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

Complaints

The following 948 complaints have been assigned to Invalid Operator:

  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 4076 None Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: hard to get top Resolution:
  • None None None Operator: Invalid Operator None Description: None Resolution: None
  • 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:
  • 4 Oct. 4, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOTIFICATION Description: I reside in the Rangewood neighborhood in the City of Loveland. I am on the HOA board of directors for our neighborhood. Last night (10/3/2018) someone brought to the attention of the board the proposed horizontally drilling and fracking plan within the city limits of Loveland by Magpie Operating Inc. Myself and no one in our neighborhood has received any communication from Magpie about the proposed drilling, despite the fact that the drill pad is adjacent to our neighborhood and the horizontally drilling will go directly beneath our neighborhood. It is my understanding that regulations require homeowners be notified by the developer prior to filing and application with COGCC and are allowed 30-days to respond directly to the developer or COGCC with objections. If this is the case, then the procedures set forth by COGCC were broken, as no one in my neighborhood, including myself, were notified as procedure requires. I am seeking assistance from COGCC on what to do about this procedural infraction. Resolution: Per COGCC rule 305.a the operator must provide notice to surface owners if they are within 1000 feet of a proposed well or production facility (buffer zone setback) at least 30 days prior to submitting an application to COGCC. The COGCC has not yet received permit applications for the location described. Because the date of permit submittal determines the date notice must have been sent, compliance with this rule can not be evaluated until the permit application is submitted.
  • 100 Aug. 15, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: We live near an old oil field (called Moffat Dome). We had a lot of rain and oil washed down the draw. The field is located south of our house. There is a spring in the draw, oil in the pond, and we have a cistern. [received via phone] Resolution:
  • 103 Aug. 14, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Location of concern: Country Road 84, Fremont County Issue: It was our understanding that a minimum county road quality should be maintained for all roads frequented by oil and gas. As indicated, this is a county road and it is not being maintained to this standard. The washboards that exist are dangerous as they make it nearly impossible to maintain control at any speed. In fairness, the county grades every couple of months, but the quality of the road is so bad two weeks later that a small automobile has trouble maintaining control. We call the county regularly and we're told it is on the list, but that the list is large. Meanwhile, drivers on county road 84 are at risk. Given the speed at which the roads deteriorate after grading and the amount of daily traffic on this road, it appears it should be paved. Please come out and drive it yourself and let us know how we can escalate and to whom if this is not your office. Thank you Resolution: County road condition is not in the jurisdiction of the COGCC. Complaint was routed to Fremont County LGD
  • 114 JACKSON Aug. 8, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: I would like to have my well checked for fracking fluid or contaminants from the fluid and get any contaminants mitigated. Well use: household Well drilled in 2003 Resolution:
  • 113 JACKSON Aug. 8, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Location of concern: Tanker Spill in my yard in Poudre Canyon at 9552 Poudre Canyon Rd., Bellvue, CO. 80512 at approximately mm 112 on W. State Hwy 14. Issue: I knew it was matter of time until one wrecked at our property because many have been screeching around the corner (sharp curve) and many have sounded like they have just barely made it around curve without wrecking. One did wreck last Thursday evening about 11pm spilling its entire contents of hot black fluid into my yard and down road.I would like to have my well checked for fracking fluid or contaminants from the fluid and get any contaminants mitigated. Resolution:
  • 115 JACKSON Aug. 8, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location of concern: 9605 Poudre Canyon Issue: Tanker Spill occurred with unknown fluid soaking into ground possibly contaminating well Resolution: Laboratory Analytical results indicate there are no impacts to water quality as a result of the tanker crash and spill.
  • 129 Aug. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator TRESPASS Description: Location: 4496 Weld County 23, Ft. Lupton,CO 80621 Sec 12 T 1 R67; MPM -FED Issue: Anadarko started to work on my property without an SUA and use a unpermited access route, to do work on a facility pipeline and pig launching station. They were asked to stop work by myself and my attorney. They were asked three times. Property damage - Driving over the septic system, soil compaction. Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the complaint and determined that surface use agreements and pipeline locations are not within COGCC's jurisdiction.
  • 125 LA PLATA Aug. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Location: LaPlata County, CO. Huber-Burkett 2-24, and/or Burkett 4-24 Issue:1. Very limited (if any) production info. 2. No explanation of "netted revenue", and why it results in zero working interest revenue/payment for June (payment). Ref #4-24. 3. Per letter from A. Kaesermann, VP of Hilcorp, received July 3, 2018, "payments may be estimated for a couple of months." No further information received and no notation on payment stubs as to what data is actual and what is estimated.Hilcorp Energy, Inc., Houston, TX 77208, phone: 713.209.2457. Multiple phone calls within the past 30 days with Investor/Owner Relations department. NO ANSWERS. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer contacted the complainant, explained the payment of proceeds process, and provided Forms 37 and 38.
  • 142 July 24, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: Location: DCP Midstream Lucerne Gas Plant Lucerne, Weld County, CO (40.457012, -104.658907) Issue: Description: Filming from the north side of the facility, FLIR video shows emissions from several Compressor engines. There also appears to be diffuse emissions coming from behind the building. Filming from the south side of the facility, our thermographer captured FLIR video of emissions from the tall stack on the right, and from 3 stacks near the buildings, and possibly a tall flare to the left (west). Video of this site is included below. Earthworks’ thermographers are ITC-certified and use a FLIR GF320 camera. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/CGcTRvhPoLM Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the air emissions described in this complaint. Complaint transferred to the Air Pollution Control Division at CDPHE.
  • 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.
  • 246 May 4, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: All of Gardner and Stone wells associated with my name Curtis Gardner. They informed me that they over paid on these wells, Gardner 11-32, Gardner 21-32, Gardner 13-32, Gardner 22-32R, Gardner 41-32B, Stone 32-1 and Stone 31-32. So they stopped any and all of my royalty payments on all of my wells which there is quite a few that I have royalties on. I believe that they should have recouped there over payment amount in the second month of nonpayment with some left over but I am now soon to go on 4 months with not one payment. Originally they said they had over paid by about $3300 and then later they changed that number to $3700. My monthly royalty checks averaged about $1800.00. As of the second month of nonpayment they told me that they had only recouped about $2000.00. With out the production statement that I usually receive I have no way to track what I should have been paid and what they have recouped. YOU DO THE MATH, SOMETHING DOESNT ADD UP. ,On Feb 2018 all royalty payments stopped with no prior notice or explanation. After waiting 2 weeks beyond payment date I began attempting to contact someone for an answer or reason. The first person I spoke with, after leaving numerous messages told me they would look into it. No return call was ever received. I had the phone number for a man I dealt with before, when the lease payment on a disposal well failed to be made. After speaking with him and days past, he called and told me they had over paid on seven of my wells dating back to 2014. He told me how much they needed to recoup from me. I requested monthly production records and royalty amounts to track the recouping process. I received information that dated back to 2014 and ended with month of the last royalty check I received. My last royalty check was Jan 2018 which would have been production for Oct 2017. The papers I received stopped at that month. After repeatedly asking for production records for Nov, Dec 2017 and Jan 2018, which would be for Feb, March and April 2018 royalty periods that were with held. Resolution: COGCC Hearings officer contacted the complainant and explained the payment of proceeds procedures and provided COGCC forms 37 and 38.
  • 278 April 23, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Notice Letters. Lease contract. If you do not respond in 35 days you will be forced pooled. Not clear how to say no. First I have ever heard of this. Resolution: See letter attached to document #20045783
  • 173 March 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: COGCC Public Comment website for Document 401477008. I posted 2 comments on the referenced document a week and a half ago and know of multiple neighbors that did the same Resolution: however
  • 374 WELD Feb. 27, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: On February 7, 2018 Earthworks staff used an optical gas imaging camera to record infrared video of emissions at the Expedition Water Solutions (EWS 3 Injection Well) facility located at (40.297909, -104.753544) in Platteville in Weld County. Tank vapors from the battery of tanks as well as heavy emissions coming from a collection / delivery truck were observed by Earthworks staff. Video of this site is included below. Earthworks’ thermographers are ITC certified and use a FLIR GF320 camera. FLIR Video: https://youtu.be/4p5lfU3KOyI Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the air emissions described in this complaint. Complaint transferred to the Air Pollution Control Division at CDPHE.
  • 373 Feb. 27, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: On February 7, 2018 Earthworks staff used an optical gas imaging camera to record infrared video of emissions at the AKA Energy Speer Facility located at (40.265500, -104.714400) in Platteville, Weld County, Colorado. As highlighted in the attached FLIR video, Earthworks staff observed emissions being vented from a dehydrator. Earthworks staff filmed from 2 different angles and noted that the dense plume of emissions traveled beyond the fenceline of the Speer Facility. Video of this site is included below. Earthworks’ thermographers are ITC certified and use a FLIR GF320 camera. FLIR Video: https://youtu.be/iwt5ZVMB7YE Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the air emissions described in this complaint. Complaint transferred to the Air Pollution Control Division at CDPHE.
  • 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.
  • 398 Feb. 16, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Location: 6604 East County Rd 18 Johnstown co Issue: I and my wife (Gary f, Wolf/Jane Werth) are co owners of both the surface and mineral rights of the above listed property. Last spring we received a letter from Extraction Oil stating they were considering drilling a horizontal well under our property and asking if we had any objection. We consulted an Oil and Gas attorney in Loveland and we determined that since they were not going to violate our surface rights we would not object and did not respond to the letter. In December Extraction Oil sent a registered letter to our bank rather than our PO box in Loveland stating that they were in the process of getting ready to drill and giving us 35 days to decide if we wanted to be willing partners, agree to a lease, or be force pooled. If we did not respond within the 35 days we would be force pooled. The letter was sent by Mr. Zaranka and stated that if we wanted a lease proposal we should email him. I sent an email on 12/11/2017 asking him to send their proposed lease to either our PO Box in Loveland or via my email. I have had no response at this point. I do not believe Extraction Oil in acting in good faith since they did not provide a proposed lease agreement leaving me with no choice but to be force pooled. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jim Rouse spoke with the complainant. Since filing the complaint, Extraction had provided a lease. Mr. Rouse explained forced pooling to the complainant. Complainant will assess options with his attorney and does not want to pursue the complaint further.
