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Garfield County 39.38 Oil & Gas

Map Legend

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 606 complaint(s) have been assigned to Garfield County 39.38 or have not been assigned to a county:

  • Date Received: Aug. 8, 2019 Document No.: 200447906 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 6/12/2019 I completed orientation to do work at the Hereford facility. Co workers from the day before told me about an explosion in which 2-3 workers were possibly injured, I don’t know the full details of the explosion. My problem is that before explosion workers were not trained as they should’ve been and worse after the incident employee and oil company placed me and other employees in the exact area. We had no safety discussion, we know little about the explosion what happened and why. Yet the employer and oil company think it wise to place employees in the point of exposure, no hot work permits, safety meeting NOTHING Resolution: Complaint referred to Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Date Received: Aug. 6, 2019 Document No.: 200447889 WEEDS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: ne 1/4 nw 14 section 14 ton r65w 6th pm. noxious weeds have not been controlled at all. pipeline Issue: noxious weeds have not been controlled at all. Rule 603.f., oil and gas locations “shall be kept free of weeds". states area shall be kept free of these weeds. This hasn'd been done at all. Resolution: Pipeline location is not within the authority of COGCC
  • Date Received: Aug. 4, 2019 Document No.: 200447848 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC meeting 7-31-19. conduct of activists at the COGCC meeting - It was extremely unfair that these people were not allowing other people to speak and that they were able to control the meeting. they need to be removed and not allowed to attend any future meetings. Resolution: Hearing concerns have been provided to Chairman Gibbs and Director Robbins.
  • Date Received: Aug. 4, 2019 Document No.: 200447860 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am writing to complain about the circus that has become the “norm” at the COGCC hearings. I came to testify July 31, 2019. I gave my testimony to coughing noises, and a “Shame on You” called out at the end of my testimony. Over and over and over the chair asked the audience to please be respectful, not make comments, etc. HE COMPLETELY LOST CONTROL OF THE ROOM. He needs to do his job and enforce order for all of us who come to testify. Evict those who will not follow the rules. If the COGCC wants to be respected then please get it under control Mr. Chair. Resolution: Hearing concerns have been provided to Chairman Gibbs and Director Robbins.
  • Date Received: Aug. 4, 2019 Document No.: 200447856 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Hello, Extraction oil and gas company has been deducting money from my royalty check and it was MY understanding that NOTHING was to be deducted from my forced pooled, non-conforming 12.5% payment and that all 'fees' etc...were taken out of the 87.5% PENALTY -that the oil and gas people are KEEPING because I did not lease! I sent them the information I received from various places....one being "If you have been involuntarily pooled already, you are not expected to pay any of the costs . All expenses and the statutory 200% comes out of any proportionate share you are due from your percentage of the pool. That will be taken first, then you will start receiving payments for your mineral interests. as well as the 12.5 (1/8%)." They said they have to keep taking it out until the finish 'investigating' it. I feel like a neglected relative and am very upset....I am an elderly widow with a fixed income that was cut in half (but my debts were not cut in half) when my husband died...$400 may not seem very much to them but it is very important to me....especially when it is taken out twice...once from the royalty (12.5) and once from production (87.5%). I sent Extraction some of the information I had regarding no deduction from my 12.5% royalty. "If you have been involuntarily pooled already, you are NOT expected to pay any of the costs . All expenses and the statutory 200% comes out of any proportionate share you are due from your percentage of the pool. That will be taken first, then you will start receiving payments for your mineral interests. as well as the 12.5 (1/8%) Royalty. This is all assuming the well is profitable. You won’t be expected to pay anything, it just means it will take longer for you to receive anything" Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer contacted the complainant and explained the payment of proceeds process and provided Forms 37 and 37.
  • Date Received: Aug. 1, 2019 Document No.: 200447846 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: West of Colorado Blvd between 151st Ave and Jackson St Brighton Colorado 80602 Issue: Noble Energy sent a "Notice of Scheduled Activity" to my home. It said they were plugging 2 wells in this area. Unfortunately there are 3 in the described area. I called the phone number on the letter (1-844-224-0347) and reached someone in Texas who could not help me. He transferred me to a second person, who also could not help me, and referred me to a phone number (800-220-5824) which was an automated system with no reference to Colorado operations. Google gave me a Denver office number and a Greeley office number. Denver was not able to direct me at all. Greeley was going to look up the manager for my area and have them give me a call. This is ridiculous, and in my opinion does not meet the standard for notification. Resolution: COGCC rules to do not require notice for this activity, so the notice is provided as a courtesy. COGCC does not regulate the content or accuracy of the letter. The operator may not be abandoning all wells in the vicinity.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2019 Document No.: 200447823 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This month the air quality has gotten really bad. I have lived in Beijing, China which has had polluted air and I know how pollution affects me. My health is being affected by the air quality. My respiratory health is getting worse due to the increase in bad air quality. It feels like I always have a low grade cold- my throat is scratchy and dry. My throat feels the same as when I lived in China! I am a healthcare provider and I know I am not sick with a cold- I am 100% certain this is because of the pollution getting worse. Resolution: Health and regional air quality concerns were referred to CDPHE.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2019 Document No.: 200447821 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: T7S R95W Section 3: SW/4 WASATCH, T7S R95W Section 3: ALL, Approximately 40 acres leased by Terra Energy Partners LLC (TEP), Co-owned by 10 royalty owners of which Wilson Family Trust dtd July 17, 1997 William & Lois Leona Wilson Co-TTEES own 5%. Issue: Need to confirm that the formula for calculating our mineral royalties is correct and that we are receiving our correct dollar amount. An article in Law360 (March 18, 2019) stating that "A Colorado federal judge approved a nearly $8 million settlement that will go to a class of roughly 600 royalty owners who alleged they were underpaid by a unit of gas producer Terra Energy Partners LLC..." I have no way of knowing if the interest rate or if the formula used to calculate our royalties due us are correct. And after seeing the above article, I would like it to be confirmed that the formula and what we receive for the royalty on our above wells are correct. Resolution: Complainant referred to COGIS records to review production data and informed COGCC does not maintain interest rate/ formula information.
  • Date Received: July 29, 2019 Document No.: 200447803 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: These sand trucks that come through every 3-4 minutes 24x7 are rediculously loud. Something is loose on them that causes them to rattle and shake everytime they hit a bump. It's awful for the handful of residence along main st. Either offer to buy us all out for a residential area for your drivers/energy workers or bypass main. The sheer number of trucks is rediculous. PLEASE at least fix the rattling issue with the sand trucks. I can send a video if you like. Resolution: Traffic noise is not within COGCC's jurisdiction. Complainant referred to local government.
  • Date Received: July 25, 2019 Document No.: 200447799 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: us 24-wells (Heron Pad), 36-wells (Jacobson Pad), 32-wells (Harlo Pad) Issue: Fracking issues 1. TRAFFIC-Fracking Increases Truck Traffic- More volume on busy neighboring roads. Before/after school traffic with this can be a possible nightmare, we will have industrial equipment visible, water pits and these sites emit smog-forming volatile organic compounds and benzene. 2. LIGHTING-Bright light flares as this site will have a constant flare emitting (methane leaking, etc.) 3. PROPERTY VALUES-Property Values will decrease?- Example: All the houses on the market at HWY 7 & I-25 and Erie/ N. Broomfield since the Great Walls of Fracking went up they have decreased. Who will want to buy our homes with noise pollution, Mountain View obstructed by Fracking Towers/$125,000 2 month wall, next to the “Frack Freeway” when they know the risk factors to their health nearby them. 4. SCHOOL DRILLS-Safety- this will be another School Drill for our kids to prepare for if there was a leak or explosion that happened. 5. WATER-Chemical-laced wastewater can spill and pollute drinking water. If there is a leak this can contaminate our water which we already know Commerce City struggles with and create harmful health issues. Water mixture that pumped into the shale rock during the fracking process contains carcinogenic chemicals, these escape fracking boreholes and pollute the local water supply near the fracking site which is our homes! Also Fracking requires more water than conventional gas drilling generally 1-8 million gallons of water, this can cause increases on our rates and decrease us having life giving water to survive from due to the supply and demand. 6. CHEMICALS-The mixture used in fracking often includes additives of biocide, polymeric lubricant, surfactant, and stabilizer. But because companies are not required to disclose any information about the chemicals they use, they have the freedom to change the ingredients. This is especially true because they are exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act of 20 Resolution: COGCC does not accept objecting to pending permits via the complaint process. Complainant was referred to COGCC permitting process.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2019 Document No.: 200447818 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Extraction has been using Gibson D822 which contains benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. This oilly liquid is a carcinogen and also contains ozone precursors. This drilling mud is used by the truck loads. I have experienced all the heath effects symptoms listed on the SDS. In addition, I have also experienced massive hair loss which stopped immediately after drilling stopped. One day I had massive diaherria (as in a free colon cleanse for a colonoscopy) after breathing the Gibson for hours the day before. Because I have had all the short term health effects should I assume I will have the long term effects such as cancer? I have made the CDPHE aware of this and they could take no action. What can be done for myself and my neighboors which includes children? Broomfield also misrepresented the electrical power situation to the CDPHE and told then Interchange did not have electrical power yet an electric drill was used for almost three months. How can COGCC allow oil and gas to use Gibson D822 in neighboorhoods and expose people to this carcinogen when NEOFLO is available? The CDC and the EPA tell me that benzene, toluene, and ethylenebenzene are first detected by the human nose around 1.5 to 5 or 6 ppm. The problem is that the health standards (ATSDR) are 1000 times smaller in the <10ppb range. When the COGCC inspector or Broomfield inspectors come out and sniff the air their nose is not adequate to provide quantification of these carcinogens in the ppb range. When their noses start to detect the chemicals it is 1000 times over the health standard. What we were smelling was not something that was barely detectable. It was very very strong and I am concerned the concentrations in the air where much much more than ppm. The CAMML should have been at Interchange B but it appears Broomfield did not want them there and told them there was electrical power. The CDPHE can do nothing for us. Can you do anything to access the damage to our bodies. Also neither Broomfield or CDPHE can measure Resolution: Complainant referred to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Oil and Gas Health Information Response Program (OGHIR) and Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)
  • Date Received: June 19, 2019 Document No.: 200447451 TRESPASS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The tanks are located beyond the agreed easement and temporary work zone Resolution: Inspection in response to complaint. 18#200447451 Field Inspector Assigned: Adam Kraich Complaint Received: Date: 6/20/2019 Complaint Contacted: Date: 6/21/2019 @13:25 via phone call. Location #: 440176 Inspection Document # 694400198 Nature of complaint: Trespass Field Inspector Actions: On 9/20/2019, I received a complaint in regard to an alleged trespass on a private surface owners property. On 9/21/2019, I contacted the complainant via phone who informed me the midstream company performing the work “Rocky Mountain Midstream” had since responded to his complaint and have moved the tanks that were staged on his property. CLOSED COMPLAINT PER COMPLAINANT REQUEST No violation of COGCC rules were observed at the time of the inspection. All information reviewed and site inspection information were submitted to the complaint specialist for further review.
  • Date Received: May 12, 2019 Document No.: 200447282 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: i received a package of lease agreement forms from aspired energy, inc in January 2019, which i objected despite of contacting both the state and aspired as well. to get more information, i considered this whole deal somewhat fishy. i also contacted the HOA in this regard, and found them not supportive. The HOA claim we are NOT to engage business in which case this would be one. our guidelines does not support it.furthermore they state if there would be any suit against in this case the operator, Aspired, i could be included in it. therefore, please take notice that i have no interest in this whole ordeal. i also received another package from Wellborn Sullivan Meck & Trooley, PC who i believe they represent Axis Exploration LLC,(aplicant). i believe aspired wants me to lease my mineral rights to them, i have little knowledge on the outcome, but if there was any issues of polution in the water, gas or oil leaks, or simple the presence of an oil pump, i would be very concern; the fact that we are not to do business in our community, the chances of having part in a law suit, I rather stay out. thank you. Resolution: Complainant was informed that the COGCC can not assist in negotiation of mineral leases.
  • Date Received: May 9, 2019 Document No.: 200447280 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Approx 40.032318, -105.058964. Dangerous levels of noise and vibration from "thumper trucks" in residential neighborhood. Noise is described as noise you hear and feel, continuous, thumping. Resolution: COGCC does not have rules regarding noise from seismic operations. Complaint was referred to the Town of Erie LGD.
  • Date Received: May 2, 2019 Document No.: 200447224 ORPHANED EQUIPMENT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Children’s Pocket Park in Vista Ridge neighborhood on Eagleview Place in Erie, CO. Police report case #19-0858 with officer Aaron Haddox on 5/2/2019. Issue: Seismic testing devices from Crestone Peaks were left in a children’s park with no identification or coverings so children could not touch them and get hurt. Children of all ages play in this park daily. Resolution: COGCC referred the complaint to the LGD for the town of Erie. The town is the surface owner.
  • Date Received: May 2, 2019 Document No.: 200447227 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: I live at 1313 Lombardi St., Erie, CO 80516. Directly across the street (west) is Crescent Park. Issue: Today, unidentified metal boxes with wires from each end coming out appeared. I called the police and the almost sent out the bomb squad. The local police called to say these are showing up everywhere. Without notificiation, without any identification.This has to be violation of some rule if in fact these are a result of some oil & gas work.Can they place unidentified metal boxes with wires in public parks with no notification? The prudent action would be to have a bomb squad remove them. Or a citizen might. Resolution: COGCC referred the complaint to the LGD for the town of Erie. The town is the surface owner.
  • Date Received: April 30, 2019 Document No.: 200447215 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I witnessed a semi truck leaving an Oil & Gas site that turned northbound on CR 7, just north of the CR 7 & CR 4 intersection. The semi traveled north until they reached the intersection of CR 7 & Erie Parkway. The semi was attempting to make a right hand turn onto Erie Parkway from CR 7. The speed limit on Erie Parkway is 50 mph, just to be clear. The semi was unable to make the turn while staying in their lane, and they not just occupied the southbound lane on CR 7 while attempting the turn, they proceeded to turn into all lanes of traffic on Erie Parkway, stopping traffic in all directions. This is not the first time I have seen this happen, and I have personally had to slam on my brakes and come to a complete stop to avoid semi's making similar moves. There is an even bigger concern here. This intersection is 1 block away from CR 5 & Erie Parkway, where Erie High School and Soaring Heights PK-8 is located. I drive past this intersection every day to take my child to school, along with all of the teenage drivers going to Erie high school. This is a traffic incident waiting to occur and someone is going to get killed. There is no good reason to send your haulers down a road that they are physically unable to make the turn. The traffic control plan that was submitted for this drilling permit needs to be re-examined, because I feel like someone absolutely dropped the ball here. I REPEAT. YOU CAN NOT allow your truckers and haulers to use a road where they CAN NOT PHYSICALLY make the turn without putting other drivers at risk. Resolution: The COGCC does not have authority over traffic on city or county roadways. Complaint was referred to LGDs for Erie and Weld County
  • Date Received: April 10, 2019 Document No.: 200447115 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The smell in Vista Ridge neighborhood in Erie, CO is absolutely horrendous tonight. My kids and I could not spend time outside after dinner due to the smell. Resolution: COGCC Inspection Report Summary On 4-10-2019 at approximately 0800 hrs. I, Inspector Jason E. Gomez, conducted a field inspection in reference to an odor complaint in the Erie area in the neighborhood of Vista Ridge, in Weld county Colorado. While in the area, I observed a drilling operation at the Extraction Coyote location, a 4 production operations in the area. During this inspection of the neighborhood and neighboring oil and gas operation no odors issues were observed off the locations. The extraction drilling operation were using mitigation measures to mitigate odors from their location at the time of the inspection. No compliance issues were observed at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: April 8, 2019 Document No.: 200447107 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: The whole length of Market Street from the exit of keenesburg and the stop at market Street and WCR 398. Issue: Since the cryogenic plant was finished the semi traffic through Market Street as well as when the workers get off work has gotten unbearable. The excessive use of Jake brakes 24/7 because many the semis are going way over the speed limit to make the turn. No doubt some of them do it just to be cute. Market Street is 30 mile an hour and flat, it is not a mountain Road which is what Jake brakes were designed for. When the workers get off work they like to use Market Street and the county road as a drag strip to show off their big diesel pickups they go by my house and rattle the windows with no regard or care to anybody including children. As a sufferer of PTSD and cluster headaches this has made my life unbearable. I understand the need for your plant and have been understanding as best as I can, how about helping out and being fair with people that have to live here. Resolution: The facility described in the complaint is not within the jurisdiction of the COGCC. The complainant was referred to local law enforcement and the LGD for Weld County.
