Site Logo Colorado Oil & Gas Satellite Watch

Routt County, Co... Oil & Gas

Routt County, Colorado

Wells

COGCC has approved 416 well(s) operated in Routt County, Colorado:

Tank Batteries

COGCC has approved 2 tank battery(s) operated in Routt County, Colorado:

Pending Applications

There are no pending applications in Routt County, Colorado.

Approved Applications

COGCC has approved no applications in Routt County, Colorado.

Flowlines

COGCC has approved 7 flowline(s) that begin and/or end in Routt County, Colorado:

Pits

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

Complaints

The following 585 complaints have been recorded in Routt County, Colorado or have not been assigned to a county:

  • 3352 ROUTT May 15, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp SURFACE WATER Description: it was reported that a stock pond has never silted out before and this year the pond was filled with silt and complaint believes it is a result of access road and/or pad. Resolution:
  • 3341 ROUTT May 14, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp STORMWATER BMPs Description: a stock pond has silted out. Resolution:
  • 1259 ROUTT Aug. 14, 2017 Operator: Swn Production Company Llc ODOR Description: At my house last night, very strong smell of petroleum. From the Pratt site I think? Very strong petroleum smell inside my house. Very strong petroleum smell inside my house Resolution:
  • 3735 ROUTT Dec. 1, 2011 Operator: True Oil Llc TRASH Description: 3 bottles filled with oil on location, they are assumed to be trash. There is a bag of trash Resolution:
  • 3529 ROUTT July 23, 2012 Operator: Ephphatha Llc ACCESS Description: Complaintant explained to inspector Neidel that the workover Rig was outside of the surface use easement; 7/20/2012. Upon 7/20/2012 inspection of location the Rig and supporting equipment were using access road and pad that was constructed for production of well. It was suggested to complainant that the issue may be one of a civil matter. Resolution: access issues were addressed by the Routt county. COGCC has been informed that the operator has a surface use agreement with the surface owner.
  • 3530 ROUTT July 23, 2012 Operator: Ephphatha Llc SOIL CONTAMINATION Description: Complainant explained to Inspector Neidel that he witnessed employees on location placing dirt over oil contaminated soil; 7/19/2012. Inspector dug around (with shovel, on 7/20/2012) in the area of concern and smelled what appears to be hydrocarbon. COGCC environmental was notified and will be collecting samples on the location on 7/27/2012. Resolution: Complaint closed based on remediation project number 7539. The project addressed issues raised in this complaint and identified and remediated all soil contamination on this location.
  • 3733 ROUTT Dec. 1, 2011 Operator: True Oil Llc PITS Description: pit is still open from drilling. Resolution:
  • 3734 ROUTT Dec. 1, 2011 Operator: True Oil Llc STORMWATER BMPs Description: topsoil stock pile is just off the pad, there are no BMP's in place to keep soil from washing away. Resolution:
  • 3806 ROUTT Aug. 2, 2011 Operator: Booco'S Contract Services Inc OTHER Description: THIS IS AN ACTIVE PUMPJACK. OIL AROUND WELL HEAD. BUBBLES COMING TO SURFACE AROUND WELL HEAD UP THROUGH STANDING OIL. SEEPING INTO GROUND AROUND WELL. EXHAUST ARE - OIL OR DIESEL ON GROUND. SEE ATTACHED PICS. Resolution:
  • 3350 ROUTT May 15, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp ROADS Description: it was reported that access roads were not being maintained properly and surface of road was very rutted. Resolution:
  • 3351 ROUTT May 15, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp STORMWATER BMPs Description: it was reported that some silt from road was draining into field. Resolution:
  • 3343 ROUTT May 14, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp WILDFIRE Description: roads have not been maintained; there are large ruts on road making it difficult for surface owner to complete agriculture activity. Resolution:
