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

Complaints

The following 655 complaint(s) have been assigned to Fremont County, Colorado or have not been assigned to a county:

  • Date Received: May 22, 2017 Document No.: 200442640 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: LOBACH Description: present also is a large unregulated open flame that burns day and night . strange odors are also present . this well , the holding tank , connecting pipes and gaseous live flame injector appears to have passes its useful life decades ago , being of unsound perhaps rusty and decomposed metal antiquated pipes etc . Resolution: On (5/24/17) at 10:38am I was at the Lobach #1 well and could not smell the complainant's odor. The Pumpjack was not pumping, but the well was actively flaring, while I was on site. It was discovered that the operator had not filed a Sundry Notice (Form 4) to notify the COGCC that this well was flaring gas. Rick Mills told me Friday afternoon (5/26/17) that he was going to have a gas analysis done on the flared gas and submit it and a Sundry Notice (Form 4) to Dirk Sutphin as per Dirk's Instructions. I get a call on (5/31/17) at 4:45pm from the complainant telling me he is happy and wants to withdraw his complaint.
  • Date Received: May 22, 2017 Document No.: 200442640 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: LOBACH Description: Location of concern: 1202 west 4th street florence colorado 81226 Issue: there is currently in operation every day between the hours of 9am and 11am a gas well and an oil well that emits a grating and screeching sound so terrible and loud that one would expect there to be an immediate explosion due to the ignition of volatile compounds both liquid and gaseous that are present in abundance . i fear this metal upon metal contact generates melting super hot conditions. the noise emitted by this huge device is so malicious and loud loud loud that one can scarcely read , have a conversation , watch tv or listen to the radio without feeling like one is in a war zone. Resolution: On (5/24/17)at 10:38am I stop at the Lobach #1 well. The complainant walks out to the well and talks to me about the noise. The pumpjack is on a timer and the wind is in excess of 15 mph. I let him know I will come back if I need to take noise readings. I let him know I will talk to the Owner/Operator : Rick Mills. Off Site at 11:40am. On (5/25/17) at 7:30am I talk to Rick Mills and pass on the complainant's phone number and Rick tells me he will fix this noise problem. On (5/25/17) at 3:30pm I get a call from Rick Mills and he tells me, that he and the complainant are to meet Saturday morning (5/27/17)at 9:00am. I let him know I will try and be there. On (5/26/17) at 2:30pm I get a call from Rick Mills and he tells me that the complainant and him met Friday afternoon and the Noise issue has been resolved and then he informs me that the complainant wants to withdraw his complaint. On (5/31/17) at 4:45pm I get a call from the complainant. He thanks me and tells me he wants to withdraw the complaint.
  • Date Received: May 11, 2017 Document No.: 200442584 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST WELD Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PRIDE OF WEST Description: I was contacted the other day by a resident living near the area of the Harwood Funeral Home crematory, located at 225 E. Main Street, Florence, CO 81226. The caller's complaint was that the crematory was smoking, so I informed her to contact the EPA. I now have a completely different question. The crematory that is being operated there has had little to no maintenance that I am aware of for a number of years. This crematory is also sitting on-- and run by-- a natural gas well. The piping for that gas line seems to be uncovered, rusty and appears to be running along the side of a ditch. This property was just sold to its new owner, Lloyd Harwood. From what I understand, the previous owners of the property installed the crematory without prior approval through city government and possibly state government, as well. I was under the impression that when a property with a crematory changes ownership, the crematory would need to be changed into the new owner's name. When I contacted your office, I was told that the crematory was still under the names of the previous owners, one of whom is now deceased and the other has just been convicted of murder. With this crematory sitting on a natural gas well in the middle of downtown Florence, Colorado-- a residential area-- I respectfully request that this facility be inspected for the safety of the residents and the community. Resolution: On (5/16/17) at 10:00 am I met with Brian Allen(General Manager) and Beth Holt-Madone(Owner) of the Holt Family Funeral Home. I first went over the history of the Florence/Canyon City Field, and the "Pride of the West #1" well. I then told them of the COGCC and our regulations. The inspection request would be addressed, but I let them know that I and my previous supervisor had inspected this well 12 times between (8/25/09) and (1/27/17). I told them I would inspect the well while I was in Florence. I let them know I had started looking for leaks yesterday and I would finish my inspection after this meeting. I then asked them if they had any questions. I answered all their questions then left the Holt Funeral Home at 12:15 pm.
