COGIS - Conditions of Approval Results

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Conditions of Approval
Green Completions -Test separators and associated flow lines, sand traps and emission control systems shall be installed on-site to accommodate green completions techniques. When commercial quantities of salable quality gas are achieved at each well, the gas shall be immediately directed to a sales line or shut in and conserved. If a sales line is unavailable or other conditions prevent placing the gas into a sales line, the operator shall not produce the wells without an approved variance per Rule 805.b.(3)C
Operator shall post a copy of the approved Form 2A on the location during all construction, drilling, and well completion activities.
Unnecessary or excessive flaring is prohibited. Operator shall direct all salable quality gas to a sales line as soon as practicable or be shut in and conserved per Rule 805.b.(3)B.v. and 912.

COGIS - Best Management Practices COGIS - Best Management Practices Results

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BMP TypeBMP
Construction
Enerplus certifies that the MLVTs used during completion operations shall only hold fresh water and will be designed and implemented consistent with the COGCC June 13, 2014 Policy on the Use of Modular Large Volume Tanks in Colorado.
Construction
Light sources during all phases of operations will be directed downwards and away from occupied structures.
Construction
Fencing -Enerplus will install appropriate fencing to restrict access by any unauthorized persons. This fencing may vary depending on site-specific situations, such as reasonable security, local government or surface owner concerns.
Construction
All guy line anchors left buried for future use shall be identified by a marker of bright color not less than four (4) feet in height and not greater than one (1) foot east of the guy line anchor.
Construction
Berm Construction: Secondary containment devices will be constructed around crude oil and produced water storage tanks and will enclose an area sufficient to contain and provide secondary containment for one-hundred fifty percent (150%) of the largest single tank. Secondary containment devices will be sufficiently impervious to contain any spilled or released material. All berms and corttainment devices will be inspected at regular intervals and maintained in good condition. No potential ignition sources will be installed inside the secondary containment area unless the containment area encloses a fired vessel.
Construction
Tank Specifications: Tanks will be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with NFPA Code 30 (2008 version). Operator will maintain written records verifying proper design, construction, and maintenance, and shall make these records available for inspection by the Director.
Dust control
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, watering of lease roads and pad during construction, and silica dust controls when handling sand used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Additional management practices such as road surfacing, wind breaks and barriers may be used.
Emissions mitigation
Associated Gas Flaring BMP -Following the last stage of separation associated gas will flow through a liquid knockout drum to remove entrained liquid phases. Following the liquid knockout drum, associated gas will flow to a smokeless combustion device capable of a 98% control efficiency. The combustion device will be equipped with a continuous pilot gas flame and an auto-igniter. Enerplus will comply with all applicable Colorado -Air Pollution Control Division requirements to ensure adequate design and operation of the control device is maintained.
Emissions mitigation
Green Completions -Emission Control Systems: Test separators and associated flow lines, sand traps and emission control systems shall be installed on-site to accommodate green completions techniques. When commercial quantities of salable quality gas are achieved at each well, the gas shall be immediately directed to a sales line or shut in and conserved. If a sales line is unavailable or other conditions prevent placing the gas into a sales line, the operator shall not produce the wells without an approved variance per Rule 805.b.(3)C.
General Housekeeping
All trash, debris, scrap or discarded material connected with the operations of the property shall be removed from the premises and disposed of in a legal manner.
General Housekeeping
Visual Impacts: Equipment, regardless of construction date, which are observable from any public highway 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.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Leak Detention Plan: Operator will monitor production facilities weekly at a minimum to a maximum of daily to identify fluid leaks, including, but not limited to, visually inspecting all wellheads, tanks and fittings. Additionally annual SPCC inspections will be conducted and documented.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Control of fire hazards: All material that is considered a fire hazard shall be a minimum of 25' from the wellhead tanks or separators. Electrical equipment shall comply with API IRP 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. Enerplus will also comply with rule 606.A.d. and store all flammable liquids at least 50' from the well bore, with the exception of the fuel in the tanks of operating equipment or supply for injection pumps.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Annual flowline testing will also occur according to COG CC rules 1101 and 1102. Inspection and record retention of flowline testing will be in accordance per COGCC regulation. All records will be made available to the COGCC upon request.
Noise mitigation
Baseline noise monitoring will be conducted prior to the commencement of construction. Sound mitigation measures such as sound walls or hay bales will be used based on the results of the study and subsequent modeling to meet or exceed COGCC noise requirements. During completion activities, onsite equipment shall be positioned to take full advantage of sound mitigation measures.
Odor mitigation
Rule 805: 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. In an attempt to lessen odors from the oil based drilling mud, Enerplus will layout the rig with the backyard positioned as far away from occupied dwellings as possible. For this pad in particular, we will make every effort to keep the oil based fluids on the north end of the pad in consideration for the house southwest of the pad. Closed-vent systems and emission controls will be utilized for the production phase.
Planning
Multi-Well Pads are located in a manner that allows for resource extraction while maintaining the highest distances possible from the offsetting residential areas and complies with the wishes of the surface owner.
Storm Water/Erosion Control
Implement and maintain BMPs to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. Location will comply with applicable Colorado stormwater permitting requirements and associated stormwater management plan (SWMP). Enerplus utilizes a ditch and berm around the perimeter of the pad to contain sediment and will install sediment traps when adequate slopes allow. At the conclusion of construction, disturbed areas not required for ongoing operations and the topsoil spoil pile will be seeded with an appropriate seed mix. Inspections will occur per CDPHE stormwater regulatory requirements and any evidence of stormwater erosion will be repaired. Culverts will be installed along the lease road and maintained clear of sediment where appropriate.
Traffic control
Enerplus shall ensure that at the time of construction, all leasehold roads shall be constructed to accommodate local emergency vehicle access requirements, and shall be maintained in a reasonable condition. Enerplus will work with the Weld County Public Works Department to determine the extent of a Traffic Management Plan if required. Enerplus will adhere to all required state, county and local government roadway requirements prior to the commencement of operations.