at least 50 feet from a separator, well test unit, or other non-fired equipment. All liner seams will be welded and tested in accordance with applicable ASTM International standards. Operator will be present during initial filling of the MLVT and the contractor will supervise and inspect the MLVT for leaks during filling. Operator will comply with the testing and reinspection requirements and associated written standard operating procedures (SOP) listed on the design package. Signs will be posted on the MLVT indicating that the contents are freshwater. The MLVT will be operated with a minimum of 1 foot of freeboard at all times. Access to the MLVT will be limited to operational personnel and authorized regulatory agency personnel. Operator or contractor will conduct daily visual inspections of the exterior wall and surrounding area for integrity deficiencies. Operator has developed a contingency plan/emergency response plan associated with the MLVT and it is on file at their office. The MLVTs will be designed and implemented consistent with the COGCC Policy on the Use of MLVTs.
Dust control
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Operator shall employ practices for control of fugitive dust caused by their operations. Such practices shall include but are not limited to the use of speed restrictions, regular road maintenance, restriction of construction activity during high-wind days, and silica dust controls when handling sand used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Bayswater, additionally, has implemented the use of traffic signs when leaving the location to remind drivers of specific routes to utilize. Additional management practices such as road surfacing, wind breaks and barriers, or automation of wells to reduce truck traffic may also be required if technologically feasible and economically reasonable to minimize fugitive dust emissions.
Emissions mitigation
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Green Completions - Emission Control System: Test separators and associated flow lines and sand traps shall be installed to accommodate green completions techniques pursuant to COGCC Rules. Operator will connect to a gas sales line prior to flowback and immediately direct salable quality gas down line. The flowback gas shall be thermally oxidized in an emissions control device (ECD), which will be installed and kept in operable condition for at least the first 90 days of production pursuant to CDPHE rules. This ECD shall have an adequate capacity for 1.5 times the largest flowback within a 10-mile radius, will be flanged to route gas to other or permanent oxidizing equipment, and shall be provided with the equipment needed to maintain combustion where non-combustible gases are present. Operator will install a vapor collection system off the flowback oil tanks with an ECD burning any flash gas coming off the temporary oil tanks.
Final Reclamation
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Within 90 days subsequent to the time of plugging and abandonment of the entire site, superfluous debris and equipment shall be removed from the site. The Operator shall restore the surface of the Land affected by such terminated operations as near as possible to the previous state that existed prior to operations.
General Housekeeping
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Visual Impacts: Equipment observable from any public highway, regardless of construction date, shall be painted with uniform, non-contrasting, non-reflective color tones (similar to the Munsell Soil Color Coding System), and with colors matched to, but slightly darker than, the surrounding landscape. Maintain appearance with garbage clean-up; a trash bin will be located on site to accumulate waste by the personnel drilling the wells. Site will have unused equipment, trash and junk removed immediately. Operator shall keep the Surface Use Area as well as any roads or other areas used by Operator safe and in good order, including control of noxious weeds litter and debris.
Interim Reclamation
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Operator shall be responsible for segregating the topsoil, backfilling, repacking, reseeding, and recontouring the surface of any disturbed area so as not to interfere with Owner’s operations and shall reclaim such area to be returned to pre-existing conditions as best as possible with control of all weeds.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
04
402337751
3/12/2020
Berm Construction: Tank berms shall be constructed of 36” steel rings and then lined with an impervious material and designed to contain 150% of the capacity of the largest tank. The separator area will utilize 18” steel containment only with no liner. All berms will be visually checked periodically to ensure proper working condition. Containment berms shall be constructed and designed to prevent leakage and resist degradation from erosion or routine operation. An earthen berm tertiary containment will be installed at this location due to the proximity to a concrete ditch and shallow depth to groundwater. Bayswater will implement site-specific best management practices sufficient to protect the concrete ditch located along the west edge of the oil and gas location from a release of drilling, completion, produced fluids and chemical products.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
04
402337751
3/12/2020
Automation: The location will be completely automated to monitor all production operations remotely. In the event that the facility is not operating under normal conditions, the automation system will immediately notify the operator. The automation system also has the ability to remotely perform an emergency shut down, if necessary.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Leak Detention Plan: Pumper will visit the location daily and visually inspect all wellheads and fittings for leaks. Additionally, annual documented SPCCP inspections are conducted pursuant to 40 CFR 112. Control of fire hazards: All material that is considered a fire hazard shall be a minimum of 25 feet from the wellhead. Electrical equipment shall comply with API RP 500 and will comply with the current national electrical code. Flammable liquids shall not be stored within fifty (50) feet of the wellbore, except for the fuel in the tanks of operating equipment or supply for injection pumps. Where terrain and location configuration do not permit maintaining this distance, equivalent safety measures should be taken. Electrical equipment shall comply with API RP 500 and will comply with the current national electrical code. Operator shall comply with state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the presence of any petroleum products, toxic or hazardous chemicals or wastes on the Subject lands.