  • Date Received: April 18, 2016 Document No.: 200439373 AESTHETICS FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: ALGER Description: Oil derrick has no barrier or fence which keeps people out and the rig secured for operator use only. Operator states there was a fence but "they" took it down. Previous owner who still owns that piece of lot states there was never a fence since early 1970 when she signed lease. Operator exercises no weed control or maintenance of area. Storage tanks are located fairly close to neighbors house. Do not know ordinances about this. Electrical line is exposed from power meter pole box to point at which it enters ground and is above ground and exposed at pump. Operator states the line is buried between tanks and pump and lies on top of flow pipe. It appears to be very shallow. I have concerns about electrical safety and power line being directly over pipe. Shouldn't it be covered with conduit from point A to point B? The operator is hostile and aggressive when questioned and continually accuses people working on trees or irrigation system of violating his property. Derrick and storage containers at far NW corner of property with access road off of Elm St. One derrick and two storage tanks clearly visible in field Residence is 1511 Locust St. at corner of Elm and Locust. Resolution: On (05/06/16) at 4:00pm, I arrive at Alger # 1 and do field inspection. I note that there are no weeds and no fence around pumpjack. I don't see any exposed wiring. I leave well site at 4:15pm. On (05/17/16) at 3:34pm, I call Rick Mills(Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc.). I let him know about the complaint on the Alger #1 well. He informs me that he spoke with Dru Meloche and told her that he would put a fence around pumpjack and have electrician look at the wiring and address any housekeeping issues. He informed me that she was satisfied with what he was going to do. I told Mr. Mills to let me know when the work had been done and I would reinspect the well. End phone conversation at 3:50pm.
  • Date Received: Oct. 9, 2015 Document No.: 200437711 ROADS FREMONT Operator: Incremental Oil & Gas (Florence) Llc Facility: Woolly Bugger Description: Complainant reports: The road is located just outside of Florence CO, the name of road is Kelsey Court. We have 2 oil fields down this road and we have semi trucks that travel at least 2 times a week to collect their product. When I first bought my property 4 yrs. ago I was told that the oil company will maintain the road because they use it. Not only do the semi trucks come down the road but there is the guy who checks and maintains the pumps that travels down the road also. He comes at least 2 times a day. They come no matter what the condition of the road is, when it rains the road is nothing but a big mud pit. There is not gravel on the road due to the traffic, and we not have ruts and huge craters in the road, but yet their turn off and around their oil pumps their is gravel and a road grader comes and maintains it, but yet it drives down the main road and does not drop it's blade to help improve the road they use to get to their oil fields. Because of the road being in such poor shape we have had 2 instances where we had to call for a ambulance and it took them 45 min. to get down our road, which is maybe a 1/4 of a mile long. My son could run faster along side the ambulance than it could drive. We pay for emergency services in our taxes and we can't even get emergency help quickly when needed. This is not right. Please help! One of the neighbors did ask the guy who maintains the pumps about maintaining the road and he said since we have been dragging a form of drag behind out vehicles, to try to level out the road, that it voids out them doing any maintenance to the road. Complainant has not contacted Incremental Oil and gas yet. Resolution: On (10/14/15) at 3:00 pm I arrived at the Fremont Administration Building in Canyon City. I met with Ms. Susan in the Clerk and Recorder's Office and got a copy of the Plat for Kelsey Court (aka : Two Creeks). Then I met with Justin in the Assessor's Office. He then pointed out that the Developers of the Two Creeks Subdivision have the responsibility for maintenance until they release this right. Then it falls to the adjacent property owners of the easement of the Two Creeks road. I left the Administration Building at 4:05 pm. This road is a private road, not a lease road. I called Mrs. Meitl on (10/19/15) at 3:40 pm. I told Mrs. Meitl I could meet with her and give her a copy of the Plat for the Two Creeks Subdivision. She told me that was not necessary. She told me she met with Mrs. Vendetti (First Complaintent) and some of the other people in the Two Creeks Subdivision on (10/18/15). She said they discussed the information, that I had provided to the Vendettis. I told her I would get her a copy of the Plat, when I was in the area. She thanked me for the research and the phone conversation ended at 4:45 pm.
  • Date Received: Sept. 27, 2015 Document No.: 200437497 ROADS FREMONT Operator: Incremental Oil & Gas (Florence) Llc Facility: APACHE Description: Our road is used by the oil companies that are leasing and own properties located on Kelsey Court. And this under developed road has been destroyed by Semi trucks and other vehicles owned by the oil companies that drive on it during unsafe conditions. In doing so have created this road not accessible for emergency vehicles. As well has I have to wonder if they are appropriate conditions for these trucks carrying possible toxic substances. They are at risk of spilling and or other situations putting us land owners at more risk. Please help us. I contacted my local government designee, We in Fremont county do not have land use regulations. I believe it is the states that we use. Resolution: On (10/14/15) at 3:00 pm I arrived at the Fremont Administration Building in Canyon City. I met with Ms. Susan in the Clerk and Recorder's Office and got a copy of the Plat for Kelsey Court (aka: Two Creeks). Then I met with Justin in the Assessor's Office. He then pointed out that the Developers of the Two Creeks Subdivision have responsibility for maintenance until they release this right. Then it falls to the adjacent property owners of the easement of the Two Creeks road. I left Administration Building at 4:05 pm. This road is a private road, not a lease road. At 5:30 pm I met with Mr. and Mrs. Vendetti. I told them I had looked at the road on (10/02/15) and tried to go to the Clerk and Recorder's Office, but it was closed on Fridays. I told them I had gone there today and also the Assessor's Office. I gave them a copy of the Plat for the Two Creeks (aka: Kelsey Court) Subdivision and the information I had gotten at the Assessor's Office. They thanked me for the information and I left their home at 7:30 pm.
