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Dolores County, Colorado Oil & Gas

Map Legend

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

The following 10 complaint(s) have been assigned to Dolores County, Colorado:

  • Date Received: Nov. 2, 2017 Document No.: 200444589 ACCESS DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DC Description: Location: Dolores County, DC-29 Kinder Morgan. Off of C.R. 9.9 & J. Issue: well head valve malfunction. Overnight a valve failed and water "misted" over location on 10/31/2017. On 11/1/2017 KM tried to cover it up with dirt and gravel and now is showing through. Resolution: Kinder Morgan has completed REM project #10529 at the DC-29 location regarding this release.
  • Date Received: Nov. 16, 2015 Document No.: 200437976 ODOR DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: Location is reported as: 14819 Road 15 Cahone, CO, headwaters of Alkali Draw, south of the Doe Canyon CO2 Plant in Dolores County, CO. Location sits in a draw a few miles south of the plant. Kinder Morgan's Doe Canyon Plant and Air Products Helium Plant, Dolores County, CO. Complainant reports: This evening, 5:15PM I smelled an odor that I had not smelled previously in the day. The odor smelled like rotten cabbage and also what I would term "gas" if I were to smell a propane leak. Odor is described as rotten cabbage, :"gas". Complainant has contacted Kinder Morgan CO2 and Air Products Helium Plant and reports they will attempt to contact other agencies if the odor persists. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2013 Document No.: 200386258 LIGHTING DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: lights on at night Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2013 Document No.: 200386258 NOISE DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: variable noise wuith activity Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2013 Document No.: 200386260 ODOR DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: "terrible odor last 2 months, causing headaches" Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2013 Document No.: 200386258 ODOR DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: continuing upwind odors from plant since plant went back into operations after construction, odors more intense than before. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2013 Document No.: 200386260 LIGHTING DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: "lights on at night" Resolution:
  • Date Received: July 8, 2013 Document No.: 3114 ACCESS Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: Description: Questions about road condition. Resolution: Inspection performed on 7/11/2013
  • Date Received: July 20, 2012 Document No.: 200356838 ODOR DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: Field Inspector received complaint by phone at aproximatetly 10PM from Cindy Tout stating that the wind was blowing towrds her home from the direction of the Doe Canyon facilty and carrying odors onto her property and into her home that she described as "overwhelming" and "unbearable". She stated that she called the Kinder Morgan hotline and talked to someone who was going to call the plant. Resolution: Leeter with MSDS and stack testing data recived 8-20-2012. Kinder Morgan has installed almar on the vapor scrubber that will notify control center 24/7 if scrubbr malfunctions. Plant persnnel have been added o it is now manned 10hrs day 7 days a week. Vapor Recovery Units have been ordred and will be added to existing and planned emission sources. Annticpated installed is 4Q2013.
  • Date Received: Feb. 21, 2012 Document No.: 200340606 ODOR DOLORES Operator: Kinder Morgan Co2 Co Lp Facility: DOE CANYON UNIT Description: The Mertz and Wanger's were at the Wanger's residence on 2/13/12 and all 4 people noticed a "burning rubber" odor coming upwind from the Doe Canyon facility. They notified the inspector and local law enforcement. Resolution: NOAV likely, further documnetation currently being collected.

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 15 NOAVs in Dolores County, Colorado:

Document No.: 2369006 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: NOAV RESOLVED THROUGH COMMISSION ORDER 1V-414.

Document No.: 200342266 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200262553 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Upon re-inspection, it appears that issues have been resolved (10/29/10)

Document No.: 200262521 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Upon re-inspection (10/29/10) it appears that above work has been completed. A few weeds still inside berm.

Document No.: 200318758 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: DJ Simmons has accepted responsibility for final reclamation of site, see COGCC Document #2542226. NOAV is therefore resolved for Burr Oil.

Document No.: 200318760 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: DJ Simmons has accepted responsibility for final reclamation of site, see COGCC Document #2542224. NOAV is therefore resolved for Burr Oil.