  • 211 Feb. 15, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Location: Weld County. Two wells operated by KPK.Issue: I would like to report a royalty issue. I have not been able to get in touch with KPK. I have not received any royalties since 2015. Both wells are in Weld County. Resolution: Complaint # 200445462 was received from a Ms. Norma Crain who only provided a phone number with her online submission. I called her today follow up on her complaint and see if she was still not receiving payment. She stated she has not received payment for two wells for approximately three years. I walked her through the Forms 37 and 38 process and learned that she does not have a computer. I next advised her that I would send her a letter regarding the next steps and include two copies of each of the Forms. I have attached a copy of that letter to this e-mail and consider this complaint closed.
  • 399 Feb. 15, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Location: Weld County. Two wells operated by KPK. Issue: I would like to report a royalty issue. I have not been able to get in touch with KPK. I have not received any royalties since 2015. Both wells are in Weld County. Resolution: Complaint # 200445462 was received from a Ms. Norma Crain who only provided a phone number with her online submission. I called her today follow up on her complaint and see if she was still not receiving payment. She stated she has not received payment for two wells for approximately three years. I walked her through the Forms 37 and 38 process and learned that she does not have a computer. I next advised her that I would send her a letter regarding the next steps and include two copies of each of the Forms. I have attached a copy of that letter to this e-mail and consider this complaint closed.
  • 408 Feb. 11, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location of concern: 15280 Bannock St Broomfield, co 80023 Issue: The well water changed and plugged up all my filters shortly after the well head off 152nd was removed. It took about four or five months for my water to go back to the way it was before. I originally assumed it was a plum, but talking to my water treatment guy he said it very well could be from the removal of that old well. Resolution: There were no indications of any oil & gas related impacts in analytical results for samples collected from the complainant's domestic water well. Based on the results of this sampling, the complaint regarding potential impacts to ground water quality is being closed.
  • 420 Feb. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: 24/7 noise from a motor running at a well site, No peace at all. Avoidable disturbances to our lives for their profit. Resolution: Location #: 440176 Inspection Document #: 674200514 Complaint # 200445406 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 2-5-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to a noise complaint received for 2-5-2018 by the COGCC about possible oil and gas noise occurring in the Fort Lupton area somewhere around the complaints residence. On 2-5-2018 at approx 1500 hrs I contact the complainant who indicated he was experiencing noise coming from a location north of his home, he indicated it was pretty constant noise. I performed an inspection of the oil and gas operations in the area north of the complaints home. At the time of the inspection I observed several pumps jacks in the area but during my inspection of the area which lasted approx. 1 hr I did not hear any of the pumps jacks operate causing noise which the complaint was indicating. I later spoke with KPK operator and he indicated the pump jacks in the area were mostly manually run and did not run at night time. All information reviewed, and requested as well as site inspection information were submitted to the COGCC for further review. No violations of COGCC rules were observed at the time of this inspection
  • 232 Feb. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: 24/7 noise from a motor running at a well site Resolution: No peace at all. Avoidable disturbances to our lives for their profit.
  • 428 Jan. 26, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: Weld County Road 12 (east and west bound) between WCR27 and WCR 29 1/2. Fitzsimmons 18-9 & 3-9HZ pad (this one is directly across the street, south from my home), FL Mountain 13-4HZ pad (directly to my west), King 1-8HZ pad, Gabel 7-8HZ pad and FL Greens 18-8HZ pad. Issue: There has been at least 5-6 active site operations taking place along this stretch of road over the last year+, one of these about 500' from my front door and 3 others within earshot and sightline from my house. I also experienced a lowering of the shallow water table in the late summer that I suspected was caused by the drilling activity, causing damage to my home water shallow well pump and costing me $1300+, but Anadarko denied via a phone inquiry that their activity would create such a problem and I couldn't prove it. The Water Well company that serviced my domestic well indicated suspicion of drilling activity involvement in the lowering of the shallow water table as well. Resolution: Spoke with Mr. Powell by phone on 04-11-2018. The shallow well subject to his complaint (DWR Permit #204748) was constructed in 1930 and is less than 15' deep. The well is used on a seasonal basis to irrigate landscaping. Mr. Powell has observed lowering of the shallow water table on a seasonal basis in previous years. He was wondering if that could result from O&G drilling and production activities in the vicinity of the well. I explained that was highly unlikely and why. He was not interested in having his well sampled. He said he was satisfied with our telephone conversation and a letter repeating what we had discussed was not necessary
  • 438 Jan. 22, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Fifth Creek Energy Operating Company LC. They have a hotline 855-816-2357 but no one has ever answered nor returned my call. I called their main number 720-457-4950 and spoke with a lady called Monica but never heard back and that was about 10 days ago. I called in behalf of Lemon Creek Oil & Gas Ltd who owns the mineral interest. There was no location shown on the Division Order sent by Fifth Creek Energy Operating Company LLC They publish a hotline # which is 855-816-2357 which I called at least three times over the last 3 weeks. I left at least three message but no one returned my call. I called the main number and was transferred to a tech and explained what I wanted and after a week I called again and this time I left a message. No one has ever bothered to return my call. All I am trying to do is confirm the well location so I can verify my interest. It also appears there are two wells but I can only find one of the wells on the Colorado website. Resolution: COGCC staff contacted the operator (spoke with Land Tech) and made them aware of a complaint regarding lack of response to inquiry from Lemon Creek Oil and Gas LLC. COGCC suggested the operator contact the complainant. Follow up call with the complainant confirmed they received a return call from the operator and complaint issue was resolved.
  • 282 Jan. 9, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location: Drilling site behind Erie High School. High School address is: 3180 County Road 5 Resolution: Erie CO.Issue: My daughter who attends Erie High School has been complaining since before the Christmas Break in December about a gas like odor inside of the school. She says that she mainly smells it in the afternoon and in certain areas of the school. It is making her cough and yesterday (1/8/18) she said that the smell was so strong that she felt dizzy and thought that she might pass out from it. We suspect that this odor is coming from the drilling site very close to the high school. I have complained to the principal/school but noting has been done
  • 470 Jan. 9, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location: Drilling site behind Erie High School. High School address is: 3180 County Road 5, Erie CO. Issue: My daughter who attends Erie High School has been complaining since before the Christmas Break in December about a gas like odor inside of the school. She says that she mainly smells it in the afternoon and in certain areas of the school. It is making her cough and yesterday (1/8/18) she said that the smell was so strong that she felt dizzy and thought that she might pass out from it. We suspect that this odor is coming from the drilling site very close to the high school. I have complained to the principal/school but noting has been done, and the problem hasn't been looked into. Resolution: Well Number#: Location #: 440176 Inspection Document #: 674200411 Complaint # 200445259-200445260-200445264 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 1-9-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to a odor complaints received for 1-8-2018 and 1-9-2018 by the COGCC about possible oil and gas odors occurring in the Erie area somewhere around the Erie high school area. On 1-9-2018 at approx 1020 hrs I attempted to contact the complainants. I performed an inspection of the area around the Erie high school and the oil wells close to the school which were being plugged and abandon. The oil and gas operations in the area did not appear to have any gases associated with the P&A process as both wells had already proceeded to set plugs in the wells and did not have any pressure build ups. After checking the oil wells close to the school I went to the school construction site where I observed a hot tar operation at the school which appeared to be causing the odors in the area. 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
  • 471 Jan. 9, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location: Next to erie high school they are plugging a well. Issue: For a week, the school has smelled like gas. The smell of gas in the school and on the east side, near the portables the gas smell is very strong Resolution: Well Number#: Location #: 440176 Inspection Document #: 674200411 Complaint # 200445259-200445260-200445264 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 1-9-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to a odor complaints received for 1-8-2018 and 1-9-2018 by the COGCC about possible oil and gas odors occurring in the Erie area somewhere around the Erie high school area. On 1-9-2018 at approx 1020 hrs I attempted to contact the complainants. I performed an inspection of the area around the Erie high school and the oil wells close to the school which were being plugged and abandon. The oil and gas operations in the area did not appear to have any gases associated with the P&A process as both wells had already proceeded to set plugs in the wells and did not have any pressure build ups. After checking the oil wells close to the school I went to the school construction site where I observed a hot tar operation at the school which appeared to be causing the odors in the area. 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
  • 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.
  • 480 Jan. 5, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Also, with the construction of the new Mewbourn III plant, the dust on RD 35 has been terrible. DCP is supposed to be watering the road, but is failing to do so. 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.
  • 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.
  • 487 Jan. 4, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: S2 SE/SW Twn 18, Rng 13, Sec 13 Barton County Kansas. Because the operator, Kodiak Petroleum, is located in Englewood, CO, am filing this complaint with the COGCC. I realize I may need to file in Kansas, but am starting here. Kodiak Petroleum, Inc, P.O. Box 4677 Englewood, CO 80155 I have called and left a message, but no one has returned my call. The amounts of the checks are never significant, but the irresponsibility of Kodiak is the concern. Kodiak continually takes their product, in this case gas, and does not pay the royalties for over 6 months. The checks (Ivar W. Larson and Donna M. Larson) received yesterday were for gas produced in 5/2017. The checks were written on 8/29/2017 and received in the US Postal Service 1/2/2018. We have also received checks in March for prior year's production although the amounts are included in the 1099 for the previous year. Tindall B1 and Tindall Akers #3 Resolution: Complainant was informed that the COGCC does not have jurisdiction over production in other states.
  • 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
  • 491 Jan. 2, 2018 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: At around 330 am my husband and I were woken from our sleep with a low humming noise. Our home is located on Telluride street in Wyndham Hill neighborhood of frederick/ erie, colorado. A very low humming noise woke us up at 330 am (12/30/17) and kept us awake for hours. It wakes us up every morning and it is a low humming sound. It is coming from the direction of Weld County Road 7. Resolution: Well Number#: Location #: 333163 Inspection Document #: 674200386 Complaint # 20044492 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 1-2-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to a noise complaint received for 12-31-2017 by the COGCC about noise occurring in the Frederick Area east of the complainant’s residence. I spoke with the complaint who indicated she was experiencing a low humming noise which she believed was coming from the drilling location located approx. 1 mile to the east of her residence across I-25. On 1-2-2018 at approx 1100 hrs I performed a complete site inspection of the Crestone Sullivan location approx. 1 mile to the east of the complaints residence. During my inspection of the location I observed an Ensign drilling rig performing regular drilling operations on location. I observed Crestone had an approx. 25’ sound walls surround the location for sound mitigation. I spoke with Crestone staff who indicated they had been drilling in the area since 11-28-2017. Crestone indicated they had been performing normal drilling operation during the time of the complaints in the last couple of days. No sound study was performed at the time of the inspection as weather conditions did not permit it, wind speed were above 5 MPH. .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 the inspection
