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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

The following 58 complaint(s) have been assigned to Fremont County, Colorado:

  • Date Received: May 22, 2017 Document No.: 200442640 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: LOBACH Description: present also is a large unregulated open flame that burns day and night . strange odors are also present . this well , the holding tank , connecting pipes and gaseous live flame injector appears to have passes its useful life decades ago , being of unsound perhaps rusty and decomposed metal antiquated pipes etc . Resolution: On (5/24/17) at 10:38am I was at the Lobach #1 well and could not smell the complainant's odor. The Pumpjack was not pumping, but the well was actively flaring, while I was on site. It was discovered that the operator had not filed a Sundry Notice (Form 4) to notify the COGCC that this well was flaring gas. Rick Mills told me Friday afternoon (5/26/17) that he was going to have a gas analysis done on the flared gas and submit it and a Sundry Notice (Form 4) to Dirk Sutphin as per Dirk's Instructions. I get a call on (5/31/17) at 4:45pm from the complainant telling me he is happy and wants to withdraw his complaint.
  • Date Received: May 22, 2017 Document No.: 200442640 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: LOBACH Description: Location of concern: 1202 west 4th street florence colorado 81226 Issue: there is currently in operation every day between the hours of 9am and 11am a gas well and an oil well that emits a grating and screeching sound so terrible and loud that one would expect there to be an immediate explosion due to the ignition of volatile compounds both liquid and gaseous that are present in abundance . i fear this metal upon metal contact generates melting super hot conditions. the noise emitted by this huge device is so malicious and loud loud loud that one can scarcely read , have a conversation , watch tv or listen to the radio without feeling like one is in a war zone. Resolution: On (5/24/17)at 10:38am I stop at the Lobach #1 well. The complainant walks out to the well and talks to me about the noise. The pumpjack is on a timer and the wind is in excess of 15 mph. I let him know I will come back if I need to take noise readings. I let him know I will talk to the Owner/Operator : Rick Mills. Off Site at 11:40am. On (5/25/17) at 7:30am I talk to Rick Mills and pass on the complainant's phone number and Rick tells me he will fix this noise problem. On (5/25/17) at 3:30pm I get a call from Rick Mills and he tells me, that he and the complainant are to meet Saturday morning (5/27/17)at 9:00am. I let him know I will try and be there. On (5/26/17) at 2:30pm I get a call from Rick Mills and he tells me that the complainant and him met Friday afternoon and the Noise issue has been resolved and then he informs me that the complainant wants to withdraw his complaint. On (5/31/17) at 4:45pm I get a call from the complainant. He thanks me and tells me he wants to withdraw the complaint.
  • Date Received: May 11, 2017 Document No.: 200442584 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST WELD Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PRIDE OF WEST Description: I was contacted the other day by a resident living near the area of the Harwood Funeral Home crematory, located at 225 E. Main Street, Florence, CO 81226. The caller's complaint was that the crematory was smoking, so I informed her to contact the EPA. I now have a completely different question. The crematory that is being operated there has had little to no maintenance that I am aware of for a number of years. This crematory is also sitting on-- and run by-- a natural gas well. The piping for that gas line seems to be uncovered, rusty and appears to be running along the side of a ditch. This property was just sold to its new owner, Lloyd Harwood. From what I understand, the previous owners of the property installed the crematory without prior approval through city government and possibly state government, as well. I was under the impression that when a property with a crematory changes ownership, the crematory would need to be changed into the new owner's name. When I contacted your office, I was told that the crematory was still under the names of the previous owners, one of whom is now deceased and the other has just been convicted of murder. With this crematory sitting on a natural gas well in the middle of downtown Florence, Colorado-- a residential area-- I respectfully request that this facility be inspected for the safety of the residents and the community. Resolution: On (5/16/17) at 10:00 am I met with Brian Allen(General Manager) and Beth Holt-Madone(Owner) of the Holt Family Funeral Home. I first went over the history of the Florence/Canyon City Field, and the "Pride of the West #1" well. I then told them of the COGCC and our regulations. The inspection request would be addressed, but I let them know that I and my previous supervisor had inspected this well 12 times between (8/25/09) and (1/27/17). I told them I would inspect the well while I was in Florence. I let them know I had started looking for leaks yesterday and I would finish my inspection after this meeting. I then asked them if they had any questions. I answered all their questions then left the Holt Funeral Home at 12:15 pm.
  • Date Received: April 18, 2016 Document No.: 200439373 AESTHETICS FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: ALGER Description: Oil derrick has no barrier or fence which keeps people out and the rig secured for operator use only. Operator states there was a fence but "they" took it down. Previous owner who still owns that piece of lot states there was never a fence since early 1970 when she signed lease. Operator exercises no weed control or maintenance of area. Storage tanks are located fairly close to neighbors house. Do not know ordinances about this. Electrical line is exposed from power meter pole box to point at which it enters ground and is above ground and exposed at pump. Operator states the line is buried between tanks and pump and lies on top of flow pipe. It appears to be very shallow. I have concerns about electrical safety and power line being directly over pipe. Shouldn't it be covered with conduit from point A to point B? The operator is hostile and aggressive when questioned and continually accuses people working on trees or irrigation system of violating his property. Derrick and storage containers at far NW corner of property with access road off of Elm St. One derrick and two storage tanks clearly visible in field Residence is 1511 Locust St. at corner of Elm and Locust. Resolution: On (05/06/16) at 4:00pm, I arrive at Alger # 1 and do field inspection. I note that there are no weeds and no fence around pumpjack. I don't see any exposed wiring. I leave well site at 4:15pm. On (05/17/16) at 3:34pm, I call Rick Mills(Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc.). I let him know about the complaint on the Alger #1 well. He informs me that he spoke with Dru Meloche and told her that he would put a fence around pumpjack and have electrician look at the wiring and address any housekeeping issues. He informed me that she was satisfied with what he was going to do. I told Mr. Mills to let me know when the work had been done and I would reinspect the well. End phone conversation at 3:50pm.