  • Date Received: April 4, 2019 Document No.: 200447101 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Please change the regulation regarding low frequency noise. Operators are allowed to exceed the 65 db. limit as long as they "try real hard not to". If an operator cannot access the resources without breaking the rules, then they have to cease activity immediately. Resolution: Complainant was referred to the process to request rulemaking (COGCC Rule 529).
  • Date Received: March 26, 2019 Document No.: 200447088 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: DCP Midstream, Mewbourn Gas Plant, 18455 CR 35, Platteville, CO. 80651 Issue: One of their burn off stacks was emitting a lot of black smoke, usually you see big flames and small amounts of black smoke. This day there was much you could smell a foul odor in the air. Makes a person wonder what they do at night. Odor is described as "chemical", began on March 19, 2019. Residence is located 1.5 to 2 miles north of the source. Resolution: The location is not within the jurisdiction of the COGCC. The complaint was referred to the CDPHE Air Pollution Control Division.
  • Date Received: March 26, 2019 Document No.: 200447084 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On November 4th at approximately 8:00 AM my husband and I opened the door and were met with an overwhelming smell of gas. There are 5 ponds and a creek on our property, which are fed by the Animas Citizens Irrigation Ditch. In the early hours of November 4th, a 16 inch waste pipe broke and spilled the contents into the ACID which feeds/ flows through our ponds and creek. The first two ponds were especially hit with a tar-like black sludge, but all ponds were impacted, as they are flow through ponds. The ponds also have outlets that spread the contamination onto the surface of the property. The 16 inch line originates about 1 mile due north of our property. The operator (BP) is aware of the issue. Resolution: Please refer to REM #12660 for more information regarding operator's remediation activities. Sample results from April 2019 sampling are compliant with Table 910-1.
  • Date Received: March 18, 2019 Document No.: 200447071 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Gas smell at times when they are flushing lines, At the time of line flushing they evacuate the employees from facility, but tell me nothing of procedure. Resolution: The facility described in the complaint is a midstream facility, not within COGCC's jurisdiction. Complaint was referred to the LGD.
  • Date Received: Feb. 24, 2019 Document No.: 200446995 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Accessing well logs: Haven't been able to download well logs. Using: Facilities/Well then entering Sec, Township, and Range I get the error message: error on server processing URL... and to contact administrator. I haven't had this problem ever before... Tried to access well logs in Sec 8, Township 5 South, Range 96 West several times and got the above mentioned error message. Before I had accessed and downloaded logs from this section, township, and range without any problem. Tried several other sections, townships, and ranges and got the same error message. Resolution: COGCC staff contacted the complainant regarding the issue and communicated they were aware of the issue and working on a resolution with the Office of Information Technology.
  • Date Received: Feb. 21, 2019 Document No.: 200446989 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Every two years the oil and gas company who is drilling and pumping water/gas in the area of our home at 13980 Northridge Rd., Weston, CO, is required to sample our water well and normally provides us with the results. In December of 2017 Petrogulf was organizing the sample/ananlys but we never received a copy of the results. I understand the analysis / results are filed with the State of Colorado. How can I acquire a copy of those results. The last results we received were based on a December 2015 sample. Resolution: The operator provided Mr. Law's analytical results by mail, the COGCC also provided a PDF copy of the results by email. A Warning Letter #401948519 was issued to Evergreen Natural Resources regarding Rule 608.
  • Date Received: Feb. 19, 2019 Document No.: 200446977 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Totally understand that you are overseeing permits and their approval. But what I think is happening,this drilling on Lowry park is highly suspicious. I see permits exclusively issued and constantly approved on "Lowry" land. Why is that? State is benefiting from this activity and mineral right owner's outside this sacred area are getting nothing. Elbert Co to the south is right there and they are getting nothing from this activity. Mineral owners directly east of township 64 are being teased with permits with right on the edge of said township and yet nothing is leaving "Lowry park" I need a good answer as to why the "excluded" part's are being neglected. for the record I have a interest in rights in township 63w. And thus my concerns Resolution: Complainant was informed that oil and gas operators make decisions regarding where to drill, and apply for permits accordingly. COGCC reviews and approves permit applications in accordance with COGCC Rules.
  • Date Received: Feb. 14, 2019 Document No.: 200446963 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My name is Jerry Schafer and I am the new home owner of 3500 E. 156th Ave Brighton, Co 80602. My neighbor and I had both of our water wells quit working on Tuesday 2/12/19. His address is 3450 E. 156th Ave. We both have companies pulling the pumps but my neighbor's was test positive for gas in the well. I do not know of this is methane or natural gas. His company believes this may be the case of the wells not working. I believe you may have had a complaint from the previous owner Bob Harrison. Resolution: Samples collected for water quality analysis on 02/26/2019. There are no indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the subject domestic water well. The samples from the subject domestic water well did not contain the organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, or total xylenes (BTEX), which are often associated with contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons. Neither were total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), another method used to indicate impacts from petroleum drilling and production operations, detected.
  • Date Received: Feb. 1, 2019 Document No.: 200446934 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Cogcc website - not able to add public comments for permits affected by IT issues. I am concerned with being able to add comments to the kauffman permit by magpie in Larimer county and the wizard permit by great western in Larimer county. Please reopen the public comment period for the kauffman pad from magpie in Larimer county and the wizard pad by great western in Larimer county. You have an announcement on your homepage that says "Since January 18th, the COGCC has been experiencing IT issues with the electronic form submission and notification process. These problems have now been resolved. Acting Director Robbins has extended the comment period by 20 days for all affected permit applications." You opened the wizard comments up for a day because you acknowledged there were problems with the public's ability to add comments. Now the comment period for both of these huge proposed oil sites are closed and we cant add comments. We just read an article in teh Coloradoan yesterday which is how we found out about these proposed well pads and the Thornton pipeline that may be coming to Windsor too. Please allow us to add comments during the extended 20 day period. Resolution: The public comment end date for the Wizard FD Pad (document #401844206) has been extended to 02/19/2019. The public comment end date for the Kauffman Pad (document #401817313) has been extended to 02/19/2019.
  • Date Received: Jan. 31, 2019 Document No.: 200446931 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This is not a complaint but more of a suggestion. This is about the proposed injection well on the BMC A pad. We have an injection well on our pad (Speakman, pad) that URSA has only injected 67,475 from May of 2016 till November of 2018. URSA started trucking the production water from the Speakman pad to the Watson and the Tompkins injection wells in December and still are today. Battlement Mesa people are against the proposed injection well on the BMC A pad. Why don't URSA pipe the water from the B&V, BMC A and B pad to the BMC C pad(speakman injection well) around 5800' from the A pad. This would make the people of Battlement happier. solve URSA'S need for removing water without trucking and utilize the Speakman injection well. No, but Garfield County should be notified. When they permitted this injection well it was to reduce truck traffic. If URSA is trucking this water from the Speakman pad to another pad for injection (I followed the trucks to both pads) They are adding to the truck traffic. I'm sure this could be verified through there travelers. I would think that this water is from cradle to grave report. Resolution: Comment period for the permit is closed, so comment could not be added. Information was provided to permitting staff.
  • Date Received: Jan. 28, 2019 Document No.: 200446912 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC closed the comment period before 1/21/19 and the announcement on the website today said that the comment period was reopened from 1/25/19-1/26/19. When I attempted to add my comment tonight, I was unable to enter any comment. It shows that the comment period is closed and it will not allow for any comments to be added. Wizard FD Pad (2A Doc #401844206) Resolution: Comment period was reopened January 28 & 29, 2019. The change to the comment period was announced via the COGCC News & Notices page. Extension could not be communicated directly to the complainant, as no contact information was provided with the complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 28, 2019 Document No.: 200446923 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC Hearing - public comment process (relating to Wizard FD pad). I followed all instructions on the COGCC website in order to submit a written public comment for inclusion in the commissioners' hearing portfolio for the 1/28/19 hearing on behalf of myself and several neighbors. However, the hearing has already begun and our comments do not appear in the hearing commissioners' portfolio on the COGCC website and there is no evidence that the commissioners were provided a hard copy of our comments. According to the COGCC website, there was no specific deadline for inclusion of our comments in the hearing portfolio for this hearing. Our comments are time sensitive and involve information about a spacing unit application that is currently on the 1/28/19 docket. Please ensure that the commissioners receive our written comment today, prior to the consent agenda vote. I just checked and saw that my comment now shows up in the online commissioners hearing portfolio, but the PDF will not open and shows size of 0kb. Could you please look into this further and ensure that the commissioners are provided with our comment prior to the consent agenda vote today? Thank you. Resolution: COGCC Hearing Manager confirmed commissioners received complainant's public comment prior to the consent agenda vote
  • Date Received: Jan. 22, 2019 Document No.: 200446907 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Wizard FD Pad (2A Doc #401844206) Issue: COGCC website confirms that the comment period for this site will close on 1/21/19. However, when I attempted to make a comment today (1/21/19), it says that the comment period has closed. This is unacceptable! This is a huge proposed site and there are lots of concerns and issues. What good is a comment period if you are unable to make a comment during that time? I attempted to include screenshots to document this, but was unable to include images on this form. Resolution: COGCC staff confirmed that the comment function was disabled before the end of the comment period due to COGCC server malfunctions. Comment period was reopened January 25 & 26, 2019. The change to the comment period was announced via the COGCC News & Notices page. Extension could not be communicated directly to the complainant, as no contact information was provided with the complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 18, 2019 Document No.: 200446905 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: County Road 330, Ignacio, Co 81137. Sambrito Compressor Station Issue: We have been dealing with extreme noise issues with this compressor plant for months now. When it first went online years ago, it was extremely loud but they fixed those issues. Now it is extremely loud again and while they have done some things to address the issues, it is still extremely loud, especially at night. They have conducted sound tests and insist nothing has changed. Well, something has changed because the sound is not imagined. The one time the reps came out, the plant was apparently shut down or dialed way down so they acted like they did not believe us how loud it is. Now, I cannot get them to come out and they will not answer the last e-mail I sent on January 16th. Since it is a tribal compressor station, I am not sure if we have any recourse. They insist they follow COGCC rules to the T and way back when this was an issue, the problem was fixed. The person that took care of it was Terry Simpson and unfortunately, he since has passes away. We have been dealing with Bill Wilkinson and I have asked for any other person higher up I can deal with if this issue cannot be resolved at his level. He has thus far ignored that request. If the COGCC is unable to do anything to get somebody to address this use, is there anybody you can direct us to contact that might be able to resolve it? At times, there is little noise and at other times, the noise is horrible. I have never been around another compressor station that had these issues and there are many in our area. Surely there is some way to get this issue addressed. I know I am increasingly irritated and the person I have dealt with probably is getting frustrated with me but it is horrible. If you cannot do anything, perhaps you can please direct us to somebody higher in the Tribe with Red Cedar Gathering that we can speak with. We would appreciate any help we can get in resolving this noise issue. Thank you Resolution: The location described in the complaint is not under the jurisdiction of the COGCC. Complainant was referred to the LGD.
  • Date Received: Jan. 11, 2019 Document No.: 200446867 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Sheridan Blvd between 164 and perble creek hwy Issue: oil / gasaline smell emitting from cloud that was escaping from under the ground. represent the citizens and insure our safety.. as the broomfield projects progress I feel I drop my kids in gas chamber on their playground every morning. the sky is never clear over the hill to that area and to see a steam with a smell rise from the ground is disturbing and apotolipic... which is were we are heading if you cant curb this toxic industry. Odor is described as "oil based paint / gasoline". Odor first noticed on 1/10/19. Resolution: Area inspected, inspection document number: 690003017 No odor encountered.
  • Date Received: Jan. 4, 2019 Document No.: 200446856 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I received a letter in the mail from Extraction Oil & Gas offering participation or a mineral rights lease. I have attempted to contact them several times without reply. Extraction Oil & Gas are not adhering to the laws required for operation in my area. I ama attempting to negotiate a lease with them, but they are not responsive. We either need more time (120 days) to come to terms or the permit process should be terminated for them because they are not acting in good fait. Do not understand the notice letter no one is responding to my request for negotiated terms. This is a huge burden on ordanary 'real' citizens. The lease provided by Extraction is not fair. Attempts to contact the landman listed on the notification have gone un-answered. Contacts provided by a council member of Broomfield are not responding. I am attempting to address this issue in a reasonable manner, but nobody is responding. This is a huge burden on an ordinary real citizen without the backing of a Corporation or legal background. I need more time to secure my rights. Resolution: Mineral leases are civil agreements over which COGCC does not have jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Dec. 20, 2018 Document No.: 200446818 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: TC- Mosier Hill 2-9-11 Issue: We don't have city water, only well water and we would like to know if this well will disrupt or contaminate our well. Resolution: No indication of impacts to water well.
  • Date Received: Dec. 20, 2018 Document No.: 200446822 NOT ENOUGH DATA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Chevron NA has three Oil and Gas fields in Colorado. Rangley-Rangley, Skinner Ridge- DeBeque, Wilson Creek-Meeker. As per COGCC regulations companies are required to have a certified opacity reader for each field. As 12/17/18 Chevron doesn't have a certified opacity reader in Colorado. The past three opacity readers, one failed to re-certify, two posted out to a job in Texas, and three was dismissed from employment. Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the complaint and determined that COGCC does not have a regulation requiring one certified opacity reader for each field.