  • Date Received: Nov. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200416226 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Ken Jackman called Mike Leonard to complain of a loud "compressor" noise coming from the Aus-Tex well down the hill from him that kept him awake the night of October 30, 2014. Field Inspector called him the morning of October 31, 2014 to tell him that she would be on the way from Limon as the inspector from the area had the day off. Resolution: Inspector arrived on location at noon on 10/31/14 to find the generator that was running the previous night was turned off. Talked with neighbor and told him to call if the generator was turned back on.
  • Date Received: April 11, 2014 Document No.: 200401988 LAND USE CONFLICT FREMONT Operator: Cinnamon Creek Oil & Gas Inc Facility: HASSLER-DOC DAVIS Description: At 12:07pm on (04/02/14) I get a message from Larry Coler/COGCC about complaint from Rick Mills/Cinnamon Creek Oil and Gas Inc. concerning a mis-use of well site by Javernick Oil and a semi-truck rolling over a berm on Hassler-Doc Davis #1. At 3:05 pm I called Larry Coler and get phone numbers of Rick Mills. Resolution: Jim Javernick was out of the country when Rick Mills called Larry Coler. On April 3, 2014 I call Rick Mills. He told me that he and Jim Javernick had spoken and worked things out and that he wanted to withdraw his complaint.
  • Date Received: Dec. 24, 2013 Document No.: 200393048 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mrs. Nolan is concerned about groundwater quality in the domestic water well on their property near recent oil well completion. Resolution: Letter sumamrizing results of analyses of groundwater from the Nolan water well mailed to the Nolans. No impacts from nearby oil and gas E&P operations noted in analytical results.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2012 Document No.: 200368894 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge sent the following eamil on November 1, 2012.; Mike , I had a call last Friday from Aus-Tex to let me know they would Frac on Tuesday October 30 , 2012 starting at 5a.m. and would only frac during the day. This is a formal complaint . They were still fracing at 9:30 p.m. and Hauling water tell 10:30 and shut the lights off at 11 P.m Resolution: COGCC rules do not stipulate hours of operation for completion operations. With the complaint being received 30 hours after the alleged problem no investigation could be made.
  • Date Received: Oct. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200366909 DUST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: PATHFINDER Description: Mr. Auge sent an email on 10/23/2012 stating that on 10/20/2012 and 10/21/2012 the water trucks that were hauling water to the site were creating a lot of dust on the County Road and from the location. He also requested a mitigation plan for noise, light and dust during upcoming fracing operations Resolution: Mike Leonard called Ms. Akrad to notify that more dust control measures are needed. She said that mitigation efforts were being increased at present. Plans are to conduct fracing operations only during the daylight hours.She also added that Aus tex had hired acontractor to study potential noise impacts and were going to mitigate as necessary.Mr. Leonard sent an email to Mr. Auge with same information
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 STORMWATER BMPs FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said Aus Tex had agreed to clean out streambed impacted by storm event and failures of their BMP's. He hsaid in talks with Aus Tex they want everything to go through COGCC. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. He indicated that the streambed on his property that was impacted by failures of BMP's from AusTex pad had not been repaired and AusTex was now wanting all issues to go through COGCC. I called Ola Akrad with AusTex and explained situation. She called back on 9/28/2012 saying AusTex has made an agreement to pay for clean out as soon as streambed is dry enough to work in.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said noise levels have not changed since drilling started. He said there were back up alarms, ringing phones and truck deliveries allday and night. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. I explained since he did not indicate that sound readings needed taken i did not acquire another meter to take readings. During discussion he did not indocate the wanted readings taken at latetr date.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2012 Document No.: 200365095 LIGHTING FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Auge said lighting from drilling activities has been shining into his house since drilling started. Resolution: Met with Mr. Auge at his home on 9/25/2012. I explained that COGCC Rule 803 specifically refers to building units within 700. His home is 1200 feet away.
  • Date Received: Aug. 20, 2012 Document No.: 200360653 OTHER FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Complaintant called at 5:00 pm on August 16 and asked where the drilling mud was supposed to be hauled to. He said he thought trucks were hauling drilling mud to nearby pit and dumping into it, not to the landfill as required. Resolution: No mud dumping had occurred. Pit is actually a water supply pit for drilling activities.