  • 496 Dec. 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Location: SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of S-32,T-2-N, R-63-W of 6th PM in Weld County, Colorado or; 1/2 mile south of enclosed address (31312 County Road 16) Issue: Discovered that someone had dumped what appears to be drilling mud on one of our fields. Material is greyish brown in color and was very viscous causing it to spread out as it was dumped to cover an area of approximately 100 sq. ft. 6 to 12 inches thick. This occurred on December 20th or 21st as near as we can tell. Spill described as - Greyish brown material, very viscous and spread out when dumped to cover an area of approximately 100 sq. ft. 6-12 inches thick Resolution: Material was sampled and the analytical results Indicate that the material is not a hazard and is probably not related to oil & gas operations. The origin of them material is unknown. Summary letter and analytical report sent to the landowner.
  • 498 Dec. 22, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: County Road 10 and County Road 15/17 Brighton, Colorado. Water well location: Our water has gotten cloudier and a lot more odor. All of us in the area, are not able to drink the water as it is has such a horrible odor. It will stink up the entire house, and is getting cloudier and cloudier despite the different treatment systems we all have. All the wells that have gone up around us, in the last few years, and now the ground water that has tested positive for a cancer causing agent, is extremely scary. The neighborhood of County Road 17 between Roads 10 and 8, would appreciate our water being tested and to be sure that our water has not been contaminated with the Benzene. Issue: Our water has gotten cloudier and a lot more odor. All of us in the area, are not able to drink the water as it is has such a horrible odor. It will stink up the entire house, and is getting cloudier and cloudier despite the different treatment systems we all have. All the wells that have gone up around us, in the last few years, and now the ground water that has tested positive for a cancer causing agent, is extremely scary. The neighborhood of County Road 17 between Roads 10 and 8, would appreciate our water being tested and to be sure that our water has not been contaminated with the Benzene. Well age: 19 years Well use: Household Use Water issues: Odor, Taste Change, Deposits Resolution: Samples were collected from the subject water well for lab analysis. Analytical results did not indicate any impacts from oil & gas activities. Lab reports and a letter summarizing the were sent to the well owner.
  • 524 Dec. 13, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: Approximately 300 feet south of our property at 10624 CR 18, Fort Lupton, CO. Issue: We observed what appeared to be water surrounding the well approximately two weeks ago. We have also noticed the well has not been operating recently. Yesterday, I walked over to the well and noticed what I had believed to be water was actually oil leaking around the entire well, and up all the way to the top of the well. JP Kauffman. I did contact the emergency number listed on the well, 303-825-4822, but do not remember the name of the person I spoke to. They did respond within 15 minutes to assess the situation, and immediately began working to remediate the spill by spreading topsoil over it. I am concerned that this oil leak may have spread into the water table and affected our well. Resolution: No impacts to groundwater quality from nearby oil and gas operations were observed in data obtained from sampling of water well. Spill at nearby wellhead of oil was cleaned up to standards contained in rules
  • 527 Dec. 12, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Location: Don’t know Issue: Loud metal banging at 2 AM. Sounded like a sledgehammer on metal. Resolution:
  • 530 Dec. 11, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: No idea if it’s even related to oil companies but with so much drilling/fracking around it seems the only logical explanation. I’ve lived here for 18 years and never experienced this. I have noticed off and on my house vibrating and pictures and dishes rattling. I thought it was in my head but I have heard other complaints from my neighbors. It was bad all weekend. The first time I really noticed it bad was Thanksgiving Day. Noise is described as noise you hear and feel, intermittent, rattling, began on 11/23/17, noticed all times Resolution: Complaint #: 200444755 Field Inspector Assigned: C Pesicka Well Number: 05- Location #: n/a Inspection Document #: 684904755 Nature of complaint: Sound If Sound GPS Coordinates of Survey Location: n/a Inspection Observations: An inspection of the area around the complainant address was performed. Of the nearby producing facilities none were noted to be producing unusual noise. The Poudre pad to the SW appeared to be undergoing repairs with excavations on location. 18A doc#: 200444783
  • 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
  • 547 Dec. 1, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: WELL PERMIT NUMBER 294671--A Water Division: 2, Water District 79 Designated Basin N/A Management District N/A County: Huerfano Parcel Name: Colorado Buffalo Ranch Lot 100, Block: N/A, Filing: 6 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 12 Township 26.0 S Range 67.0 W Sixth P.M. UTM Coordinates (Meters, Zone: 13, NAD 83) Easting 513401.0 Northing 4183901.0 We were approved to deepen our current well in September 2017. Approximately, 2 weeks ago Ojo Springs Drilling (Walsenburg) was drilling to deepen our well when at approximately 400 ft a pocket of oil was hit. We had to drill down further for water and hit water between 1400-1600 feet. Per Ojo Springs Drilling, it appears that the oil is sweet crude oil, however, we would like to get the oil tested to determine quality and ensure that our current well isn't contaminated as we have animals that we supply water to. Resolution: There are not active or historic oil and gas wells within 3 miles of the complainants water well. Source of oil in the complainants well is believed to be naturally occurring. Historic oil wells drilled in the area of the complainants water well encountered the Niobrara formation at similar depth to the screened interval of the complainants water well. Complainant informed of need to treat water from well before using for irrigation, livestock or human consumption.
  • 544 Dec. 1, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Location: Well being built is North of Highway 56 on County Road 3, Berthoud, Colorado, approximately 1.25 miles. West side of road. Issue: 1. Truck traffic turning off and onto Highway 56 at County Road 3, Berthoud, CO. I have witnessed multiple trucks stopped at southbound County Road 3 at Highway 56 making a left turn to head east on Highway 56 start out and proceed to have 3 other trucks pull in succession behind the first truck completely impeding small vehicle traffic heading from Berthoud on Highway 56 towards County Road 3 - the cars and other vehicles are nearly brought to a stop by the continued flow of trucks pulling onto Highway 56 from southbound County Road 3 and am concerned this is an extreme hazard to traffic flow. This puts vehicles in danger and is not following traffic rules. As a commuter to work in Denver, it is nearly impossible to safely turn left from southbound County Road 3 onto eastbound Highway 56 from early morning to late afternoon. This is truly a very dangerous situation. 2. Trucks carrying loads of dirt are not covered with any kind of protective overlay to prevent objects flying out of trucks onto vehicles driving behind them (even at a long distance) - isn't this required to cover loads? These trucks often travel at highway speeds and again present a danger to vehicles. 3. Road conditions (dirt road) have been extraordinarily poor north on County Road 3. Yesterday, the lane heading north on County Road 3 near the entrance to the well site was deeply rutted and impassable - had to pull into "wrong" lane to get through. Resolution: Complaint describes issues on County Roads, outside of COGCC's jurisdiction. Complaint was transferred to Weld County LGD. Complainant provided with LGD contact information.
  • 550 Nov. 30, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location of concern: 16440 Cavanaugh rd. Keenesburg, Colorado Issue: In 2015 EPI Group US Inc. (Anadarko) did seismic test on my land and I believe that they damage my water well. I filled a complaint with them and all they did was pay me $925.25. I've had several drilling companies tell me they believe that the seismic test damaged the cement job and that I'm getting contaminants from other formations. With in days after the seismic testing we seen our beautiful clear water turn black. we tried flushing it out by running it 4-5 hours at a time. We call well service companies and they tried flushing it out with no luck. Since then we had to install an Iron Oxidizer and UV light and we still have issues with our water. We have spent $1000's on this and now we're just going to bite the bullet and drill a new well ($40K +).We're just tied of dealing with having to change out filters all the time, adding salt to the Iron Oxidizer. We buy the salt by the pallet now. My wife can't wash her hair in the shower water because it ends turning it red or orange in color. Water concerns: Odor, Taste Change, Color Change, Deposits, Flow Change Well use: Household Use, pets and some livestock Well age: 14 yrs Permit: #247351 Resolution: Water quality sampling results did not show any O&G related contamination. Investigation by COGCC staff into possible seismic survey damage to the water well shows no evidence of damage to Mr. Groetken's water well. Complaint investigation and water quality results provided in letter to landowner.
  • 551 Nov. 30, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Location of concern: My home, (215 Becker Circle, Johnstown). Also, my Neighboors are hearing it. Some Neighboors are reporting they hear here and are blocks away. There is a rig across the highway and not sure if that is causing it or not. Issue: I am hearing my home make a humming or vibrating sound. It keeps me up all night. It appears to be coming from the ground. Almost sounds like a car running outside. There are times it stops for a little while, then continues for a long time. Noise is described as noise you hear and feel, continuous, Like a truck is running outside. It kind of vibrates my walls, began on 11/28/17, I notice it at night because it keeps me awake. Resolution: See FIR #674200346