  • 3340 ROUTT May 14, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp ROADS Description: gravel from snow plowing has been plowed off of road and into agriculture field. roads have not been maintained; there are large ruts on road making it difficult for surface owner to complete agriculture activity. Resolution:
  • 3342 ROUTT May 14, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp TRASH Description: Trash from drilling was left behind Resolution:
  • 2233 ROUTT Aug. 10, 2016 Operator: Swn Production Company Llc ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Description: We recently scoped (FLIR camera) the “NE Hayden - SWN” well, #05-107-06266, for hydrocarbon emissions. This well appears to be capped and not producing in 2016, and therefore no emission are expected. We found that all three liquids tanks were emitting hydrocarbon vapors (https://youtu.be/Wz1i9YuMhQE). We have passed this information on to SWN with no response, so we are coming to you. If this well is capped, perhaps there are still hydrocarbons left in the tanks and volatilizing?? We cannot find an air emission permit so we do not know if this is a permitted emission. Regardless, this appears to be an unnecessary VOC emission. Can COGCC get this venting stopped?? Resolution: No violations were found.
  • 2919 ROUTT Dec. 22, 2014 Operator: Swn Production Company Llc GROUND WATER Description: Carmen Ashbaugh contacted me at 10:34 AM on 12/22/2014 with concerns of oil in the water. She explained that her house is South of Hayden Colorado in Routt county off of CR59 located on Johnson Ranch in Bill Gulch. Carmen Ashbaugh had knowledge that Southwestern Energy had completed a frac nearby - 1 mile or so. Mrs. Ashbaugh's concern is that her water well and 2 others have been affected. She explained that oil residue is present in her water and leaves oil rings in her tub and sink. Resolution: all details of closure can be found in supporting documents.
  • 3602 ROUTT May 10, 2012 Operator: True Oil Llc OTHER Description: Routt County asked for assistance from COGCC of clean-up and compliance of this well site in August 2011. An official complaint form was not filled at that time due to COGCC contacting True Oil. Due to a recent inspection showing continued non-compliance and new concerns at the site a complaint form is being submitted. Site Inspection shows: Interim reclamation still not completed, pit still no reclaimed and is again filled with water and oily residue - no liner could be seen, fence down, erosion on stock piles which is traveling into pit, erosion beginning along edges of well pad - no BMPS for erosion along pad. No adequate containment area (recent scraping of dirt around holding tanks); containment area not lined - oil from tanks leaking in containment area, FRAC TANKS - top hatches open, terrible odor in area, frac fluid leaking from top hatch traveling down tank and onto ground. Routt County asked for assistance in clean-up and compliance of this area in August 2011. Trash has been removed but nothing else completed. Pictures can be emailed. Resolution:
  • 3209 ROUTT Nov. 12, 2013 Operator: Antelope Energy Company Llc SIGNS Description: COGCC staff contacted by Routt County LGD to inspect location 05-107-06127 because location was "overgrown with weeds, the signs aren't correct, the access road is overgrown." Resolution:
  • 3210 ROUTT Nov. 12, 2013 Operator: Antelope Energy Company Llc SIGNS Description: COGCC staff contacted by Routt County LGD to inspect location 05-107-06127 because location was "overgrown with weeds, the signs aren't correct, the access road is overgrown." Resolution:
  • 3353 ROUTT May 15, 2013 Operator: Swepi Lp TRASH Description: it was reported that some trash was left behind from drilling. Resolution:
  • 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