  • Date Received: Aug. 13, 2012 Document No.: 200359695 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called at 12:02 pm on 8/11/2012 stating that there is a strong odor coming from the location. He said the odors had been less lately, except they get worse when the rig pulls pipe. Resolution: INSPECTION CONDUCTED IN RESPONSE TO ODOR COMPLAINT COGCC DOCUMENT #200359695 . ARRIVED IN AREA AT 1:10 PM WIND WAS BLOWING IN A S-SW DIRECTION AT 10-14MPH. NO ODORS WERE DETECTED DOWNWIND OF LOCATION AT ANY TIME DURING INSPECTION. PERFORMED WALK AROUND ON LOCATION AND DETECTED NO OBVIOUS ODORS.
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2012 Document No.: 200358333 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackmann called Field Inspector Leonard at 9:05 pm on 7/31/2012. He said that the odors coming form the wellpad were so strong he had to close the windows in his home Resolution: No odors were detected, see COGCC Doument # 668200046. Rig was idle at time of inspection.
  • Date Received: July 31, 2012 Document No.: 200358559 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Vicky Bappe requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from their domestic water well related to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil and gas well. Resolution: The measured pH of the groundwater and the concentration of total dissolved solids exceed CDPHE WQCC groundwater ranges or thresholds. The concentration of all other tested parameters was less than groundwater threshold concentrations. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the groundwater is of safety concern if the water and methane are brought into small enclosed, unventilated spaces.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358011 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called at 10:30 pm on 7/29/2012 saying there was a strong chemical odor coming from the location Resolution: ONLY DETECTED A BRIEF, SLIGHT ODOR DURING CONVERSATION WITH COMPLAINTANTS. AT NO OTHER TIME DURING INSPECTION WERE ODORS DETECTED OFF THE LOCATION.MSDS SHEET HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEE COGCC DOCUMENT # 668200005
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358016 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: During meeting with Mr. Ken Jackman at lease entrance on 7/29/2012, Mr. Augee also coplained about odors from operations. Resolution: ONLY DETECTED A BRIEF, SLIGHT ODOR DURING CONVERSATION WITH COMPLAINTANTS. AT NO OTHER TIME DURING INSPECTION WERE ODORS DETECTED OFF THE LOCATION.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2012 Document No.: 200358016 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: During same meeting Mr. Augee also complained about noise. Spercifically sdaying that he had obtained readings on a previous date of 75 + Dba Resolution: Noise measure ment were taken during inspection,COGCC Document #66820005. Measurements were within COGCC limits.Previous readings were not measured by COGCC.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2012 Document No.: 200357881 ODOR FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman called Inspector Mike Leonard on 7/23/2012 and relayed htere has been a "strong chemical odor" in the area that seems to be eminating form the rig and location for the last three nights. Resolution: Inspector Duran did not notice any odors during site visit on 7/24/2012. Inspector leonard did not notice any odors during site visit on 7/26/2012
  • Date Received: July 27, 2012 Document No.: 200357881 NOISE FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jackman said the noise form the rig seemed louder at night. Resolution: Inspector Duran measured sound levels on 7/24/2012 between 6:35 and 6:55 pm to the NE of location. Readings were in compliance. with and average of 62.2 Dba. Inspector Leonard returned on 7/26/2012 at 10:15 pm at and measured sound levels SE of location that were in compliance at 66.4 Dba
  • Date Received: July 11, 2012 Document No.: 200356082 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mrs. Yokley requested baseline sampling and analysis of water from their domestic water well with respect to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Baseline water quality results and summary letter mailed to Mrs. Yokley. The pH of the water from the domestic well was outside the range listed in the CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards. The concentrations of total dissolved solids, fluoride and chloride were greater than the threshold concentrations listed in the groudwater standards. The reported concentration of dissolved methane is of potential safety concern when water is borunght into an enclosed unventilated space.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355875 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Jeff Johnson requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well related to drilling and completion of Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of baseline water quality testing mailed to Mr. Johnson. The pH of the water is outside the range listed in CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards. The concentrations of total dissolved solids, fluoride and chloride are above the thresholds of the groundwater standards. The concentration of dissolved methane present in the water poses safety concerns if water is brought into unventilated enclosed spaces.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2012 Document No.: 200355877 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mrs. Everett requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from their domestic water well related to drilling and completion of the Pathfinder oil well. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to the Everetts. The concentrations of all tested parameters were less than threshold concentrations established in the CDPHE WQCC groudnwater standards.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2012 Document No.: 200354690 BASELINE WATER REQUEST FREMONT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Pathfinder Description: Mr. Johnson requested baseline sampling and analysis of groundwater from his domestic water well in rela