  • 556 Nov. 27, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: In April of 2017 we became aware that our parents, James E. Stamp (deceased October 15, 1990) and LeNeita J. Stamp (deceased January 31, 2001) owned retained mineral interests in land in Weld County, Colorado. (County Line Road #1) As the representative of each of their estates, I contacted our lawyer and had the interests transferred to myself, Alleta (Stamp) Baltes, and my siblings, Linda Sundberg, Robert Stamp, Jeff Stamp, and Amy Stamp. I notified Rod Herring, CEO of TOP Petroleum, the holder of the leases. TOP sent us $8 each for August 2017 production. TOP has failed or refused to pay royalties on the mineral leases from 1983 on. TOP made no effort to contact any of us over all of these years or to pay into the State of Colorado Unclaimed Property Fund. (Jeff & Bob Stamp live in the Longmont area, Amy is also close by). We learned of our interest because of the diligence of Cub Creek Energy, LLC and its pooling application, Cause No. 407, Docket No. 171200881. Additionally, several offers have come in to purchase our mineral interests on the 12 acres. TOP refuses or fails to pay us the accrued royalties that are owing, which according to records filed with the State of Colorado should be approximately $8000 to each of us. Calculations on the amount owed were done as follows: The monthly production from 1983 to 2017 on the Stamp 31-2C well. FYI--The Codell was brought on production in 2009. The J Sand has produced from 1983 - present. Monthly prices of oil and gas back to 1983 from the Energy Information Administration and from Inflationdata.com where the EIA did not have data. I calculated the $ from Oil/Month and $ of Gas/Month. I used the NMA of 2.878, Royalty of 12.5%, and Spacing Unit of 320 Acres for the J Sand and 80 Acres for the Codell to calculate the Mineral Interest for each family member. I then deducted taxes (Ad Valorem, Severance, Conservation Levy) of 12.7% as Rod Herring mentioned in his email. The money owed above is what I came up with after the deductions. Operator contact: TOP Operatin Resolution: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) received your complaints regarding royalties from a well operated by TOP Operating Company (Operator No. 39560). Your complaints are documented in COGCC document numbers 200444704 and 200444790, which can be found on the “Complaints” page, off of our main website http://cogcc.state.co.us/. COGCC has reviewed the production data for the well included in your complaints, and has determined production records are current for this well. Production data as reported to COGCC can be found on the COGCC data website, under the category “Production.” (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis) Please note operators have 45 days from the end of the month to submit production data to the COGCC. Following submittal COGCC needs approximately 30 days to process and post the data. If any data is missing, operators are given a notice with a two week due date to submit missing production. Therefore, a delay of 90 days from the close of the production month may be expected to see production data posted on the COGCC website. With respect to any proceeds you may be entitled to pursuant to a lease or other agreement, to pursue payment from the operator you may complete a COGCC Form 37 and submit it to the operator. I have attached a Form 37 for your convenience. This form may be submitted only by a payee legally entitled to payment from proceeds derived from the sale of oil, gas, or associated products from a well in Colorado. You must complete this form (one form per well) and submit it to the payor issuing the payment. Operator addresses may be found at the COGCC data website under the category Name, Address, and Financial Assurance (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis). The Form 37 must be submitted to the payor via certified mail. Under the Payment of Proceeds statute 34-60-118.5, there is certain information which must accompany every payment of proceeds from oil or gas. However, please note that the Commission has limited jurisdiction under
  • 562 Nov. 21, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location: UPRR 23 Pan Am B 1. SW 1/4, NW 1/4, Section 33, Twp 1S, Range 64W, 1849 ft from N Sec line and 623 ft from E section line. The well was originally owned and operated by AMOCO but is now owned by BP. Issue: Benzene. In recent tests done on our water well, Benzene was found to be present in our water well at a rate of 9 PPB, almost twice the legal limit for drinking water in the State of Colorado. Well permit #: 269807 Well has been in use 11 years. Well use: Household Use, Livestock/irrigation Resolution: COGCC staff has reviewed the prior complaints (#200095139 filed in 2006 and #200412560 filed in 2014) and the final resolutions for each complaint. In addition, staff has reviewed the November 7, 2017, letter from Hirsch-Gibney, LLC. Based on review of this information, COGCC has determined there is no basis for additional investigation and has closed the current complaint. Further, COGCC has reviewed the records for the plugged and abandoned well on your property and does not find any information that indicates the well was operated or plugged in violation of applicable rules at the time. As you know, COGCC has conducted multiple investigations at your property looking for the former wellhead, remnant facilities, or latent contamination; in those investigations, COGCC has found no evidence that would support further action.
  • 567 Nov. 16, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: King Soopers 1891 State Highway 7, Erie, CO 80516 Nov 16 @ 12:04p Strong smell of oil in parking lot closest to produce department. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspection Unit staff reviewed the complaint/ the location described. Staff has determined that the location where the complainant experienced the odor is not in immediate proximity to an oil and gas location regulated by COGCC; and is closer to other potential sources of petroleum odors, such as the King Soopers gas station immediately adjacent to the store. Based on the location, the concern is more appropriate as a regional air quality concern, over which COGCC does not have jurisdiction. The primary authority for regional air quality is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). Complainant provided with APCD contact information.
  • 384 Nov. 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location of concern: Section 9 Resolution: Township 4 North
  • 574 Nov. 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: 5 wells - Box Elder 28-1, Box Elder 13-28, Box Elder 22-28, Box Elder 27-1 and Box Elder 27-2. All located in Adams County. Township 1S, Range 65W, Sections 27 & 28. BOXELDER 28-1, BOXELDER 13-28, BOXELDER 22-28, BOXELDER 27-1, BOXELDER 27-2. KP Kaufman Company, Inc. I have left two messages for Jenn Fike and two messages for a gentleman named Javi at 303-825-4822. My first call was answered and I was told the royalties were in suspense but the woman I spoke with could not understand why that was the case. We have not received royalty payments for these 5 wells for over 4 years although the COGCC website shows significant production occurring during that timeframe. I have tried 5 different times to talk to someone at KP Kaufman and have yet to receive a response. Resolution: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) received your complaint regarding royalties from wells operated by KP Kaufman Company, Inc. (Operator No. 46290). Your complaint is documented in COGCC document number 200444660, which can be found on the “Complaints” page, off of our main website http://cogcc.state.co.us/. COGCC has reviewed the production data for the wells included in your complaint, and has determined production records are current for these wells. Production data as reported to COGCC can be found on the COGCC data website, under the category “Production.” (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis) Please note operators have 45 days from the end of the month to submit production data to the COGCC. Following submittal COGCC needs approximately 30 days to process and post the data. If any data is missing, operators are given a notice with a two week due date to submit missing production. Therefore, a delay of 90 days from the close of the production month may be expected to see production data posted on the COGCC website. With respect to any proceeds you may be entitled to pursuant to a lease or other agreement, to pursue payment from the operator you may complete a COGCC Form 37 and submit it to the operator. I have attached a Form 37 for your convenience. This form may be submitted only by a payee legally entitled to payment from proceeds derived from the sale of oil, gas, or associated products from a well in Colorado. You must complete this form (one form per well) and submit it to the payor issuing the payment. Operator addresses may be found at the COGCC data website under the category Name, Address, and Financial Assurance (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis). The Form 37 must be submitted to the payor via certified mail. Under the Payment of Proceeds statute 34-60-118.5, there is certain information which must accompany every payment of proceeds from oil or gas. However, please note that the Commission has limited jurisdiction under the Payment of
  • 572 Nov. 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location of concern: Section 9, Township 4 North, Range 68 West at the southwest corner of WCR7 and WCR48 Issue: I am the attorney for Zimmerman Brothers LP. Since the second week of September there has been an increasing amount of ground water coming from the north side of the property and seeping into the fields.This seepage has continued until the north portion of the property adjacent to the existing well site is impassable. We initially thought the seepage was from the Home Supply Ditch which runs east and west just a few hundred feet from this area. However, even when there was no water in that ditch the seepage continued. We do not believe its source is from the adjacent well site either since it does not appear that there is any injection process at that site. However, the timing of the seepage correlates with the leak from the well site about a mile directly to the north at the 2500 block of Colorado Highway 60. Stuart Ellsworth, on your staff, is familiar with this well site issue. Resolution: Field Inspection Findings No active releases or indications of historical releases were observed during my inspection (see Inspection 688500009) of the SRC Energy facility. I also walked along both sides of the Home Supply Ditch for a distance of ½ mile to the west of the intersection of Weld County Roads 7 and 48. I saw no indication of impacts to the ditch from oil and gas related activities. COGCC Records Review I found no record of historical oil and gas related activities, specifically abandoned wells, within the area covered by your client’s cornfield. Aerial Photography Review A rectangular depression, located on the north side of the cornfield, appears in multiple aerial photographs taken since the early 1990’s. Attached to this letter is an example. While not associated with oil and gas related activities, the rectangular depression may be related to the wetness reported by the complainant. If nothing else, it is a low area on the field where storm water would accumulate.
  • 595 Nov. 13, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ROYALTY Description: Garfield County, Parachute Creek, Section 2. Well # CO20337. Well name GM 11-2. 20351 21-2 20370 22-2 20613 255-2 20869 254-2 21902 411-2 21907 421-2 21930 521-2 22126 511-2 22306 423-2 22308 422-2. Terra TEP Rocky Mountain LLC We have not contacted them directly but have contacted the previous owners, Williams energy, and never received a reply. Royalty deductions have continued to increase over the years to what we believe to be excessive amounts. Royalty payments therefore continue to drop. Resolution: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) received your complaint regarding royalties from wells operated by TEP Rocky Mountain LLC (Operator No. 96850). Your complaint is documented in COGCC document number 200444635, which can be found on the “Complaints” page, off of our main website http://cogcc.state.co.us/. COGCC has been unable to review the production data for the wells included in your complaint (because of incomplete well identification information, identifying wells by API number enables all parties to readily identify the well being discussed). Production data as reported to COGCC can be found on the COGCC data website, under the category “Production.” (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis) Please note operators have 45 days from the end of the month to submit production data to the COGCC. Following submittal COGCC needs approximately 30 days to process and post the data. If any data is missing, operators are given a notice with a two week due date to submit missing production. Therefore, a delay of 90 days from the close of the production month may be expected to see production data posted on the COGCC website. With respect to any proceeds you may be entitled to pursuant to a lease or other agreement, to pursue payment from the operator you may complete a COGCC Form 37 and submit it to the operator. I have attached a Form 37 for your convenience. This form may be submitted only by a payee legally entitled to payment from proceeds derived from the sale of oil, gas, or associated products from a well in Colorado. You must complete this form (one form per well) and submit it to the payor issuing the payment. Operator addresses may be found at the COGCC data website under the category Name, Address, and Financial Assurance (http://cogcc.state.co.us/data.html#/cogis). The Form 37 must be submitted to the payor via certified mail. Under the Payment of Proceeds statute 34-60-118.5, there is certain information which must accompany every payment of proceeds from o
  • 619 Nov. 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Baseline Lake Trail/ Open space trail. Wafting smells of gas along south Boulder creek trails and baseline Open space areas Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the locations described in the complaint and did not locate any active oil and gas facilities regulated by the COGCC (greater than 2 mile radius searched)