  • Date Received: Oct. 9, 2015 Document No.: 200437711 ROADS FREMONT Operator: Incremental Oil & Gas (Florence) Llc Facility: Woolly Bugger Description: Complainant reports: The road is located just outside of Florence CO, the name of road is Kelsey Court. We have 2 oil fields down this road and we have semi trucks that travel at least 2 times a week to collect their product. When I first bought my property 4 yrs. ago I was told that the oil company will maintain the road because they use it. Not only do the semi trucks come down the road but there is the guy who checks and maintains the pumps that travels down the road also. He comes at least 2 times a day. They come no matter what the condition of the road is, when it rains the road is nothing but a big mud pit. There is not gravel on the road due to the traffic, and we not have ruts and huge craters in the road, but yet their turn off and around their oil pumps their is gravel and a road grader comes and maintains it, but yet it drives down the main road and does not drop it's blade to help improve the road they use to get to their oil fields. Because of the road being in such poor shape we have had 2 instances where we had to call for a ambulance and it took them 45 min. to get down our road, which is maybe a 1/4 of a mile long. My son could run faster along side the ambulance than it could drive. We pay for emergency services in our taxes and we can't even get emergency help quickly when needed. This is not right. Please help! One of the neighbors did ask the guy who maintains the pumps about maintaining the road and he said since we have been dragging a form of drag behind out vehicles, to try to level out the road, that it voids out them doing any maintenance to the road. Complainant has not contacted Incremental Oil and gas yet. Resolution: On (10/14/15) at 3:00 pm I arrived at the Fremont Administration Building in Canyon City. I met with Ms. Susan in the Clerk and Recorder's Office and got a copy of the Plat for Kelsey Court (aka : Two Creeks). Then I met with Justin in the Assessor's Office. He then pointed out that the Developers of the Two Creeks Subdivision have the responsibility for maintenance until they release this right. Then it falls to the adjacent property owners of the easement of the Two Creeks road. I left the Administration Building at 4:05 pm. This road is a private road, not a lease road. I called Mrs. Meitl on (10/19/15) at 3:40 pm. I told Mrs. Meitl I could meet with her and give her a copy of the Plat for the Two Creeks Subdivision. She told me that was not necessary. She told me she met with Mrs. Vendetti (First Complaintent) and some of the other people in the Two Creeks Subdivision on (10/18/15). She said they discussed the information, that I had provided to the Vendettis. I told her I would get her a copy of the Plat, when I was in the area. She thanked me for the research and the phone conversation ended at 4:45 pm.
  • Date Received: Sept. 27, 2015 Document No.: 200437497 ROADS FREMONT Operator: Incremental Oil & Gas (Florence) Llc Facility: APACHE Description: Our road is used by the oil companies that are leasing and own properties located on Kelsey Court. And this under developed road has been destroyed by Semi trucks and other vehicles owned by the oil companies that drive on it during unsafe conditions. In doing so have created this road not accessible for emergency vehicles. As well has I have to wonder if they are appropriate conditions for these trucks carrying possible toxic substances. They are at risk of spilling and or other situations putting us land owners at more risk. Please help us. I contacted my local government designee, We in Fremont county do not have land use regulations. I believe it is the states that we use. Resolution: On (10/14/15) at 3:00 pm I arrived at the Fremont Administration Building in Canyon City. I met with Ms. Susan in the Clerk and Recorder's Office and got a copy of the Plat for Kelsey Court (aka: Two Creeks). Then I met with Justin in the Assessor's Office. He then pointed out that the Developers of the Two Creeks Subdivision have responsibility for maintenance until they release this right. Then it falls to the adjacent property owners of the easement of the Two Creeks road. I left Administration Building at 4:05 pm. This road is a private road, not a lease road. At 5:30 pm I met with Mr. and Mrs. Vendetti. I told them I had looked at the road on (10/02/15) and tried to go to the Clerk and Recorder's Office, but it was closed on Fridays. I told them I had gone there today and also the Assessor's Office. I gave them a copy of the Plat for the Two Creeks (aka: Kelsey Court) Subdivision and the information I had gotten at the Assessor's Office. They thanked me for the information and I left their home at 7:30 pm.
  • Date Received: Nov. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200416226 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Ken Jackman called Mike Leonard to complain of a loud "compressor" noise coming from the Aus-Tex well down the hill from him that kept him awake the night of October 30, 2014. Field Inspector called him the morning of October 31, 2014 to tell him that she would be on the way from Limon as the inspector from the area had the day off. Resolution: Inspector arrived on location at noon on 10/31/14 to find the generator that was running the previous night was turned off. Talked with neighbor and told him to call if the generator was turned back on.
  • Date Received: April 11, 2014 Document No.: 200401988 LAND USE CONFLICT FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: HASSLER-DOC DAVIS Description: At 12:07pm on (04/02/14) I get a message from Larry Coler/COGCC about complaint from Rick Mills/Cinnamon Creek Oil and Gas Inc. concerning a mis-use of well site by Javernick Oil and a semi-truck rolling over a berm on Hassler-Doc Davis #1. At 3:05 pm I called Larry Coler and get phone numbers of Rick Mills. Resolution: Jim Javernick was out of the country when Rick Mills called Larry Coler. On April 3, 2014 I call Rick Mills. He told me that he and Jim Javernick had spoken and worked things out and that he wanted to withdraw his complaint.