Noise mitigation
04
402337751
3/12/2020
Operator will provide 32’ engineered noise abatement sound walls around the perimeter of the pad to comply with COGCC requirements. Sound walls will be installed for the duration of drilling and completion activities per third party sound modeling studies. Baseline studies will be conducted prior to commencement of construction and dirt work, which includes both A and C scale measurements. A sound model will be developed with the drilling rig and completion operations noise signatures. Operator will utilize permanent engineered sounds walls around production facility compressor units to mitigate the impact to the surrounding building unit owners by dampening the noise. The sound walls will be designed based on the site-specific compressors when installed and their individual noise signatures, which are dependent on the power source, the HP needed and the housing around such units.
Noise mitigation
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Operator will provide engineered noise abatement sound walls to comply with COGCC requirements. Sound walls will be installed for the duration of drilling and completion activities per third party sound modeling studies. Baseline studies will be conducted prior to commencement of construction and dirt work, which includes both A and C scale measurements. A sound model will be developed with the drilling rig and completion operations noise signatures. Various height sound walls will be engineered and installed where required and necessary. Temporary I-beams will be installed for walls 20 feet and higher. Sound walls themselves, a combination of STC-32 and STC-25 Acoustical Barrier Blankets, will be implemented. Both drilling and completion operations will be conducted within these sound walls. 10’-16’ portable walls will be used to dampen gen-sets, if necessary, pursuant to sound model results. Additionally, sound blankets may be utilized in and around the rig floor to dampen noise from the draw works. Operator utilizes appropriately sized sounds walls for instillation around production facility vapor recovery units to dampen noise. These walls are based on a forecasted model with the production facilities’ noise signature.
Odor mitigation
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Oil & gas facilities and equipment shall be operated in such a manner that odors and dust do not constitute a nuisance or hazard to public welfare. Operator utilizes a clear, colorless refined distillate derived from petro hydrocarbons that is specifically designed for down hole OBM drilling purposes and is non-flammable or combustible. This product is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon which has less volatility (this flashing to the atmosphere is what we smell) than generic diesel fuel and therefore should reduce the odors at the drill-site that are associated with the OBM system. Oil and gas operations shall be in compliance with the Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Control Commission, Regulation No. 2 Odor Emission, 5 C.C.R. 1001-4, Regulation No. 3 (5 C.C.R. 1001-5), and Regulation No. 7 Section XVII.B.1 (a-c) and Section XII.
Planning
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Multi-well Pads are selected in a manner that allows for resource extraction while maintaining the greatest measurement from offsetting residential areas, while also honoring the wishes of the surface owner. Bayswater utilizes flood plain information, COGCC setbacks, development strategies, economics, mechanical and well bore integrity, safety, traffic, geology and operations life cycles among other items when planning horizontal sites. Bayswater plans extended reach laterals whenever possible to minimize the number of disturbance areas and the number of multi-well sites. The use of existing pad sites, access roads and the proximity to pipelines all play important roles in site selection. Additionally, Bayswater looks at the torque and drag on drilling operations to see what the limitations are on site selection compared to landing points of the laterals. Bayswater will continue to be in close communication with Surface Owner(s) with respect to land use consideration, construction and drilling rig move-in date. A meeting with the surface owner will determine the fencing and sound wall plan. Tanks will be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with NFPA Code 30. The tanks are visually inspected once a day for issues, and recorded inspections are conducted once a month.
Pre-Construction
04
402337751
3/12/2020
No pits will be used on location, therefore pit level Indicators will not be used on location.
Storm Water/Erosion Control
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Use water bars and other measures to prevent erosion and non-source pollution. Implement and maintain BMPs to control storm-water runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. Co-locate gas, oil and water gathering lines whenever feasible, and mitigate any erosion problems that arise due to the construction of any pipeline(s).
Traffic control
02A
401568882
4/3/2018
Access Roads: The access road will be constructed to accommodate local emergency vehicles. This road will be maintained for access at all times. Weld County doesn't require a traffic control plan or a traffic study for drilling operations. An access permit will be obtained from Weld County prior to construction.