  • Date Received: Dec. 11, 2018 Document No.: 200446854 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I live in the City/County of Broomfield. The county's real citizens have voted to ban fracking and they voted in support of Proposition 112. These votes by real citizens and land owners strongly indicate that extraction of oil and gas in the area is not a welcome activity. Unfortunately, the Oil & Gas industry has chosen to overrule the will of real citizens by spending vast amounts of money on legal fees and mis-information campaigns to make us ordinary citizens obsolete. This is even more of an issue as large corporations encroach on large suburban communities where land is fractured into very small lots. The landowners in these areas do not own large tracts of land, they don't stand to benefit from huge oil & gas windfalls, and they don't have any money to fight the large corporations. On the flip side, oil & gas corporate citizens are taking advantage of a 'divide & conquer' situation where the land they seek mineral rights to is fractured across many disorganized land owners. This is a huge windfall for the corporation and a failure of our government to protect and uphold the will of the REAL people. I own less than 1/3 of an acre of land. All of my neighbors are in the same boat. None of us has enough money to hire a lawyer to negotiate a fair and equitable lease with the predatory corporation. The royalties we are due for our share of the natural resources are miniscule on an individual basis, so the return on investment to hire a lawyer is non-existent. So what is a real citizen supposed to do? The contract that the oil & gas company is providing to real citizens is very predatory. There is no way I can sign their lease. Yet, I don't have enough legal experience to know how to negotiate this, and I don't have the time nor experience to run a huge community organizing effort to rally against the corporation. I have filed a complaint with the COGCC, but suspect that organization is just a front for corporate interests. The real citizens of this city/county/state need protection from the oil & gas corp Resolution: Mineral lease are civil agreements over which COGCC does not have jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Nov. 26, 2018 Document No.: 200446779 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: SE/4SE/4 of Section 10, Township 1 South, Range 68 West, Adams County, Colorado. The property address is 15211 Washington St., 80023. Issue: (1) A water well (owned by North Washington Water Users Association - NWWUA) on the property is contaminated, and has been since, at least, 1997. See COGCC Order No. 1-72 and 1-83; Hearings File Memo dated October 18, 2018 by John Axelson at Doc. No. 2303200. The water well is used by 52 individuals, including the property owner. Thermogenic gas has been identified in the water, but testing has not been completed for other contaminants, particularly liquid contaminants such as BTEX. The water is often discolored (brick red), viscous, smells of crude oil, gaseous, and flammable. (2) There is another water well (owner's personal well) located on the property that is also contaminated in similar fashion and requires testing. Water issues: Odor, Taste Change, Color Change, Deposits, Flow Change, Flammable DWR Permit #: 143702, 8994 Well ages: 1 is 32 years old, 1 is 60 years old Water use: Household Use, Livestock/irrigation Resolution: The domestic water well (permit #143702) had no evidence of any O&G impact (biogenic origin of methane present). The water sample from the Roberts tap from the NWWUA had previously been known to contain methane of a mixture of biogenic and thermogenic origins. The water tap owner was advised to address any concerns to the NWWUA and/or the CDPHE.
  • Date Received: Nov. 26, 2018 Document No.: 200446779 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The site investigation and remediation workplan filed with the Sharpe 1-10 well documents (report taken by Chris Canfield, received 7/9/2018) shows that soil contamination also exists on the property. The Sharpe 1-10 well is 100 yards north of the property owner's personal well, and 150 yards west of the NWWUA well. Resolution: Under COGCC rules removal of any partially-buried produced water vessel must be closed under a Form 27 and this was accomplished at the Sharp 1-10 tank battery with work conducted June 2018. Clean-up action are detailed in supporting documentation for a NFA determination by the COGCC staff. After review that NFA determination was granted and remediation No. 11446 closed on 7/10/2018. Former site equipment has been removed and site is undergoing reclamation.
  • Date Received: Sept. 10, 2018 Document No.: 200446237 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: ?Township 1 South, Range 68 West, 6th PM ?Section 16:Plot 3 Lot A Issue: I have purchased the oil and mineral rights on my land that I have lived for 29 years. The company “Extraction Oil and Gas” in Colorado will soon be extracting from my plot and I have asked them to assure me that they now know that I own the mineral rights and the future royalties will come to me and not the previous owner. Resolution: Complainant advised that mineral leases are civil agreements outside COGCC's jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Sept. 6, 2018 Document No.: 200446230 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: AKA Energy, AKA Metering Station, Platteville, Weld County, CO (40.275266, -104.754023) Issue: Description: Earthworks field staff returned to this site for the 3rd time this year. Field staff noted odor on-site and intermittent emissions coming from the pneumatic control on the grey building. Since Earthworks was last at this site on 6/28/18, Xcel has incorporated a bucket marked “charcoal” into the system. There seemed to be small emissions leaking from the points at which the pipes met the bucket marked “charcoal.” Video of this site is included below. Earthworks’ thermographers are ITC-certified and use a FLIR GF320 camera. Youtube link: https://youtu.be/xfI4Gk10GSQ. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the facility or air emissions described in this complaint. Complaint transferred to the Air Pollution Control Division at CDPHE.
  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2018 Document No.: 200446130 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Aug. 5, 2018 Document No.: 200446110 TRESPASS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: July 22, 2018 Document No.: 200446045 TRASH Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Weld County Road 4 between County road 15 and 17 Issue: Plastic water and other bottles along road, more than ever before in my 20 years living here, one water bottle half full of urine, any of many different trucks, unknown. Just know that there is more plastic bottles along where I have mowed for 20 years, one water bottle half full of urine unless someone had lemonade in clear water bottle 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.
  • Date Received: July 12, 2018 Document No.: 200446031 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Willow trace neighborhood, in Arapahoe county Unincorporated. Aspire energy is requesting that residents in the Willow Trace neighborhood lease them their mineral rights for a period of three years minimum, with no right to prevent drilling and or injection. Why do we have no option for declining them the minerals below? Why are we forced to sign the lease, negotiate a different rate, or not participate to receive a lower rate? As owners of the mineral rights we should be provided a legal option to deny them to right to the minerals. Resolution: COGCC Staff evaluated this complaint and determined COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the issue described, as mineral leases are a civil matter.
  • Date Received: July 12, 2018 Document No.: 200446032 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Township 11 North, Range 62 West, 6th PM, Section 34:NW/4, Containing 160.00 acres, Weld County Issue: Approximately 343 acres of land in Weld County is deeded to Melvin Smock of Bakersfield, CA, deceased 1/1/15. There is open probate on this deed and executorship is legally designated to Candance Prendeville and Troy Smock. Lincoln Energy Partners, LLC (address 852 Broadway, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203) initiated and has entered into a lease agreement with Janice Smock as of November 19, 2016, illegally. It is believed that Janice Smock is receiving benefits from this lease agreement, which is through 2020. The lease agreement was filed with Weld County records on 02/02/2017. I am also in possession of the lease and can provide via. email. Our desire is for the lease agreement to be terminated with both parties informed, due to the lessor not being listed on the deed. Resolution: COGCC Staff evaluated this complaint and determined COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the issue described, as mineral leases are a civil matter.
  • Date Received: June 29, 2018 Document No.: 200446005 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 5222 Horizon Ridge Dr. Windsor Co 80550 Operator: Seismic Acquisition Services, seemed to hire a company called IGS to do the testing, on behalf of Great Western Operating Company Issue: Seismic testing was conducted in my neighborhood on July 28. My 5 year old home, a single story with full finished basement, suffered extensive damage. the home had no settling issues previous to the testing. Great Western Operating Co had my home inspected by their engineer. He was astounded by the amount of heaving in the basement. We have photographic evidence, and testimony that the house was undamaged all through the new home warranty. They have offered 5000 dollars to go away and sign a release. Please help and advise. basement repair specialty company will be making a detailed inspection for the purpose of repairing my home on July 3rd 2018 Nature of damage: house Cause/ source of damage: seismic testing Resolution: COGCC has reviewed this complaint and the documentation provided by Great Western Operating Company LLC, Operator # 10110 (attached). COGCC Staff has also reviewed Rule 333 which regarding seismic operations. Staff has determined there is no reasonable cause to believe there has been a violation of COGCC Rules and is closing this complaint with no further action.
  • Date Received: June 26, 2018 Document No.: 200445999 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: 8755 CR 55 Keenesburg, CO 80643 Issue: Pipeline installed on neighbors property, the access road from county road 55 to my driveway was damaged. The pipeline construction area was just dirt and the heavy rains we recently had caused the water to flow across the access road to the other side of the access road, it was literally like a river flowing across the road and caused a significant amount of erosion to the road. This is our only way out to the county road. I would think the pipeline company would of had some storm water procedures in place. Operator: I believe the company is Cureton or Honeywell from what a neighbor told me. The pipeline was not actually installed on my property. The pipeline crosses under the access road. Resolution: Pipeline construction is not within COGCC jurisdiction, routed to LGD.
  • Date Received: June 12, 2018 Document No.: 200445969 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Proposed Swan 4-64 6-1 Pad Location in Watkins, Colorado: Township 4 South, Range 64 West, Section 6 SE/4 Arapahoe County Issue: Conoco has submitted a 2A application that is materially false in violation of CRS § 34-60-121(2). Conoco is planning to drill eight wells on this controversial location but is only proposing one well to the COGCC in order to avoid compliance with COGCC rules and closer scrutiny from local officials and emergency responders. Allowing applicants to propose fewer wells than they are ultimately planning in order to avoid COGCC requirements sets a terrible precedent and, if allowed, would mark a departure from COGCC policy that formerly required Operators to file Form 2A permits for all the wells they expected to need for full development of the resource. CRS § 34-60-121(2) states, “If any person, for the purpose of evading this article or any rule, regulation, or order of the commission, makes or causes to be made any false entry or statement in a report required by this article or by any such rule, regulation, or order, or makes or causes to be made any false entry in any record, account, or memorandum required by this article or by any such rule, regulation, or order, or omits or causes to be omitted from any such record, account, or memorandum full, true, and correct entries as required by this article or by any such rule, regulation, or order, or removes from this state or destroys, mutilates, alters, or falsifies any such record, account, or memorandum, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.” (Emphasis added) Conoco is not hiding its intent to falsify its application. It has been very forthcoming in public meetings and in speaking with members of the public that it sees the first well as “phase 1” of its project. See COGCC comment by Cody Walkup (Attached as Exhib Resolution: The review shows that the application for this location has been rejected for technical reasons. Because there is no application in process, COGCC Staff sees no reason to pursue this matter any further. If an application for this location is re-filed, the public comment period will be opened again and you will be able to comment on that application.
  • Date Received: June 5, 2018 Document No.: 200445961 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 39438 Main St Eaton, CO 80615. Private well issues. Off of cr51 and main st. Issue: Odor, Taste Change, Color Change, Deposits, Dangerously high metals and contaminants. I had perfect clean water before fracking started in the area and now my water is bad. I did a test after a 24 hour flush and the test came back unusually high in irons, manganese, sulfers, and dissolved solids and arsenic... I talked to one of my neighbors and she is having the same issues with her water as well... I dont want to dive right into blaming fracking, However that is the only thing that has changed since the well was drilled. Well is 2.5 years old, permit number not known, well sample requested Resolution: COGCC completed a review of the analytical results for the water samples collected from your domestic water well on June 20th. There were no indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the subject residential water well.
  • Date Received: May 23, 2018 Document No.: 200445917 FENCING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: 1S 67W SEC 5 NW, Adams County. The pipeline can be access through the walking path that begins in our neighborhood near Jasmine St and 167th Ave. Issue: There is a pipeline that runs through our neighborhood, mostly underground. There is an above ground access point in the NW of the neighborhood that is usually fenced off and secured. After the intense wind storm about a month ago, the fence was pretty destroyed, and pieces of the fencing, and other materials, spread throughout the walking path and natural area nearby. The above ground portion of the pipeline is exposed, and the debris needs to be removed. Resolution: COGCC Staff reviewed the location and determined COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the pipeline. The complaint information was relayed to the Brighton LGD and the Public Utilities Commission.
  • Date Received: May 4, 2018 Document No.: 200445833 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: April 23, 2018 Document No.: 200445783 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: March 28, 2018 Document No.: 200445669 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The new drilling permit additions include 9 Interchange B Form 2 drilling permits, 13 Interchange A Form 2 drilling permits, and 8 Northwest A Form 2 drilling permits. There is definitely a safety concern about Extraction’s well drilling that caused a spill from an improperly plugged well in Berthoud on October 29. Extraction never did conclude why this spill occurred and before they do any new drilling anywhere, they should discover why this occurred. Citizens' safety should be paramount. Resolution: Comments for location permits are accepted via the COGCC permits page. Individual location 2As can be reviewed and comment on via the website.
  • Date Received: March 15, 2018 Document No.: 200445609 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,About two days ago I noticed a low level vibration that has been constant for the last couple of days. We had a problem with this a few month ago and i called it in. the vibration seems similar when someone has the phone on silent. It seems to be in an unground pipe/well that is creating a vibration inside my home. Resolution: Inspector visited area 3/16/2018 found no evidence of oil and gas activity in area
  • Date Received: March 13, 2018 Document No.: 200445574 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This is an official complaint from Rocky Rissler. Her phone number is 970-518-4784. I am forwarding this as a courtesy for a fellow concerned citizen. The concerns are the visible exhaust and suspicious activity. This location is in Weld County on CR 28 between CR 39 and CR 41. Please see message attached to photo share below. Resolution: Location #: 450025 Inspection Document #: 674200516 Complaint # 200445474 Nature of complaint: visible exhaust Field Inspector Actions: On 3-14-2018, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a complaint received for 3-14-2018 by the COGCC about possible oil and gas operations with visible exhaust in the area of weld county road 28 between WCR39 and WCR 41. On 3-14-2018 at approx 1100 hrs I performed an inspection of the oil and gas operations in the area. At the time of the inspection I observed Haliburton fracking operation on the Kerr McGee RW 29N-29HZ location. I observed normal fracking operations on location during my inspection. All lighting on location appeared to be pointed down and toward the ground at the time of the inspection. I also observed exhaust coming off the fracking pumps during my inspection which is normal during fracking. The exhaust fumes observed are common in the fracking process and are not regulated by COGCC or CDPHE. I later spoke with Eric Wenzel of Kerr McGee he indicated the fracking operation has been operating under normal condition without any upset fracking conditions during the frack. 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
  • Date Received: March 13, 2018 Document No.: 200445573 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern is located between 164-168 and 50th ave. possibly the verdad platform? We are located at 40th near 168th. I do not feel comfortable going up to the site to talk to anyone. In fact I believe the sign entrance states only work traffic allowed. Do you really believe the site is accessible to the general public for security and safety reason? Almost a silly question. No oil and gas company is going to make its employees available to general public for comment. Employees are immediately dispersed when workplace accident occurs so no one is available to question what occurred. Resolution: Field Inspector Assigned: Jason E. Gomez Complaint Received: Date: 3-14-2018 Complaint Contacted: Date: 3-14-2018 Time 1430 Hrs Location #: 440176 Inspection Document #: 688400037 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 3-14-2018, I was contacted by complaint specialist Megan Adamczyk in reference to some complaints received by the COGCC in reference to a noise complaint the complaint stated she thought the issues were coming from the Verdad Homestead location located between 164th and 168th near 168th. On 3-9-2018, I attempted to make contact with the complaint. I performed a complete site inspection of the Verdad Homestead location. I reviewed location records, which did not show any abnormal fracking conditions at the time of the complaints. I reviewed third party sound records at no time did the fracking operation exceed COGCC rules according to the sound study information reviewed. The location is approx. 1.2 miles away from the complaints home. Due to the information and the proximity to the complaints home it does not appear the Verdad location was the cause of the complaints noise complaint. No violation of COGCC rules were observed at the time of the inspection of the frack operation nor in the surrounding neighborhood. All information reviewed and site inspection information were submitted to the complaint specialist for further review.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2018 Document No.: 200445604 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,In the month of March 2017 there was a gas explosion in the town of Firestone Colorado. Two people were killed and it was determined that a discontinued flow line which had been left open was the reason for the accident. Shortly after this explosion Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP/ Anadarko Petroleum Corporation turned the gas off to our residence. They cited the accident (State Moratorium) as their rationale for shutting our heat supply off and offered us $45,000 dollars for our oil and mineral rights. We declined their offer and simply asked for the gas to be turned back on. As oil and gas owners of the wells shut down our lease entitles us to one eighth of production to our residence. This lease has been in effect since April 3, 1970 and in the fifteen years that I have lived in my residence, there has never been a problem with the gas issued to our home. The following letter was submitted to Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Onshore LP / Anadarko Petroleum Corporation February 25, 2018. The letter was ignored and the wells were turned back on approximately March 8-9, 2018. Orrisa Tina Kelly 7247/7177 County Road 18 Firestone, Colorado 80520 Telephone: (303) 304-4367 E-Mail: jomkellycochrane@gmail.com February 25, 2018 Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP/ Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 501 North Division Blvd. Platteville, CO 80651 RE: Notification of lease termination of Gas Tap to Teets Bernard E GU #2 & Teets 15-20A Township 2 North, Range 67 West, Section 20 Weld County Colorado Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP / Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, As mineral rights owner of the wells in question, COGCC data sheets for the wells on my property were examined for activity. They show that one well was “shut in” on May 1, 2017 and the other was shut in on November 1, 2017. It is my understanding that shutting in a well is different from permanently closing or abandoning a well, providing you with the option to reopen the wells at some point to bring them back to production. The purpose of this letter is to inform you that th Resolution: Details in this complaint reveal this is a civil matter in which COGCC has no jurisdiction
  • Date Received: March 12, 2018 Document No.: 200445603 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,It is my understanding that Extraction Oil and Gas will be fracking underneath my neighborhood and home beginning soon. This is due to an oil and gas law that was put into effect over 50 years ago and does not even apply to fracking, a much more recent technology. It is not fair that forced pooling governs the laws inside the state of Colorado. There should have to be a majority for fracking to take place underneath neighborhoods and in residential areas. Resolution: Review of COGCC Rules show forced pooling is not a violation of those rules
  • Date Received: March 6, 2018 Document No.: 200445552 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: DCP plant on County Rd 33 and 38 Platteville. DCP plant has been flaring with a large plume of black smoke for most of the afternoon. They also have had lots of traffic and the dust is out of control. Time: 8:00 to 4;00. Began on 3/6/18. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the facility. Complainant referred to CDPHE APCD.