  • Date Received: Dec. 24, 2013 Document No.: 200393048 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mrs. Nolan is concerned about groundwater quality in the domestic water well on their property near recent oil well completion. Resolution: Letter sumamrizing results of analyses of groundwater from the Nolan water well mailed to the Nolans. No impacts from nearby oil and gas E&P operations noted in analytical results.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2012 Document No.: 200368894 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge sent the following eamil on November 1, 2012.; Mike , I had a call last Friday from Aus-Tex to let me know they would Frac on Tuesday October 30 , 2012 starting at 5a.m. and would only frac during the day. This is a formal complaint . They were still fracing at 9:30 p.m. and Hauling water tell 10:30 and shut the lights off at 11 P.m Resolution: COGCC rules do not stipulate hours of operation for completion operations. With the complaint being received 30 hours after the alleged problem no investigation could be made.
  • Date Received: Oct. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200366909 DUST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge sent an email on 10/23/2012 stating that on 10/20/2012 and 10/21/2012 the water trucks that were hauling water to the site were creating a lot of dust on the County Road and from the location. He also requested a mitigation plan for noise, light and dust during upcoming fracing operations Resolution: Mike Leonard called Ms. Akrad to notify that more dust control measures are needed. She said that mitigation efforts were being increased at present. Plans are to conduct fracing operations only during the daylight hours.She also added that Aus tex had hired acontractor to study potential noise impacts and were going to mitigate as necessary.Mr. Leonard sent an email to Mr. Auge with same information
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said noise levels have not changed since drilling started. He said there were back up alarms, ringing phones and truck deliveries allday and night. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. I explained since he did not indicate that sound readings needed taken i did not acquire another meter to take readings. During discussion he did not indocate the wanted readings taken at latetr date.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 STORMWATER BMPs FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said Aus Tex had agreed to clean out streambed impacted by storm event and failures of their BMP's. He hsaid in talks with Aus Tex they want everything to go through COGCC. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. He indicated that the streambed on his property that was impacted by failures of BMP's from AusTex pad had not been repaired and AusTex was now wanting all issues to go through COGCC. I called Ola Akrad with AusTex and explained situation. She called back on 9/28/2012 saying AusTex has made an agreement to pay for clean out as soon as streambed is dry enough to work in.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 LIGHTING FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said lighting from drilling activities has been shining into his house since drilling started. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. I explained that COGCC Rule 803 specifically refers to building units within 700. His home is 1200 feet away.
  • Date Received: Sept. 21, 2012 Document No.: 200364189 CHEMICAL HAZARD FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge is requesting MSDS sheet for all chemicals used in drilling the following API#'s; 043-06221, 043-06216-00,01,02. Mr Auge said Aus-Tex had agreed to provide sheets and has since declined. He also wanted water samples taken from the source he descibes as coming from an "old mine". Resolution:
  • Date Received: Sept. 21, 2012 Document No.: 200364189 CHEMICAL HAZARD FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge is requesting MSDS sheet for all chemicals used in drilling the following API#'s; 043-06221, 043-06216-00,01,02. Mr Auge said Aus-Tex had agreed to provide sheets and has since declined. He also wanted water samples taken from the source he descibes as coming from an "old mine". Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 20, 2012 Document No.: 200360653 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Complaintant called at 5:00 pm on August 16 and asked where the drilling mud was supposed to be hauled to. He said he thought trucks were hauling drilling mud to nearby pit and dumping into it, not to the landfill as required. Resolution: No mud dumping had occurred. Pit is actually a water supply pit for drilling activities.
  • Date Received: Aug. 13, 2012 Document No.: 200359695 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called at 12:02 pm on 8/11/2012 stating that there is a strong odor coming from the location. He said the odors had been less lately, except they get worse when the rig pulls pipe. Resolution: INSPECTION CONDUCTED IN RESPONSE TO ODOR COMPLAINT COGCC DOCUMENT #200359695 . ARRIVED IN AREA AT 1:10 PM WIND WAS BLOWING IN A S-SW DIRECTION AT 10-14MPH. NO ODORS WERE DETECTED DOWNWIND OF LOCATION AT ANY TIME DURING INSPECTION. PERFORMED WALK AROUND ON LOCATION AND DETECTED NO OBVIOUS ODORS.
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2012 Document No.: 200358333 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackmann called Field Inspector Leonard at 9:05 pm on 7/31/2012. He said that the odors coming form the wellpad were so strong he had to close the windows in his home Resolution: No odors were detected, see COGCC Doument # 668200046. Rig was idle at time of inspection.
