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Wells

COGCC has approved 159 well(s) operated in Gunnison County, Colorado:

Tank Batteries

COGCC has approved no tank batteries operated in Gunnison County, Colorado.

Pending Applications

2 application(s) is/are pending in Gunnison County, Colorado:

Approved Applications

COGCC has approved 37 application(s) in Gunnison County, Colorado:

Flowlines

COGCC has approved 140 flowline(s) that begin and/or end in Gunnison County, Colorado:

Pits

16 pit(s) operated in Gunnison County, Colorado has/have been approved by COGCC:

Complaints

The following 581 complaints have been recorded in Gunnison County, Colorado or have not been assigned to a county:

  • 2728 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator TRASH Description: See above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2722 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: Noise and diesel, from the generators, drift downhill as well as the dust and diesel from the road to the facility have been an ongoing problem. There was supposed to be noise, sight and dust mitigation done and this has not happened. This is an ongoing problem that has been an issue ever since the facility was being built. Before approval of the Bull Mountain Pipeline, Mesa County heard the concerns of the residents of the area that was to be directly impacted by the building of this pumping station. We were assured, as well as the county commissioners, that there would be noise mitigation work completed as well as road improvements, dust mitigation and sight mitigation. In fact there was so many pictures of the promised work, they took the emphasis off of the original complaint of this not being within the best interests of the residents of the area. There have been complaints registered with county offices, commissioners and the COGCC for noise. I have not seen any follow through on getting compliance on any of the other promised, contracted work, or any sanctions for noise. The company has a history of promising to do work, but, follow through has only happened when pressured by the court system or the regulatory commissions. Since there has been no work on the obvious problems, I don't know how many other issues have been overlooked as well. We have a residence less than a half mile from the facility, downhill, and hear the noise and have the dust, traffic and accompanying noise to deal with as well as not knowing if they have done the work to stop ground pollution and water pollution to our well, the only source of water we have. Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2727 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Road Congestion, Speeding, Careless Driving, Aggressive Driving SG Interests promised to do noise, dust and road work during and after construction of the Bull Mtn. Pipeline pumping station. The county road was supposed to be widened and maintained and dust mitigation was to be in place for the initial construction of the plant as well as follow up work to keep down dust, etc. Other than the county grader, no work for this has been done by SG. They also promised only one truck a week, to do upkeep and occasionally a truck to haul away "produced" water. The trucks do not follow the rules of the road and yield to uphill traffic making hauling my horses and riding them down the road hazardous, if not nearly impossible. Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2580 March 27, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Royalty checks never on time - the last royalty check was 2 months over due - I deposited check on 02-06-2015 and check was returned - redeposited on February 11th and it cleared. Attached are E-mails to mr Pandolfo and his responses to me and Mrs. Hugueley that are totally different excuses. I have called him several times since then with no response. Resolution:
  • 3784 GUNNISON Aug. 31, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator INACTIVE WELL Description: The well appears to be abandoned Resolution: Operator has filed for bankruptcy
  • 1469 GUNNISON June 20, 2017 Operator: Sg Interests I Ltd ROYALTY Description: Location: Gunnison County, 4 miles from HWY133 on CR 265: Falcon Seaboard 11-9-12# 3 well located within the SWNE, Section 12, T.11S., R.90W., 6th P.M. (SHL) and NWNW, Section 12, T.11S., R.90W, 6th P.M. (BHL) I believe the SHL means well entrance and BHL means the terminal of the directional well. Falcon Seaboard 11-9-12 #3 (Mancos Terminal) Operator: SG INterests I, Ltd. Robert H. Guinn, II 100 Waugh Dr., Ste. 400 Houston, TX 77007 Issue: The terminal of the well is located in the the Bull Mountain Unit 600 ft. south of the Unit boundary. Our lease with SG Interests includes 80 acres outside the Bull Mountain unit but within the 640 acre drawing area (pool) of the well. No payments are being made for the area outside the unit boundary even though nearly half of the drawing area of the well is outside the unit. This includes 80 acres of my leased property as well as federal lands. I have a diagram that I can send to demonstrate this more visually. Resolution:
  • 2540 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Src Energy Inc TRASH Description: See above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 3922 Aug. 12, 2010 Operator: Magpie Operating, Inc GROUND WATER Description: Bob Remmerde called to request that his domestic water well be sampled. Gunnison Energy is preparing to drill nearby and he is concerned about his well. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • 2664 GUNNISON July 10, 2015 Operator: Sg Interests I Ltd ODOR Description: I was driving on Route 133, towards Paonia, on July 3, 2015. It was 11:15 AM, on that Friday, as I was driving down McClure's Pass, after mile Marker 40, that I was assaulted by the most extreme and dense vapors/gas from a chemical source. It was so extreme, that I thought I might pass out. It lasted for several minutes at the very extreme level and then as I drove further away, the fumes left my truck's cab. On the right of my truck, at the moment I first smelled the heavy chemical fumes, I saw liquid rushing down the mountainside. This liquid ran down the mountainside and down a ditch along the side of the highway. This liquid may or may not have been the source of the chemical fumes. There are 2 active gas well sites and companies operating in the vicinity of my exposure to the chemical vapors. The first company is SG Interests and the second company is Gunnison Energy. Route 133, mile marker 39-40, west of McClure's Pass, outside of Marble, Colorado and before Paonia, Colorado. Resolution: No sign of spill or discharge found. See Inspection Doc# 680400116
  • 3501 GUNNISON Sept. 7, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator SOIL CONTAMINATION Description: 1. At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 I was traveling on USFS Road 844A which leads through and past the Ragged Mountain Compressor Station. Dusty Carson of SG and Steve Tuck were in the vehicle with me. We did not stop the vehicle as we drove past the Ragged Mountain Compressor. 2. As we drove past the station, I noticed the grass on both sides of the road on the southwest edge of the Station. The grass on the west edge of the road above the inlet to a culvert was yellow and orange in color. The grass on the east edge of the road at and below the outlet of the same culvert was this same yellow and orange color. The grass appeared to be colored from a chemical “burn” or reaction. The grass surrounding the ditch and the outlet of the culvert was not discolored, but rather was green and brown as would be expected in the area. 3. At the same time I witnessed the discolored grass, I saw a pile of ¾” minus rock in a pile on the west side of the road northeast of the horizontal propane tank. This rock had not been present when I had been on location on 8-29-12. While on location with other SG personnel, Al Arsenault and Phil Nichol of Gunnison Energy Corporation has indicated/admitted there had been a release of amine from the Station. A dark stain across the road and residue on the grass above and below the culvert were visible on 8-29. 4. Later on 9-4-12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., I returned to the Ragged Mtn. Compressor Station with Dusty Carson. As I approached the Station, I witnessed a skid steer operating on and near the road. I pulled through the Station and parked my vehicle on the road. I exited my vehicle and the individual operating the skid steer suspended his operation, exited his vehicle and approached. 5. The individual, Dan Hudson of Hudson Excavation, introduced himself and asked if he could help me. 6. I introduced myself to Hudson, informing him that I worked for SG Interests and we were half owners of the Station. I asked Hudson what he was doing. Huds Resolution: Issues regarding this complaint have been addressed. See Document 2230703. AFischer
  • 3638 GUNNISON Feb. 21, 2012 Operator: Gunnison Energy Corporation SPILLS Description: Staff of SG Interests (SGI) contacted COGCC on 2/21/2012 and reported that they had discovered a release of produced water at the subject well pad on 2/9/2012. Complainant reported staff of SGI were breaking trail with snowmobiles in preparation of a site walk when the release was noticed. SGI is permitting a well on adjoining land and he site walk was to occur the following day. SGI staff reported that produced water and gas were leaking from the wellhead and that the noise from the gas leak could be heard over snowmobile engines. Complainant reported that entire area was snow-covered; roads had not been plowed, there were no tracks on the subject well pad. SGI staff reported that they estimated produced water ponding near the wellhead to be about 1 foot deep, and that the area impacted by the produced water could be seen because the melted snow. They reported ambient temperature was in the 20 degree Farenheit range, so do not believe snow was melting due to temperatures. SGI staff estimated > 20 barrels of produced water were released and reported they could see undercutting and caving of the snow covering the ephemeral drainage to the south of the well pad. SGI Staff contacted Gunnison Energy (GEC) the same day to report the problem at the well. SGI staff reported that the following day, 2/10/2012, when they conducted their site walk, they noticed that the Hotchkiss Federal 12-90 wellpad had been cleared of snow by a snowplow blade. SGI staff wanted to get a copy of the spill report submitted by GEC to the COGCC and to be copied on the spill investigation results. COGCC had not received a spill report for the Hotchkiss Federal 12-90 at the time of this call. Resolution: Gunnison has taken care of the spill cleanup. Confirmation samples are in compliance with Table 910-1. There was a remaining staining near the wellhead, that has been recently excavated. No Further Action is required. Form 19 (doc #2223856) and Form 27 (REM#7032) have been closed. Reports and lab data are available online, and open to the public. Complaint is being closed. C Lujan, 08/27/2014