  • 618 Nov. 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: I am smelling a chemical odor inside my residence and outside my residence , on my property. It is located at 4998 N. 109th St. Longmont Co. 80504. I noticed it 11/3/17 and it has continued intermittently since. I do not like the odor. I have lived here 17 years and the prior operators of any wells here did not case any such problems. Resolution: Field inspector dispatched in response to complaint number: 200444604 approximately noon on 11/6/2017. The complaint specified odor. The Field Inspector traveled to the residence address referenced in the complaint and did not detect any odor. Circling the area, the Field Inspector visited with field personnel (Rig Operator: Jose, and Consultant: Jude, conducting operations at API 05-123-31988, RBF-15B operated by High Point. It was learned that the well had experienced an unexpected pressure event on the preceding Friday that resulted in circulation fluids to an open tank. The temperature of these fluids was estimated to be over 200 degrees F and were emitting steam at time of inspection. This situation and proximity to the complainant’s residence are likely cause of the complaint. This well was undergoing a safety prep operation relating to nearby fracking operations. Upon removal of a temporary bridge plug set at approximately 6700 ft. the well exhibited unexpected pressure of 2000 psi. This upset condition was managed by the rig crew to safely address the unexpected pressure. Part of this management involved producing fluids to an open tank. At the time of the inspection, crew has been able to land their tubing and anticipated shutting the well in until appropriate production equipment can be installed at the location to produce the well in a normal fashion. Summary: Upset condition at nearby well, problem identified and addressed by operation personnel on location. Additional production equipment to be installed to produce the well in the future without further emissions. FIR# #690000741
  • 624 Nov. 2, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator FENCING Description: The fence that Anadarko installed to prevent access to the pipeline right of way has fallen over due to the wind storms yesterday morning. The fence has been down for over 24 hours, putting children and pets at risk of the open construction site. Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the location and determined the location is a midstream facility not regulated by COGCC. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the PUC. Complaint was forwarded to PUC and PUC contact information was provided to the complainant. A member of the COGCC Field Inspection Unit contacted contacted the operator and notified them that the fence had blown down.
  • 639 MESA Oct. 30, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Location of concern: West Divide Treatment Facility. 2322 West Divide Creek Road, Silt, Co 81652. Operator: SG Interest 1 LTD We have contacted them and have spoken to Mike and Eric. Issue: Excessive noise Resolution:
  • 638 MESA Oct. 30, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator AESTHETICS Description: Visually we can see more of this Facility than what we were promised. Resolution:
  • 648 Oct. 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: We are located 1.5-2 miles southwest of fracking sides on south side of Erie Waste site. Strong petroleum odor. Smells like oil based paint. Winds are from northeast. Odor is described as Oil based paint, petroleum. Odor began 6/15/17. Residence is located 2 miles west of the source. Resolution:
  • 657 Oct. 24, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: NE quarter of section 6 1254. CR38 and 2P. Old oil well on the property. The well was last operated early 2015. The spill is inside the berm. Area is about 10 x 20. Resolution: Operator fixed leak to landowner satisfaction.
  • 660 Oct. 23, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOTIFICATION Description: This complaint is being submitted on behalf of Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, Battlement Concerned Citizen, and our individual members in Battlement Mesa. On June 8, 2017, Ursa Resources filed a Form 2A with the COGCC for its proposed A Pad (Doc. # 401234964). As part of the application, Ursa was required to supply a pre-application notice to those Building Unit owners within 1,000 feet, OGLA notices to all Building Unit owners within 500 feet, and Buffer Zone notices to all Building Unit owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed location. A “Residential Building Unit” is defined as “a building or structure designed for use as a place of residency by a person, a family, or families. The term includes manufactured, mobile, and modular homes, except to the extent that any such manufactured, mobile, or modular home is intended for temporary occupancy or for business purposes.” COGCC 100 series definitions. The owners of the individual mobile homes in the Tamarisk Village mobile home park are “Building Unit owners” and they should have received notice of Ursa’s application. NOTE: All the Mobile Home Unit Owners are available on the Garfield County Assessor website Once there, Choice #2; Enter Eagle Web; Click on Advanced Search; Under “Subdivision”, enter Saddleback/Tamarisk Park; Enter “Search” (http://act.garfield-county.com/assessor/taxweb/results.jsp . Last visited August 21, 2017.) [see attached document for complete complaint text] Resolution: COGCC rejected Form 2A #401234964 for the URSA A Pad due to lack of compliance with Rule 305.a.(2). Pre-application notifications were not sent to all Building Uniit owners in the Buffer Zone. URSA sent the required notices and resubmitted the Form 2A on 12/15/17 and the form was placed back in Process on 12/22/17.
  • 701 Oct. 17, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: The database does not properly reflect the correct number of complaints for some well sites. Specifically for facility IDs 434375(Waste Connections), 305447 (Wooley Becky Sousa), and 434529 (Pratt). Essentially what has taken place is that legitimate complaints have been buried as "Additional Report" and linked to a single initial complaint be an individual. A good example of this is the following: http://cogcc.state.co.us/COGIS/ComplaintReport.asp?doc_num=200442585 On the page there is a link labeled "Doc" that links to: http://ogccweblink.state.co.us/results.aspx?classid=02&id=200442585 On this page there will be multiple links labeled as "Additional Report". These "Additional Reports" will not show up on any query at all. What are your plans to properly go through and document each and every complaint such that they are readily searchable and able to get accurate counts. Resolution: There are not any plans to alter the manner in which additional report complaints are recorded. The complaints were all recorded and investigated. The results of the complaint investigation, including all additional reports have been or will be documented in written communication to the complainant. The summary of investigations in this communication covers the entire time frame of the initial complaint through the final additional report. This process meets the standard for complaints in COGCC Rules.
  • 693 Oct. 5, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator TRESPASS Description: I understand I have to let these people on my property to do their work, I expect them to do their work and leave. NOT HANG OUT AND HAVE LUNCH!!! Resolution: Complainant directed to contact local law enforcement if her property is being improperly accessed. COGCC does not have jurisdiction over trespassing.
  • 924 Sept. 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: I am a landowner in the Raton Basin in Wet Canyon/ upper San Pablo drainage, Weston, Colorado and have concerns about impact to my water well quality. I have concerns about my water well quality and would like to have water sampling done on my water well. I am a farmer also and irrigate with the water from my well. We are surrounded by coal bed methane wells and am concerned that it may effect water quality in the area. Resolution: Letter sent to landowner. COGCC sampling in October 2017 found the water produced by the well to be good. The geochemistry of the water was not comparable to nearby coal bed methane produced water. No impacts from CBM activity were found. The complaint is hereby closed.
  • 923 Sept. 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: We are live in the Raton Basin area surrounded by methane gas wells and have concerns about our water well quality. We have small children and want to make sure our water is safe. We live about 12 miles up Wet Canyon Rd. off of Wild Turkey Rd. in the Weston area in Las Animas County. We are concerned about our water quality in the area since we are so heavily impacted with methane gas wells. We would like to get our water sampling done on our water well so that we can feel safe our family has clean water and it has not been impacted. Resolution: Response sent to landowner. Analytical results from October 2017 do not indicate any impacts from local coal bed methane gas production.
  • 922 Sept. 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: I am surrounded by gas wells here in the Raton basin. I live in Wet Canyon, in Las Animas County.I have concerns about water quality and water quantity. I have a water well that is my source of drinking water and irrigation water for my farm. I water to get water testing done on my well to make sure it has not been effected by the oil and gas development in the area. I have also had significant loss of water as it pertains to my well over the years and would like to get that documented through the COGCC. Resolution: Analytical results from October 2017 sampling do not show any change from previous sampling events. Overall the quality of the water from the complainants well is good. No impacts from local coal bed methane activity were found.
  • 941 Sept. 24, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location: Vista Ridge - Well in field north of Acadia and new well on Sheridan and County Road 4. Issue: I live in Vista Ridge. I have only been able to open my windows a few days this summer because of the smells from the oil well. The air smells bad. Odor is described as petroleum, residence is 1 mile south of the source. Resolution:
  • 939 Sept. 24, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator FLARING Description: I can see Methane being burned near my house near Sheridan and County Road 4. Resolution:
  • 944 Sept. 22, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location is our private well, located at 688 CR 554, Gardner, Colo. 81040 3.5 miles west of township Gardner, Colo. The well is located approx.. 100 feet from present dwelling. Well permit # 159749 Sw 1/4, sw1/4 sec 28 twp 26 S Range 70 W 800 ft from south sec. line and 400 ft. From west sec. line Well completed July 5, 1991. Well supplies household use. On Aug 31...all day long, these heavy seismic vehicles were pounding the ground around the perimeter of my property. They were on the south side of our mesa, where, there is heavy rock formation. Then they were on the west side and did the same procedure. We left the property for the evening, the next morning, when we used our toilet and water, there was a deluge of mud coming thru the pipes. At that point, we called Dawson's rep: Heath Formen. He seemed to be concerned about this issue, even came out and asked to check the well. We showed him all the debris in the tank of the commode and the dirty water coming out of the faucets, one of which has plugged to a slow trickle, because of trash. Mr. Forman called later for another appointment with a working unit. (The first didn't work). The water still showed debris and cloudy water. We were asked to run water on the ground for several hours. Mr. Foreman, ran the unit the second time, we got a clear look down to the top of the pump, but, was unable to see what had happened under the pump. Mr. Foreman said he would report this issue to his superiors and let us know what they would do to fix this issue. He since has avoided my phone calls, and when we did get a response, he said it is not our responsibility to fix this well. In the mornings, the well seems to be dirtier than after the daily use. Resolution: No water quality data exists for the Batchelor well prior to September 2017 and a comparison to the water quality prior to the recent seismic activity is not possible. The analytical results from the September 2017 sampling event show the water from the Batchelor well is of good quality and similar to other groundwater sampled in the area. Dawson Geophysical conducted a camera survey of the Batchelor well. Descriptions from Dawson employees and Mr. Batchelor given during this investigation did not describe anything that would indicate the physical integrity of the wellbore has been compromised. Based on the information available and investigation conducted, staff does not have sufficient evidence to indicate that the seismic operations conducted by Dawson Geophysical caused any structural damage to the Batchelor water well resulting in degradation of existing water quality. We, therefore, cannot file a Notice of Alleged Violation against Dawson Geophysical for violating Commission Rules and Regulations. As a result of findings from the September 2017 sampling and investigation the complaint has been closed.
  • 990 Sept. 20, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: We are feeling vibration underneath our house. This has gone on for at least 6 months. Source is on the west side of the house. Resolution: Complaint #: 200444825 Field Inspector Assigned: C Pesicka Well Number: 05- Location #: n/a Inspection Document #: 684904792 Nature of complaint: Sound (vibration) If Sound GPS Coordinates of Survey Location: n/a Inspection Observations: An inspection around the complainant’s address was performed. No nearby oil and gas locations could be attributable to the sound.
  • 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.