  • Date Received: March 6, 2018 Document No.: 200445552 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: They also have had lots of traffic and the dust is out of control. Dust is from trucks on 36 and 35 Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the facility. Complainant referred to LGD.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2018 Document No.: 200445542 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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, however, none of these show on the COGCC website. I know you experienced a lot of comments on this permit and were behind on reviewing them, but it's been a long time and none are displayed in the existing public comments for this document (401477008). Could you please provide us a status update on their posting. Thanks. Resolution: Complainant's comments are displayed in PDF version of the permit run on 3-5-18. Complainant was informed of status and provided with a PDF.
  • Date Received: Feb. 26, 2018 Document No.: 200445504 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Feb. 23, 2018 Document No.: 200445484 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Extend Comment Period for Livingston Pad. I wish to extend the COGCC comment period beyond the current Feb. 24 deadline for the Form 2 and 2A permits for the Livingston and Interchange Pads. I also wish to postpone any COGCC hearings on these pads until the April COGCC hearings. Based on Extraction’s submission date of the permits, any hearings could occur at the March public meetings. Resolution: Per Rule 305.d.(1), the initial 20 day comment period began when these applications passed completeness on January 25, 2018. On January 26, 2018, upon request of Tami Yellico, the Broomfield Local Government Designee (LGD), the comment period was extended to 30 days, from the original expiration date of February 14, 2018 to a new expiration date of February 24, 2018. The COGCC has received a request for another extension of the comment period from the Broomfield LGD. Per Rule 305.d.(3), the Director Lepore has granted another extension of the comment period for the Livingston and Interchange Form 2As. An announcement has been posted on the COGCC website. Extraction’s applications are currently scheduled for the April hearing.
  • Date Received: Feb. 16, 2018 Document No.: 200445463 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Feb. 15, 2018 Document No.: 200445462 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Feb. 11, 2018 Document No.: 200445446 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Feb. 9, 2018 Document No.: 200445441 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My trust is not receiving notifications for the J Sands in the Adena oil field. My father Raymond H Roark and my mother, Virginia J Roark were two of the original mineral right owners in the J Sands of the Adena oil field. They never sold their interest to the Monahan family nor the Breneman/Larrick family. Apparently those families have leases on the J sands and my parents were never issued a check nor did my parents ever sell their mineral rights. Their wills were filed with the court by their trust attorneys and all assets were transferred into my trust. The oil and gas conservation commission should not accept any documents from Betty and Woznack that perpetrate false documents and possibly cover a fraud on two old people. That spreads a crime of mail fraud/conversion and wire fraud which is possibly ongoing. We were notified by a purchasing title company that our mineral right ownership in the J sands is .004 when my father owned at least 1 1/4 interest in 2,000 acres of the original adena oil field in his trust. No one had the power to convey or lease that while my father was alive but apparently there are leases and they are still being paid instead of our trust. We have asked this operator for a lease and they have told us we are held by production even though there was a pooling in 2012. We have asked for one and the operator recognized the Breneman/Larrick/Monahan family and not us. We respectfully request that they include us on all communications and we are filing a complaint that they are paying their friends and not the rightful owner of the minerals which are held in our trust. Please help us recover this fraud. The statute of limitations on fraud in the state of Missouri is 10 years. We have an email from their title attorney that we own the minerals to pay someone else and keep actively paying them is fraud in the highest degree especially when it took a cash bonus and payments away from two elderly people in 2011 when they knew where my parents lived and they did not offer them a lease knowing t Resolution: Complainant was provided information previously supplied to them by a COGCC Hearings Officer: In response to your questions regarding non-payment of your royalties, you must start the process by submitting a Form 37 to receive any proceeds you may be entitled to pursuant to a lease or other agreement. 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 Proceeds statute. Section 34-60-118.5 (5), C.R.S. states: [a]bsent a bona fide dispute over the interpretation of a contract for payment, the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission shall have jurisdiction to determine the following: (a) The date on which payment of proceeds is due a payee under section (2) of the section; (b) The existence or nonexistence of an occurrence pursuant to subsection (3) of this section which would justifiably cause a delay in payment; and (c) The amount of the proceeds plus interest, if any due a payee by a payor. If you are not successful in getting the information in that manner and the matter is not a bona fide dispute of contract interpretation, then you must file a Form 38 to have your application docketed if all the jurisdictional prerequisites have been satisfied. While use of Form 37, as opposed to an email format you have selected may not seem material, Commission experience is that use of the appropriate form significantly facilitates dispute resolution between private parties without invoking Commission jurisdiction, resulting in a more satisfying outcome for all parties. Please also note that Rule 503.a., as modified by our new hearings policy, requires that all applications for hearings be initiated by the electronic filing of 2 copies and an original application with the Commission. The rule also requires that the application must also be submitted on compatible electronic media. Microsoft Word is the preferred file type for editable files
  • Date Received: Feb. 8, 2018 Document No.: 200445436 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Geisick 32-32 Las Animas County Colorado. Pioneer Natural Resources. Issue: Project 2130 has shown that TBA contamination is real and a problem in many water wells around Las Animas County. This report contains no data to show that the possible source comes from any activity other than from gas drilling and extraction. It is true that there is no evidence to exonerate Pioneer natural Resources from responsibility. The opinions voiced by the COGCC and the oil and gas business but are not supported by any evidence. For instance, there is no explanation of where high levels of TBA in the Sachinator MW1 came from. The report does say that toluene found in the same well is human caused (by gas drilling and extraction). Opinions by the COGCC and Pioneer, as stated in the report, include that the source of contamination might be naturally occurring. This is not backed up by facts, data or evidence of any kind. Another opinion states that there is no evidence the the oil and gas industry is the source. That statement, however, is completely false. All evidence and data that has been presented, directly points to Pioneer as being responsible for the contamination of groundwater. This evidence is as follows: 1. Pioneer drilling equipment got stuck while drilling the Sanchinator well. 2. Pioneer in and effort to get the drilling string out of the hole, over-pressured the drill string and caused a communication of the drilled well borehole with the groundwater formations as evidenced by water well caps being blown off. In addition, it is highly likely that Pioneer spotted diesel or another man-made organic product in order to relieve the stuck pipe condition. This introduced the man-made organic contaminates into the groundwater. This is evidenced by high levels of TBA and other organics in the Sanchinator monitoring wells (greater than 1200 micrograms per liter) and in the Sanchinator production fluids. Therefore the communication between the production zone and the groundwater and the organic contamination in bot Resolution: Due to the similarity of issues described in the current complaint, lack of significant change in oil and gas operational activity, and previous history of compliance related to surrounding oil and gas operations, the COGCC has resolved and closed the current complaint with no further action pursuant to COGCC Rule 522.
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2018 Document No.: 200445406 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Jan. 26, 2018 Document No.: 200445369 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Jan. 22, 2018 Document No.: 200445350 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Anadarko seized our domestic gas tap that our lease states we have complete rights. Location is 18621 WCR 20 Ft. Lupton, CO 80643. Hudco 9-18, 24-18, 39-18, 40-18. They are in violation of our lease agreement and have removed our gas tap. I have spoken with Anadarko Collen Nealy Dave Hartel Travis Holland Lindsey Jaffee no reply to calls and certified mail Ron Olsen Luke Epenger Paul Mccarville Ken Wilcox Lisa and Stephanie in Stakeholders they are trying to help..... Resolution: Complainant was informed that the COGCC does not have jurisdiction over surface leases, as they are a civil matter.
  • Date Received: Jan. 22, 2018 Document No.: 200445348 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Jan. 9, 2018 Document No.: 200445260 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Jan. 8, 2018 Document No.: 200445098 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Jan. 5, 2018 Document No.: 200445011 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Jan. 4, 2018 Document No.: 200445004 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Jan. 4, 2018 Document No.: 200445029 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Jan. 2, 2018 Document No.: 200444992 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Dec. 26, 2017 Document No.: 200444863 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Dec. 22, 2017 Document No.: 200444816 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Dec. 20, 2017 Document No.: 200444807 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: north east corner of WCR 13 and HWY 52 Frederick Colorado Issue: I am the collections system superintend for St Vrain Sanitation District. KPK requested a locate for a spill a couple weeks ago. The flow line spill was directly above our sewer main. When they excavated they did not find the broken line but crud oil was found in the bedding around the sewer pipe. All they did was fence the area and then left the site. They were at the site today but still have not found the broken pipe. There is ground water present and the oil is in the water. They have left the site again because they didn't have a vac truck available. We are very concerned how far the oil may have traveled through our bedding. Resolution: no indications or reportable spill were observed on multiple visits to the site. Small quantity of liquid hydrocarbons in water below historically abandoned flow line. HC were observed on first visit but subsequently removed from excavation by operator with vac truck. No impacts to groundwater quality persisted at the excavation subsequent to removal of less than one pint of HC on water. Flowline was subsequently capped by KPK even though they did not believe the line had been in use with their operations.
  • Date Received: Dec. 13, 2017 Document No.: 200444770 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Dec. 11, 2017 Document No.: 200444755 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2017 Document No.: 200444733 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2017 Document No.: 200444730 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2017 Document No.: 200444724 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2017 Document No.: 200444725 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Nov. 27, 2017 Document No.: 200444704 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Nov. 21, 2017 Document No.: 200444693 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Nov. 16, 2017 Document No.: 200444673 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Nov. 15, 2017 Document No.: 200444660 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Nov. 15, 2017 Document No.: 200444664 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Nov. 13, 2017 Document No.: 200444635 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Nov. 6, 2017 Document No.: 200444602 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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)
  • Date Received: Nov. 6, 2017 Document No.: 200444604 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Nov. 2, 2017 Document No.: 200444591 FENCING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Oct. 24, 2017 Document No.: 200444490 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Oct. 23, 2017 Document No.: 200444390 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Oct. 17, 2017 Document No.: 200444272 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Oct. 16, 2017 Document No.: 200444257 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I live in Northridge, about 0.5 miles southeast from the Wooley Becka Sosa site. In the middle of the night, (early morning on 10/16/17), I noticed very low vibrations that lasted for about 10 seconds. It felt deep underneath the ground and as if the whole earth was shaking. It was very subtle, but noticeable. It felt similar to when I felt vibrations one night when the WBS site was actively drilling. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspection Unit Staff reviewed the complaint and determined that the complaint solely described vibrations. The COGCC does not have a rule regarding vibrations, and therefore can not conduct an inspection investigating vibrations, as it is not within our jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Oct. 10, 2017 Document No.: 200444147 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Fort lupton gas plant at weld county rd 10 and eagle street operated by discovery midstream. Discovery midstream. I have spoken with Ms. Casey Nikolorec (spelling?) and Cory Kline. The fort lupton gas plant operated by discovery midstream has been well over the noise limit of 50 db at night and 55 db in the day as specified in their special use permit. They just started up operations within the last couple of weeks and I consistently measure 60-70 + db on my iphone app and can hear the compressors in my house. I brought this to the attention of the company on two occasions. Resolution: COGCC Staff reviewed the facility and determined it is a midstream facility outside of COGCC jurisdiction. The complaint was transferred to the Public Utilities Commission
  • Date Received: Oct. 5, 2017 Document No.: 200444281 TRESPASS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Oct. 5, 2017 Document No.: 200444281 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: KeerMcgee - Tegleler 11-30, NESW SEC.30-T2N-R68W WCR 16 /12 & WCR 1, E, 4/10. S INTO WELD CO, COLORADO KPK K.P. Kauffman Company, Inc. NESW Sec. 30-T2N-R68W Weld County, CO County line & WCR 16 1/2 KPK well is really owned by AMOCO or PB no contact info Not sure who did the damage. but if I call one they just pass it back and forth blaming the other. Did that for over 6 months last time they broke a t post and pulled out 8" wooden post and left it. Who ever goes in and out of the property cannot seem to do it with out damaging the fence or gate. This is on going. but now the gate is unusable and unfixable. someone in the last 2 weeks destroyed the gate hinges,knocked the gate off and RAN OVER IT!!! Than just sett it against the fence post. I have horses. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over damage of gates/ fence as property damage is a civil issue.
  • Date Received: Oct. 4, 2017 Document No.: 200444097 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Gingerich ponds located in keenesburg co east of county road 55 in between county road 18 and 20 Issue: We have noticed increased activity at these ponds which have a sign up that they belong to noble energy, about 2 months ago my neighbor had groundwater surface and is now saturating the ground and running down to my private road. I have lived here for 8 years and have never seen ground water here. My neighbor and I are about a 1/4 mile west of these ponds. The water smells of sulphur. We would like confirmation in writing that the activity from these ponds is not creating this groundwater to surface, it has been running for at least 2 months and making quite a mess on the properties. If this has been caused by noble operations we need to also know that this water will not harm anyone or our pets. Resolution: Investigations show no connection of ponds to spring on Dhal property. Laboratory analysis of spring water shows water to be natural shallow groundwater. There is no evidence of the spring caused by or related to oil & gas activities. See file for all documentation.