  • Date Received: July 31, 2012 Document No.: 200358559 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Vicky Bappe requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from their domestic water well related to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil and gas well. Resolution: The measured pH of the groundwater and the concentration of total dissolved solids exceed CDPHE WQCC groundwater ranges or thresholds. The concentration of all other tested parameters was less than groundwater threshold concentrations. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the groundwater is of safety concern if the water and methane are brought into small enclosed, unventilated spaces.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358016 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: During meeting with Mr. Ken Jackman at lease entrance on 7/29/2012, Mr. Augee also coplained about odors from operations. Resolution: ONLY DETECTED A BRIEF, SLIGHT ODOR DURING CONVERSATION WITH COMPLAINTANTS. AT NO OTHER TIME DURING INSPECTION WERE ODORS DETECTED OFF THE LOCATION.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358011 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called at 10:30 pm on 7/29/2012 saying there was a strong chemical odor coming from the location Resolution: ONLY DETECTED A BRIEF, SLIGHT ODOR DURING CONVERSATION WITH COMPLAINTANTS. AT NO OTHER TIME DURING INSPECTION WERE ODORS DETECTED OFF THE LOCATION.MSDS SHEET HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEE COGCC DOCUMENT # 668200005
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358016 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: During same meeting Mr. Augee also complained about noise. Spercifically sdaying that he had obtained readings on a previous date of 75 + Dba Resolution: Noise measure ment were taken during inspection,COGCC Document #66820005. Measurements were within COGCC limits.Previous readings were not measured by COGCC.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2012 Document No.: 200357881 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman said the noise form the rig seemed louder at night. Resolution: Inspector Duran measured sound levels on 7/24/2012 between 6:35 and 6:55 pm to the NE of location. Readings were in compliance. with and average of 62.2 Dba. Inspector Leonard returned on 7/26/2012 at 10:15 pm at and measured sound levels SE of location that were in compliance at 66.4 Dba
  • Date Received: July 27, 2012 Document No.: 200357881 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called Inspector Mike Leonard on 7/23/2012 and relayed htere has been a "strong chemical odor" in the area that seems to be eminating form the rig and location for the last three nights. Resolution: Inspector Duran did not notice any odors during site visit on 7/24/2012. Inspector leonard did not notice any odors during site visit on 7/26/2012
  • Date Received: July 11, 2012 Document No.: 200356082 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mrs. Yokley requested baseline sampling and analysis of water from their domestic water well with respect to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Baseline water quality results and summary letter mailed to Mrs. Yokley. The pH of the water from the domestic well was outside the range listed in the CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards. The concentrations of total dissolved solids, fluoride and chloride were greater than the threshold concentrations listed in the groudwater standards. The reported concentration of dissolved methane is of potential safety concern when water is borunght into an enclosed unventilated space.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355875 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jeff Johnson requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well related to drilling and completion of Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of baseline water quality testing mailed to Mr. Johnson. The pH of the water is outside the range listed in CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards. The concentrations of total dissolved solids, fluoride and chloride are above the thresholds of the groundwater standards. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the water poses safety concerns if water is brought into unventilated enclosed spaces.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355877 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mrs. Everett requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from their domestic water well related to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to the Everetts. The concentrations of all tested parameters were less than threshold concentrations established in the CDPHE WQCC groudnwater standards.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2012 Document No.: 200354444 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Stevenson requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well in relation to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder well nearby. Resolution: The measured pH of groundwater from the Stevenson water well was just outside the ranges established in the CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards. The concentrations of all other tested parameters was less than thresholds established in the groundwater standards.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2012 Document No.: 200354690 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Johnson requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well in relation to drilling and completion of the nearby Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Summary of baseline sampling and analysis results mailed to Mr. Johnson. The pH of water from the Johnson well was above the range included in CDPHE groundwater standards. The concentration of total dissolved solids reported was in excess of drinking water standard. The elevated concentration of dissolved methane could pose safety concerns if water brought into enclosed, unventilated space. The concentrations of all other tested parameters were within threshold established by CDPHE WQCC for groundwater.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2012 Document No.: 200354497 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well in conjunction with drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: The measured concentration of total dissolved solids was at the threshold established for public drinking water supplies. The concentration of all other analytes was less than thresholds established by CDPHE WQCC for groundwater. The major ion composition of water samples was unlike any of the other 12 baseline samples collected in the Locke Mountain Ranch subdivision area of Fremont county in summer of 2012.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2012 Document No.: 200354443 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mrs. Hughes requested baseline groundwater sampling of their domestic water well associated with drilling and completion of the Pathfinder well. Resolution: Baseline sampling and analysis results mailed to Mrs. Hughes in summary letter. The concentration of total dissolved solids was above the range for drinking water. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the well water is of concern for safety reasons if water is brought into enclosed unventilated spaces.
  • Date Received: June 20, 2012 Document No.: 200353936 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson requested baseline water quality sampling and analysis of their domestic water well associated with drilling and completion of the pathfinder well. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of baseline sampling and analysis was mailed to Mr. Nelson. The reported concentration of total dissolved solids was in excess of the groundwater standards. The reported concentrations of all other tested anlaytes were less than thresholds established for groundwater by the CDPHE WQCC.
  • Date Received: June 20, 2012 Document No.: 200353934 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf requested baseline water sampling and analysis of their domestic water well associated with drilling and completion activities at the Pathfinder well. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of baseline sampling and analysis mailed to Mr. Rudolf. Concentrations of fluoride and total dissolved solids were in excess of groundwater standards. The measured pH was outside the range of the groundwater standards. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the water poses safety concerns if the water is brought into unventilated, enclosed spaces. The concentration of all other tested analytes were less than thresholds established as part of the CDPHE groundwater standards.
  • Date Received: June 20, 2012 Document No.: 200353935 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Johnson requested baseline water quality sampling and analysis associated with drilling and completion of the Pathfinder well. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of baseline sampling and analysis mailed to Mr. Harold Johnson. Concentration of total dissolved solids was present at greater than groundwater standards. The reported concentrations of all other tested analytes were less than threshold established by CDPHE WQCC for groundwater.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2012 Document No.: 200353919 STORMWATER BMPs FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge wants west cut slope of location stabilized prior to move in of rig. Resolution: All distubered slopes have been stabilized.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2012 Document No.: 200353919 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge wants operator to supply him with mitigation plan for noise and dust Resolution: Aus Tex has no responsibility under COGCC Rules to supply Mr. Auge with such Plans.
  • Date Received: June 12, 2012 Document No.: 200353299 DUST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Complaintant indicated dust suppression was inadequat eduring construction of location. Resolution: Contractor agreed to use as much water as needed to prevent dust from leaving location.
  • Date Received: June 12, 2012 Document No.: 200353299 STORMWATER BMPs FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Complaintant indicated stormwater BMP's were not being used or were installed incorrectly Resolution: Reviewed entire locatio with construction Supervisor to address problems with current BMP's and need for more due to terrain. Supervisor indicated all necessary BMP's will be installed. Crew had started repairing BMP's during site visit. COGCC will re-inspect on 6/19/2012 to evaluate progress.