  • 4224 GUNNISON Jan. 6, 2010 Operator: Sg Interests I Ltd OTHER Description: Operator has faild to file the mud log or a completion report in a timely manner as per the COGCC rules. It is believed this is intentionally done to prevent other operators from competing with SG. Resolution: Please see Form 18A Doc # 200253661 for 18A close out info. This 18A entered to close Form 18.
  • 2723 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator DUST Description: see above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2724 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: see above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2725 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator LIGHTING Description: see above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 2726 GUNNISON May 6, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: See above Resolution: Staff has attempted to contact the reporting party on several occasions; however contact with the RP was not made. It has been determined that the Cogcc does not have any authority over this facility. Mesa County has been made aware of the issues on this facility.
  • 4036 Oct. 14, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Caller wants to know why the public wasn't informed and what the COGCC is doing about Antero dumping waste in Gibson Gulch draw? She reported that she heard three truck drivers were fired by Antero because they refused to dump waste into Gibson Gulch, but they were replaced with others who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Resolution:
  • 4038 Nov. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Caller had heard of truck drivers being fired for not dumping waste in Gibson Gulch and that others were hired who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Caller wanted to know what COGCC was doing and why the public was not informed. Resolution:
  • 4041 Nov. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator INACTIVE WELL Description: Complaint alleges several of Javernick Oil wells are not producing. See attached documaent #02021108 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 found two wells that appeared to be in violation for excess shut in time unable to produce. Telephone conversation with Mr. Javernick comfirms wells were shut in for lack of oil production. Mr. Javernick also reported two more wells that are scheduled to be plugged for the same reason. Notices of Alleged Violation will be issued for these four wells and a cursory check of production for the rest of Javernick Oil will be made.
  • 4043 None Operator: Invalid Operator BASELINE WATER REQUEST Description: Surface owner contacted J. Axelson and D. Baldwin to express concern about potential impacts to water quality and water rights from O&G development in the area. Follow up contact between S. Lindblom and surface owner determined that collecting pre-development water samples from springs, domestic well and irrigation wells would be appropriate. Resolution:
  • 4039 Nov. 2, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator BASELINE WATER REQUEST Description: PDC plans 8 wells on property adjacent to Simmons property. Simmons would like baseline samples collected from his water well. Resolution: Subject permits adjacent to complainant property were abandoned (AL) in April 2011. Wells were repermitted in May 2011 on complainant's property, and subsequently abandoned in August 2012. 1 horizontal evaluation well was permitted (August 2012) moved in consultation with complainant and drilled on complainant's property in December 2012. No further requests for groundwater sampling were made during onsite consultation. No samples were collected by COGCC. Complaint closed administratively during review of unresolved complaints February 2015 - GPD
  • 4040 Nov. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator AESTHETICS Description: Complaint alleges Javernick Oil's production equipment is not painted and is in disrepair. See attached document# 02021108 Resolution: Field inspection of 15 Javernick Oil leases on 10/26/2010 and 10/28/2010 found all equipment to be painted proper color to comply with Rule 804. All equipment appeared to be functioning properly.
  • 4042 Nov. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator SOIL CONTAMINATION Description: Complaint alleges "several barrels of oil" spilled on Javernick Oil lease in "section 21". See attached document #02021108 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 of all wells in section 21 reveals no evidence of a "several barrel" spill of oil. There was a small amount of stained dirt on the tank pad are at the Fee 5 350. However this would be considered a deminimus amount and according to Mr. Javernick is being remediated.
  • 4048 Nov. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator BASELINE WATER REQUEST Description: Gena Vale called to request that COGCC collect samples from her domestic well to establish basleine conditions in advance of any oil and gas development in the area. Resolution: Samples collected and analyzed. No constituents of concern detected. Letter sent.
  • 4055 Oct. 26, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Well water tested 20.57 mg/l methane in September. Test requested by renter living in home and OK'd by owner. Wants to know what this is from. Did not think it existed in the past. Resolution: Home going to auction - new homeowner's pending. COGCC contact information for follow-up relayed to bank and auction house. No one living in home right now. Awaiting contact from new owner and/or bank. Will initiate a new complaint under new name at that time.
  • 4051 None Operator: Invalid Operator BASELINE WATER REQUEST Description: Request for baseline water well sampling before drilling rig moves in nearby Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • 4060 None Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Complainant alleges impact to domestic water well from nearby oil & gas operations. May have been a nearby flowline leak in the past 1-1.5 years. Claims there is oil in the water well. Resolution: Based on water sample results and inspections of surrounding oil & gas facilities, there is no data that would indicate the water quality in the Schwisow domestic water well has been impacted by nearby oil and gas operations. Reference letter to Evelyn Schwisow dated 3/25/10 COGCC Doc#2605871.
  • 4062 Aug. 17, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator SURFACE WATER Description: During a field trip to West Divide Creek on Lisa Bracken's property, vigourous bubbling was observed from the bed of West Divide Creek when the creekbed was walked upon. Resolution: Complaint closed per the October 19, 2010 letter and associated data to Ms. Lisa Bracken. A. Fischer February 9, 2015.
  • 4071 Oct. 8, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Complainant lives next to a field where drilling fluids are being dumped. Estimates that it is a 50 to 80 acre wheat field where hundreds of loads of solids and fluids have been dumped for the last 2-years. The material has not been incorporated into native soil. Material is being trucked in dump trucks and tanker trucks. Noted company signs on some trucks operated by Ensign & Integrity. Believes the fluids are coming from the 70 Ranch. Field is located 0.25-miles east of CR 61 off south side of Hwy 34. Property owner may be Carlson. Resolution: NOAV issued to Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company for improper land application of bentonitic drilling fluids. Material had been placed greater than 3-inches in areas and was not incorporated within 10-days of application. NOAV required incorporation of fluids into native soil within 10-days and submittal of waste generator information and documentation that fluids do not contain contaminants in excess of Table 910-1 levels.
  • 4076 None Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: hard to get top Resolution:
  • 2950 Dec. 8, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Voicemail from Bob Hooker (970)625-5362. Oil field gravel trucks on Garfield County Road 320 and Beaver Creek are creating excessive noise from jake brakes. Resolution: Left a voicemail with Mr. Hooker saying the complaint would be referred to Garfield County because it was highway noise and not O&G location noise. Spoke with Kirby Wynn and he said he would speak with WPX and also the sheriff and attempt to resolve.
  • 4074 Aug. 25, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Mr. Tamburello requested that his second well be sampled prior to Antero drilling begins nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • 4077 Aug. 23, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Wayne Pollard came into the Rifle COGCC office to request that his two domestic water wells be sampled prior to Antero drilling a well on adjacent property. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667679
  • 3336 May 7, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Water well owner would like to have well sampled. Resolution: Water sampling results show no evidence of any O&G impact. Letter with analytical lab results sent to well owner. Well located in Section 17 - 2N-64W.
  • 3348 May 20, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Mrs. Seeman would like her water well sampled. There is a sulfur odor and the neighbor to the south has a water well known to have thermogenic methane. Resolution: Based on the results of the sampling, there is no evidence of impact to the water well as a result of oil and gas activity at this time. Reference letter document #2614334.
  • 3473 Oct. 17, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Description: Surface owners believe they are ractional mineral owners; however no oil and gas surface lease has been entered into and the landowners assert that operator does not have right toenter ont and disturb the premises. Furthermore, landowners are requesting a description of the topsoil management practices to be employed and consultation is needed regarding the location of and access to the well pad Resolution: Conditions applied to Form 2A location assessment Doc#400330480 and passed for final approval
  • 4082 None Operator: Invalid Operator INACTIVE WELL Description: To my knowledge, this abandoned gas well has been there prior to 9-17-52 as indicated on the B.L.B map inclosed. Resolution:
  • 1667 March 22, 2017 Operator: Pdc Energy Inc LAND USE CONFLICT Description: PDC taken out some scrubbers and tanks at two adjacent wells and fed the scrubbers to the scrubber and tank on my property. Resolution: OLGA staff reviewed the complaint and determined there are not compliance issues with moving the equipment.
  • 4081 Oct. 1, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Mr. Waller is concerned about possible impacts to shallow groundwater in his domestica well form upstream discharges and pit associated with CBM operations. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to Mr. Waller. No impacts from CBM operations including permitted discharge noted in analytical data.
  • 4087 Sept. 24, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER 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.