  • Date Received: Oct. 2, 2017 Document No.: 200444079 ORPHANED EQUIPMENT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have an abandoned well and would like to get the pump site cleaned up. I have attached two maps to help with the location, it is located SW of Woodrow, CO. Resolution: COGCC Financial Assurance Supervisor reviewed the location record and determined that the original operator (Continental Oil Company) became a part of ConocoPhillips Company, who is responsible for any outstanding liability; On 10/06/2017 a COGCC Reclamation Inspector conducted an inspection of the Downing 3 well, documented in Field Inspection Report (FIR) # 682502642; The inspector noted that, “nothing at the well site remained except the well marker. COGCC records indicate that the Downing #3 well (121-06290) was drilled and plugged as a dry hole in 1953. COGCC inspection doc. #232665 dated 7/14/1997 passed the reclamation documenting a "dry hole marker, >2 inches within the cultivated field”; and The inspection was issued to the operator with the comment, “Well was DA’d in 1953 and a dry hole marker was placed at the well location… Surface owner has indicated the marker is within the middle of a crop field and is interfering with agricultural activities. COGCC is requesting that the operator please contact the surface owner to discuss these concerns, and possibly cut off the marker below grade (per the rules), as to not interfere with agricultural activities.”
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2017 Document No.: 200444033 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2017 Document No.: 200444031 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2017 Document No.: 200444032 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 22, 2017 Document No.: 200444014 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 20, 2017 Document No.: 200443969 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 20, 2017 Document No.: 200443968 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 18, 2017 Document No.: 200443927 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 15, 2017 Document No.: 200443912 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 14, 2017 Document No.: 200443898 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 13, 2017 Document No.: 200443883 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 12, 2017 Document No.: 200443863 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 7, 2017 Document No.: 200443831 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: Sept. 6, 2017 Document No.: 200443824 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 6, 2017 Document No.: 200443821 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Sept. 5, 2017 Document No.: 200443816 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2017 Document No.: 200443722 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2017 Document No.: 200443656 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: Aug. 10, 2017 Document No.: 200443499 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: July 26, 2017 Document No.: 200443354 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: July 24, 2017 Document No.: 200443348 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: July 14, 2017 Document No.: 200443315 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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
  • Date Received: July 10, 2017 Document No.: 200443292 LAND USE CONFLICT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: July 6, 2017 Document No.: 200443286 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: June 22, 2017 Document No.: 200443087 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: June 22, 2017 Document No.: 200443090 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: 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.
  • Date Received: June 16, 2017 Document No.: 200443064 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Greenleaf oilfield fluid disposal evap. pits Approx 8 miles SW of the town of DeBeque, Co. on 45 1/2 Rd. (DeBeque Cuttoff) Issue: Air Quality I fully understand the purpose of this facility is to evaporate used oilfield fluids and produced water. However, the stench associated with this is becoming unbearable. In the morning when the air is still, my wife gags over the petroleum stink. It seems no matter which way the wind is blowing it is affecting someone. I have talked to most of my neighbors, and all agree that this needs to be addressed. I don't know if these fumes are hazardous in any way, but spend enough time outside smelling it and it will give you a headache. I believe these fluids are trucked in from various wells/companies. Odor is described as petroleum, residence is located 1/2 mile south of the source, odor first noticed on 3/1/17. 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.
  • Date Received: June 7, 2017 Document No.: 200442936 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Rio Blanco County, Piance Creek play, Lower Horse Draw Unit: The leases in which we own an interest were sold by Encana to SWEVCO effective 3/31/2017..By virtue of the sale of Encana's working interest to SWEVCO, SWEVCO becomes the operator. We have not been advised as to when SWEVCO intends to commence revenue distribution to joint interest owners and, more importantly, what is the status of royalty distributions since 3/31/2017. We have attempted to contact SWEVCO with no success. There is a number in Loveland, CO that does not answer. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and provided contact information for the operator.
  • Date Received: May 26, 2017 Document No.: 200442715 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: NOT SURE IF THIS IS CORRECT BUT THE WELL MAP ONLY SHOWS 1 WELL NEAR MY PROPERTY. IT SHOWS ON THE LOT DIRECTLY BEHIND MINE (SOUTH SIDE) THE WELL HEAD IS ACTUALLY ON MY PROPERTY ABOUT 200 PLUS FEET NW FROM WHERE THE MAP SHOWS. 5788 E 163RD AVENUE, ON SITE. OIL AND GAS MAPS SHOW THIS WELL IN THE WRONG PLACE. IT SHOWS ON THE LOT DIRECTLY BEHIND MINE (SOUTH SIDE) THE WELL HEAD IS ACTUALLY ON MY PROPERTY ABOUT 200 PLUS FEET NW FROM WHERE THE MAP SHOWS. CONDITION OF PLUGGED AND ABANDONED WELL ON MY PROPERTY: THERE IS ABOUT A 30 FT CIRCLE ABOVE THE WELLHEAD WHERE THE GROUND IS CAVING IN. IT HAS SUNK UP TO 3 FT DOWN. Resolution: COGCC Environmental Staff investigated and determined a remediation was conducted on the tank battery site (northeast of the well) in 2005. The remediation was performed and accepted. COGCC engineering staff reviewed the location and determined that surface development proceeded after the remediation and that any subsidence is related to improper compaction of the fill placed over the site during over lot grading not oil and gas operations.
  • Date Received: May 17, 2017 Document No.: 200442574 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: RAZOR 25B-2549 CO Weld; RAZOR 25B-2551 CO Weld; RAZOR 25-2514H CO Weld; RAZOR 25-2411H CO Weld Issue: At the beginning of March, 2017, Whiting oil issued myself a royalty check of $26,635.07. Soon after, they said the check was issued in error and voided the check. I was told by Whiting oil (Dan Danner) that I would receive a replacement check after May 31, 2017. The check amount he quoted me was quite small (less than $300) I disputed that amount and timeline of payment through phone calls as Whiting would not respond to my emails. Mr. Danner phoned me again and assured me a royalty check would arrive to me prior to Monday, April 15, 2017. Today is Tuesday, April 16 2017 and I have not received a royalty payment for March or April 2017. The royalty check that was voided listed all of this production: RAZOR 25B-2549 CO Weld RAZOR 25B-2551 CO Weld RAZOR 25-2514H CO Weld RAZOR 25-2411H CO Weld When Mr. Danner phoned me he stated that I only receive payment for one pumping well. I contacted Whiting Oil by email then by phone calls. They never responded to the email and everything they told me in phone messages was untrue. I never actually spoke with anyone, personally. Dan Danner responded to my messages and I have all of his voicemails saved. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and explained the payment of proceeds process. Forms 37 and 38 were provided to the complainant.
  • Date Received: May 4, 2017 Document No.: 200442373 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 1.2 miles west of Ringos, then approximately 1/4-1/2 mile south from the highway up on the mountains (south of the house at 22010 Hwy 12). There is a tower with a big red balloon on top. You can hear the drilling. There is a compressor station a few hundred feet to the north, but that is not the source of the odor. We are smelling odors and experiencing health issues from fracking. The odor is described as sweet, antifreeze mixed with cologne. Resolution: At 9:30 am (05/12/17) I headed up to Ringos Store. The inspector went 1.2 miles West of Ringos Store and saw a cell tower with a red light on top. It is about 2 miles to the South of Hwy 12. I then went 1.2 miles East of Ringos Store and saw a work-over rig in the Eastern Colorado Well Service yard, about 1/4 mile South of Hwy 12. There were six rigs folded down and 1 rig that was erected for maintenance. The rig mast is 90% white, but the top, the crown block is red. I then drove to 22010 Hwy 12, the home of Bettie Korbilka and knocked on the door. There was no response. I then talked to a neighbor, Pat Mestas, who owned the house next door and across the road. He said he has seen Ms. Korbilka maybe 3 times and he doesn't know if she even lives in Colorado. Mr. Mestas said, he has not smelled anything that smells like antifreeze and cologne. Last Note : Because of the price of gas, there has been no drilling and no fracking for years in Las Animas County. I left Mr. Mestas home at 12:30 pm.
  • Date Received: April 24, 2017 Document No.: 200441343 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I was approached at my personal residence listed above today by a gentleman purporting to be from "Aztec" requesting a signed lease for mineral rights. I was not previously aware I owned mineral rights for this property, and this was the first method of communication I have received from Aztec, either written or verbal. He told me if we did not sign his lease we would be force pooled and attempted to explain what this meant. I expressed my concern over signing a contract with someone who I had no prior dealing with who came to my house uninvited due to concerns of fraud. I asked for a copy of the contract to review and a business card, both of which I was denied before he left. I do therefore, have no way to contact Aztec to discuss the lease further. I am concerned that Aztec will follow through with their threats to take legal action without providing me with time to consider the offer. Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed that the COGCC does not have jurisdiction over mineral leases. Complainant was provided with NARO information.
  • Date Received: April 19, 2017 Document No.: 200441324 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: Crestone has created a third pad site that they are calling a staging pad site between their Waste Connections and Pratt pad sites in Erie. Issue: There has been no known Form 2A logged by Crestone to the COGCC for this location that abuts the Denver Regional Landfill. Resolution: COGCC staff notified the operator aware of the potential permitting issue and a 2A was submitted on 6/1/2017. The 2A rectified the potential issue prior to the operator moving equipment onto the location.
  • Date Received: April 18, 2017 Document No.: 200441320 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: DRY HOLLOW ROAD RURAL GARFIELD COUNTY. EAST AND WEST OF DRY HOLLOW.MILE MARKER #2AND #3. Issue: INTERMITTENT STRONG TO MILD ODOR OF SOMETHING TOXIC AND CHEMICAL.OCCURS APPROX 2-5 A.M. AND 4-7 P.M. SINCE SUN.THE 9TH MAYBE 10 EPISODES LASTING 2-3 HOURS VARYING IN INTENSITY.FIRST WAS THE STRONGEST.MY LUNGS HURT.HAD A HEADACHE AND BLOODY NOSE. SUBSEQUENT EPISODES CAUSED LUNG SORENESS HEADACHES. Complainant has spoken with: VANGUARD/ SCOTT GHAN URSA/ JOHN DOSE KIRBY WYNN- GARCO OIL AND GAS LIASON Resolution: No Violations were found.
  • Date Received: April 12, 2017 Document No.: 200441313 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant has health concerns about nearby operations. Complainant drinks water from well, would like to have that tested for possible contaminants. Resolution: Lab results indicated no impact by hydrocarbons and no methane. Bacteria analysis showed some bacteria in water. Report was sent to Mr. Rodriguez with lab results, photos, and recommendations to clean the well (Document #2495826). Complaint will be closed. C Lujan, 07/10/2017
  • Date Received: April 11, 2017 Document No.: 200441307 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a pump running all night. SOmetimes it beings at 10PM and runs all night. There are no barriers, The other side has a dirt wall but my side has the noise run right into the trailer park. This is terrible. It runs on and on and its driving me crazy. I moved here because it was quiet and it is not quiet anymore. Those guys don't care because they are home in their quiet beds. Resolution: OGCC inspector was on location at 1:30 AM on 4/14/17 and ran a sound survey. The weather conditions were clear skies with calm wind. Night time temperature was 49 deg. A sound survey was run 350 ft from the noise source in the direction of the complainant’s location. The survey resulted in a LeqA of 56.5 db which is above the standard set in rule 802 for night time limits. Corrective Action Inspection issued. Insp DOC# 674104009
  • Date Received: April 10, 2017 Document No.: 200441287 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: Purchases in Weld County by Exploration Oil and Gas. Hungenberg 22-28, Matrix 21-29, Matrix CNW-29, Matrix L-29HC, Matrix 20-HN, Matrix N-29HC, Matrix K-29HN, Moro Farms 41-29, Moro Farms CNE-29, Matrix J-29HN, Matrix O-29HN, Matrix P=29HC, These wells were originally leased by Bayswater Exploration and Production Issue: We had received royalty payments from Bayswater for the past years. They sold our wells to Exploration, and they are using a different accounting system. Our checks for oil and gas pumped are less than half of the earlier payments. I contacted them and was not satisfied with the response. I would like to be directed to an individual that is knowledgeable with accounting procedures to review the information included with the monthly payments. They are so much different than either Bayswater or our earlier one, Matrix Energy. I sent a letter to Exploration and received an e-mail from Rachel Edison. The information was not complete and I replied with additional questions. The second reply was received by Miroslav Karljevk. That person did not address our concerns, but stated that, "The reverse rebooks are done to update all the owners on a well with the most correct information we have. This sometimes means you will gain value and other times have a net loss on these prior periods. Reverse rebooks are a constantly on going thing and we always try to have the most correct payments/data on hand." She added, "The causes for reverse rebooks/adjustments can be due to a lot of different things, such as there being an incorrect price at the processing facility, a difference in interest you may have in the well, misallocation on the system side, etc." I requested a followup, but have not received a reply. There are a total of seven families receiving royalty payments off this facility. I estimate that a total of $5,000 or more are being withheld due to the accounting that Exploration is using on our lease. Owner ID 35971 Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and provided COGCC Forms 37 and 38 and provided an explanation of the commissions involvement in the payment of proceeds process.
  • Date Received: April 7, 2017 Document No.: 200441285 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Why is the COGCC well system not kept current. The Adamson Ernie F GU 1X was P&A in August 2016 and the Meguire x 21-5 JI was P&A sometime in April 2016 or after and your system still shows PR. The Meguire well doesn't have a completion report with a completion date. Here it is a year later and the system has not been updated. Also most of the time the completion date is incorrect or there isn't date. My company has interest in a lot of wells in Colorado and it's very frustrating using the COGCC system in trying to get accurate information. We have interest in other states and COGCC is the worst state system for information on wells. Just feel you should know how those of us in the O&G industry with interest in COLORADO feel about your system. Resolution: Previously, the status of a well in the database was updated by a Form 5A, sometimes the Form 7, and in some cases, a Form 4. This method did not provide the most current, up-to-date status. However, the Form 7, Monthly Report of Operations, does provide the status for each active well and does so on a monthly basis. Therefore, COGCC has begun populating the well status in the database using the most recent Form 7.
  • Date Received: April 3, 2017 Document No.: 200441272 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: I live in the Pelican Lake Ranch Estates my address is 16502 Essex Rd N, Platteville, CO 80651 Issue: Since January I have felt and heard noise as low rumbling. At first I thought it was a neighbors diesel truck. I went outside to see who what making the noise and saw nothing. I kept hearing it and came to the realization that it was fracking. We have had multiple fracking units going up around us. I couldn't care less about fracking except I hear it all night long and I have lost too much sleep Enough is Enough! We need it to stop at night it has taken it's toll on our sleep. Noise is described as: Continuous, grinding vibration, occurring right now, noise you can hear and feel, beginning on 1/14/17, and occurring all day every day and night. Resolution: Complainant stated that noise from fracking operations was occurring at night. OGCC inspector was on location on the afternoon of 4/5/17 to investigate. Sections 4,5,6,7,8,9,16,17, and 18 of 3N 65W were searched for a noise source. No fracking operations were observed. The COGCC database was searched for notifications in the area and only P&A notices were found. No noise source related to oil and gas is able to be located at this time. Complaint assigned to this location because it was the closest location to complaint address. INSP DOC#674103990
  • Date Received: March 31, 2017 Document No.: 200441267 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant observed a spill into the creek behind his home while a crew was installing a pipeline. Trucks from the workers said "utili Link". The complainant noticed the spill because the material was visible in the water. The location is southeast of the intersection of CR17 and CR62/ Crossroads Blvd. Resolution: COGCC Inspector Jeff Rickard visited the location of the concern on 3/31/17. The operator (Platte Valley Gathering) is installing a gathering line. The BMPs are in place and appear to be functioning properly. Mr. Rickard captured photos of the location (attached). Mr. Rickard did not observe mud, other fluids or sediment leaking into the steam. COGCC staff contacted the complainant to inform them of the actions and the observations and informed the complainant that should they have additional concerns, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Water Quality Control Division would have enforcement authority over a discharge.