  • Date Received: June 11, 2012 Document No.: 200353232 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Ms. Cox requested baseline sampling and analysis of water from her domestic well prior to drilling of the PathFinder well. Resolution: Groundwater from the Cox domestic water well is of sodium-bicarbonate major ion character. Water well records indicate the well penetrates several coal seams. Overall water chemistry is of similar nature to water produced from coals. The measured pH is outside the acceptable range listed in the groundwater standards. Concentrations of total dissolved solids and fluoride are greater than threshold in the groundwater standards. The measured concentration of dissolved methane present in the gorundwater poses a potential safety concern if water is brought directly into enclosed, unventilated spaces. Gas composition and methane isotopic ratio indicates source of methane is not the Pierre Shale formation from which oil is produced nearby.
  • Date Received: June 11, 2012 Document No.: 200353168 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman requested baseline sampling and analysis of his domestic water well prior to drilling of the Pathfinder oil and gas well. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to Mr. Jackman. Overall water chemistry is indicative of source in coals in the area. Gas composition and isotopic composition of methane indicate source of gas is not likely to be Pierre Shale from which most oil production in the area is from.
  • Date Received: June 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355884 DUST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: COMPLAINANT CALLED AND EMAIL STATING THAT HE SHOULD BE PROVIDED A DUST MITIGATION PLAN. Resolution: COGCC RULES DO NOT REQUIRE DUST MITIGATION PLANS. CDPHE WAS CONTACTED AND SITES THIS SIZE DO NOT REQUIRE DUST MIGITATION PLANS.
  • Date Received: June 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355884 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: COMPLAINANT CALLED ABOUT NOISE ISSUES AND ALSO ABOUT ZONING. Resolution: SITE HAS MET INDUSTRIAL NOISE STANDARDS AS ALLOWED UNDER RULE 802.b. RECENT SRUVEY WAS 46 DBA WHICH MEETS ALL STANDARDS. MR. AUGE SUGGESTED THAT THE AREA HAD BEEN REZONED BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT RULE 802.b. STATES - IT ALLOWS THE HIGHEST PERMIISSLBE STNADARDS DURING DRILLING AND COMPLETING. IT DOES NTO REQUIRE ZONING. ASSITANT ATTORNEY GNERAL JAKE MATTER DISCUSED THIS WITH MR. AUGE IN ADDITIONAL TO EMAILS FROM MARGARET ASH AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MIKE LEONARD.
  • Date Received: June 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355884 FENCING FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: PHONE CALL AND EMAIL FROM COMPLAINANT STATING THAT FECNING WAS REQUIRED AT THE SITE FOR WILDLIFE. Resolution: THERE WAS NO REQUIREMENT TO FENC THE SITE. CPAW REQUIRED BEAR PROOF CONTAINERS AND THAT LOCATIONCOSNTRUCTION BE AVOIDED BEWTTWEN DECEMBER 1 AND APRIL 15. UNDER COGCC RULE 1002.a.(3)LANDOWER CAN REQUIRE FENCING BUT MR. AUGE IS NOT THE SURFACE OWNER.
  • Date Received: June 4, 2012 Document No.: 200352818 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Facility: HW-1619S69W Description: Mr. Adamson called about subsidence around well head that was plugged last year. Resolution: FILL MATERIAL (ESTIMATED LESS THAN 1 YD3 REQUIRED) WILL BE BROUGHT INTO STABLIZE SMALL AREA OF SUBSIDNECE AROUDN WELL THAT COGCC PLUGGED IN 2011.
  • Date Received: May 16, 2012 Document No.: 3408 GROUND WATER Operator: Petroglyph Operating Co Inc Adba Petroglyph Energy Facility: Description: Concerns regarding groundwater quality subsequent to cessation of Petroglyph operations and mitigation closure. Resolution: Overall groundwater quality is good with safety concerns with repsect to dissolved methane concentrations. No negative impacts to groundwater quality from MIMMP activities noted at this time.