  • 4088 Sept. 27, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: See attached (scanned image) details of adverse easement surface violations. Resolution: The issues noted involve private agreements between two parties concerning property law. Unfortunately, the COGCC has no statutory authority in such matters. For reference the duties and powers of the Commission are outlined in the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act (Title 34, Article 60, as amended). COGCC Rule 215 applies to oil and gas operations and does not apply to land survey work conducted under property law.
  • 3453 Dec. 14, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Mr. Pellegrini called on 12/13/2012 stated there was an intermitent high pitched noide in the area Resolution: No noises were observed during two hours of investigating area, even while nearby well was running.
  • 475 Jan. 8, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: Water well next to light fixture on the northeast side of the house. Issue: Well is 480 feet deep and had water up to 280 feet when drilled 20 years ago by AAA plumbing, by Gant. Well was great and water was good. Water now has salty,bitter, chemicals in it that burns the eyes and has of past month or two affected my wife's skin causing redness and irritation. Destroyed new silverware and leaves heavy white film on everything. Can't even wash cars causes more problems. Conco bottom,last year to year and half I contacted cooper who no longer works there and advised of bad water causing eyes to burn, salty, bitter, white film on on dishes and destroyed new silverware. They set up four corners to come out to test water and set the appt 3 weeks out. A week or two before the water was to be tested it was miracously perfect, no burning, funny tastes, dishwasher worked perfect. Resolution: Letter sent to landowner on 3/20/2018 detailing findings. Please refer to complaint #200445098 associated documents for analytical results and summary of investigation.
  • 4093 Sept. 13, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Thermogenic gas discovered in water well during baseline sampling. Resolution:
  • 3131 March 20, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: complainant complained of noise being generated at night from a seismi survey being done around his home Resolution:
  • 1301 Aug. 10, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: CRESTONE PEAKS PROPOSED CDP AREA. We are now three months into the nine month period during which the various oil and gas operators agreed to develop a comprehensive drilling plan for the Crestone Peak application lands. My concern is that decisions about oil and gas locations will be made 1) without effective participation in those decisions by either the county or members of the public and 2) without landowners and/or the county understanding their rights under both property law and the COGCC Rules. Do you have a SPECIFIC map showing where the proposed horizontal wells would be located pursuant to Crestone's proposal? I don't think it would be very hard for the COGCC to come up with the map I am suggesting and publish it or make it available so everybody can see it. THE PEOPLE WANT AND DESERVE ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS! NOW, NOT AFTER DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE!! Resolution: Complainant was provided a link to the COGCC website relating to the Crestone Peak Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) in Boulder County with the requested information.
  • 3165 Feb. 13, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their water well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: GW sampling indicated no impacts from O&G activities. ACE for Chris Canfield 4/23/2014
  • 2618 Aug. 25, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator SOIL CONTAMINATION Description: LaSalle disposal off CR 49 and CR 34 by Select Energy Services ,is allowing runoff from truck washing to get on dirt. The trench fills up and over flows and they just let is soak in. They put a new concrete slab down to "contain" it but they never fixed the problem. The ground around and under d the truck wash is contaminated Resolution: The site is under regulatory jurisdiction of both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Weld County. Because the company is not an oil and gas operator, they are not under the regulatory jurisdiction of the COGCC. This complaint has been referred to CDPHE and Weld County./
  • 3330 June 6, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Complaint Relayed by Garfield County.Just got a call from Karen Sedillo who lives just up dry hollow from Minneota estates. Reports strong odors over the week or so and said she is finally calling to complain because it is too much Resolution:
  • 3429 Jan. 9, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Loud explosion which rattled windows.complainant believed it was caused from fracing. Resolution: I talked with Susan Cramer and discussed the complaint and tne resolution I had come to. she said she had come to many of the same conclusions in her follw-up. I told her I would close the complaint and she was in agreement with my conclusions.
  • 989 Sept. 20, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Our water also lights on fire when you put a match to it. Resolution: Laboratory results (received 10/24/2017) indicate that the subject well has not been impacted by nearby oil & gas activity. Furthermore, lab results confirm quality of water from the subject well and Biological Activity Reaction Tests document presence of active populations of sulfate-reducing and iron-related bacteria in water collected from the well. Discussion of these results was provided to the complainant via a Complaint Resolution Letter dispatched via hardcopy and email on 10/25/2017. An attempt was also made to call the complainant to discuss results on 10/25/2017. COGCC was unable to leave a voice message due to the complainant's voice mailbox being full.
  • 3766 Sept. 30, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator RECLAMATION Description: COMPLAINANT CALLED ABOUT SEISMIC WORK THT HAD LEFT HOLES IN HIS FIELD. HE SAID THE OPERATOR WOULD NOT RESPOND. Resolution:
  • 3767 Sept. 26, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator RECLAMATION Description: PDC LEFT LARGE ROCKS IN FIELD AFTER WELLS WERE DRILLED. HAVE CONTACTED THEM ABOUT THIS BUT HAVE HAD NO RESPONSE. Resolution: Reclamation Specialist contacted Aaron Clyncke with PDC Energy to discuss complaint. Mr. Clyncke stated that he would have a crew remove rocks and debris within 24 hrs. Reclamation Specialist inspected location with Marlene Ritcher on 09/28/2011 and determined that rocks and debris had been removed. Complaint has been resolved to complainant’s satisfaction.
  • 2309 May 6, 2016 Operator: Invalid Operator NOTIFICATION Description: Extraction Inc. in its application for a drilling location permit at the Triple Creek location did not properly complete the location application because they failed to identify that the location fell within an Urban Mitigation Area (UMA). Because of this proper public notice was not given to local residents. Initial information given to the local residents indicated that Extraction was going to use pipelines which would allow its production facilities to be located offsite. Later residents were informed that there would be 22 tanks, separators etc. in the middle of their neighborhood. A facility this large (A Large UMA Facility) is too large for this area. Not only is this a residential area there are at least 4 schools, a nursing home, shopping center, wild life habitat concerns and 2 emergency facilities in the immediate area. We don't feel that Extraction Inc. complied with the regulations in its application to the COGCC nor does a LARGE UMA FACILITY belong in the Triple Creek location Resolution: The COGCC engaged with Extraction and the local government regarding the Oil and Gas Location Assessment (OGLA) permit for the location. COGCC found there was an error made by the original permittee on the OGLA, but did not find that any violation of COGCC Rules occurred at this Location, and no enforcement action will be taken. In order to remedy the inconsistencies between the State permits and Local USR, the operator committed to submitting a Form 2A to amend the permitted location and bring it into compliance with the Large UMA Facility Rules adopted by the COGCC in January 2016. The Form 2A application will be subject to the notice provisions of Rules 305A and 305, the consultation provisions of Rules 305A and 306, the mitigation measures described by Rule 604, and public comment as described in Rule 305. COGCC Oil and Gas Location Assessment Specialists will review the application for compliance with all applicable COGCC Rules and review all proposed operating practices to ensure that the project can be developed in a manner consistent with our statutory obligation to “foster the responsible, balanced development, production, and utilization of the natural resources of oil and gas in the state of Colorado in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.” (C.R.S. § 34-60-102) Following COGCC’s technical review of the application and the proposed Best Management Practice (BMPs), the Director may attach technically feasible and economically practicable conditions of approval to the Form 2A in response to legitimate public health, safety, or welfare concerns expressed during the comment period, as provided for in Rule 305.
  • 2314 May 2, 2016 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Ground Water/Water Quality rainbow on glass film on counter tops film on cars after wash and rinse well water has started going bad since well drilling has been done around well. Age of well: 1 year 11 months Resolution: Water sampling results show no evidence of any oil & gas issues. Letter with all analytical results sent to Mr. Mossman.
  • 3646 March 13, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Truck leaving site was leaking produced water all over the soil. Resolution: JIM PRECUP CONDUCTED SITE INSPECTION ON SATURDAY MARCH 3,2 012. MEET WITH COMPLAINANTS AND REVIEWED SITE. ENCANA PROVIDED MANIFEST AND PHOTO OF SITE. ENCANA ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF OVERSAW CLEANUP.
  • 3874 April 6, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: EPA-Chuck Tinsly called saying a women complained to him about water trucks travelling from a location south of Grover into Greeley. She followed the trucks to a point where they connected to hoses near the 32 well pad on 29th Street SE Greeley. Resolution: Chuck Tinsley-EPA
  • 3878 March 31, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator LIGHTING Description: Northern Colorado Astronomical Society is stating lights are not being sheilded. Resolution: Operator is willing to work with the NCAS, contact information was given to complaintant to express concerns, if they are still present.
  • 3879 March 31, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator BASELINE WATER REQUEST Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. SE 18 6S 64W. Water well permit number 214337. Resolution:
  • 375 Feb. 26, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: On February 6, 2018 Earthworks staff used an optical gas imaging camera to record infrared video of emissions from the Extraction Oil & Gas Crestone Hub in Erie, Colorado (Weld County) at (40.029958, -105.004169). Using the FLIR camera, Earthworks staff observed tank vapors and emissions from enclosed flares at 12:30pm on February 6. Video of this site is included below. Earthworks’ thermographers are ITC certified and use a FLIR GF320 camera. FLIR Video: https://youtu.be/1POTvlcM_3I Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over this facility. Complaint transferred to the Air Pollution Control Division at CDPHE.
  • 3277 Aug. 9, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • 3864 May 3, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator PIPELINE Description: Daryl Cox called to report a leaking pipeline, located 1/2 mile from CR 320 up Porcupine Creek Road, where the overhead transmission lines cross the road. He reported there were three steel pipelines lying on the surface and they were actively leaking. Resolution:
  • 4109 Aug. 17, 2010 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Recently started having problems with white powdery substance on washed dishes. Difficult to remove. Wants to know if it is caused by vicinity gas wells. Resolution: Water tested high in minerals (Ca and Mg) and very hard. Residue likely due to hard water. Recent heavy monsoonal moisture may have flushed minerals into the well. See document #1733451 for details. No impact from oil & gas evident.
  • 3634 March 29, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator PIPELINE Description: DOUG GRANT IS CONCERNED THAT WATER GATHERING LINES ON HIS PROPERTY AND ALONG COLORADO RIVER HAVE NOT BEEN PRESSURE TESTED. Resolution:
  • 477 Jan. 4, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: The windows in our home are rattling again like they did a few years ago when a nearby separator/burner that was operating incorrectly was causing the vibrations. Resolution: Well Number#: Location #: 440176 Inspection Document #: 674200407 Complaint #200445029 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 1-4-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to a noise complaint received for 1-4-2018 by the COGCC about possible oil and gas noise occurring in the Windsor area somewhere around the complaints residence. On 1-4-2018 I contacted the complaint who indicated he was experiencing a noise which he associated with reverberation coming from one of the wells in areas equipment. The complaint indicated the noise was very intermittent. On 1-4-2018 at approx. 1100 Hrs I performed inspections of the oil and gas operations in the area. At the time of the inspections I did not find any abnormal operation in the area which could be contributing to the noise experienced by the complaint. I contacted both Bayswater and PDC and advised them of the complaint and asked them to monitor their equipment. Due to the intermittent noise and not finding any noise source in the area no noise study was performed. All information reviewed and site inspection information were submitted to the COGCC for further review. No violations of COGCC rules were observed at the time of this inspection
  • 2957 Dec. 3, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator ACCESS Description: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices Resolution: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices: 1099 1
  • 1801 April 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location of concern: Crossroads and CR 13 Issue: Went walking this morning and could smell gases. Came home from Denver and went on my deck and could still smell gases. No just smells in the area!!!!! Tiered of constantly smelling gases!!!! Do you really need to put these in neighborhoods????? Really! Resolution:
  • 1802 April 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location of concern: Windsor, CO - intersection of CR 13 and Crossroads Blvd Operator: Extraction and I have not contacted them. Issue: Very strong rotten egg smell (not the same smell as marker for natural gas) - wind is coming from the east. My belief is that it is coming from Pavistma Farms well pad. Odor is originating one half mile west of the residence. Odor is described as sulfur like. Odor began 4/25/17. Resolution:
  • 359 Dec. 1, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: WELL PERMIT NUMBER 294671--A Water Division: 2 Resolution: Water District 79 Designated Basin N/A Management District N/A County: Huerfano Parcel Name: Colorado Buffalo Ranch Lot 100
  • 3718 Jan. 5, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Complaint relayed by CDPHE Case#2012-0012; complainant reported CDPHE that he regularly witnesses "Fracking trucks" dumping "remains" in a ditch along the frontage road, on the South side of I-70 midway between Silt and Rifle. He stated that this has gone on for months, it occurs 24 hours a day and most occurs within the same 50 yard stretch. He is concerned that waste will drain to waterway. Resolution: I, Soraya Baroumand, and Bill West, District 45 Water Commissioner, met with Alina Vazquez of the EPA Criminal Investigation Division, at the locations previously reported as areas of alleged illegal dumping along an irrigation ditch; namely, a large dirt parking area adjacent south of the I-70/Garfield County Airport eastbound exit ramp, and at turnout areas on the frontage road, west of Mamm Creek Road alongside the”Last Chance Ditch”. During our field visit of March 6, 2012, diversion of irrigation water via pumping and hauling was observed, (as I previously observed and January and February 2012). Screens and hoses appeared clean and no leaks from the bobtail trucks and associated equipment were observed. Furthermore, bobtail units observed were designated for freshwater hauling only. Also, no surficial staining or discharge at the ditch access turnouts was observed. The surface water diversion is known as the Alternate Points of Diversion for the Last Chance Ditch per court decree 05CW52 of the District Court in Water Division 5. The Last Chance Ditch is administered by the district 45 Water Commissioner year round. Further information regarding these points of diversions, pumping sites, or other water right matters can be obtained by contacting Bill West, District 45 Water Commissioner at 970 930-5365 or via email: william.west@state.co.us If there questions, comments or concerns regarding this complaint or other like matter, please contact me at 970-876-9910 or 970-620-3277 or soraya.baroumand@state.co.us Thank you.
  • 384 Nov. 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location of concern: Section 9 Resolution: Township 4 North
  • 3387 Feb. 8, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: 2 WOMEN CALLED ABOUT AN ODOR NEAR GREEN VALLEY RANCH. "SMEELING GAS INT HE AIR" Resolution: NO ACTIVE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS IN AREA. NEAREST PRODUCING WELL @13,900 FEET TO THE EAST.
  • 1 Oct. 4, 2018 Operator: Extraction Oil & Gas Inc NOISE Description: The biggest issue is the noise from the operation when the compressors are running and the excessive noise when they are releasing pressure. There are NO measures used to stop any of the noise. Resolution:
  • 5 Oct. 4, 2018 Operator: Extraction Oil & Gas Inc AIR QUALITY Description: can see visible fumes coming from the site!! Wind is from the east. Is there any air quality data directly connected to this frack sites?? Resolution:
  • 2630 Aug. 3, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: The state has been paying internet and telephone charges for ex-employee Randy Edelen since Randy Edelen left government employment over three years ago! Check your records. Edelen regularly brags in bars and at other social gatherings about how ineptly and stupidly the state operates. We don't want to pay a blatant criminal like this with our tax dollars. And now you are interviewing Edelen for a Supervisory position? You're not good stewards of our tax dollars. Edelen is unethical, and shouldn't even be a registered engineer in this state. We all pay taxes. The COGCC is apparently not using that money to benefit the community. This situation intrigues us as to inquire to what other misappropriation of funds is occurring at the COGCC with our money. We will investigate further, rest assured. Our industry group will be in contact shortly. Resolution: Margaret had contacted DNR Accounting office to have them verify the validity of the complaint statements.
  • 3163 Feb. 13, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: Anadarko entered into an agreement to provide a permanent water supply to the Stolz residence.
  • 2419 Sept. 3, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: I think it's off of CR-13 between Crossroads and CO-392 on the east side of CR 13 Resolution: but there are several wells in this vicinity so unsure.strong chemical/petroleum/solvent-type odors over the last couple of weeks
  • 478 Jan. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: We have also detected the smell of gas several times in the past few days which is very concerning for our health. DCP states that there are no "significant" leaks. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the midstream facility described in the complaint. The complaint was transmitted to the PUC and Weld County LGD. Contact information for both was provided to the complainant.
  • 479 Jan. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: The DCP Mewbourn plant is very loud and the frequency of incidences has increased over the past few months. The loudest operational noise pollution starts nightly at 10pm for two hours and again at 4am until 6am. They have also been directed by the Weld County Commissioners to reduce noise to 55 Decibels and the noise at night is greatly exceeding these thresholds. Neighbors have measured at 80 Decibels. We believe they are operating more at night to avoid detection by state and local agencies. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the midstream facility described in the complaint. The complaint was transmitted to the PUC and Weld County LGD. Contact information for both was provided to the complainant.
  • 2876 Jan. 14, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: *Location: Perhaps north of table mesa, by the government bldg on Broadway and 27th way.* There is noise early before sunrise at times, I've gotten on my bike nd rode to where It may be coming from. Perhaps north of table mesa, by the government bldg on Broadway and 27th way. Resolution: There are no active wells in miles of the area she lives in. This complaint was sent to: Phone:(720) 564-2034 Fax: (720) 564-2072 E-mail:schmidtj@bouldercolorado.gov Jim Schmidt--City of Boulder, Open Space & Mtn Parks Dept. 66 S. Cherryvale Road Boulder, CO 80303
  • 3765 Sept. 26, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: CR 50 &61 INTERSECTION NOBLE IS MOVING IN SMALL CITY, TRAFFIC, TRUCKS DRIVING TOO FAST, LOTS OF TRUCKS, NOISE: BACK UP ALARMS, CAN HEAR OVER GNERAL ROAR OF THE RIG NOISE BUT BACK UP ALARMS GO ALL NIGHT ARE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH. HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING. HAVE CONTACTED NOBLE BUT THEY ARE RUDE, GENERALLY UNRESPONSIVE. HE IS CONCNRED ABOUT MINERAL INTEREST AND ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. TRUCKS DRIVING TOO FAST, DUST FROM TRUCKS AND PAD Resolution:
  • 2517 Dec. 8, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator PIPELINE Description: I am a current employ of SourceGas in Golden CO. I have been witness to multiple cover up and behind the scenes safety violations in the transmission and pipeline safety departments. I have been threatened with physical violence and termination if I did not stop voicing my concerns. The physical threats came from Jim Arehart, Ryan Echer, Jay Fowler and Joe Quinn. Termination Threats came from Michael Noon and Landon Haack. I am in fear of my safety and employment. The complaints I have are; 1. The MAOP verification tests that were conducted on the pipeline between Glenwood Springs and Edwards Colorado in 2014 were improperly documented. In Jan and Feb of 2015 a Former pipeline safety employee in Glenwood Springs was trying to document and verify the MAOP testing, he discovered that there were no records for this testing. When he refused to cooperate with falsifying these records he was terminated. 2. There are may falsified records and many safety concerns and defects at the Slick rock facility in South West Colorado. This facility was rebuilt in 2012 2013. There were dozens of falsified welding records on faulty weld joints. The Employee that raised this concern was terminated. Additonaly I have seen pictures of a blow down device that is more than 30 feet of the ground and used frequently without any fall safety devices. 3. There is a pipeline defect on the Grand Mesa at the Big Creek Camp Ground on our 6 inch transmission line. I read an email from the Pipeline Safety Guy that was fired last Spring that was written to Jim Arehart. It complained that this defect exceeded the allowable size for a dent, was never X-rayed, and was repaired with some type of cast by personnel there were not qualified to applied the cast. This defect is very near a very popular camp site. This kind of reminds me of Carlsbad. When I was asking about this defect while at dinner with Arehart, Quinn, and Echer, my personal safety was threatened if I did not keep my mouth shut. A month later Haack pulled me aside in Golden and informed m Resolution: Sent letter to anonymous complainant stating: "The COGCC does not regulate pipelines after sales meters or the point of custody transfer. Pipelines after the point of transfer are regulated by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Therefore, COGCC has transferred your complaint to the agency/ department listed below: Agency: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Public Utilities Commission Contact: PUC Consumer Affairs Phone number: 303-894-2070 Email: dora_PUC_complaints@state.co.us Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc"
  • 3984 Jan. 11, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: OFTEN EXPERIENCE THE ODORS OF OIL AND GAS FACILITIES AT OUR HOUSE AND AT VARIOUS LOCATION ON OUR RANCH. THE ODORS ARE ESPECIALLY NOTICABLE ON WEEKENDS. WILLIAMS FACLITIES IN 2,1,11,12 T6S, R96W Resolution: Noav issued.
  • 3278 Aug. 9, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • 2591 Sept. 18, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Concerned about water quality. Property is adjacent to the Latigo gas storage facility contacted Diane Kocis, Arapahoe County LGD several times in 2015 with other issues. Discussed concerned about water quality on 9-17-15. Diane suggested contacting COGCC for a water sample. Diane has also contacted FERC about noise level regulations for more information. Also contacted the Air Quality Control Division of the CDPHE in 2014 and 2015. Gas storage facility is operated by Colorado Interstate Gas, which is owned by Kinder Morgan. water well permit #209753 in NW/4 NE/4 Sec 23 T5S R61W Resolution: Water well sampling results show no oil & gas issues with the water well. Summary letter and all sampling results sent to Mr. Knutson.
  • 1084 Sept. 12, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location of concern: 3450 E. 156th Ave Brighton Co.8062. the issue is located on the east side of this property exactly at the water well. Issue: On Saturday September 9, 2017 around 11:30am we notice water and bubbles coming from under ground around our water well and unknown gases coming from inside the casing of the water well. Few minutes later we decided to contact an emergency number located in a gas valve that's inside this property, immediately Anadarko company showed up and test the area for gases that show positive around the water well, also positive in 4 other water wells in this neighborhood. Right after they evacuate everyone until fire department arrived. Fire department check some of the houses and told everyone it was save going inside the houses. we have concerns because fire department did't check the water well area as we request and didn't check all the houses only 2. Anadarko was concern and shot down all there lines around the area but the gas continue caming out. Anadarko explain that non of there lines is causing this problem and have no idea where the gas is coming from. After conversation with Greg Deranleau from Colorado oil and gas commission yesterday September 11. he send Chris Canfield to inspect the are and collect samples. Chris told us to follow this complaint do to the unusual situation. Our big concern is that gas continue going out also large amount of water (500 gallons every 3 hours approximately). At this moment we have to pump out all this water away from the area and the fact of no answers of what is going on !!!!!. We are extremely worry about our safety . we understand that is a process to follow but at same time we need this resolve ASAP. . Please let us know if is anything else we can do to accelerate this process or if we also need to contact any other agency . Permit number 260406, well is for household use, installed 12 years ago. Resolution: Landowner determined that water rising along water well casing was from his own well and due to a leak in pipe between well and house located at or near pitless adapter to well. Analytical data on gas composition and isotopic ratios of methane and ethane indicate source is likely microbial. Analysis of general water quality does not indicate impact from nearby oil and gas activities to the water quality of groundwater in the Anaya water well.
  • 146 July 22, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator DUST Description: Location: Weld County Road 4 between County road 15 and 17. METE is the pipeline contractor for Discovery Midstream partners or Extraction. Pipeline is being laid to site that has not even had a USR review by Weld County. Issue: Massive amounts of dust, absolutely no dust control whatsoever. If there is no wind the dust hangs in the air for hours in the evening, after they have left.. Dust is coming from trucks (METE is the pipeline contractor for Discovery Midstream partners or Extraction. Pipeline is being laid to site that has not even had a USR review by Weld County.) Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the county road or pipeline construction. The complaint was referred to the Local Government Designee for Weld County.
  • 2787 March 17, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator ACCESS Description: *Location: Fracturing of wells on weld county roads 16 and 51 commenced today. Neuman is the surface land owner.* There are back up alarms sounding, county road 16 is pretty much undrivable except for a 4 wheel drive pickup (especially when wet weather occurs), dusty, and just a general mess. Resolution: EnCana has begun watering the location and road.
  • 2797 March 13, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: see above Resolution: Two COGCC field inspectors, Jason Gomez and Craig Carlile visited the location to conduct a FLIR video survey (attached to inspection) and visit with the operation personnel. The location supervisor, Cory commented that during the last freezing weather the operation experienced an upset condition due to frozen pipes that resulted in an increased volume of gas being directed to the flare. As the freezing conditions were resolved the flaring gas was returned to normal volume. The plant does not have any truck traffic delivering or removing oil and gas products. Traffic at the location is limited to personal vehicles of the operational staff. During the day time inspection, it appeared that lighting was directed down into the location.
  • 3603 May 2, 2012 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Water well complaint. Strong FE smell, oily spots in the water. Resolution: Please see complaint number 200353662.
  • 3442 Oct. 17, 2011 Operator: Invalid Operator DUST Description: see above Resolution: COGCC DOES NOT REGULATE CONSTRUCTION ON PUBLIC ROADS.
  • 2934 Dec. 14, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: See attached Document # 2021158 Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • 2809 March 9, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Since they have started drilling there has been excessive: noise. Resolution:
  • 2889 Jan. 7, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: There is a gas well about 1/8th of a mile from our home that blew a valve (?) about 4 months ago and about a week and a half after that our water started getting a really bad sulfur odor, I mean gag factor now! I find it curious that it started since we have been out there 7 years and our water has been great up until that incident. Resolution: Complaint #200432841 was determined to be a duplicate of Complaint #200421145 which was resolved on 3/30/2015. See Complaint #200421145 for details on the resolution.
  • 2621 March 9, 2015 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Since they have started drilling there has been excessive: noise. Resolution:
  • 3211 Nov. 12, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Dog went for a run and came back with material that looked like oil and dirt on its paw. Resolution: No violations found
  • 3424 Jan. 15, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Mr. Turner contacted Margaret Ash about noise he described as sounding like thunder. He was concerned it may have something to do with fracing Resolution: I contacted Mr. Tuner by phone. We determined the noise he was hearing was from Ft. Carson Army Artillery training being conducted.
  • 3166 Feb. 13, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: No O&G impacts to domestic well detected, see letter to landowner (doc #2147803), A. Eckman for C. Canfield 2/27/2014
  • 3188 Dec. 18, 2013 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: stinks at house Resolution: contacted the complainant and told him that I did not detect any signifigant odors at this time and explained to him that this was not a frac or oil and gas operation that I would be involved in.
  • 2874 July 7, 2014 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Mr. Hooker called at 8:33 PM to complain about chemical odor in area. Resolution: Drove to area of complaint. Did not detect any odor. Was onsite for 1 1/2 hours.

