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Bent County, Colorado Oil & Gas

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Map Legend
Tank Battery Permit Pending Approved Permit Spill Flowline Flowline (other end location unknown)
Producing Well Water Test Results Horizontal Drilling Plugged and Abandoned Dry and Abandoned Abandoned Location: Permit Vacated; per Operator, Well has not been Spudded
Inspection Pit Approved Permit to Drill Wellbore; not yet Reported as Spudded; Includes Expired Permits Shut-in Well: Completed Wellbore is not Producing but is Mechanically Capable of Production Temporarily abandoned Well: Completed Wellbore not Mechanically Capable of Production without Intervention Drilling Wellbore: well has been Spudded but is not yet Reported as Completed Injection Wellbore for Waste Disposal or Secondary Recovery
Active Well : Gas Storage Well Completion or Monitor Well (Manually Assigned by COGCC Staff) Waiting for Completion: Well has been Drilled but not yet Reported as Completed Suspended Permit: Permit to Drill is Suspended until an Issue is Resolved Commingled: Multiple Wellbores Completed and Producing from the same Formation in the Well Abandoned Drilled Wellbore or Vacated Permit for Wellbore that will not be Drilled or the well has been abandoned Domestic Gas Well School

Complaints

COGCC has assigned no complaints to Bent County, Colorado.

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 14 NOAVs in Bent County, Colorado:

Document No.: 200266325 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: FIELD INSPECTION ON 10/7/2010 FOUND TANK HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM LEASE

Document No.: 200267250 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: INSPECTION ON 06/26/2012 FOUND WEEDSCONTROLLED, PIT CLOSED, TANK NETTED, SPILS REMOVED. BERMS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AND REPAIRED.

Document No.: 200267955 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Follow up field inspection done on 11/15/2010 found that all abatements have been corrected.

Document No.: 200267957 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Follow up field inspection done on 11/15/2010 found that all abatements have been corrected.

Document No.: 200323561 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Operator plugged and abandoned well on 3/30/2012.

Document No.: 200360035 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: COGCC witnessed well pass a Mechanical Integrity Test on 12/10/2012. Abatements have been corrected.