  • 1026 Sept. 18, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: The well is located at the west end of my property at 190 Holbrook St. Erie CO. I've noticed that the well water has began to develop a strong fowl odor over the summer. Resolution: Laboratory results (received 10/16/2017) 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 aggressive 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 10/18/2017. A voice message was also left for the complainant at the phone number provided on the Form 18.
  • 1036 Sept. 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: The well on my property located directly behind my house may have contamination from natural gas. Issue: Potential well contamination with natural gas. My neighbors have had Peter Gintautas from your organization inspect their wells and have high content of gas in the water. Fire department inspected several of the wells in my neighborhood and found gas in the water. I don't remember the company name. A representative from the oil and gas company was at my house last weekend and found slight readings around my well. Resolution: Letter summarizing and interpreting results of water quality analyses mailed to Mr. Powell. Laboratory data available indicates that methane and ethane present in water from the well are predominantly of biogenic origin and not related to nearby oil and gas exploration and production activities.
  • 1051 Sept. 14, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location: 3350 E. 156th Ave Brighton Co. 80602 at the north side of the house about 100ft Issue: Saturday September 9,2017 anadarko and the fire department detected gas and odor in my water well and could't fine the odor inside the house but the gas still coming out of the water well and we are concern about our safety, because we don't Know where is coming from and if is leaking to the basement. Issues with the water: Odor, unknow gas in the water Location of the well: 3350 E. 156th Ave. Brighton Co. 80602 Well use: Household Use, lawn and garden Well was installed 9 years ago Resolution: Letter summarizing and interpreting results of water quality analyses mailed to Mr. Salazar. Laboratory data available indicates source of methane and ethane present in groundwater from the Salazar well are predominantly of biogenic origin and not related to nearby oil and gas exploration and production activities.
  • 1064 Sept. 13, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Location of the well: 3500 E 156th Ave Brighton CO Issue: Our neighbor Anaya's discovered bubbling gas coming from their water well on 9/9/2017 . After his discovery we checked our water systems. Anadarko was called and came to check Anaya's property and also checked ours. We also had gas in our well. We were advised to evacuate immediately. The first responder stated it was highly explosive and dangerous. Fire department arrived. Not much information was given to us. Colorado Oil and Gas Commission arrived on 9/11/2017 and advised us to file a report. Concerned for the safety of my family. Well is used for household use. Issue with the water is gas. Well was installed 17 years ago. Complainant has communicated with: Anadarko, fire department and Colorado Oil and Gas Commission. Resolution: Letter summarizing and interpreting results of water quality and gas analyses mailed to Mr. Harrison. Laboratory data available indicates that methane and ethane in gas sample are predominantly of biogenic origin. No impacts from nearby exploration and production activities to groundwater quality were found.
  • 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.
  • 1114 Sept. 7, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator GROUND WATER Description: Location: S2NE4 33-1-67 LOT B REC EXEMPT RE 4256 Well #226397 Issue: Our water well water has been contaminated since 2014 when fracking began in the area. COGCC has been investigating and review since 2014 would like to get some answers and resolution from Creststone Issues with the water: Taste Change, Color Change, Deposits, Methane gas. Well was installed in 2000. Location of the well: 515 County Road 19. Resolution: AOC, Cause No. 1V, Docket 180100018
  • 1115 Sept. 7, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Water well impacts, specifically thermogenic methane is detected in the well water. Resolution:
  • 1122 Sept. 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: I attended the last hearing meeting at the COGCC offices and heard over 100 people pleading for COGCC to halt the rubber-stamping of oil and gas drilling in Colorado. My husband and I spoke specifically against Docket #170900540 in which Great Western Oil wants to drill under our home without our permission or our leasing of our mineral rights. The majority of the panel members there did not seem particularly concerned (or even interested) in the worries of the speakers, and the proposals all moved forward. Today I attended another meeting for anyone objecting to the drilling of the same docket number facilitated by James Rouse. This was a much smaller meeting - only a few of us attended. It has become clear to me that the objection process is intentionally very onerous - if anyone misses an email or fails to appear for one of many meetings (including those scheduled in DURANGO!) their lack of objection is interpreted as support for the drilling. Mr. Rouse dismissed all of the concerns raised as "inappropriate" and suggested that residents contact state legislatures as "his hands are tied" to resolve or even address the many worries presented. The representative from Great Western Oil was no more helpful and it was clear that the cooperative nature of their relationship was ongoing and mutually beneficial. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is charged with NOT ONLY developing our national resourced, but with doing so RESPONSIBLY. There is no evidence is my interactions with them these last few months that anyone there is listening, concerned or interested in protecting the safety and well being of residents/citizens/taxpayers. Resolution: It was explained to the protestants, including Ms. Engelmann, that objections to fracing, and drilling in general, were not appropriate protests to raise in a pooling hearing. The appropriate objections under the statute are pretty much limited to failure of the operator to offer a reasonable lease, the cost of the well being too high, and failure to comply with Rule 530 (failure to give notice and information on proposed well with opportunity to participate). The appropriate avenue is to contact their state-house representative or state senator and see about legislation to change the law. The protestants were advised that health and safety concerns regarding specific wells can be addressed by comments to the Form 2A. Ms. Engelmann had additional written comments which were accepted and which will be included in the Commissioners' portfolio for them to read prior to Monday's hearing. All of the protests were converted to Rule 510 statements and will be provided in the Comissioners' portfolio.
  • 1121 Sept. 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator AIR QUALITY Description: I live north of the DCP Midstream facility. Weld County required a wall at the beginning of the public land use hearing process (Item C on page 4 of 5MJUSR doc). DCP has since decided they don't want to put up a wall. DCP instead wants to put vinyl strips in the chain link fence (see Mewbourn Town Hall ppt). Noble Energy, Extraction, Synergy, and PDC all showed up to the 7/17/17 Weld County land use hearing and verbally supported the gas plant despite the plant's non-compliance with State regulations. Noble Energy was emitting excessive emissions from the Sandau State well pad during this hearing. Jason Gomez, COGCC inspector can confirm the Noble Energy visual emissions he observed. Here's a video: There were references to State of Colorado regulations in the hearings, but no one from the State of Colorado was there to speak with authority. Instead there was a reliance on months old information. State regulations and authority were used to make statements like, "If it's bad enough, the State of Colorado will do something." AKA Energy is expanding a mid-stream compressor station and referenced COGCC 800 series rules when asked about noise limits. I can forward that email if you like. The attached DCP Midstream Bad Air letter and 2017 RPT document provides significant evidence of the sub-standard living conditions me and my family have to endure. Request: Would you be able to send a letter directly to DCP Midstream requesting they put up a wall on the north end of the Mewbourn plant? Resolution: COGCC staff explained limited authority over noise at the location described in the complaint. The air quality/ health concerns were transferred to the CDPHE APCD/ OGHIR, respectively. Contact information for OGHIR and APCD provided to the complainant.
  • 1128 Sept. 5, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Description: Location of concern: Spindle Field - Operated by KPK Issue: KPK operates an injection well in the spindle field. It is their only one. In 2016 the wellbore collapsed or partially collapsed. The wellhead actually dropped around 2 feet at the surface. How in the world does that happen. There must be no or very little wellbore integrity for the casing to actually slide. There must be little or no cement coverage. KPK did not report this issue with the State, the Feds or CDPHE. The well was permitted under the feds, but JX was transferred to CDPHE. Ask Suzy about it. She has or had photos on her phone of the collapsed wellhead. There is no way that it is prudent for KPK to continue to operate this well. They know that. Resolution: COGCC staff determined the well described in the complaint to be: Disposal Facility # 150269: Suckla Farms Inj Well 1, API: 123-14291. This is an EPA Class I injection well administered by the EPA and CDPHE. It is not a Class II well under COGCC jurisdiction. The report was transmitted to EPA - Valois Shea USEPA Region 8 Permit Officer.
  • 1202 Aug. 24, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ROADS Description: Noise, dust, traffic, speeding traffic. We have 3 children! There are trucks speeding all hours of the day and night which cause concern for our children's safety and all the dust is causing health issues with our sons asthma. Drivers intentionally honking at horses causing them to panic which could cause serious harm to the horses and property if they were to go threw a fence. Resolution: Issues in the complaint are related to a County Road. The complaint has been transferred to the LGD.
  • 1257 Aug. 14, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Location: Drill rigs in the south side if hey 52 directly across from the Coyote Creek golf course. We live at 2240 Coyote Creek Dr Issue: We live at 2240 Coyote Creek Drive & have been putting up with the noise and vibration from the rigs for about a month now and just can't take it anymore. There are 4 rigs and we don't know which one is causing it. There is one rig without sound walls but don't know if that's the one causing it. You feel like you have a semi truck running in the garage Resolution:
  • 1258 Aug. 14, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Description: KP Kauffman Company we sent several requests for payment and 5 phone calls or more. No one will even call back. KP Kauffman Company entered into a letter agreement dated September 17, 2008 to pay a portion of an electricity bill, every year, They paid the bill when submitted for a number of years but have not paid the bill when submitted for 3 years. Resolution: Complainant was informed that the COGCC does not have jurisdiction over civil agreements as described in the complaint.
  • 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.
  • 1389 July 26, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: On July 25, 2017 at approximately 3:00pm the water well exploded and resulted in a small grass fire. The fire was put out and no injuries resulted. The well owner would like COGCC to investigate to determine if this was related to any of the oil & gas activity in the area. Well information: SWSE Sec 5, T1S, R67W DWR Permit #88998, Receipt #9004697 Resolution: Based on the absence of any VOCs or SVOCs in the water sample, the consistency of the overall water chemistry between the two sample events, the absence of any other potential sources of gas such as flowlines, and the biogenic origin of methane detected in the well, COGCC has concluded that the water well has not been impacted and the explosion in the well vault was not related to oil & gas operations in the area.
  • 1394 July 24, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Oil and gas facility at corner of road 38 and road 35. Noise that is loud Resolution: Insufficient information to investigate (location, complainant direction from location). No contact information was provided for follow up.
  • 1420 July 14, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator NOISE Description: Location: Probably due NW of us, straight down Bluemoon Dr., maybe 1 mile or less from here. Issue: Droning engines... all night long, every night this week. Very low frequency, can't drown them out with my fan noise. They oscillate making it even worse. Noise is described as Continuous, noise you hear and feel, first noticed on 7/7/17. Source is Hydraulic Fracturing Operation, Large Diesel Engines. Noise typically occurs 9pm to 6am Resolution: Complaint #: 200443315 Field Inspector Assigned: C Pesicka Well Number: 05- Location #: n/a Inspection Document #: n/a Nature of complaint: Sound If Sound GPS Coordinates of Survey Location: n/a Inspection Observations: No location was found NW of complainant undergoing hydraulic fracture. 18A doc#200443319