Spills

30 spill(s) has/have occurred in Gunnison County, Colorado:

  • 2223850 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationWELL BROUGHT ON AFTER EXTENDED SHUT-IN. EITHER ROC OR RADAR LEVEL DETECTOR IN TANK SHOWED TANK LEVEL LOWER THAN ACTUAL AND NEITHER HI-LEVEL WATER PUMP ON OR HI-HI-LEVEL WELL SHUT-IN CONDITIONS WERE TRIGGERED. TANK OVERFLOWED INTO LINED SECONDARY CONTAINMENT. WATER TRUCK CALLED IN TO P
  • 401616379 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcLeak was reported by COGCC inspector and stopped within 30 minutes by Operator. Operator was on site 2 days prior and there was no evidence of a leak. Leak was stopped by tightening a hammer union which appeared may have been shifted by ice formation within the pipe. Affected union and adjacent pipe nipples were replaced that same day. Approximately 20 gallons of water on surface was recovered with a
  • 1433553 Operator: Sg Interests I Ltd
  • 2145338 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationTHE BALL VALVE ON THE FLOW LINE RUNNING FROM THE SEPARATOR UNITS TO AN AREA WHERE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT WAS PREVIOUSLY PLACED FAILED DUE TO FREEZING. THIS ALLOWED PRODUCED WATER TO MIGRATE TO THE SURFACE. THE PRODUCED WATER MIGRATED OUT ONTO THE WELL PAD AND THEN FLOWED OFF THE SO
  • 2145618 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationDURING TRANSPORTATION OF FRAC TANKS TO THE WELL PAD FOR A UPCOMING FRAC OPERATION, ONE OF THE TANKS DEVELOPED A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. THE HOLE WAS DISCOVERED WHEN CREWS BEGAN FILLING THE TANKS WITH WATER FROM THE EVAPORATION PONDS ADJACENT TO THE PAD. PRODUCED WATER FLOWED OUT FROM UNDER THE TANK AND ONTO THE WELL PAD. DUE TO THE TANKS BEING STAGED ON A HIGHER PORTION OF THE PAD, SOME OF THE PRODUCED WATER FLOWED DOWN A SMALL
  • 401316390 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdThe fluid on the ground was the result of foamer from the fluids in the rig pit overflowing the pit side walls and accumulating on the ground. The foamer (soap) was mixed with clean fresh water to produce foam to clean cuttings during drilling operations. A berm was installed around the rig and pit where the foamer was causing the spill. It has since been sucked up with a hydrovac unit and was on the ground less than 24 hrs. In addition, equipment frequently is frequently spray washed with fresh water and that causes the area to look worse than it was. The rig pit and area under the rig substructure is lined with plastic. The spillage of foamer looked a lot larger than the volume actually was since a little foamer spreads
  • 2215571 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationDURING WATER REMOVAL IN PREPARATION FOR CLOSURE OF THE PIT AS REMAINING WATER WAS BEING REMOVED ADDITIONAL WATER WAS DISCOVERED BELOW THE LINER. THE LINER WAS THEN CUT TO ALLOW REMOVAL OF THE SUB-LINER WATER.
  • 2223127 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationBULL PLUG IN RADIGAN
  • 401609951 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcThere was no spill. This form is being submitted to provide sample results. Per related inspection notice, water was observed inside the conductor ring of the water disposal well, with a few small bubbles of air. Samples of water taken show the water to be fresh (snow melt) and the bubble gas to be air wi
  • 400617300 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdA produced water tank in a tank battery overflowed. Personnel were on site and stopped the flow as quickly as possible. An estimated 35-40 BBL of produced water that contained trace amounts of condensate spilled into the tank battery containment. The water was removed and disposed of. The sheen was absorbed with absorbant pads, which were then containerized. The gravel and soil that was contacted by the spilled water was scraped up and containerized f
  • 401358421 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcGate valve on pipeline riser leaked for unknown period of time. Dead grass where saltwater periodically sprayed from valve. Immediate response is that the valve was replaced and blocked. The extent of damage was determined by a soil sampling by third party environmental engineer
  • 401367007 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcGate valve on pipeline riser leaked for unknown period of time. Dead grass where saltwater periodically sprayed from valve. Immediate response is that the valve was replaced and blocked. The extent of damage was determined by a soil sampling by third party environmental engineer
  • 401213779 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdRelease occurred some time between 4pm 2/16/2017 and 10 am 2/17/2017. Release discovered at approx. 10 am on2/17/2017. A check valve associated with the produced water tank battery failed causing uncontrolled flow of produced water into produced water storage tanks. The same produced water tanks overflowed into the bermed containment surrounding the tank battery. The produced water which flowed out of the tanks filled the bermed area, saturating the soil berm and the soil directly beneath the bermed area. The released produced water did not overflow the top of the berm surrounding the tank battery. Initial control and cleanup included: the failed check valve was closed immediately, produced water was removed from bermed area using a vacuum truck and trucked to the Fed. 24-2 WDW, absorption pads were used to remove remaining liquid. Additional information is included in the attached BLM NTL-3A Report. No condensate or hydro
  • 401218423 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdRelease of produced water (PW) occured on 2/17/2017; an initial release and Form 19 was reported on 2/17/2017 and filed on 2/21. Details of the spill are on the approved Form 19 and it's attachments (also attached to this follow-up form 19). Recap: a check valve associated with the PW tank battery failed causing flow of produced water into the storage tanks, and then overflowing into bermed containment surrounding tank battery. The PW was immediately removed via vacuum truck and initial clean up occured. The PW did not flow over the berm, but likely saturated the berm causing leaching. Water samples of PW from previous years show no hydrocarbons or condensate, however new test results are pending to determine contents against COGCC Table 910. Soil samples and determination of vertical and horizonal affected area is planned for 2/27/2017. Onsite meeting with COGCC and BLM is
  • 401224370 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdRelease occurred some time between 4pm 2/16/2017 and 10 am 2/17/2017. Release discovered at approx. 10 am on2/17/2017. A check valve associated with the produced water tank battery failed causing uncontrolled flow of produced water into produced water storage tanks. The same produced water tanks overflowed into the bermed containment surrounding the tank battery. The produced water which flowed out of the tanks filled the bermed area, saturating the soil berm and the soil directly beneath the bermed area. The released produced water did not overflow the top of the berm surrounding the tank battery. Initial control and cleanup included: the failed check valve was closed immediately, produced water was removed from bermed area using a vacuum truck and trucked to the Fed. 24-2 WDW, absorption pads were used to remove remaining liquid. Additional information is included in the attached BLM NTL-3A Report. No condensate or hydro
  • 400621596 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdA produced water tank in a tank battery overflowed. Personnel were on site and stopped the flow as quickly as possible. An estimated 35-40 BBL of produced water that contained trace amounts of condensate spilled into the tank battery containment. The water was removed and disposed of. The sheen was absorbed with absorbant pads, which were then containerized. The gravel and soil that was contacted by the spilled water was scraped up and containerized f
  • 401232092 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdRelease of produced water (PW) occured on 2/17/2017; an initial release and Form 19 was reported on 2/17/2017 and filed on 2/21. Details of the spill are on the approved Form 19 and it's attachments (also attached to this follow-up form 19). Recap: a check valve associated with the PW tank battery failed causing flow of produced water into the storage tanks, and then overflowing into bermed containment surrounding tank battery. The PW was immediately removed via vacuum truck and initial clean up occured. The PW did not flow over the berm, but likely saturated the berm causing leaching. Water samples of PW from previous years show no hydrocarbons or condensate, however new test results are pending to determine contents against COGCC Table 910. Soil samples and determination of vertical and horizonal affected area is planned for 2/27/2017. Onsite meeting with COGCC and BLM is
  • 400640903 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdA produced water tank in a tank battery overflowed. Personnel were on site and stopped the flow as quickly as possible. An estimated 35-40 BBL of produced water that contained trace amounts of condensate spilled into the tank battery containment. The water was removed and disposed of. The sheen was absorbed with absorbant pads, which were then containerized. The gravel and soil that was contacted by the spilled water was scraped up and containerized f
  • 401329365 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdThe fluid on the ground was the result of foamer from the fluids in the rig pit overflowing the pit side walls and accumulating on the ground. The foamer (soap) was mixed with clean fresh water to produce foam to clean cuttings during drilling operations. A berm was installed around the rig and pit where the foamer was causing the spill. It has since been sucked up with a hydrovac unit and was on the ground less than 24 hrs. In addition, equipment frequently is frequently spray washed with fresh water and that causes the area to look worse than it was. The rig pit and area under the rig substructure is lined with plastic. The spillage of foamer looked a lot larger than the volume actually was since a little foamer spreads
  • 401348517 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdThe fluid on the ground was the result of foamer from the fluids in the rig pit overflowing the pit side walls and accumulating on the ground. The foamer (soap) was mixed with clean fresh water to produce foam to clean cuttings during drilling operations. A berm was installed around the rig and pit where the foamer was causing the spill. It has since been sucked up with a hydrovac unit and was on the ground less than 24 hrs. In addition, equipment frequently is frequently spray washed with fresh water and that causes the area to look worse than it was. The rig pit and area under the rig substructure is lined with plastic. The spillage of foamer looked a lot larger than the volume actually was since a little foamer spreads
  • 401378136 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcGate valve on pipeline riser leaked for unknown period of time. Dead grass where saltwater periodically sprayed from valve. Immediate response is that the valve was replaced and blocked. The extent of damage was determined by a soil sampling by third party environmental engineer
  • 2223856 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationWATER SPRAYED FROM BULL VALVE. GEC WAS INFORMED BY ANOTHER OPERATOR. GEC RESPONDED, STOPPED THE SPRAY AN
  • 2230213 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdWATER DISCHARGE PUMP SLEDGE BROKE ALLOWING PRODUCED WATER TO LEAK OUT WHILE BEING TRANSFERRED. THE SPILL LIKELY OCCURRED BETWEEN 0400 AND 0600 ON 8/6/12. IT WAS DISCOVERED AT ~0700 ON 8/6/12. 158 BBL WERE SPILLED AND
  • 2608144 Operator: Gunnison Energy CorporationA HOLE IN THE LINER NEAR THE INLET PIPE WAS BREACHED BY THE RISING CBM WATER BEING STORED FOR SCHEDULED WELL COMPLETION. THE HOLE WAS APPARENTL
  • 401475632 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdThe fluid on the ground was the result of foamer from the fluids in the rig pit overflowing the pit side walls and accumulating on the ground. The foamer (soap) was mixed with clean fresh water to produce foam to clean cuttings during drilling operations. A berm was installed around the rig and pit where the foamer was causing the spill. It has since been sucked up with a hydrovac unit and was on the ground less than 24 hrs. In addition, equipment frequently is frequently spray washed with fresh water and that causes the area to look worse than it was. The rig pit and area under the rig substructure is lined with plastic. The spillage of foamer looked a lot larger than the volume actually was since a little foamer spreads
  • 401596770 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcLeak was reported by COGCC inspector and stopped within 30 minutes by Operator. Operator was on site 2 days prior and there was no evidence of a leak. Leak was stopped by tightening a hammer union which appeared may have been shifted by ice formation within the pipe. Affected union and adjacent pipe nipples were replaced that same day. Approximately 20 gallons of water on surface was recovered with a
  • 401601999 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcThere was no spill. This form is being submitted to provide sample results. Per related inspection notice, water was observed inside the conductor ring of the water disposal well, with a few small bubbles of air. Samples of water taken show the water to be fresh (snow melt) and the bubble gas to be air wi
  • 400650440 Operator: Sg Interests I LtdA produced water tank in a tank battery overflowed. Personnel were on site and stopped the flow as quickly as possible. An estimated 35-40 BBL of produced water that contained trace amounts of condensate spilled into the tank battery containment. The water was removed and disposed of. The sheen was absorbed with absorbant pads, which were then containerized. The gravel and soil that was contacted by the spilled water was scraped up and containerized f
  • 401645742 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcArea of dead and stressed vegetation was discovered. Water line vent valve had separated likely due to ice formation. Water line was excavated to expose lower valve which was closed. Upper valve was replaced and new plug added. Very little liqui
  • 401658336 Operator: Gunnison Energy LlcArea of dead and stressed vegetation was discovered. Water line vent valve had separated likely due to ice formation. Water line was excavated to expose lower valve which was closed. Upper valve was replaced and new plug added. Very little liqui