  • Date Received: April 27, 2011 Document No.: 200308753 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Pine Ridge Oil & Gas Llc Facility: Triggerfish Description: I received a complaint from Andy Wildhaber (720-934-6168) of Coal Creek regarding the noise at night from Comet Ridge's drilling operations. Apperently he lives several thousand feet from the location and the noise is quite loud at his residence. Resolution: I contacted Mr. Wlidhaber to verify exact locaion of complaint. He indicated that the rig had rigged down and left prior to his filing the complaint. the actual location is Pine Ridge Greenback 33-29 APiI #043-06198. Upon my arrival at that location on 4/28/2011 I found that the drilling rig was gone and a completion riig in place. Noise readings taken at 350' from the rig and in the direction of Mr. Wildhaber's home were within COGCC compliance levels (avg 68 dba). I also traveled to where thwe rig was currently working and took noise readings. Due to fencing reding were taken from 130' and dba levels averaged 75.6. i spoke with Mr. Wildhaber later that day and explained my findings. i explained that since there was no violation at that time no further action could be taken. He indicated he understood and said he would contact COGCC if there were any more issues.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281940 GROUND WATER FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: ROYAL GORGE Description: See attached document #02021108 bullet point #2, alleges violation of Rule 209. Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 found no evidence of impact to stream or groundwater. There are no provisions in COGCC Rules for EPA consultation. Javernick Oil is in violation of Rules 308A and 308B regarding the submission of drilling completion and completed interval reports. Notices of Alleged Vioaltion will be issued for the alleged violations.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 PRODUCTION FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document #02021108, bullet points 1 and 4 Resolution: Reconciliation of production must be done by filing COGCC Form 37
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document 02021108, bullet popint # 3 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 reveals no current indication of work on well. Production records show no substantial increase or decrease of monthly production that would indicate more than normal maintenance
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 AESTHETICS FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document # 02021108, bullet point # 6 Resolution: Field Inspection on 10/28/2010 reveals all equipment has been painted as required by rule 804.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document 02021108, bullet popint # 3 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 reveals no current indication of work on well. Production records show no substantial increase or decrease of monthly production that would indicate more than normal maintenance
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 PRODUCTION FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document #02021108, bullet points 1 and 4 Resolution: Reconciliation of production must be done by filing COGCC Form 37
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281866 AESTHETICS FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: FLORENCE Description: See attached document # 02021108, bullet point # 6 Resolution: Field Inspection on 10/28/2010 reveals all equipment has been painted as required by rule 804.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281940 GROUND WATER FREMONT Operator: Javernick Oil Facility: ROYAL GORGE Description: See attached document #02021108 bullet point #2, alleges violation of Rule 209. Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 found no evidence of impact to stream or groundwater. There are no provisions in COGCC Rules for EPA consultation. Javernick Oil is in violation of Rules 308A and 308B regarding the submission of drilling completion and completed interval reports. Notices of Alleged Vioaltion will be issued for the alleged violations.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2010 Document No.: 3899 GROUND WATER Operator: Petroglyph Operating Co Inc Adba Petroglyph Energy Facility: Description: Mr. Burge has noted that groundwater pumped from his domestic well has become bubbly and cloudy in the last month or so. Water had previously been cloudy and milky before regular use this past summer. Mr. Burge is concerned that remediation efforts as part of the Petroglyph MIMMP activities may be having an impact on gorundwater quality in his water well. Resolution: No impacts from mitigation activities in nearby area noted in analytical data. Concentration of dissolved methane was lower than previous sampling. Nearly all well head montiorings in last two years have indicated methane at 0% by volume with one sporadic high of 19% in August 2010.
  • Date Received: Aug. 2, 2010 Document No.: 200265825 CHEMICAL HAZARD FREMONT Operator: Old Operators - Status Unknown Facility: UNITED OIL Description: Mr. Rix is concenrned that soils removed from around the well bore during plugging operations in June 2010 may need to be disposed of off site. Resolution: Sampling and analysis of the exacavated and stockpiled soils indicate that the criteri of Table 910-1 were met with exception of ag parameters EC and SAR. Mr. rix said he ahd utilized the soils to backfill an exacavatio on his property and that the soils were buried to a depth of 3 feet by clean fill.
  • Date Received: Aug. 2, 2010 Document No.: 200265825 CHEMICAL HAZARD FREMONT Operator: Old Operators - Status Unknown Facility: UNITED OIL Description: Mr. Rix is concenrned that soils removed from around the well bore during plugging operations in June 2010 may need to be disposed of off site. Resolution: Sampling and analysis of the exacavated and stockpiled soils indicate that the criteri of Table 910-1 were met with exception of ag parameters EC and SAR. Mr. rix said he ahd utilized the soils to backfill an exacavatio on his property and that the soils were buried to a depth of 3 feet by clean fill.

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 30 NOAVs in Fremont County, Colorado:

Document No.: 200265788 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Drilling pit was closed in a timely and appropriate manner according to field inspection supervisor Mike Leonard. Oily soils were removed from the pad prior to this. No further enforcement action is warranted at this time based on the prompt repsonse of the operator to the concerns and questions a

Document No.: 200282805 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Well was plugged as witnessed by COGCC Field Inspector Mike Leonard on 9/29/2011

Document No.: 200282809 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: WELL PLUGGED 9/8/2011

Document No.: 200282069 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: REQUIRED FORMS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. FOLLOW UP FIELD INSPECTION SHOWS STORMWATER MITIGATION MEASURES HAVE BEEN IMPLIMENTED.

Document No.: 200282823 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: WELL PLUGGED AS WITNESSED BY COGCC FIELD INSPECTOR MIKE LEONARD ON 9/201/2011

Document No.: 200356556 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Resolved through AOC.

Document No.: 200355369 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: RESOLVED THROUGH AOC.

Document No.: 200437826 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262899 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, gas from a well shall be flared or vented only after notice has been given and approval obtained from the Director on a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Marco Polo #1 well, API 043-06228, (Well) (Document #682600258) and observed gas venting from the wellhead, but COGCC records do not reflect that Operator submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting approval to vent. Document #682600268 required Operator to contact the COGCC Area Engineer by February 3, 2017. The Area Engineer has not been contacted to date. Operator vented gas from the Well without Director approval, violating Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume being vented, the reason for venting, description and economics of what would be required for gas infrastructure. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401089534 Rule: 609 Rule Description: Statewide Groundwater Baseline Sampling and Monitoring Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 609, Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) is required to conduct groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring for any Oil and Gas Wells, Multi-Well sites, and Dedicated Injection Wells for which a Form 2, Application for Permit to Drill, (APD) is submitted on or after May 1, 2013. Initial baseline sampling is required within 12 months prior to setting conductor pipe and copies of testing results are due to COGCC and the water well owner or landowner within three (3) months of collecting the samples. If a sample cannot be obtained, Operator may submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, to COGCC requesting an exception to Rule 609 prior to spudding the well. Operator submitted an APD (Document #400852028) for the Megellan ##1, API 043-06229, (Well) on June 12, 2015 and Spud the Well on April 16, 2016. To date COGCC has not received groundwater sampling results for the Well and no Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting an exception to the rule was received prior to spud, violating Rule 609. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: Operator shall provide analytical data from pre drilling samples to COGCC as required by Rule 609, or, if samples may not be obtained, submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting an exception to the 609 requirements. Any Form 4, Sundry Notice, seeking relief must include details of Operator’s good faith efforts to obtain groundwater samples. Final Resolution Comment: Resolved by Order 1V-611. Signed on 12/14/2016 and entered as of 12/12/2016.