  • Date Received: March 27, 2017 Document No.: 200441248 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I own an adjacent property and I am not getting paid for the minerals. Noble originally drilled the wells and now Anadarko is producing them. Wells are Paul Nelson or Nelson Farms, and Erlich or MacDowell. A railroad section is to the north. Resolution: COGCC Hearings officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and explained the payment of proceeds process and provided COGCC forms 37 and 38.
  • Date Received: March 27, 2017 Document No.: 200441244 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Kerr Magee production facility located in the Sweetgrass neighborhood, Dacono, CO., Weld County. The facility in question is in the center of Sweetgrass surrounded by houses and directly adjacent to a playground. Issue: I spent nearly a decade working in the O&G industry, so I am fully aware of setbacks and current regulations. My main concern is related to the production facility that is located directly adjacent to a playground that was recently installed. It is frustrating that developers do not have to abide by the same setbacks. O&G companies could never drill a new well and production facility this close to a playground, but the developer can build a playground within a stones throw of tanks, separators, VOC burners, and various other industrial equipment. I have witnessed with my own eyes a person catch a face full of gas coming from a leaky tank faint and fall down a flight of stairs. I have also been told stories of oil transport drivers breathing in a face full of gas when a thief hatch is open and killing the driver, when he passed and and hung himself by his sweatshirt on the catwalk of the tank battery. How in the world can we ensure that the small children playing at that playground are safe, and will not be exposed to gas leaks and chemical leaks, soil contamination e.c.t. What kinds of assurances do we have that a truck driver won't come to pick up an oil load mid-day, open a thief hatch and expose the entire playground to fumes and chemicals. This is a frightening proposition. I understand the implications of moving playgrounds or production equipment, so I am asking for a a review of the SOP for this facility and possibly a full inspection, including FLIR cameras to ensure no leaks. Resolution: Based on complainant's concerns, the COGCC Field Inspection Supervisor for the area has upgraded the location to place it on the inspection list for this year, but in the absence of any indications of a current issue, can not prioritize the location for an immediate inspection. Regarding concerns about the developers ability to place the playground adjacent to pre-existing locations, complainant was directed to the local government designee (LGD) who may be able to discuss local regulations or ordinances.
  • Date Received: March 22, 2017 Document No.: 200441247 LAND USE CONFLICT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: PDC taken out some scrubbers and tanks at two adjacent wells and fed the scrubbers to the scrubber and tank on my property. Resolution: OLGA staff reviewed the complaint and determined there are not compliance issues with moving the equipment.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2017 Document No.: 200441232 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: Suncor Oil Refinery 5801 Brighton Blvd, Commerce City, CO 80022 Issue: I am very upset and concerned about the recent shutdowns, chemical releases, and burn offs at the Suncor Oil Refinery. I don't believe that they had much of any control over the recent burn offs, and placing the blame on Xcel was wrong. Power outages happen, and I feel as though Suncor is not taking responsibility for their actions. Specifically I am concerned about the massive burn offs that light up the night sky and cause traffic congestion at night along the nearby interstates. I am also specifically concerned about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide, which has been used historically in gas warfare. Hydrogen sulfide releases have killed people near oil facilities in both the US and abroad. I have fears the Suncor is not being completely straight forward about the releases, preferring to blame other companies and send out air testing vehicles. I would like more information about these issues and would like to officially complain about the Suncor Oil Refinery. I would personally want it to be moved to a less populated area or completely shut down in preference of oil refineries in Texas. Resolution: Complainant was informed that the COGCC does not have jurisdiction over the subject facility. The complaint was referred to staff at CDPHE investigating the issue. The complainant was provided with staff contact information.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2017 Document No.: 200441216 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 979 Inyokern Court, Watkins, CO I'm asking for a baseline water test to be completed. Conoco Phillips will be drilling at about 1,000 feet from my property. Well is household use, 10 years old. Resolution: Analytical Results for general water quality were received on 4/18/2017 and indicated slightly elevated concentration of dissolved methane, prompting additional stable isotope analysis. Laboratory Report for additional analysis, received on 5/10/2017, confirms that the dissolved methane is biogenic in origin. Discussed analytical results with complainant over the phone and dispatched analytical results letter via hard copy and email on 5/11/2017.
  • Date Received: March 15, 2017 Document No.: 200441202 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: Prosper Farm, Watkins Colorado 80137 Located at the intersection of 6th St & Imboden Rd. Adjacent property to the Watkins Farm Community with ONLY one road used to enter or exit including for emergency vehicles. Issue: My water quality is good now, I would like to have a baseline test to refer to in the future. Conoco-Phillips is planning to place a series (up to 8) wellheads adjacent to my property; approx 1200ft. I have a private water well. I would like to have my water tested to have a baseline water sample. Well use is household Well is 10 years old Resolution: Contacted landowner to inform them that a second baseline water quality sampling request (Complaint Report #200441202) had been received from a neighbor whose well was located closer to the proposed well pad. Due to the close proximity and near-identical construction of both water wells, a single sample will be collected to serve as a baseline. Landowner requested that her neighbor's well be sampled instead of her own.
  • Date Received: March 8, 2017 Document No.: 200441185 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mustang Creek Operating has not filed geophysical logs on their wells in Elbert and Lincoln Counties. I believe they are at least one year late. They conveniently use other operator's logs that have been timely filed for their exploration activities but refuse to file their logs on time. Resolution: COGCC Staff provided requested geophysical logs.
  • Date Received: March 1, 2017 Document No.: 200441175 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: WEP Transport Holdings, LLC, Western Transport, LLC, Ecarg Resources LLC, Colorado Maverick Company LLC, and Tree Top LP (collectively the "Owners") hereby submit a complaint under Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ("COGCC") Rule 303.j(1) against numerous applications filed by Bison Exploration LLC (Operator No. 10646) ("Bison Exploration") a subsidiary of Extraction Oil and Gas. [See attached letter in documents link for additional complaint information] Resolution: The complainant filed a lawsuit in Adams County Court on 2/17/2017 challenging Bison Exploration's rights to operate under the leases and surface use agreements. COGCC has placed the permit applications referenced in the complaint on hold and will defer any action on the applications until the resolution of litigation in Adams County.
  • Date Received: Feb. 27, 2017 Document No.: 200441173 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am the attorney for COMO, LLC and was asked by my client to file a complaint with the Commission on behalf of the company. COMO, LLC granted Kerr-McGee Gathering LLC a pipeline easement on March 9, 2015 with the limitation appearing on the first page that the pipelines constructed were to be “ two three-inch pipelines.” I have a habit when dealing with Kerr-McGee or Anadarko that all the pages of any document be initialed for fear that documents could be altered. I never do this with any other operator- just Anadarko/Kerr-McGee because of my past history with their less than honest tactics. I have attached a copy of the original grant for your reference and review. In December of 2016, I was contacted by Kerr-McGee requesting an amendment to the Righty-of-Way Grant to allow for four inch lines, when I discovered that the original Right of Way granted by COMO, LLC was altered to eliminate the restriction of the two three-inch pipelines, the elimination of the initials at the bottom of the page and the different handwriting on the date. A copy of the altered document is also attached for your reference and review. This amounts to fraudulent conduct. Perhaps with your enforcement and penalty powers you can get Kerr-McGee to understand the seriousness of their behavior. My client and I have refused to meet with them to discuss this matter as in my opinion it would be a total waste of time. From the beginning Kerr-McGee referred to the altered Right of Way Agreement as a “Duplicative Easement”. I have a string of e-mails referencing the Duplicative Easement. It is not a duplicative easement- it is a fraudulent document. Kerr-McGee states that this is not what they are about. This is clearly what they are about –this example of deceptive behavior is just the exclamation point when describing their business practices. I have some many landowner and mineral owners that would be glad to express their disdain when dealing with Anadarko. I will not accept any more cases Resolution: The COGCC Hearing and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Julie Murphy, reviewed the information in the complaint and determined that the complaint refers to a surface use agreement. The COGCC does not have jurisdiction over surface use agreements, because they are civil contracts. Accordingly, the complaint was closed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 21, 2017 Document No.: 200441122 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: When drilling started in the area the water level in the well dropped and had to be re-worked. At that time the water had an unusual odor. Water level fluctuates during the day. Resolution: Laboratory report indicates no impact from oil and gas activity. Symptoms included in Complaint Report are consistent with analytical and BART results.
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2017 Document No.: 200441138 LAND USE CONFLICT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bike routes closed, traffic. Resolution: Notified complainant that traffic and bike path closure issues are not within COGCC jurisdiction and provided LGD contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2017 Document No.: 200441138 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The multitude of wells in the area is so compromising the quality of life here that it is incredulous! Trucks and dust abound, not to mention when wind comes up all the surface dirt is now airborne. Now the bike trail outside Windsor is shut down for massive installations of MORE towers. You have all but destroyed air quality and each day the dirty horizon attests to that. This is an economic dinosaur and before it dies we will all be ill from environmental contamination. Oil and gas has politically embedded into Colorado politics and is feeding off the host PARASITES!! Methane pollution, smog on all horizons. And do not repeat that this is traffic please, ridiculous! Resolution: Notified the complainant that the primary regulatory authority on air quality is the CDPHE APCD. Provided APCD contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 9, 2017 Document No.: 200441078 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: Inside the home at 15492 County Road 6, Fort Lupton We have started to experience shuddering of the house during nighttime hours. It woke me shortly after 5 AM this morning. We are experiencing it now, again, after 8 PM. We are home during the day and have not noticed it during daylight hours. The intensity varies intermittently and reaches peaks every few minutes, during which it significantly rattles dishes in the cupboards, items on shelves and pictures hung on the walls. It is audible from the home framing and can be felt through the floors of the main level (but not the basement slab). I have a sound recording of the dishes rattling during one of the intensity peaks. I initially suspected the heat pump but it is persisting with the home HVAC system turned completely off. We have experienced all kinds of winds without the house shuddering. We have been unable to determine the source but suspect the petroleum development that has been increasing rampantly in the past few months, within a mile of the home. Thank you. Resolution: COGCC Staff conducted a radius search for locations in the area and contacted operator representatives to determine if any upset conditions occurred. Ward Petroleum Foreman Sheldon Champan informed COGCC of the following: We conducted a sound study yesterday to determine a possible source of “noise” while working with a neighbor around the CR6 & CR29 area. We conducted this testing appx 8am to 12pm. yesterday. We will be replacing a sound wall around a combustor that seems to be ineffective sometime this week. We believe this is the source and are addressing currently. We are operating the well at a “reduced” status until the problem is fixed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 8, 2017 Document No.: 200441067 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I believe Anadarko owns the lease, the company who fracked the well was foundation Energy, but it has since changed hands and is now managed by HRM. I have spoke with Terry from HRM and basically the response was the well wouldn't produce without the pumpjack, and indicated it was producing. But if it is producing then why are there no production numbers or surface owner payments? I spoke with Jill at COGCC over a week ago and she indicated she would reach out to HRM and have them contact me, but I have heard nothing back so I figured I would submit a formal complaint. When I purchased this property there was just a small gas pipe coming out of the ground with a small fence around it. About a year after purchase, without notification the oil company came in and fracked the well and installed a large pump jack on the property. The well head sits right in line with where the houses should be built causing prospective buyers to walk away from the property and commenting on the location of the pump jack as the reason. I have asked about going back to the small wellhead, and have been told no. It is frustrating that a large pumpjack can be placed on the property in line with where houses should be built, decreasing the surface value. There has been next to nothing paid out in surface owner pmts since the addition of the pump jack so I can't even use that to offset for potential buyers. It is frustrating that oil companies can come in and profit with no regard of how it devalues our land. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Office Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and informed her that the issued described in her complaint are governed by a surface lease agreement, over which the COGCC has no jurisdiction. The complainant was put in contact with representatives from HRM and Anadarko.
  • Date Received: Feb. 7, 2017 Document No.: 200441124 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: To whom it may concern, We are writing this letter in regards to a recent fracking in our area, which took place approx. a month ago. Noble Energy began fracking on the section adjacent to ours. We live on Weld County Rd 20 (28667 WCR20, Keensburg). Approx. a week after the fracking took place, we noticed some cracks taking place in our father's garage - a large crack that looked like it had been cleaned out- the cement had blown out on the edges of the crack. All the concrete expansion joints were blown clean of dirt, grease and debris, cracking in the walls as well. His building was put up in the early 60s and had just minor hairline cracks until this incident. Now there are cracks large enough to stick your finger in. At our house we had the same thing happen - our barn with cement floor had large cracks in it, our shop and warehouse with cement floors had large cracks and some of the cement had even moved, lifting the floor up or down. (none of this was present before fracking) We had no new noticeable cracks in our house, it was built in 1926. So it was hard to tell which cracks were new or old. We are not anti-gas& oil or against fracking. We know fracking shouldn't impact surfaces like this, but in our case did. We have had 3 different contractors look at these cracks and we were told they have never seen anything like this before. Noble Energy also looked it over, they also claimed they had never seen anything like it either. Noble was going to hire a 3rd party to assess the damages, but we haven't heard back from them yet. Resolution: Complainant was informed that issues relating to property damage are civil in nature and COGCC has no jurisdiction over civil issues. COGCC can not provide assistance in determining the source of the damage or pursuing compensation.
  • Date Received: Feb. 7, 2017 Document No.: 200441063 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Windsor - over a large area - smelled at several places. Not sure but given the wells Extraction has going both to the north and south (winds are variable this afternoon). smells like sulfur...acetone? Resolution: Complaint was transferred to CDPHE APCD. Complainant was notified of the transfer and provided APCD contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 6, 2017 Document No.: 200441042 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have a well pit located just by my house that has recently begun to build up natural gas inside, from an underground leak. After having the local fire department investigate they had found that the well has a severe ground leak of natural gas building up within the well pit. The domestic well was tested and found that no gas was coming from it. Therefore the leak must be coming up through the ground somewhere. The first incident started when I had heard a very large explosion that had shaken my house to its foundation. When I investigated I found the 50lb lid to my well pit had been blown about 25 feet off the well pit. After notifying the fire department I was told that it was a severe natural gas leak, and that it was in high enough concentration that the well pit was considered hazardous to human life. After a 2nd explosion from said well pit had occurred, it was evident that the problem is getting worse. When the 2nd explosion hit, the lid was blown roughly 40-50 feet in the air and landed on the roof of my house thus resulting in a damaged roof. I have also noticed that the water table has dropped a fair amount. I have contacted the fire department and even a county hazmat investigator named John Cole who had warned me to be extremely cautious around or inside the well pit. The levels of natural gas are considered hazardous and lethal. He also told me that the leak could be coming from an old natural gas well dating from the 70's to possibly back to the 20's that wasn't properly sealed. He then instructed me to file a complaint with the COGCC in order to cover some of the costs of fixing this issue and to have the natural gas leak investigated further. Resolution: No gas was found in water samples.