DBHLs

COGCC has approved 108 DBHL(s) operated in Gunnison County, Colorado:

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 20 NOAVs in Gunnison County, Colorado:
  • Document No.: 200226184 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: No Action
  • Document No.: 200257623 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved. Following Linda’s approval the pit was fully backfilled and the surface reclaimed. A bore hole was drilled across the road and no water was encountered (see Phase III report on file). Carlos Lujan did a Site Visit on 08/07/2013 and confirmed pit backfill and reclamation.
  • Document No.: 200285651 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285652 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285655 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285656 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285657 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285658 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285660 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285670 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285675 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285683 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200285690 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: RECEIVED EMAIL FROM THEODORE J. HARTL ON 02/10/2011 STATING THAT RIVIERA DRILLING & EXPLORATION HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. CASE NO. 10-11902-HRT, FILED 12/23/2010.
  • Document No.: 200290857 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: No Action.
  • Document No.: 200437638 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: (no rule recorded), Rule Description: (no rule description recorded), Alleged Violation Description: (no alleged violation recorded) Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: (no corrective action description recorded), Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401562370 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 1101, Rule Description: Installation and Reclamation, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1101., Gunnison Energy LLC (“GE”) is required to install pipelines with materials, design, and cover sufficient to maintain structural integrity and prevent failure. Operator is also required to pressure test flowline segments at the maximum anticipated operating pressure prior to operating that segment. During a walkthrough on July 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming flow pattern change, GE personnel noted that a gate valve on a pipeline riser had leaked (Spill/Release ID 451553) for an unknown period of time. Dead grass and shrubs were observed (Document Nos. 401358421 and 401378235) where produced water periodically sprayed from the valve. GE failed to install this pipeline riser gate valve with materials and design sufficient to maintain structural integrity and prevent failure, in violation of Rule 1101. Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: GE shall develop and submit to COGCC written documentation of the following: (1) Root cause analysis of the valve failure, to include (1.1) Make, model, pressure rating, and temperature rating of the failed valve; (1.2) All available pressure testing and maintenance records pertaining to the failed valve; and (1.3) Determination of the root cause of the valve failure; and (2) Prevention plan that addresses how this problem will be avoided in the future by use of engineering, pressure testing of this flowline, management, and training actions as necessary. This plan shall include: (2.1) GE’s standard operating procedure for conducting “routine inspections”; (2.2) Specifics of the frequency of “routine inspections” both as of the discovery of this failed valve and as of the present; (2.3) Determination of how reoccurrence of the failure of this and similar pipeline gate valves in use by GE will be prevented; and (2.4) Pipeline valve maintenance and inspection program in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, industry standards and best practices., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401562370 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 1102, Rule Description: Operations, Maintenance, and Repair, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1102.a.(1), Gunnison Energy LLC (“GE”) shall take reasonable precautions to prevent failures, leakage and corrosion of pipelines. During a walkthrough on July 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming flow pattern change, GE personnel noted that a gate valve on a pipeline riser had leaked (Spill/Release ID 451553) for an unknown period of time. Dead grass and shrubs were observed (Document Nos. 401358421 and 401378235) where produced water periodically sprayed from the valve. The subject pipeline transports produced water pumped from the Deadman Gulch U Hotchkiss Fed #20-12D (API No. 05-051-06082) to the injection well Hotchkiss 1289 #18-22D (API No. 05-051-06073) GE reported the spill to COGCC on Initial Form 19 on July, 28, 2018, and filed supplemental Form 19s on August 7, 2017 and August 16, 2017, (Document Nos. 401358421, 401367007, and 401378136). On August 10, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an environmental field inspection of the release (Document No. 689100032) and observed an area of approximately 4,000 square feet that was impacted. Vegetation including sagebrush was dead. GE personnel stated that the valve was cracked open and they did not know when the release started. On the August 16, 2017, Supplemental Form 19, GE documented a plan to prevent future spills: “to prevent future pipeline spills, we have implemented the following: 1) Purchased a drone with a high resolution camera and GPS, plus established a quarterly schedule for visual surveillance of our gas and water gathering pipelines; 2) Established a schedule of monthly inspection of all pipeline risers by our pumpers; 3) Established an operator training program to train our pumpers in pipeline maintenance and monitoring” (Document No. 401378136). COGCC Staff evaluated this plan and determined that the three precautions are reasonable, not cost prohibitive, and any one of them could have and should have been implemented prior to this event to prevent its occurrence. Operator failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the failure and leakage discovered on July 27, 2017, in violation of Rule 1102. Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: GE shall develop and submit to COGCC written documentation of the following: (1) Root cause analysis of the valve failure, to include (1.1) Make, model, pressure rating, and temperature rating of the failed valve; (1.2) All available pressure testing and maintenance records pertaining to the failed valve; and (1.3) Determination of the root cause of the valve failure; and (2) Prevention plan that addresses how this problem will be avoided in the future by use of engineering, pressure testing of this flowline, management, and training actions as necessary. This plan shall include: (2.1) GE’s standard operating procedure for conducting “routine inspections”; (2.2) Specifics of the frequency of “routine inspections” both as of the discovery of this failed valve and as of the present; (2.3) Determination of how reoccurrence of the failure of this and similar pipeline gate valves in use by GE will be prevented; and (2.4) Pipeline valve maintenance and inspection program in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, industry standards and best practices. GE shall develop and submit a map of their produced water gathering system showing all connections, risers, valves, et cetera, and covering their operations in Sections 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 30, Township 12 South, Range 89 West., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401562370 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 324A.a, Rule Description: General Environmental Protection, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 324A.a., Gunnison Energy LLC (“GE”), shall take precautions to prevent significant adverse environmental impacts to air, water, soil, or biological resources to the extent necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare, including the environment and wildlife resources, taking into consideration cost-effectiveness and technical feasibility to prevent the unauthorized discharge or disposal of oil, gas, E&P waste, chemical substances, or other oilfield waste. During a walkthrough on July 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming flow pattern change, GE personnel noted that a gate valve on a pipeline riser had leaked (Spill/Release ID 451553) for an unknown period of time. Dead grass and shrubs were observed (Document Nos. 401358421 and 401378235) where produced water periodically sprayed from the valve. The subject pipeline transports produced water pumped from the Deadman Gulch U Hotchkiss Fed #20-12D (API No. 05-051-06082) to the injection well Hotchkiss 1289 #18-22D (API No. 05-051-06073) GE reported the spill to COGCC on Initial Form 19 on July, 28, 2018, and filed supplemental Form 19s on August 7, 2017 and August 16, 2017, (Document Nos. 401358421, 401367007, and 401378136). On August 10, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an environmental field inspection of the release (Document No. 689100032) and observed an area of approximately 4,000 square feet that was impacted. Vegetation including sagebrush was dead. GE personnel stated that the valve was partially open and they did not know when the release started. The subject pipeline traverses an area mapped by Colorado Parks and Wildlife as