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 308B Rule Description: Completed Interval Report Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 308B., High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit a Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, within 30 days after a formation is temporarily or permanently abandoned. Operator reported the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) was shut in (SI) in its April 16, 2014 Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, (Document #400589307). Operator conducted a Mechanical Integrity Test on July 3, 2014 and the Form 21 Testing Results (Document #2561220) submitted to COGCC indicated the well was Temporarily Abandoned (TA) at the time of the test. To date no Form 5A has been submitted to COGCC to report the well was temporarily abandoned, violating Rule 308B. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, to disclose the temporary abandonment of the Well. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Production Report Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309, High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations, for all existing oil and gas wells that are not plugged and abandoned. Operator is required to report every month from the time the well is spud until one month after abandonment. Operator spud the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) on December 10, 2012. Operator failed to submit Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations, for the Well from January 2015 through August 2016, violating Rule 309. Operator also failed to accurately report sidetrack information on Form 7’s when it reported a “00” code for the API sidetrack in January 2014 and March 2014 through September 2014, violating Rule 309. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit Form 7 reports for the Well for January 2015 through August 2016 and submit revised forms with the correct API sidetrack information for March 2014 through September 2014. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 319.b.(1) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - Notice Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(1), for wells temporarily abandoned (TA), High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, to the Director to request TA status and state plans for future operation. Additional Form 4, Sundry Notices, are required to be submitted annually stating the method by which the well is closed to atmosphere and plans for future operation. Operator conducted a Mechanical Integrity Test on the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) on July 3, 2014 and the Form 21 Testing Results (Document #2561220) submitted to COGCC indicated the well was Temporarily Abandoned (TA) at the time of the test. Operator should have submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting continued TA status. To date, Operator has not submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting continued TA status, violating Rule 319.b.(1). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting extended TA status for the Well and stating the method by which the well is closed to atmosphere and plans for future operation. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781687 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., THOMAS L SPRING LLC ("Operator") is required to perform a Mechanical Integrity Test ("MIT") on Shut-in ("SI") wells within two (2) years of the initial shut-in date and then at five (5) year intervals after an initial successful MIT. COGCC Rules do not permit placing a well back on production to fulfill, or in lieu of, the requirements to conduct an MIT. COGCC Staff had reason to believe Operator had committed one or more violations of COGCC Rules, and issued Warning Letter No. 401591205 to Operator on March 29, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by June 30, 2018 . On September 25, 2018 , COGCC Staff conducted an audit (“Audit”) of Operator's records for the well(s) in the attached table ("Well"). The Audit included reviewing records such as Operator's Form 7 Monthly Reports of Operations and Field Inspection Reports filed by COGCC Staff after inspecting the Well to determine the dates the Well was SI, and the COGCC database to determine whether Operator reported MIT(s) for the Well. Through this Audit, COGCC Staff determined that at least one Well in the attached table was overdue for performance of an MIT on a SI well. Operator failed to conduct timely MIT(s) for at least one SI Well, violating Rule 326.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall provide the following to COGCC:   - Operator shall perform an audit of its Mechanical Integrity Testing and MIT reporting for all its wells in Colorado. Operator shall submit a detailed report to COGCC which shows the following information for each of its wells which has been in SI or TA status for at least one month starting 24 months prior to September 25, 2018 . Operator shall email a copy of this report as an unlocked (editable) spreadsheet to the COGCC Enforcement email address indicated in the Answer section below.     (1.) API and Well name     (2.) SI or TA status by month, for each month the Well was SI or TA     (3.) Date of last MIT (“n/a” if no MIT performed for that Well)     (4.) Due date of next required MIT, according to Rules 319 and 326. If the Well is delinquent on required MIT as of NOAV issuance, indicate the due date of the most recent missed MIT.     (5.) Date Operator has scheduled to resolve the delinquency (such as by MIT or plug and abandon), if applicable. (“n/a” if the Well is not delinquent; “none” if Well is delinquent, but Operator has not yet scheduled operations to resolve the delinquency)     (6.) (If TA) Whether Operator is current on the Form 4 TA Sundry submittal required by Rule 319.b.(1) & (3).  - A proposed compliance plan to resolve all delinquencies identified in Operator’s audit. The proposed compliance plan will be subject to modification by the COGCC Engineering unit. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 308B Rule Description: Completed Interval Report Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 308B., High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit a Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, within 30 days after a formation is temporarily or permanently abandoned. Operator reported the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) was shut in (SI) in its April 16, 2014 Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, (Document #400589307). Operator conducted a Mechanical Integrity Test on July 3, 2014 and the Form 21 Testing Results (Document #2561220) submitted to COGCC indicated the well was Temporarily Abandoned (TA) at the time of the test. To date no Form 5A has been submitted to COGCC to report the well was temporarily abandoned, violating Rule 308B. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 5A, Completed Interval Report, to disclose the temporary abandonment of the Well. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Production Report Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309, High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations, for all existing oil and gas wells that are not plugged and abandoned. Operator is required to report every month from the time the well is spud until one month after abandonment. Operator spud the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) on December 10, 2012. Operator failed to submit Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations, for the Well from January 2015 through August 2016, violating Rule 309. Operator also failed to accurately report sidetrack information on Form 7’s when it reported a “00” code for the API sidetrack in January 2014 and March 2014 through September 2014, violating Rule 309. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit Form 7 reports for the Well for January 2015 through August 2016 and submit revised forms with the correct API sidetrack information for March 2014 through September 2014. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401149288 Rule: 319.b.(1) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - Notice Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(1), for wells temporarily abandoned (TA), High Plains Energy LLC (Operator) is required to submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, to the Director to request TA status and state plans for future operation. Additional Form 4, Sundry Notices, are required to be submitted annually stating the method by which the well is closed to atmosphere and plans for future operation. Operator conducted a Mechanical Integrity Test on the Brown 28-24-49 #1 well, API 011-06200, (Well) on July 3, 2014 and the Form 21 Testing Results (Document #2561220) submitted to COGCC indicated the well was Temporarily Abandoned (TA) at the time of the test. Operator should have submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting continued TA status. To date, Operator has not submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting continued TA status, violating Rule 319.b.(1). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting extended TA status for the Well and stating the method by which the well is closed to atmosphere and plans for future operation. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781687 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., THOMAS L SPRING LLC ("Operator") is required to perform a Mechanical Integrity Test ("MIT") on Shut-in ("SI") wells within two (2) years of the initial shut-in date and then at five (5) year intervals after an initial successful MIT. COGCC Rules do not permit placing a well back on production to fulfill, or in lieu of, the requirements to conduct an MIT. COGCC Staff had reason to believe Operator had committed one or more violations of COGCC Rules, and issued Warning Letter No. 401591205 to Operator on March 29, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by June 30, 2018 . On September 25, 2018 , COGCC Staff conducted an audit (“Audit”) of Operator's records for the well(s) in the attached table ("Well"). The Audit included reviewing records such as Operator's Form 7 Monthly Reports of Operations and Field Inspection Reports filed by COGCC Staff after inspecting the Well to determine the dates the Well was SI, and the COGCC database to determine whether Operator reported MIT(s) for the Well. Through this Audit, COGCC Staff determined that at least one Well in the attached table was overdue for performance of an MIT on a SI well. Operator failed to conduct timely MIT(s) for at least one SI Well, violating Rule 326.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall provide the following to COGCC:   - Operator shall perform an audit of its Mechanical Integrity Testing and MIT reporting for all its wells in Colorado. Operator shall submit a detailed report to COGCC which shows the following information for each of its wells which has been in SI or TA status for at least one month starting 24 months prior to September 25, 2018 . Operator shall email a copy of this report as an unlocked (editable) spreadsheet to the COGCC Enforcement email address indicated in the Answer section below.     (1.) API and Well name     (2.) SI or TA status by month, for each month the Well was SI or TA     (3.) Date of last MIT (“n/a” if no MIT performed for that Well)     (4.) Due date of next required MIT, according to Rules 319 and 326. If the Well is delinquent on required MIT as of NOAV issuance, indicate the due date of the most recent missed MIT.     (5.) Date Operator has scheduled to resolve the delinquency (such as by MIT or plug and abandon), if applicable. (“n/a” if the Well is not delinquent; “none” if Well is delinquent, but Operator has not yet scheduled operations to resolve the delinquency)     (6.) (If TA) Whether Operator is current on the Form 4 TA Sundry submittal required by Rule 319.b.(1) & (3).  - A proposed compliance plan to resolve all delinquencies identified in Operator’s audit. The proposed compliance plan will be subject to modification by the COGCC Engineering unit. Final Resolution Comment:

Air Quality (PM2.5 ug/m3)

EPA has taken no air quality samples in Bent County, Colorado.