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2017 Document No.: 200441031 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: North of Ft Lupton, 14 rd Issue: Loud noises, increases at sunset, continues 24 hours for. All of January, wakes during sleep hours during day and night. Sounds like equipment running. Noise is described as noise you can hear, continuous, Increases then intermittent, occuring 24 hours a day. Resolution: OGCC inspector returned to location today and wind conditions were suitable to run a sound survey. A sound survey was run from approx 8:30 to 9:30am. HWY 85 was in the direction that the microphone was pointed and inspector observed that hwy noise was the predominant sound in at the time. During the sound survey the location was pumping. Another frac was going on to the east of location, and at another location to the east, a drill out was occurring. The sound survey resulted in a LeqC of 60.5db.
  • Date Received: Jan. 31, 2017 Document No.: 200441011 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Anadarko stopped sending payments in March 2016. 5 wells. Anadarko claimed they had over-payed and was not paying to compensate for over-payment. No documentation provided on the over-payment or production information since. Wells were drilled in 2013. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Office Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and provided an explanation of the payment of proceeds process. Ms. Dorancy also provided a Form 37 and 38 to the complainant.
  • Date Received: Jan. 30, 2017 Document No.: 200441017 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 14770 Harvest Mile road, Brighton CO 80603 Issue: Without consent seismic activity was performed on my property. They drove across my property in several spots. I understand they have an easement, but how does that give them rights to drive anywhere they want on the property and do whatever they want. They should stay within their easement. Resolution: COGCC staff contacted Dawson Geophysical who did the seismic survey described in the complaint. The Dawson representative confirmed that their trucks did enter Ms. Streeks' property, but could no confirm that proper notice and compensation was provided Ms. Streeks as HRM, the operator who commissioned the seismic survey, did all their own surface permitting. Dawson contacted the complainant and provided her the name of a contractor working on HRM's behalf. On 4/17/2017 Dawson provided COGCC with a signed agreement for access and compensation relating to the geophysical survey. With this agreement, COGCC has determined the issues is resolved.
  • Date Received: Jan. 26, 2017 Document No.: 200441003 NOT ENOUGH DATA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A new well pad at Wadley Farms (136th and York) is being proposed for this year, with that pad being less than 1 mile from my house. In addition to hundreds of other wells being proposed a little further north at 156th and York and on Highway 7. 1S, Range 68 W, Sections 14 E/2, 23 E/2, 26 E/2 A new well pad at Wadley Farms (136th and York) is being proposed for this year, with that pad being less than 1 mile from my house. I do not understand why well pads need to be placed in the middle of existing neighborhoods and schools. With this revelation, I am forced to move from my house, which I only bought 1 1/2 years ago as I do not want my young daughter growing up in an fracking site. I will make it a point to not live in Adams County as I refuse to pay taxes to a county that puts money before health and safety. Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed there are is not a pending permit application for the location described in the complaint. Complainant was provided with instructions for commenting on a permit and provided access to the Oil and Gas Activity Notification Tool
  • Date Received: Jan. 20, 2017 Document No.: 200440975 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: NENE Section 28 3N 65W Cheese 38 C 28HZ Cheese 38 N 28 HZ Cheese 16 N 28 HZ Cheese 37 N 28 HZ Issue: I do not recall name of phone contact. I was told several months ago on phone, division order would be sent and payment to follow. I believe from talking to other land owners I may be due interest do to length of no payment. Need help on this please , Kerr McGee appears to not care at this point, perhaps to size of mineral acreage owned not sure. Kerr McGee claims wells are not in production. The report on COGCC shows different for entire year of 2016. I William E. Moser own 7 acres of minerals in section 28. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy contacted complainant and provided contact for Anadarko counsel to assist in resolution of royalty complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 12, 2017 Document No.: 200440942 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: facility off CR13 near Cherry Blossom Drive in Windsor, CO Issue: on 1/8/2016 at 5:15 pm, returned from trip to Denver with friend who lives on Cherry Blossom Drive in Windsor. We both got out of her car and she immediately said, hold your breath, they must be venting the wells nearby. She said the odor was terrible and happened often. She has reported this problem before because it caused nausea and light headedness and means windows must be closed at all times and she can't even sit outside. Unfortunately, I don't have a since of smell. If I lived in the area, I wouldn't know to close my windows until I became really sick (and I have asthma). Something needs to be done to catch these emissions. She says it happens much too often. Her name is Karen Speed and she has reported emissions before. Resolution: Complaint transferred to CDPHE APCD and OGHIR. Complainant notified of transfer and provided with contact information.
  • Date Received: Dec. 27, 2016 Document No.: 200440829 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: "Dry Hole" from a oil drilling site from years ago has started leaking enough pressure to bring ground water to the surface. Resolution: Ponded water was sampled 12/30/2016, analytical results consistent with produced water, Area of impacted soil approximately 0.12 acres, Engineering has scheduled re-plugging for approximately July, 2017.
  • Date Received: Dec. 22, 2016 Document No.: 200440824 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have a rash on my arms and chest, that I have had since September. The doctor has been unable to pinpoint a medical cause. With the heavy oil and gas activity in the area, could this be aggravating my skin and causing the rash? Resolution: Complaint transferred to CDPHE OGHIR. Complainant contacted and notified of the transfer and provided with OGHIR contact information
  • Date Received: Dec. 21, 2016 Document No.: 200440808 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The work is being done in front of 4715 Grand Canyon Dr which is about 75 feet from my home. The road is blocked off making me detour to and from my home, the noise is loud and distressing making my home vibrate possibly affecting my house foundation, there is odor and air quality issues associated with the work being done. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspection Unit staff visited the location and determined that the activity described in the complaint is the installation of a 17" transmission pipeline by DCP. The complainant was contacted and informed that COGCC does not have jurisdiction over transmission pipelines and the complaint was transferred to the Public Utilities Commission. Complainant was provided with PUC contact information
  • Date Received: Dec. 19, 2016 Document No.: 200440785 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Proposed permits to frack in Broomfield county under homes, schools, hospitals, open space, water supply. To Whom it may concern, I hope this e-mail finds you well. I would like to bring to your attention the serious issue of oil and gas requesting access to the mineral rights under homes, schools, hospitals and any area the directly affects people and the environment; water, air, wildlife. The fact that the Oil and Gas companies are not forth coming, don't makie responsible, reasonable offers to home owners and just take what is not theirs. This is an issue that needs to be taken seriously! This shouldn’t even be an option. Neighborrhood fracking continues to put people and the environment at risk when there are so many other options for access to oil and gas. Money and the bottom line should not be, the be all end all to everything. There are other places to Frack, I understand the need for oil and gas, but neighborhoon Fracking should not be an option when it is so close to society. The long term risk to health, the decrease in home values it will cause should negate anything else. Risk factors to people and the environment are well documented in all major papers, New York Times, Washington Post, etc. In recent years Oklahoma is the perfect example of what not to do. They have had a disregard for people and their property and the impacts of Fracking, it’s disgraceful! All the risk factors must be taken seriously across the country. Tax payers work hard to build a home for their family and now the requests from oil and gas and the cooperation that is taking place within this state jeopardizes all the hard work to build that and the surrounding community. It shouldn’t even be an option! There is absolutely No reason to frack near homes, schools, hospitals or water ways! The risks of Fracking out way the monetary gain of a small oil and gas company, even the big oil and gas companies are abandoning Fracking because of the major risk factors and the legal ramifications that will occur in the future. You and Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed there are no pending permit applications in Broomfield County. Complainant was provided with instructions for commenting on a permit and provided access to the Oil and Gas Activity Notification Tool.
  • Date Received: Dec. 19, 2016 Document No.: 200440783 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am very concern with what is going on in front of my house, not only the smell at times but the noise and vibration on my house. What can we do. Noise is described as Continuous, thumping, currently happening. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspection Unit staff visited the location and determined that the activity described in the complaint is the installation of a 17" transmission pipeline by DCP. The complainant was contacted and informed that COGCC does not have jurisdiction over transmission pipelines and the complaint was transferred to the Public Utilities Commission. Complainant was provided with PUC contact information.
  • Date Received: Dec. 19, 2016 Document No.: 200440778 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: C street project - Kinkade wells North Greeley Believe previous owners got royalties but we aren't getting royalties. We did buy mineral rights when we purchased our property. All our neighbors receive some sort of compensation. Old owners were Leslie and Louise Von Seggern. They are listed in a state oil and gas document as "interested parties". Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and determined the issue is a title dispute, over which COGCC does not have jurisdiction. Ms. Dorancy contacted Joseph Pierzchala who represents Extraction in the area of the complaint and provided a summary of the discussion to the complainant.
  • Date Received: Dec. 19, 2016 Document No.: 200440773 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 7180 49th street greeley, co. Dirt road between 65th avenue and Two Rivers Parkway. Issue: In the last 2 weeks we have seen and felt trucks (Sand Box)(water)(Halliburton) traveling up the road. They must be hauling something very heavy because the house shakes every time they drive by. The speed varies, but have seen trucks drive very fast for the weight. The trucks are driving by at all hours and have been waking everyone up in the home at night due to the noise and shaking. I have paid to have my road sprayed for dust control because my daughter has asthma and the dust can trigger it. The dust is not an issue currently, but since the trucks are damaging the road it is just a matter of time before the county has to grade the mag because of bumps. There is no wells in the area and there is plenty of paved roads to handle the traffic. Resolution: Complainant has concerns regarding traffic/ road condition on 49th street, over which COGCC does not have jurisdiction. The complaint was transferred to Weld County LGD Troy Swain.
  • Date Received: Dec. 14, 2016 Document No.: 200440730 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A strong odor was in the air on Washington St. between E 164th Ave and E 162nd Ave while driving at 6:30 pm and was still there when I drove back home that way at 9 pm. I believe it was coming from Extraction's oil and gas operation: Stanley 5-2 and 6-2, 8-3 Tank Battery KP Kaufman Larkridge MA 3-9D, 10D, 15D, 16D, 23D NE 4/SE4 Sec3 -R68'w Washington and 16th Ave W 2/10, N 1/10, on Drive A, E into Adams County, CO I have smelled smells from this area on and off the past year but this is the first time I have posted anything. It isn't coming from any of the restaurants or stores - it is unnatural. A strong odor was in the air for at least 3 hours Resolution: At 5:15AM on December 14th, 2016, Deputy Director Dave Kulmann, who lives in the same neighborhood as the complainant, drove by the oil and gas wells referenced in the complaint which are located roughly a mile from the edge of the North Creek Farms neighborhood in Thornton. Deputy Director Kulmann did notice a vague odor at the described location. Deputy Director then drove to the nearby Home Depot which is half way between the oil and gas location and the edge of the neighborhood where the complainant lives and noticed the same odor a bit stronger. Deputy Director Kulmann then drove into the North Creek Farms neighborhood at the intersection of Gilpin St and 167th Ave and noticed the same odor which was much stronger than the other two locations. North Creek Farms neighborhood has experienced foul odor issues for the past 5-7 years from the Northglenn Water Treatment Facility located just to the north of the neighborhood (just north of 168th Ave). The winds were from the north in the morning causing the smell from the treatment facility. The odor experienced from the complaint was not oil and gas related.
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2016 Document No.: 200440602 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Operator is Terra Exploration I've talked with someone there in the past. Today all I could do was leave a voice message. No one has returned the call. We have received TIMELY royalty payments from first, Barrett Energy, then Williams Energy, and then WPX for many years. For at least 15 years, if not longer, the revenue was deposited directly into our checking acct on the 25th of the month or the closest Monday following a weekend. Since Terra Energy has taken over, our payments have been sporadic and unreliable. They have told me they will deposit close to the 26th. Today is the 29th and still no payment. Resolution: COGCC Hearings officer Jill Dorancy contacted the complainant and explained the payment of proceeds process and provided COGCC Forms 37 and 38.
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2016 Document No.: 200440479 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Canary LLC has a past due invoice in the amount of 2,749.13. The following product was order and never paid for. MMI-4011/C S/S Carbine Stem for MJWA 10m Choice MN - 4005/C 3/4 SS Carbide Seat for MN -60 Operator is Canary LLC, Chris Myers 410 17th St #1320, Denver, CO 80202 We have spoken to Chris Myers and recieved the below reply From: Myers, Chris [mailto:cmyers@canaryusa.com] Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:07 PM To: apierce@woodsfirm.com Subject: Re: FW: McAfee Machine Inc. v. Canary Good afternoon Andrew, Be advised that we are aware of the balance owed to McAfee, and intend to pay it eventually as we manage our cash flows through the industry slowdown. If McAfee wishes to incur additional legal or collection costs, that is their prerogative, but it will neither hasten nor further ensure payment. I would appreciate it if you could advise your client of this; feel free to forward my e-mail. If you and they wish to further discuss or pursue legal avenues, I can direct you to one of our in-house counsel. Regards, Chris Myers Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed that business debts owed by an operator are a civil issue outside the authority of the COGCC
  • Date Received: Oct. 5, 2016 Document No.: 200440400 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Section 7 Township 6 North, Range 62 West, 6th P.M. Eastern half of Western half 120 net acres Issue: I have been in negotiations with LoneTree Energy representing Bill Barrett Corporation via their agent Patrick Lynch since June of this year and have copied Jillian Fulcher at Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. who represent Bill Barrett Corporation on the application. Bill Barrett Corporation is currently paying me on several existing wells so they are aware on my address and contact information. Bill Barrett Corporation is proposing to change the drilling and spacing units from 640 acres to 2,560 acres. I have not received any mailings about this change and as executive rights holder of 120 acres (and also representing another 80 acres in this same section through a separate agreement) I feel an obligation to challenge this proposal but haven't been given sufficient time or notification. Resolution: COGCC Hearings Officer Jim Rouse contacted Bill Barrett Corporation (BBC) and was provided with the following explanation: "At the time BBC filed its spacing application in Docket No. 161000385, Mr. Lake’s interest was subject to an existing oil and gas lease. Accordingly, Mr. Lake was not an owner within the unit and therefore not required to be given notice of the application pursuant to Rule 507.b.(1). Since that time, Mr. Lake’s lease has expired. BBC has worked to renew the lease, or execute a new lease with Mr. Lake, but has been unsuccessful. BBC does not believe Mr. Lake’s concerns with respect to notice are material for the following reasons: (1) Mr. Lake was not required to be noticed when BBC filed its application; (2) Mr. Lake, who has executive rights on behalf of several other parties, was given actual notice of the application on behalf of those parties (e.g. the Allen B. Lamb Trust); and (3) Mr. Lake has suffered no prejudice as a result of this issue, particularly given that he may still timely file a protest of this matter." Complainant was given the opportunity to inform COGCC if the information regarding the lease provided by BBC was incorrect.