Document No.: 401263129 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600234), COGCC staff observed that the soil stockpiles of the Columbus #1 well, API 043-06227, (Well) do not have stormwater BMPs. Document #682600234 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600256) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600285), COGCC staff observed that the stormwater BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, gas from a well shall be flared or vented only after notice has been given and approval obtained from the Director on a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well) (Document #682600260) and observed gas venting from the wellhead, but COGCC records do not reflect that Operator submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting approval to vent. Document #682600260 required Operator to contact the COGCC Area Engineer by February 3, 2017. The area engineer has not been contacted to date. Operator vented gas from the Well without Director approval, violating Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume being vented, the reason for venting, description and economics of what would be required for gas infrastructure. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262899 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600230), COGCC staff observed that the topsoil piles of the Marco Polo #1 well, API 043-06228, (Well) do not have sediment control BMPs. Document #682600230 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600258) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600284), COGCC staff observed that the BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 34-60-121(1) CRS-b Rule Description: Statutory Violation - Permit Violation Alleged Violation Description: On June 12, 2015, Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) submitted a Form 2A, Oil and Gas Location Assessment, for the Pathfinder C-18 location, Location #443255, (Document #400852031). On September 18, 2015, COGCC staff approved Document #400852031 with a Best Management Practice (BMP) requiring Operator to construct a berm and implement a containment plan to ensure the closest water stream was protected. Document #400852031 required the use of steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well) located at Location #443255 (Document #682600260) and observed that the berm around the tank did not have a steel ring keyed into a synthetic liner as required by Document #400852031. Document #682600260 required Operator to install steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities by March 5, 2017. On March 16, 2017, COGCC conducted a follow up inspection of the Well (Document #682600282) and observed that the berm around the tank did not have a steel ring keyed into a synthetic liner as required, violating violating a COGCC permit condition and 34-60-121(1), C.R.S. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities as required by Document #400852031. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600232), COGCC staff observed that stormwater BMPs were not installed at the soil stockpiles of the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well). Document #682600232 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600260) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600282), COGCC staff observed that the stormwater BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401263050 Rule: 1003.d Rule Description: Interim Reclamation - Drilling Pit Closure Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1003.d., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) is required to close and reclaim drilling pits within six months of completion of a well. Operator spud the Hudson #1 well, API 043-06226, (Well) on May 7, 2014; released the rig on June 25, 2014; and submitted a Form 5, Final Drilling Completion Report, (Document #400979956) on August 29, 2016. During a February 1, 2017 inspection of the Well (Document #682600262), COGCC staff observed that a drilling pit remains open. Document #682600262 required Operator to immediately begin pit closure procedures and contact COGCC environmental and reclamation staff regarding the closure by February 12, 2017. During a March 16, 2017 follow up inspection of the Well (Document #682600283), COGCC staff observed that the pit remains open and environmental and reclamation staff have not yet been contacted. Operator failed to close a drilling pit within six months of the completion of the Well, violating Rule 1003.d. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately begin pit closure procedures or properly permit pit facility and contact COGCC environmental and reclamation staff regarding the closure or permit. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781587 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., JAVERNICK OIL ("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. 401622250 to Operator on April 27, 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.: 401781587 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309., JAVERNICK OIL ("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. 401622250 to Operator on April 27, 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.: 200437826 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600232), COGCC staff observed that stormwater BMPs were not installed at the soil stockpiles of the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well). Document #682600232 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600260) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600282), COGCC staff observed that the stormwater BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 34-60-121(1) CRS-b Rule Description: Statutory Violation - Permit Violation Alleged Violation Description: On June 12, 2015, Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) submitted a Form 2A, Oil and Gas Location Assessment, for the Pathfinder C-18 location, Location #443255, (Document #400852031). On September 18, 2015, COGCC staff approved Document #400852031 with a Best Management Practice (BMP) requiring Operator to construct a berm and implement a containment plan to ensure the closest water stream was protected. Document #400852031 required the use of steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well) located at Location #443255 (Document #682600260) and observed that the berm around the tank did not have a steel ring keyed into a synthetic liner as required by Document #400852031. Document #682600260 required Operator to install steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities by March 5, 2017. On March 16, 2017, COGCC conducted a follow up inspection of the Well (Document #682600282) and observed that the berm around the tank did not have a steel ring keyed into a synthetic liner as required, violating violating a COGCC permit condition and 34-60-121(1), C.R.S. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install steel ring berms keyed into a synthetic liner around production facilities as required by Document #400852031. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262716 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, gas from a well shall be flared or vented only after notice has been given and approval obtained from the Director on a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Magellan #1 well, API 043-06229, (Well) (Document #682600260) and observed gas venting from the wellhead, but COGCC records do not reflect that Operator submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting approval to vent. Document #682600260 required Operator to contact the COGCC Area Engineer by February 3, 2017. The area engineer has not been contacted to date. Operator vented gas from the Well without Director approval, violating Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume being vented, the reason for venting, description and economics of what would be required for gas infrastructure. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262899 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600230), COGCC staff observed that the topsoil piles of the Marco Polo #1 well, API 043-06228, (Well) do not have sediment control BMPs. Document #682600230 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600258) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600284), COGCC staff observed that the BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401263050 Rule: 1003.d Rule Description: Interim Reclamation - Drilling Pit Closure Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1003.d., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) is required to close and reclaim drilling pits within six months of completion of a well. Operator spud the Hudson #1 well, API 043-06226, (Well) on May 7, 2014; released the rig on June 25, 2014; and submitted a Form 5, Final Drilling Completion Report, (Document #400979956) on August 29, 2016. During a February 1, 2017 inspection of the Well (Document #682600262), COGCC staff observed that a drilling pit remains open. Document #682600262 required Operator to immediately begin pit closure procedures and contact COGCC environmental and reclamation staff regarding the closure by February 12, 2017. During a March 16, 2017 follow up inspection of the Well (Document #682600283), COGCC staff observed that the pit remains open and environmental and reclamation staff have not yet been contacted. Operator failed to close a drilling pit within six months of the completion of the Well, violating Rule 1003.d. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately begin pit closure procedures or properly permit pit facility and contact COGCC environmental and reclamation staff regarding the closure or permit. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401262899 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, gas from a well shall be flared or vented only after notice has been given and approval obtained from the Director on a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On February 1, 2017, COGCC staff inspected the Marco Polo #1 well, API 043-06228, (Well) (Document #682600258) and observed gas venting from the wellhead, but COGCC records do not reflect that Operator submitted a Form 4, Sundry Notice, requesting approval to vent. Document #682600268 required Operator to contact the COGCC Area Engineer by February 3, 2017. The Area Engineer has not been contacted to date. Operator vented gas from the Well without Director approval, violating Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall submit a Form 4, Sundry Notice, stating the estimated volume being vented, the reason for venting, description and economics of what would be required for gas infrastructure. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401263129 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f., Aus-Tex Exploration Inc (Operator) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) at all oil and gas locations to control stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes erosion, transport of sediment offsite, and site degradation. During a November 8, 2016 inspection (Document #682600234), COGCC staff observed that the soil stockpiles of the Columbus #1 well, API 043-06227, (Well) do not have stormwater BMPs. Document #682600234 required Operator to install or repair BMPs as required by Rule 1002.f. by December 8, 2016. During follow up inspections on February 1, 2017 (Document #682600256) and March 16, 2017 (Document #682600285), COGCC staff observed that the stormwater BMPs were not installed, violating Rule 1002.f. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install or repair BMPs at the Well as required by Rule 1002.f. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401954589 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc (“Operator”) shall flare or vent gas from a well only after Operator has given notice to and obtained approval from COGCC on a Sundry Notice (“Form 4”) stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On May 24, 2017, COGCC Staff inspected Operator’s Lobach 1 (API No. 05-043-40034, “Well”) location, and observed flaring of natural gas through a 1-inch line. COGCC Staff observed that no upset conditions or other 912.b. exceptional circumstances were occurring at the time of the flaring, and that Operator had neither requested nor received approval from COGCC for venting/flaring at the Well location. COGCC Staff required Operator to file a Form 4 flaring request with the COGCC Area Engineer by June 24, 2017. (Field Inspection Report No. 687900019, “May 2017 FIR”). On May 30, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted a follow up inspection of the Well location and again observed unauthorized flaring. COGCC Staff documented a conversation with Operator’s agent, Rick Mills, that had occurred on May 26, 2017, wherein Mr. Mills stated an intention to submit the Form 4 as required. (Field Inspection Report No. 687900020). On 12/17/2018 COGCC Staff inspected the Well location and observed venting of natural gas from a 1-inch ball valve in a 1-inch line north of the wellhead. COGCC Staff observed that no upset conditions or other 912.b. exceptional circumstances were occurring at the time of the venting, and that Operator had neither requested nor received approval from COGCC for venting/flaring at the Well location. COGCC Staff instructed Operator via phone to cease venting, and wrote instructions to comply with the corrective action from the May 2017 FIR. (Field Inspection Report No. 682600588). As of February 2, 2019, Operator has not submitted any Form 4 request for approval to vent or flare at the Well location. Operator flared and vented gas from the Well, and failed to give notice to or seek approval from COGCC prior to such flaring/venting, violating Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately cease venting and flaring at the Well location. In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall include documentation of implementation of an internal procedure to ensure COGCC approval is obtained prior to any venting or flaring at its locations, as required by Rule 912.b. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401954589 Rule: 912.c. Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Estimate and Report on Form 7 Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.c., Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc (“Operator”) shall estimate gas flared, vented, or used on the lease, based on a gas-oil ratio test or other equivalent test approved by the Director, and reported on Operator's Monthly Report of Operations (“Form 7”). Pursuant to Rule 309., Operator shall report every existing oil and gas well that is not plugged and abandoned on the 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. On May 24, 2017, COGCC Staff inspected Operator’s Lobach 1 (API No. 05-043-40034, “Well”) location, and observed flaring of natural gas through a 1-inch line, with no record of volumes vented or flared reported. (Field Inspection Report No. 687900019). On 12/17/2018 COGCC Staff inspected the Well location and observed venting of natural gas from a 1-inch ball valve in a 1-inch line north of the wellhead, with no record of volumes vented or flared reported. (Field Inspection Report No. 682600588). As of February 22, 2019, Operator was required to have reported all months from spud through December 2018. Operator has submitted Form 7 reporting for months through December 2018, but no does not indicate volumes of gas vented or flared for any month yet reported. Operator’s venting of gas without measurement prevented volumes from being reported on the Form 7, violating Rule 912.c. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall estimate vented gas volumes for all months during which venting occurred, and report these volumes via Operator’s Monthly Report of Operations, Form 7. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401781587 Rule: 326.b Rule Description: Shut-in Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 326.b., JAVERNICK OIL ("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. 401622250 to Operator on April 27, 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.: 401781587 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309., JAVERNICK OIL ("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. 401622250 to Operator on April 27, 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:

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