  • 1428 July 10, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator LAND USE CONFLICT Description: Location: Oil and gas activity/PLN2017-00025Tacy01N-66W-12 7 Wells Issue: I would like to know why Adams County has issued a permit to an oil company that is so close to our neighborhood. It seems like Adams County is trying to slide this permit under the table without getting the concerned neighbors a chance to respond. I believe there are alot of issues here and and we should be given a voice. I don't think Adams County wound like this in there back yard. I am totally against this perposal for fracking to be done so close to our houses. We would like a meeting with Adams County gov. To here our concerns. I would like to know who were the partys involved in this decision to issue this permit. Resolution: Complaint transferred to Adams County LGD and complainant notified of COGCC permit comment process.
  • 1431 July 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator WATER WELL Description: Whenever Encana drills up on the mesa they go through my aquifer. Before, when they drilled they tested my water once a year. They also impact the water and springs when they are cutting roads. I need the test ASAP. I am not poking the holes, so I will not pay for the test. I need a new baseline water test. I also need a test for my brother's well. I am his point of contact and have his Power of attorney. Daric Closs, 5005 Grass Mesa Road, Rifle CO 81650. Both wells are domestic use. Mine was drilled in 1995, my brother's in 2005. The wells were last sampled about 4 years ago. Resolution: Caerus declined to sample Mr. Closs wells because they have no plans for any new Oil & Gas activity in the area. On August 25, 2017, COGCC sub-contractor LT Environmental sampled Mr. Closs water wells to assess the quality of groundwater drawn from his domestic wells. The water samples were analyzed for general organic and inorganic constituents, dissolved methane, and evaluated for nuisance bacteria. On October 24, 2017, COGCC emailed the report to Mr. Closs. On October 25, 2017, COGCC mailed a hard copy of the report to Mr. Closs. The conclusions of the report were that no hydrocarbon impact or methane had been detected in the wells. Slime forming bacterias and Iron bacteria were not detected either. Sulfate-reducing bacteria was detected. Recommendation was to consider yearly maintenance of the wells.
  • 1465 June 22, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator ODOR Description: Location: Greenleaf "Recycling", 15655 45 1/2 Rd, DeBeque, CO 81630 Issue: While the operators indicate they are trying various measures to reduce the nuisance odors from their facility, the odors constitute a nuisance that keeps neighbors from enjoying the use of their properties. Perhaps someone at COGCC can help them with info about what other facilities have done? In any case, the operators need assistance, because they are not so far able to control the nuisance odors. They need to not increase volumes until they can resolve the current issues. First noticed when they began receiving fluids. Concerned they not increase volumes until they solve problem with existing levels. Hope they can get help fixing problems. Nuisance is obviously worst when winds come from that direction, or when it is calm. Neighbors all complain, but some work in the industry and are unwilling to make their names known. It is not possible to enjoy our decks and patios, and sometimes in the middle of the night, odors get worse. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspection Unit Staff reviewed the complaint information and determined COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the facility. The complaint was transferred to the CDPHE solid waste and materials management program and provided contact information to the complainant.
  • 1466 June 22, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator SPILLS Description: Location: Select Energy 306 North 8th Ave Greeley, Co 80734 Issue: I have witnessed Select trucks dumping oil on the ground in their yard as well as on the rail road property behind the office and along the tree line Resolution: COGCC Environmental staff reviewed the location and determined COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the facility. The complaint was referred to the CDPHE Solid Waste unit and the Weld County LGD.
  • 1481 HUERFANO June 15, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator PRODUCTION Description: Location: API# 05-055-06309 NWSW 24 27S 69W 6 Field: WIldcat Facility Name: Freeman Operator: Alta Mesa Services Facility#:3-24 Operator#:10630 Issue: Looking at 2016 Monthly Well Production, in July the report indicates that 426 barrels of water were put into an onsite pit (P). Looking at the COGCC GIS map I see no permitted pit for the Freeman site. In November 2016 with 29 production days there was no produced water reported at all. Alta Mesa is a new operator to our area, so we have been checking things out. Thank you. Resolution: Confirmed that the disposal was incorrect, corrected internally to reflect "M" code.
  • 1480 HUERFANO June 9, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator RECLAMATION Description: Alta Mesa has removed a large area of native grass and topsoil adjacent to the original well site drilled by Shell. Also a road has been carved from the county road leavening rocks on the county road. I am concerned about the area growing noxious weed, as when the native gamma grass is disturbed, only weeds will grow back, also a new road which leaves the area, in time with a new arroyo, due to water runoff. There is a pad already constructed with an entrance, why more destruction of native habitat. Resolution: COGCC Staff inspected the Freeman 3-24 location on June 5, 2017 (Document No. 673504379) and observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance including access road (“Disturbed Area”) and that there were no stormwater control BMPs in place at the Disturbed Area. Soil stockpiles were not stabilized, vehicle tracking control practices were not implemented at the access road, and there were no stormwater controls along the perimeter of the Disturbed Area. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to install required BMPs per Rule 1002.f by June 10, 2017. Additionally, staff observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance constituting construction or major change. The total area of the recent disturbance, including a new access road that enters the west side of the Location and additional pad disturbance contiguous to the Location, is 1.41 acres. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to submit, by June 10, 2017, a Form 42 notice with the date on which construction of the disturbance commenced. On June 8, 2017, Operator submitted the Form 42 construction notice (Document # 401303826) indicating a construction or major change start date of June 1, 2017. Based on this reported start date, the Operator failed to submit a Form 42 Notice of Construction or Major Change at least 48 hours in advance of commencing construction, in violation of Rule 316C.c. and in violation of the Condition of Approval in Form 2A. COGCC Staff re-inspected the Location on June 12, 2017 (Document No. 673504439) and observed that no stormwater controls had been installed, beyond the corrective action deadline of June 10, 2017. Further observations were; “The segregated soil stockpiles at the recently constructed area were in the process of being replaced and contoured. The disturbed soils are susceptible to wind and stormwater erosion. The soils will need to be stabilized with a certified weed free mulch or equivalent method until vegetation has re-established.” An additional Stormwater correcti
  • 1529 HUERFANO June 8, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Location: Freeman #3 well, County Road 530 Walsenburg Issue: I live next to the site. In the past Shell notified me of work on the site. Now there is excavation and a new road outside of the original site. There are are also a dozen water tanks that I'm assuming will be used for more fracking. Dirt has been piled up in mounds that blow around with our frequent valley winds. I'm also concerned that the additional changes to the property will cause even more erosion on our private road to the West of the site. The original site plan called for a much reduced size to the pad after the well was installed. What does the new site plan specify? Resolution: COGCC Staff inspected the Freeman 3-24 location on June 5, 2017 (Document No. 673504379) and observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance including access road (“Disturbed Area”) and that there were no stormwater control BMPs in place at the Disturbed Area. Soil stockpiles were not stabilized, vehicle tracking control practices were not implemented at the access road, and there were no stormwater controls along the perimeter of the Disturbed Area. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to install required BMPs per Rule 1002.f by June 10, 2017. Additionally, staff observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance constituting construction or major change. The total area of the recent disturbance, including a new access road that enters the west side of the Location and additional pad disturbance contiguous to the Location, is 1.41 acres. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to submit, by June 10, 2017, a Form 42 notice with the date on which construction of the disturbance commenced. On June 8, 2017, Operator submitted the Form 42 construction notice (Document # 401303826) indicating a construction or major change start date of June 1, 2017. Based on this reported start date, the Operator failed to submit a Form 42 Notice of Construction or Major Change at least 48 hours in advance of commencing construction, in violation of Rule 316C.c. and in violation of the Condition of Approval in Form 2A. COGCC Staff re-inspected the Location on June 12, 2017 (Document No. 673504439) and observed that no stormwater controls had been installed, beyond the corrective action deadline of June 10, 2017. Further observations were; “The segregated soil stockpiles at the recently constructed area were in the process of being replaced and contoured. The disturbed soils are susceptible to wind and stormwater erosion. The soils will need to be stabilized with a certified weed free mulch or equivalent method until vegetation has re-established.” An additional Stormwater correcti
  • 1544 HUERFANO June 6, 2017 Operator: Invalid Operator OTHER Description: Location: Well Name/No: Freeman #3-24 Operator: ALTA MESA SERVICES LP - 10630 #429618 Issue: I drove on County Road 530 yesterday, and just past the road into the Freeman 3-24 Alta Mesa site, I saw large piles of dirt being blown by the wind. I turned to visit a friend on the first road past the entrance to the site and found myself on a newly constructed road into the site and past a large newly cleared area. Upon reviewing their approved Form 2A, this was on their approved site plan. I question whether this is appropriate activity at this site and request a site visit to inspect the site. Complainant has also contacted Huerfano County LGD Dale Lyons Resolution: COGCC Staff inspected the Freeman 3-24 location on June 5, 2017 (Document No. 673504379) and observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance including access road (“Disturbed Area”) and that there were no stormwater control BMPs in place at the Disturbed Area. Soil stockpiles were not stabilized, vehicle tracking control practices were not implemented at the access road, and there were no stormwater controls along the perimeter of the Disturbed Area. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to install required BMPs per Rule 1002.f by June 10, 2017. Additionally, staff observed that Operator had recently commenced a surface disturbance constituting construction or major change. The total area of the recent disturbance, including a new access road that enters the west side of the Location and additional pad disturbance contiguous to the Location, is 1.41 acres. Document No. 673504379 instructed Operator to submit, by June 10, 2017, a Form 42 notice with the date on which construction of the disturbance commenced. On June 8, 2017, Operator submitted the Form 42 construction notice (Document # 401303826) indicating a construction or major change start date of June 1, 2017. Based on this reported start date, the Operator failed to submit a Form 42 Notice of Construction or Major Change at least 48 hours in advance of commencing construction, in violation of Rule 316C.c. and in violation of the Condition of Approval in Form 2A. COGCC Staff re-inspected the Location on June 12, 2017 (Document No. 673504439) and observed that no stormwater controls had been installed, beyond the corrective action deadline of June 10, 2017. Further observations were; “The segregated soil stockpiles at the recently constructed area were in the process of being replaced and contoured. The disturbed soils are susceptible to wind and stormwater erosion. The soils will need to be stabilized with a certified weed free mulch or equivalent method until vegetation has re-established.” An additional Stormwater correcti