Document No.: 200318763 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: DJ Simmons has accepted responsibility for final reclamation of site, see COGCC Document #2542225. NOAV is therefore resolved for Burr Oil.

Document No.: 200427951 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781559 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309., D J SIMMONS INC ("Operator") shall report every existing oil and gas well that is not plugged and abandoned on the Operator's Monthly Report of Operations ("Form 7"), within 45 days after the end of each month. Operator shall report such well every month from the month it is spud until it has been reported for one month as abandoned. Operator is required to report each formation that is completed in a well every month from the time that it is completed until one month after abandonment. COGCC Staff had reason to believe Operator had committed one or more violations of COGCC Rules, and issued Warning Letter No. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to resolve Operator's Form 7 inadequacies by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 2018 , COGCC Staff conducted an audit of Operator's records for the well(s) in the attached table ("Well"), and found persistent inadequacies in Operator’s Form 7 reporting. Operator failed to submit Form 7, or filed incomplete or inaccurate Form 7 information, for at least one Well for one or more months, violating Rule 309. 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 Form 7 reporting for all its wells in Colorado, and submit a summary of the number of late, missed, incomplete, and/or inaccurate Form 7 reports for each month starting twelve months prior to September 14, 2018 , through the most current month that was due as of NOAV issuance. By the Corrective Action Due Date, Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 7 reports, and shall submit revised Form 7 reports with the correct information for any months identified in Operator’s audit as incomplete or inaccurate. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781559 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., D J SIMMONS INC ("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. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 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 14, 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.: 401781559 Rule: 319.b Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b., D J SIMMONS INC ("Operator") is required to conduct a Mechanical Integrity Test (“MIT”) and receive Director approval prior to temporary abandonment of a well. Pursuant to Rule 326.c., Operator is required to conduct an MIT on TA wells within thirty (30) days of temporarily abandoning the well, 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. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 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 TA, 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 TA well. Operator failed to conduct timely MIT(s) for at least one TA Well, violating Rules 319.b. and 326.c. 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 14, 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. By the Corrective Action Due Date, Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 4 TA Sundry requests. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200427951 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781559 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309., D J SIMMONS INC ("Operator") shall report every existing oil and gas well that is not plugged and abandoned on the Operator's Monthly Report of Operations ("Form 7"), within 45 days after the end of each month. Operator shall report such well every month from the month it is spud until it has been reported for one month as abandoned. Operator is required to report each formation that is completed in a well every month from the time that it is completed until one month after abandonment. COGCC Staff had reason to believe Operator had committed one or more violations of COGCC Rules, and issued Warning Letter No. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to resolve Operator's Form 7 inadequacies by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 2018 , COGCC Staff conducted an audit of Operator's records for the well(s) in the attached table ("Well"), and found persistent inadequacies in Operator’s Form 7 reporting. Operator failed to submit Form 7, or filed incomplete or inaccurate Form 7 information, for at least one Well for one or more months, violating Rule 309. 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 Form 7 reporting for all its wells in Colorado, and submit a summary of the number of late, missed, incomplete, and/or inaccurate Form 7 reports for each month starting twelve months prior to September 14, 2018 , through the most current month that was due as of NOAV issuance. By the Corrective Action Due Date, Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 7 reports, and shall submit revised Form 7 reports with the correct information for any months identified in Operator’s audit as incomplete or inaccurate. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781559 Rule: 319.b Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b., D J SIMMONS INC ("Operator") is required to conduct a Mechanical Integrity Test (“MIT”) and receive Director approval prior to temporary abandonment of a well. Pursuant to Rule 326.c., Operator is required to conduct an MIT on TA wells within thirty (30) days of temporarily abandoning the well, 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. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 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 TA, 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 TA well. Operator failed to conduct timely MIT(s) for at least one TA Well, violating Rules 319.b. and 326.c. 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 14, 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. By the Corrective Action Due Date, Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 4 TA Sundry requests. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781559 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., D J SIMMONS INC ("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. 401618078 to Operator on April 24, 2018 , requiring Operator to conduct MIT or plug and abandon delinquent wells by July 31, 2018 . On September 14, 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 14, 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 Dolores County, Colorado.