sensitive wildlife habitat for critical winter range for mule deer--adequate winter vegetative forage is one reason mule deer rely on this area. GE submitted an Initial and a Supplemental Form 27 Site Investigation and Remediation Workplan on August 16 and October 19, 2017, respectively, (Document Nos. 401378136 and 401435733). According to the disposal manifests (Document No. 401435770) GE submitted with the October 2017 Form 27, GE excavated approximately 463 tons of E&P waste impacted material between August 31 and September 27, 2017, for offsite disposal. After this remediation effort, electrical conductivity (“EC”) and sodium adsorption ratio (“SAR”) levels remained at concentrations above COGCC Table 910-1, as documented by samples collected on September 8 and 21, 2017 (Document Nos. 401378235 and 401435733). On the August 16, 2017, Supplemental Form 19, GE documented a plan to prevent future spills: “to prevent future pipeline spills, we have implemented the following: 1) Purchased a drone with a high resolution camera and GPS, plus established a quarterly schedule for visual surveillance of our gas and water gathering pipelines; 2) Established a schedule of monthly inspection of all pipeline risers by our pumpers; 3) Established an operator training program to train our pumpers in pipeline maintenance and monitoring” (Document No. 401378136). COGCC Staff evaluated this plan and determined that the three precautions are reasonable, not cost prohibitive, and any one of them could have and should have been implemented prior to this event to prevent its occurrence. GE failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the unauthorized discharge of E&P waste from this gate valve, in violation of Rule 324A.a. This discharge resulted in loss of vegetation in critical winter range for mule deer and exceedances of pollutant concentration standards that persist even after the removal of over 460 tons of Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: GE shall submit to COGCC a Supplemental Form 27 – Site Investigation and Remediation Workplan containing and implementing plans for completing a sensitive area determination in accordance with Rule 901.e. GE shall comply with Rule 901.f. for operations in sensitive areas. GE shall incorporate adequate measures and controls to prevent significant adverse environmental impacts. GE shall review all similar gate valves throughout their entire operations incorporating adequate measures and controls to prevent significant environmental impacts.. GE shall provide to the COGCC the specific measure and controls they have implemented. GE shall submit an annual summary of results of quarterly visual or drone monitoring, monthly inspections of pipeline risers, and evidence of operator training program at a mutually agreed upon calendar date. GE shall monitor the remediated and reclaimed area for revegetation, weeds, and stormwater erosion monthly at a minimum until the remediated and reclaimed area meets the final reclamation threshold of Rule 1004.c., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401562370 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 605.d, Rule Description: O&G Facilities - Mechanical Conditions, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 605.d., Gunnison Energy LLC (“GE”) shall keep all valves, pipes, and fittings securely fastened; inspected at regular intervals; and maintained in good mechanical condition. During a walkthrough on July 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming flow pattern change, GE personnel noted that a gate valve on a pipeline riser had leaked (Spill/Release ID 451553) for an unknown period of time. Dead grass and shrubs were observed (Document Nos. 401358421 and 401378235) where produced water periodically sprayed from the valve. On August 10, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an environmental field inspection of the release (Document No. 689100032) and observed an area of approximately 4,000 square feet that was impacted. Vegetation including sagebrush was dead. GE personnel stated that the valve was partially open and they did not know when the release started. GE failed to keep this pipeline riser gate valve securely fastened and maintained in good mechanical condition, in violation of Rule 605.d. Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: GE shall develop and submit to COGCC written documentation of the following: (1) Root cause analysis of the valve failure, to include (1.1) Make, model, pressure rating, and temperature rating of the failed valve; (1.2) All available pressure testing and maintenance records pertaining to the failed valve; and (1.3) Determination of the root cause of the valve failure; and (2) Prevention plan that addresses how this problem will be avoided in the future by use of engineering, pressure testing of this flowline, management, and training actions as necessary. This plan shall include: (2.1) GE’s standard operating procedure for conducting “routine inspections”; (2.2) Specifics of the frequency of “routine inspections” both as of the discovery of this failed valve and as of the present; (2.3) Determination of how reoccurrence of the failure of this and similar pipeline gate valves in use by GE will be prevented; and (2.4) Pipeline valve maintenance and inspection program in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, industry standards and best practices., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401562370 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 907.a, Rule Description: General E&P Waste management Requirements, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 907.a.(1), Gunnison Energy LLC (“GE”) shall ensure that E&P waste is properly stored, handled, transported, treated, recycled, or disposed to prevent threatened or actual significant adverse environmental impacts to air, water, soil or biological resources or to the extent necessary to ensure compliance with the concentration levels in Table 910-1, with consideration to WQCC groundwater standards and classifications. During a walkthrough on July 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming flow pattern change, GE personnel noted that a gate valve on a pipeline riser had leaked (Spill/Release ID 451553) for an unknown period of time. Dead grass and shrubs were observed (Document Nos. 401358421 and 401378235) where produced water periodically sprayed from the valve. The subject pipeline transports produced water pumped from the Deadman Gulch U Hotchkiss Fed #20-12D (API No. 05-051-06082) to the injection well Hotchkiss 1289 #18-22D (API No. 05-051-06073) GE submitted an Initial and two Supplemental Form 19 Spill Reports between July 28 and August 16, 2017. Analytical results from a July 31, 2017, sampling event indicated that soil was impacted with hydrocarbons above Table 910-1. Additionally, electrical conductivity (“EC”) and sodium adsorption ratio (“SAR”) exceeded COGCC Table 910-1 concentration levels. (Document Nos. 401358421, 401367007, and 401378136) On August 10, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an environmental field inspection of the release (Document No. 689100032) and observed an area of approximately 4,000 square feet that was impacted. Vegetation including sagebrush was dead. GE personnel stated that they did not know when the release started. The subject pipeline traverses an area mapped by Colorado Parks and Wildlife as sensitive wildlife habitat for critical winter range for mule deer--adequate winter vegetative forage is one reason mule deer rely on this area. GE submitted an Initial and a Supplemental Form 27 Site Investigation and Remediation Workplanon August 16 and October 19, 2017, respectively, (Document Nos. 401378136 and 401435733). According to the disposal manifests (Document No. 401435770) GE submitted with the October 2017 Form 27, GE excavated approximately 463 tons of E&P waste impacted material between August 31 and September 27, 2017, for offsite disposal. After this remediation effort, electrical conductivity (“EC”) and sodium adsorption ratio (“SAR”) levels remained at concentrations above COGCC Table 910-1, as documented by samples collected on September 8 and 21, 2017 (Document Nos. 401378235 and 401435733). On the August 16, 2017, Supplemental Form 19, GE documented a plan to prevent future spills: “to prevent future pipeline spills, we have implemented the following: 1) Purchased a drone with a high resolution camera and GPS, plus established a quarterly schedule for visual surveillance of our gas and water gathering pipelines; 2) Established a schedule of monthly inspection of all pipeline risers by our pumpers; 3) Established an operator training program to train our pumpers in pipeline maintenance and monitoring” (Document No. 401378136). COGCC Staff evaluated this plan and determined that the three precautions are reasonable, not cost prohibitive, and any one of them could have and should have been implemented prior to this event to prevent its occurrence. GE failed to manage its E&P Waste in a manner to prevent threatened or actual significant adverse environmental impacts to air, water, soil or biological resources or to the extent necessary to Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: GE shall submit to COGCC a Supplemental Form 27 – Site Investigation and Remediation Workplan containing and implementing plans for completing a sensitive area determination in accordance with Rule 901.e. GE also shall monitor remediated and reclaimed area for revegetation, weeds, and stormwater erosion on a monthly basis until the the reclaimed area is reclaimed in accordance with Rule 1003., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)