Inspections

There have been no COGCC inspections conducted on Invalid Operator operations.

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 48 NOAVs to Invalid Operator:

Document No.: 1352107 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 1661939 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: THE COGCC HAS CLAIMED SURETY CASH BOND 2005-0068 FOR $30,000 FOR THE PLUGGING, ABANDONMENT AND RECLAMATION OF WELLS IN BACA COUNTY.

Document No.: 1352108 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 1663386 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: BOND HAS BEEN CLAIMED TO PLUG AND RECLAIM WELL SITE AS OF 05/16/2011.

Document No.: 2538436 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Field Inspector, Mike Leonard, has informed staff that this Gas Plant is no longer in existance, however, the site needs to be properly reclaimed. Mike will contact Mitch Reneau regarding this issue 9/24/2012.

Document No.: 2617710 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: AOC and $20,000 fine.

Document No.: 200287638 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200290784 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: No Action

Document No.: 200317157 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: This NOAV was enforced by Order 1V-400 on January 7, 2013.

Document No.: 200316766 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Well was Plugged and Abandond on 11/11/2011. Witnessed by COGCC Inspector Craig Quint.

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

Document No.: 200372528 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: No Action

Document No.: 200380611 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Geokinetics has complied with above corrective actions, except for preforming the reclamation. Access has not been permitted by the Landowner. This NOAV is being closed witht eh Condition of Approval that Geokinetics preform reclamation when access is permitted

Document No.: 200386330 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200407965 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200407964 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

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

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

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

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 312 Rule Description: Certificate of Clearance and/or Change of Operator Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 312.a, the Operator shall, within 15 days after a change of operator, file a Change of Operator (“Form 10”) with the Director. Pursuant to an Assignment, Bill of Sale and Conveyance, dated June 23, 2017 and effective July 1, 2017, by and between Northwest Well Service LLC and Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 L.P., Atlas Resources Series 30-2011 L.P., and Atlas Resources Series 31-2011 L.P. (entities presumably affiliated with Atlas), Atlas purported to transfer the Amherst Field to Northwest Well Service LLC. A Form 10, Change of Operator, was not filed until January 30, 2018, (Document No. 401254417). Operator failed to file the Form 10 within the 15 day window, violating Rule 312.a. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall, within 15 days after a change of operator, file a Change of Operator (“Form 10”) with the Director. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment:

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

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

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

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

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

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309.a, the Operator shall report all existing oil and gas wells that are not plugged and abandoned on the Operator’s Monthly Report of Operations (“Form 7”) within 45 days after the end of each month. The Operator shall report every month from the month that the well is spud until it has been reported for one month as abandoned. As of March 22, 2018, the Operator has not submitted any Form 7s for the wells in the Amherst Field since June 2017, violating Rule 309.a. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 210.b Rule Description: Signs & Markers- Wells & Batteries Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 210.b, the Operator shall install a permanent sign at the wellhead. This sign shall provide, among other required information, a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times. COGCC Staff inspections of the well locations in the Amherst Field (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680302859) indicate invalid Operator contact numbers. Operator has failed to provide a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times, violating Rule 210.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install signage at the wells in the Amherst Field that includes a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 319.b Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b., for a temporarily abandoned well, the Operator shall obtain Director approval prior to abandoning the well and the Operator shall conduct a mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) within thirty (30) days of abandoning the well. COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned if the well becomes incapable of production, for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment. Through COGCC Field Inspection Reports commencing March 6, 2018, COGCC Staff has confirmed that numerous natural gas engines and/or pumping units have been removed from certain wells in the Amherst Field - temporarily abandoning the subject wells. (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680001351 (showing a missing natural gas engine); Field Inspection Report No. 680001422 (showing a missing pumping unit and natural gas engine)). As of March 22, 2018, the COGCC has received neither 1) any Form 4, Sundry Notices, requesting Director approval to temporarily abandon those wells made incapable of production by removing the natural gas engines and/or pumping unit, nor 2) any documentation that MITs have been conducted on the temporarily abandoned wells. Operator failed to obtain Director approval prior to temporarily abandoning wells, violating Rule 319.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall either conduct a successful MIT and submit a Form 4 Sundry Notice to request continued temporarily abandoned status or shall plug and abandon all temporarily abandoned wells in the Amherst Field. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 326.c Rule Description: MIT - Temporarily Abandoned Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b. and Rule 326.c., for a temporarily abandoned well, the Operator shall conduct a mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) within thirty (30) days of abandoning the well. COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned if the well becomes incapable of production, for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment. Through COGCC Field Inspection Reports commencing March 6, 2018, COGCC Staff has confirmed that numerous natural gas engines and/or pumping units have been removed from certain wells in the Amherst Field - temporarily abandoning the subject wells. (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680001351 (showing a missing natural gas engine); Field Inspection Report No. 680001422 (showing a missing pumping unit and natural gas engine)). As of March 22, 2018, the COGCC has received neither 1) any Form 4, Sundry Notices, requesting Director approval to temporarily abandon those wells made incapable of production by removing the natural gas engines and/or pumping unit, nor 2) any documentation that MITs have been conducted on the temporarily abandoned wells. Operator failed to conduct MITs prior to temporarily abandoning wells, violating Rules 319.b. and 326.c. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall either conduct a successful MIT and submit a Form 4 Sundry Notice to request continued temporarily abandoned status or shall plug and abandon all temporarily abandoned wells in the Amherst Field. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 707 Rule Description: Inactive Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 707.a., to the extent the Operator’s inactive well count exceeds the Operator's financial assurance amount divided by ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for inactive wells less than three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for inactive wells greater than or equal to three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth, such additional wells shall be considered “excess inactive wells.” For each excess inactive well, the Operator’s required financial assurance amount under Rule 706 shall be increased by ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for inactive wells less than three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for inactive wells greater than or equal to three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth. This requirement shall be modified or waived if the Commission approves a plan submitted by the Operator for reducing such additional financial assurance requirement, for returning wells to production in a timely manner, or for plugging and abandoning such wells on an acceptable schedule. Inactive wells are defined in the 100 Series Rule as any shut-in well from which no production has been sold for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months; any well which has been temporarily abandoned for a period of six (6) consecutive months; or, any injection well which has not been utilized for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months. Upon information and belief, a substantial portion of the Amherst Field is currently “Inactive” as defined in the 100-Series Rules - triggering the immediate need for additional financial assurance under Rule 707. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. 1) Submit additional financial assurance for plugging Excess Inactive Wells in the amount required under Rule 707.a. in an acceptable form of (a) a surety bond via a fully executed Form 3, Performance Bond, (b) a cash bond via a cashier’s check payable to COGCC with a completed Form 3, or (c) a Certificate of Deposit created as public fund account with an eligible public depository bank; or 2) Submit for Commission review a proposed plan for reducing such additional financial assurance requirement by returning wells to production in a timely manner, or plugging and abandoning such wells on an acceptable schedule. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 312 Rule Description: Certificate of Clearance and/or Change of Operator Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 312.a, the Operator shall, within 15 days after a change of operator, file a Change of Operator (“Form 10”) with the Director. Pursuant to an Assignment, Bill of Sale and Conveyance, dated June 23, 2017 and effective July 1, 2017, by and between Northwest Well Service LLC and Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 L.P., Atlas Resources Series 30-2011 L.P., and Atlas Resources Series 31-2011 L.P. (entities presumably affiliated with Atlas), Atlas purported to transfer the Amherst Field to Northwest Well Service LLC. A Form 10, Change of Operator, was not filed until January 30, 2018, (Document No. 401254417). Operator failed to file the Form 10 within the 15 day window, violating Rule 312.a. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: Operator shall, within 15 days after a change of operator, file a Change of Operator (“Form 10”) with the Director. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 210.b Rule Description: Signs & Markers- Wells & Batteries Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 210.b, the Operator shall install a permanent sign at the wellhead. This sign shall provide, among other required information, a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times. COGCC Staff inspections of the well locations in the Amherst Field (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680302859) indicate invalid Operator contact numbers. Operator has failed to provide a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times, violating Rule 210.b. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: Operator shall install signage at the wells in the Amherst Field that includes a phone number at which the Operator can be reached at all times. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 309 Rule Description: Operator's Monthly Report of Operations Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 309.a, the Operator shall report all existing oil and gas wells that are not plugged and abandoned on the Operator’s Monthly Report of Operations (“Form 7”) within 45 days after the end of each month. The Operator shall report every month from the month that the well is spud until it has been reported for one month as abandoned. As of March 22, 2018, the Operator has not submitted any Form 7s for the wells in the Amherst Field since June 2017, violating Rule 309.a. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall submit all delinquent Form 7, Monthly Reports of Operations. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 319.b Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b., for a temporarily abandoned well, the Operator shall obtain Director approval prior to abandoning the well and the Operator shall conduct a mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) within thirty (30) days of abandoning the well. COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned if the well becomes incapable of production, for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment. Through COGCC Field Inspection Reports commencing March 6, 2018, COGCC Staff has confirmed that numerous natural gas engines and/or pumping units have been removed from certain wells in the Amherst Field - temporarily abandoning the subject wells. (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680001351 (showing a missing natural gas engine); Field Inspection Report No. 680001422 (showing a missing pumping unit and natural gas engine)). As of March 22, 2018, the COGCC has received neither 1) any Form 4, Sundry Notices, requesting Director approval to temporarily abandon those wells made incapable of production by removing the natural gas engines and/or pumping unit, nor 2) any documentation that MITs have been conducted on the temporarily abandoned wells. Operator failed to obtain Director approval prior to temporarily abandoning wells, violating Rule 319.b. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall either conduct a successful MIT and submit a Form 4 Sundry Notice to request continued temporarily abandoned status or shall plug and abandon all temporarily abandoned wells in the Amherst Field. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 326.c Rule Description: MIT - Temporarily Abandoned Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 319.b. and Rule 326.c., for a temporarily abandoned well, the Operator shall conduct a mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) within thirty (30) days of abandoning the well. COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned if the well becomes incapable of production, for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment. Through COGCC Field Inspection Reports commencing March 6, 2018, COGCC Staff has confirmed that numerous natural gas engines and/or pumping units have been removed from certain wells in the Amherst Field - temporarily abandoning the subject wells. (e.g., Field Inspection Report No. 680001351 (showing a missing natural gas engine); Field Inspection Report No. 680001422 (showing a missing pumping unit and natural gas engine)). As of March 22, 2018, the COGCC has received neither 1) any Form 4, Sundry Notices, requesting Director approval to temporarily abandon those wells made incapable of production by removing the natural gas engines and/or pumping unit, nor 2) any documentation that MITs have been conducted on the temporarily abandoned wells. Operator failed to conduct MITs prior to temporarily abandoning wells, violating Rules 319.b. and 326.c. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: The Operator shall either conduct a successful MIT and submit a Form 4 Sundry Notice to request continued temporarily abandoned status or shall plug and abandon all temporarily abandoned wells in the Amherst Field. Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

Document No.: 401583821 Rule: 707 Rule Description: Inactive Wells Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 707.a., to the extent the Operator’s inactive well count exceeds the Operator's financial assurance amount divided by ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for inactive wells less than three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for inactive wells greater than or equal to three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth, such additional wells shall be considered “excess inactive wells.” For each excess inactive well, the Operator’s required financial assurance amount under Rule 706 shall be increased by ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for inactive wells less than three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for inactive wells greater than or equal to three thousand (3,000) feet in total measured depth. This requirement shall be modified or waived if the Commission approves a plan submitted by the Operator for reducing such additional financial assurance requirement, for returning wells to production in a timely manner, or for plugging and abandoning such wells on an acceptable schedule. Inactive wells are defined in the 100 Series Rule as any shut-in well from which no production has been sold for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months; any well which has been temporarily abandoned for a period of six (6) consecutive months; or, any injection well which has not been utilized for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months. Upon information and belief, a substantial portion of the Amherst Field is currently “Inactive” as defined in the 100-Series Rules - triggering the immediate need for additional financial assurance under Rule 707. Enforcement Action: AOC Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately cease all oil and gas operations in the Amherst Field, except to conduct those corrective actions necessary to remedy the alleged violations described herein or those corrective actions identified in Field Inspection Reports for wells in the Amherst Field. 1) Submit additional financial assurance for plugging Excess Inactive Wells in the amount required under Rule 707.a. in an acceptable form of (a) a surety bond via a fully executed Form 3, Performance Bond, (b) a cash bond via a cashier’s check payable to COGCC with a completed Form 3, or (c) a Certificate of Deposit created as public fund account with an eligible public depository bank; or 2) Submit for Commission review a proposed plan for reducing such additional financial assurance requirement by returning wells to production in a timely manner, or plugging and abandoning such wells on an acceptable schedule. Final Resolution Comment: NOAV resolved by Order 1V-675.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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