Spills

13 spill(s) has/have occurred in Routt County, Colorado:

  • 847064 Operator: Moffat Pipeline Corp
  • 2232391 Operator: Quicksilver Resources IncON 3-7-2013, MWD TOOL FAILED AND PLUGGED THE DRILLBIT. DID NOT ALLOW CIRCULATION THROUGH THE DRILL PIPE. WELL STARTED TO FLOW. FLUID WAS DIVERTED THROUGH GAS-BUSTER. SOMEONE HAD LEFT THE VALVE TO THE FLARE STACK PARTIALLY OPEN. FLUID FLOWED THROUGH THE PIPE TO THE CONTAINMENT AROUND THE FLARE STACK. LINE WAS SHUT IN IMMEDIA
  • 2221292 Operator: True Oil Llc
  • 2215992 Operator: Quicksilver Resources Inc
  • 2216368 Operator: Booco'S Contract Services Inc
  • 401465957 Operator: Energy Investments Inc
  • 401430577 Operator: Energy Investments Inc
  • 401620029 Operator: Cwc Oil And Gas LlcWE WERE CONTACTED BY OUR CONTRACT PUMPER (04/23) WE WERE NOT ON LEASE TO SEE DAMAGE SO WE ARE UNSURE OF THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THE SPILL. HOWEVER, OUR CONTRACT PUMPER SAYS THE STUFFING BOX GOT HOT WHICH CAUSED THE FLUID TO LEAK AND PADS WERE PLACED AROUND THE WELLHEAD TO CONTAIN MIGRATION OF FLUIDS. WE SHUT IN WELL AND PLAN TO REPAIR THE STUFFING BOX. WE ARE CURRENTLY DIGGING UP AND REMOVING ALL CONTAMINATED SOIL. WE WILL HAUL SOIL TO RECLAMATION CTR. THEN REPLACE WITH NEW SOIL. FINAL
  • 401630040 Operator: Cwc Oil And Gas LlcWE WERE CONTACTED BY OUR CONTRACT PUMPER (04/23) WE WERE NOT ON LEASE TO SEE DAMAGE SO WE ARE UNSURE OF THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THE SPILL. HOWEVER, OUR CONTRACT PUMPER SAYS THE STUFFING BOX GOT HOT WHICH CAUSED THE FLUID TO LEAK AND PADS WERE PLACED AROUND THE WELLHEAD TO CONTAIN MIGRATION OF FLUIDS. WE SHUT IN WELL AND PLAN TO REPAIR THE STUFFING BOX. WE ARE CURRENTLY DIGGING UP AND REMOVING ALL CONTAMINATED SOIL. WE WILL HAUL SOIL TO RECLAMATION CTR. THEN REPLACE WITH NEW SOIL. FINAL
  • 401664855 Operator: Cwc Oil And Gas LlcWE WERE CONTACTED BY OUR CONTRACT PUMPER (04/23) WE WERE NOT ON LEASE TO SEE DAMAGE SO WE ARE UNSURE OF THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THE SPILL. HOWEVER, OUR CONTRACT PUMPER SAYS THE STUFFING BOX GOT HOT WHICH CAUSED THE FLUID TO LEAK AND PADS WERE PLACED AROUND THE WELLHEAD TO CONTAIN MIGRATION OF FLUIDS. WE SHUT IN WELL AND PLAN TO REPAIR THE STUFFING BOX. WE ARE CURRENTLY DIGGING UP AND REMOVING ALL CONTAMINATED SOIL. WE WILL HAUL SOIL TO RECLAMATION CTR. THEN REPLACE WITH NEW SOIL. FINAL
  • 401374243 Operator: Energy Investments Inc
  • 200065456 Operator: Infinity Oil & Gas Of Wyoming IncTHE OIL WAS PRODUCED FROM THE WOLF MOUNTAIN #15-2-7-87 WELL IN SECTION 15 T7N R87W (INFINITY OIL & GAS), BUT WAS SPILLED ON THE ROUTT BONANZA 1-22 (ANCHOR BAY) WELL PAD AND ADJACENT RANGE LAND. A1 WAS BRINGING IN FRAC TANK AND TRUCK DRIVER BACKED INTO A TANK THAT HAD OIL (FROM THE WOLF MOUNTAIN 15-2-7-87) IN IT THAT WAS BEING TRANSPORTED FROM LOCATION, PRODUCED OIL. BECAUSE THE OIL WAS BEING TRANSPORTED, THIS SPILL FALLS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CDPHE SOLID WASTE. RANDY BOOCO WAS TOLD TO CONTACT THEM AND REP
  • 200374644 Operator: Ephphatha LlcDRAIN PLUG LEFT OPEN WHEN TANK WAS MOVED OFF LOCATION, CAUSING APPR

DBHLs

COGCC has approved 88 DBHL(s) operated in Routt County, Colorado:

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 35 NOAVs in Routt County, Colorado:
  • Document No.: 200234959 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.: 200389196 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.: 200389198 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.: 200234909 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.: 200234930 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.: 200234936 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.: 200234948 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.: 200234951 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.: 200266814 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.: 200266819 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: Form 27 still (09/14/2011) in draft form -- doc # 2121169. will close out/finalize.
  • Document No.: 200266824 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.: 200266829 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.: 200266837 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.: 200266843 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.: 200283708 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.: 200284137 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.: 200284167 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: master valve was placed on wellhead and backside
  • Document No.: 200302257 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: all required documentation was provided by operator.
  • Document No.: 200312087 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: Source of bubbles was at nipple on Braden head. Leak was repaired and verified by inspector to no longer be venting gas.
  • Document No.: 200317246 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: Location has changed operator. Most issues have been resolved, corrective actions that have yet to be completed are being addressed with remediation number 6139. singed NOAV was NOT recived from Booco's Contract Services Inc.
  • Document No.: 200317247 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.: 200317248 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: See AOC Cause No.1V, Docket 1303-OV-05, Order 1V-405. Well was plugged and abandoned on June 13, 2013. No further action.
  • Document No.: 200317252 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: After issuance of NOAV inspector was made aware of the fact that not all tanks at load out were property of the lyster oil, the tanks in the containment to the left (as viewed from below grade facing up toward tanks) were property of Booco contract services. Inspector is closing NOAV without receipt
  • Document No.: 200327812 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: Document was returned to COGCC on 11/30/2011 but not closed until 7/30/2013 because location had not achieved compliance until that date.
  • Document No.: 200331411 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 closed without signed document from operator. Issues addressed on NOAV have been resolved.
  • Document No.: 200332041 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.: 200375243 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 Further Action
  • Document No.: 200380672 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: Prior to closing NOAV inspector talked to surface owner to insure they did not have an objection to the closing of this document.
  • Document No.: 200381697 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: Note: this NOAV has been rfescinded and NOAV 200387458 has been issued.
  • Document No.: 200387458 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.: 200389195 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.: 401724680 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 1002.f, Rule Description: Stormwater Management, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f.(2)A., Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) including such measures as covering materials and activities and stormwater diversion to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with materials, wastes, equipment, and activities with potential to result in discharges causing pollution of surface waters. On March 3, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) Location and observed lube oils stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base with no secondary containment or covering. In the associated Field Inspection Report, No. 673404171, COGCC Staff instructed Operator to install or repair required BMPs per Rule 1002.f., by April 14, 2017. COGCC Staff conducted follow up inspections of the Well Location on August 7, 2017 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143), and May 22, 2018 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143). COGCC Staff observed that there was still no secondary containment/covering for the lube oil storage as of the August 2017 inspection, and that, while Operator had added a containment box to the pumpjack area by the May 2018 inspection, lube oils were still stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base outside of the containment box with inadequate or absent BMPs. Operator failed to implement and maintain measures to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with the stored lube oils at the wellhead and pumpjack, in violation of Rule 1002.f.(2)A. Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately install or repair BMPs to contain and/or cover the lube oils to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater with such materials. Operator shall submit a Form 4 Sundry notice which provides photographic evidence of the completed BMPs. , Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401724680 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 912.b, Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required, Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall flare or vent gas from a well only after Operator has given notice to and obtained approval from COGCC on a Sundry Notice (“Form 4”) stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On August 7, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) and observed the well pumping, that gas was being vented or flared during non-upset conditions, and that the ECD/flare was not lit (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143, “Inspection”). COGCC Staff conducted an audit of Operator’s records. No Form 4 requesting approval to vent or flare was submitted until August 18, 2017, (Form 4 No. 401381184). In addition to requesting approval to vent or flare, Operator also stated in Form 4 No. 401381184 that the Well averaged 93 Mcf monthly production of natural gas. COGCC approved Operator’s Form 4 No. 401381184 vent/flare request on October 19, 2017. Operator reported monthly natural gas production of 93 Mcf each of the months of July 2015 through May 2018, with a monthly average of 86 Mcf for all reported months (August 2013 through May 2018). For every month with reported natural gas production, Operator reported identical volumes of natural gas “Used”; including reporting 93 Mcf each produced and used, consistently each month during the period encompassing the Inspection and COGCC’s approval of Form 4 No. 401381184 (July through October, 2017). Operator performed unauthorized venting or flaring of natural gas from the Well, in violation of Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall document an internal procedure to ensure that, in the future, it obtains all required approvals prior to venting or flaring a well., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401811668 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 319.b.(3), Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended, Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Bear Victor #16-11 (API No. 05-107-06041, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403457). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)
  • Document No.: 401811689 Initial Discovery Date: None, Date of Violation: None, Rule: 319.b.(3), Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended, Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Tow Creek #7-14 (API No. 05-107-06050, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403456). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: (no enforcement action recorded), Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals., Final Resolution Comment: (no final resolution comment recorded)