  • Date Received: Oct. 3, 2016 Document No.: 200440382 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: At the residence and active farm at 41640 County Road 39 in Ault, Colorado. Concerning a proposal to adjacent property directly to the east of our property. Our adjacent neighbor was approached by Trent Sizemore of Lonewolf Energy Inc. for plans to drill for oil. The plans were not shared to me from Lonewolf Energy Inc. despite the close proximity which would greatly affect our health needs, aesthetics, future business plans, quality of life, as well as resale value of our property. Instead I learned of the plans through our neighbor whose site the proposed drilling would occur. The plans were designed without any respect to our concerns, nor were they ever communicated to my family from Lonewolf Energy Inc. This is highly unprofessional behavior to not seek out all of the neighboring residents of a proposed drilling site in order to find the most appropriate solution for a drilling site with public health, safety, and welfare in mind. My wife has health concerns directly affected by noise, pollution, and extreme lighting, all of which would be factors exasperating her condition and it is for this reason we moved out here. There are other locations further away on our neighbors property that would not be in extreme close proximity to us, but the regard to which this would affect our quality of life is of no concern. We understand that others may own the mineral rights below our valuable land in which we live, work, and wish to raise a family. However this should be accomplished in a collaborative method that involves everyone concerned, and attempts to maintain good public relations. The impacts to our quality of life are of the utmost concern to my family as I seek to find the best solutions with outside agencies. Lonewolf Energy Inc. has not demonstrated the courtesy that we deserve as working, taxpaying citizens of our local community. Resolution: COGCC Staff reviewed the location described for the complainant and did not locate any pending Form 2 or 2As for the vicinity. The operator listed in the complaint has no pending 2 or 2As in Weld County. Complainant provided with guidance on how to review pending Form 2/2As, link to Oil and Gas Activity Notification tool, and information for the CDPHE Oil and Gas Health Information and Response program.
  • Date Received: Sept. 30, 2016 Document No.: 200440377 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Water well information: Receipt: 0506921A Division: 1 Permit #: 251780- - Water District: 1 Well Name / #: County: ADAMS Approved Well Location: Q40 Q160 Section Township Range PM Footage from Section Lines NE NE 29 2.0S 64.0W Sixth 311 N 490 E Northing (UTM y): 4411664.8 Easting (UTM x): 537088.8 Location Accuracy: User supplied Well Construction Date: 01/02/2004 Pump Installation Date: 01/07/2004 Well Plugged: 1st Beneficial Use: Elevation Depth Perforated Casing (Top) Perforated Casing (Bottom) Static Water Level Pump Rate 5415 750 580 750 240 11 Lic # Name Address Phone Number Driller 1229 CRANDALL JR., HOWARD H. P.O. BOX 357 STRASBURG, CO 80136 303-622-4820 Issue: For the first time since building our home in 2004, the oil companies had large thumping machines in our area around Sept-Oct 2015. Although we did not allow them on our property, they were on all the properties around us. There are also several wells in our area within 1/4-1/2 mile of our well. We built our house in 2004. The water well has been tested every two years and water was excellent and did not need a water softener. October 2105, our water turned orange with extremely high levels of iron. We had to have a company install a commercial water softener, UV light and a filtration unit. It is odd that for all the years prior our water was excellent and within two of months of the thumping trucks in our area, the water turned bad. I would like to have someone come out and test the water to see if in fact it was caused by the oil company. Water well is for domestic use, water issues are described as odor, color change, deposits. Operator - Anadarko. Resolution: Summary letter and analytical report sent to Ms. Blasé. No evidence of o&g impacts observed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 30, 2016 Document No.: 200440378 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: "Shame on you XTO energy!!! Today I was on the XTO website and when I saw a certain picture of [individuals] that was the straw that broke the camels back. I have been upset with XTO for quite some time. No more than a few month ago I hit up [XTO] to replace a gate to the well on my property. [XTO] explained to me even though the gate was in piss poor shape we would have to live with for he time being because gas prices are so low. So here I am living with this shotty gate and [individual] not only gets two new gates but they are automatic gates and a fancy entrance. Then he is getting a new fence buil. And the thing that really chaps my ass is the situation with the gas taps. Over the last few years my gas tap and all my neighbors I know of with wells on their places have lost gas taps and forced on propane in the name of safety. I speak for myself an all my neighbors that the old gas taps are surely missed and much more useful to us than this ---- propane. During this same time [individual] doesn't get put on propane but actually gets two more new gas taps from XTO!!! Why do I know all this stuff. God love him but [individual] loves to brag! He is pretty proud to have a company man in his back pocket. XTO employee and his wife lives in a house provided by [individual] that gets free gas from a XTO well. So my question to you fellows is why does [individual] get all this stuff done for his place and we can't get simple repairs done? I can't afford to give a place for a company man to live and buy him a side by side to play around on and my neighbors can't either. For the longest time I thought we were dealing with a weasel but when I saw a picture of that weasel with [individual] standing in his dads hay field made me wonder if XTO knows how this guy operates and thats just how you do all your dealings. Here is your chance to make it right with the rest of the tiffany folks. I'm not putting my name on this cause I don't want a company man to keep blowing smoke up our ass and do nothing. The lip service a Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the complaint and determined issues regarding property improvements provided by an operator are civil issues, over which COGCC has no jurisdiction. COGCC could not intervene to improve gates unless there is a safety issue, which is not alleged in the complaint. Regarding gas taps, COGCC has determined a tap is provided by an agreement between the operator and the recipient. COGCC has no official rules to apply and we would have no authority to require that it be re-established, especially if there was any indication that it could not be done with the utmost safety.
  • Date Received: Sept. 21, 2016 Document No.: 200440345 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My parents title goes straight from their trust to my trust and they never sold it and neither did I. The Breneman (went to Mrs. Larrick former Mrs. Breneman) deed that shows that they sold the farmland in the early 1960's but did not sell the mineral rights. Now the former Mrs. Breneman's trust (The Larrick Trust) has half of our mineral rights in it and they do not own it and they also are being paid on a lease on our mineral rights. Also Rex Monohan who was a producer in the 1990's that paid my elderly parents is now showing what appears to be my parents mineral rights and is being paid on them and there is another wild deed on our mineral rights with a lease. We are requesting a full investigation on this as taking money from the elderly and disabled is a crime in both Colorado and Missouri. There was a probate in Missouri and the wills were filed. My brother Ron was informed by two different trust attorneys that my parents had that he was not in my parents for over 19 years. He was in the CM Roark trust that my dad personally distributed that Trust to him and my nephew Collin in 2008. If Ron wanted to contest it, there was time in 2012 for him to protest it but he did not. That time has passed. He was informed. There were no grandchildren in the trust. There are no per stirpes at all. My will went to my kids but no grand kids. Ron and I were to take care of our own kids in our own wills. I initially thought this was a family matter but it is not, these are other people who have actual deeds on our mineral rights that have not paid my parents or myself to purchase my parents or my mineral rights and no one else had the power to do that. My brother Ron only had a power of attorney over non producing mineral rights and the power of attorney specifically mentioned the land he had power of attorney over. He and I both did not have a power of attorney ever over my parents Adena mineral rights so we could not do a sale before my parents died and my parents never sold it. So, if a sale occurred Resolution: Complainant contacted by COGCC hearing officer Jill Dorancy and provided the following information regarding COGCC's lack of jurisdiction over the issues in the complaint: The COGCC can assist you in collecting money from the allocation of production from your minerals. However, our jurisdiction is very limited. Section 34-60-118.5 gives the Commission jurisdiction to calculate the amount of proceeds due? to? a payee and to enforce the timely payment of those proceeds. But we do not sort through whether a party is entitled to the money. It leaves to the courts the authority to decide contractual disputes, such as a whether a potential payee is legally entitled to proceeds ?as a result of any deed or other contract issues?. The Commission reserves? ?the determination of contractual disputes ?for the? state? courts in? order to? ensure? the proper and consistent resolution of complex legal questions?.? From my review of your email and documents, it appears that there are questions over the ownership of the minerals. Unfortunately, we cannot investigate why there is an issue or what the issue is. In order to establish ownership of the minerals, you must go to District and/or Probate Court. If you believe there is fraud involved, you may also contact the appropriate county and find out whether there is a hotline relating to elder abuse. Once the ownership is established, then you can come back and we can help resolve the payment of those proceeds.
  • Date Received: Sept. 19, 2016 Document No.: 200440325 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: North Parachute Ranch Encana Oil Gas. Issue: Pipeline leak to ground water, Parachute Creek. Doug Rosa neglects pipeline integrity to save money Resolution: COGCC Western Environmental supervisor Alex Fischer communicated with Encana and informed them of the issue identified in the complaint and requested they investigate. Encana informed COGCC that, "Based on all information available, Encana has no knowledge of, nor do we suspect there is, a pipeline leak in the area you described. As you know, Encana is actively involved in responding to an issue regarding the Hunter Ridge Energy Services, LLC A-27 pipeline. That pipeline was immediately removed from service and Encana is actively engaged in environmental assessment and remediation."
  • Date Received: Sept. 8, 2016 Document No.: 200440167 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Lizardy requested continued sampling and analysis of groundwater from her domestic well as she is concerned about possible impacts to groundwater quality from nearby CBM operations. Since the last sampling event Ms. Lizardy has noticed an unidentifiable odor in the water and salt or minerals in the water giving it a cloudy appearance. Resolution: Mailed response letter to complainant. Analytical results form 2016 sampling show the inorganic chemistry from the 2016 sampling event is not similar to coal bed methane (CBM) produced water. The well does not appear to have been impacted by oil & gas operations in your area. The major ion chemistry of water in the well (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, sulfate, bicarbonate) has remained relatively constant since first sampled. Complaint is closed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 8, 2016 Document No.: 200440168 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant requested water well sample to make sure water is healthy to drink because of oil and gas activity in the area. Resolution: Mailed response letter to complainant. Analytical results form 2016 sampling show the inorganic chemistry from the 2016 sampling event is not similar to coal bed methane (CBM) produced water. The well does not appear to have been impacted by oil & gas operations in your area. The major ion chemistry of water in the well (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, sulfate, bicarbonate) has remained relatively constant since first sampled. Complaint is closed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 7, 2016 Document No.: 200440165 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: There is a well at 144th and York in Thornton. I am not personally familiar with the well. But I live close and there is a brand new Stargate Schools campus located very near the site that my child attends. Issue: Apparently, truckloads of contaminated soil are being taken from the spill site without any kind of soil testing for contaminants. A resident report notes it's being loosely covered with a plastic tarp. And there is a nearby natural gas pipeline in the line of the wet contamination so there is also concern about whether that pipeline has been deteriorated. Who monitors these clean ups? Does someone access the damage and the possible plume, air and water pollution, other than the well owner? Resolution: Operator has responded to remediate the release and is properly managing E&P waste. No violations were found as related to the complaint. Operator is working under an approved Form 27 Remediation Plan (Doc #2526955, Rem #9846).
  • Date Received: Aug. 26, 2016 Document No.: 200440130 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Qtr: SW Sec:10 Township:6 North Range:64 WELL NAME: Foss 10-2-21 On 05/10/13 the "life-tenant" of the property that we currently own passed away and the family did NOT notify the oil and gas company of her death. They continued to pay them royalties that should have come to us instead. We have been paid by other companies that admitted their mistake, but this company is refusing to pay us and stating that we need to "request" our back pay from the family they paid it to which is our neighbor! It was of no fault of ours that they continued paying the wrong person but yet want us to try and get the money back from our neighbor! Operator: Noble Energy 1625 Broadway, Suite 2200 Denver CO 80202 Contact: Ying Urioste/Division Order Analyst Resolution: Complainant contacted and provided with COGCC form 38 and guidance for completing the form.
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2016 Document No.: 200440099 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Township 1 North, Range 68 West, Section 2 NW/4 Weld County, Colorado Parcel 1 - Lot 4, Dacono Gateway Center Minor Subdivision, City of Dacono, County of Weld, State of Colorado Parcel 2 - Lots 3, 4 & 5, Replat of Lot 3 , Dacono Gateway Center Minor Subdivision, City of Dacono, County of Weld, State of Colorado Tax ID Parcels, 146702001004, 146702002008, 146702002005, 146702002003, 146702002004 Over several years of negotiations, culminating in 2009 a Surface Use Agreement was negotiated between the surface owner and Kerr McGee/Anadarko. Per that agreement a 400' x 800' +/- 8 acre operations area was set aside for Kerr McGee/Anadarko's exclusive use. Unfortunately for one reason or another the document was never signed by either party. However Anadarko/Kerr McGee has taken full advantage of the benefits of the agreement by drilling 11 new wells within the OGA. Based on our agreements to allow the eleven new wells, Anadarko/Kerr McGee agreed to maintain operations within the the set aside OGA. Now they are disavowing the existence of the agreement and threatening multiple wells outside of the designated OGA. Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed that Surface Use Agreements are civil contracts over which the COGCC has no jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2016 Document No.: 200440096 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Please reduce the well pressures around Trinidad, Colorado due to the earthquake this morning. I live in Grand Junction and am deeply concerned as I would like to continue to see producing wells but no earthquakes. Reducing well pressures will reduce earthquakes and significant damage to other wells. There could be significant cost in the damage and a loss of revenue to the people of Colorado. Please just try it, rather than ignore the problem before it happens. Resolution: Complainant provided with information regarding the earthquake, oil and gas locations and their proximity to the earthquake, COGCC's participation in monitoring induced seismicity, and links to information on the COGCC website regarding seismicity and hydraulic fracturing.
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2016 Document No.: 200440095 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: 36.976°N 104.913°W I have been watching CO's frack operations along with the many other frack operations around our country. Today the above location had a 4.5 EQ right in the middle of operating location. I am hoping you will direct your attention to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtOiyv5Fg-0 and begin to listen to a most competent EQ forecaster. Draw down pressure when the indicators strongly suggest a transference of energy is headed your way. Have not looked the specific company up, does not matter, fracking is fracking, the same results will happen in any or all fracking sites. Please pay attention to one who can help minimize future consequences of EQ's in fracking locations. Resolution: Complainant provided with information regarding the earthquake, oil and gas locations and their proximity to the earthquake, COGCC's participation in monitoring induced seismicity, and links to information on the COGCC website regarding seismicity and hydraulic fracturing.
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2016 Document No.: 200440093 NOT ENOUGH DATA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Colorado pumping operations Issue: Property Damage, Earthquakes Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the complaint and determined there was not enough information provided to investigate. No contact information provided to request further information. Therefore complaint was closed, due to insufficient information to investigate.
  • Date Received: Aug. 18, 2016 Document No.: 200440081 NOT ENOUGH DATA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Large facility at Johnstown exit 252 next to i25. Visible smoke coming out of tall stacks Resolution: COGCC staff reviewed the location provided in the complaint and could not determine an oil and gas location that fit the description, no contact information provided to request further information. Therefore complaint was closed, due to not enough information to investigate.
  • Date Received: Aug. 18, 2016 Document No.: 200440079 NOT ENOUGH DATA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Large facility at Johnstown exit 252 next to i25. Visible smoke coming out of tall stacks. Resolution: Not enough data provided to investigate and no contact information was provided for follow up
  • Date Received: Aug. 17, 2016 Document No.: 200440074 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Please Help Us, I am writing in regards to a serious issue that has plagued our family and our rights to be able to sell our land in Weld County Colorado, for our retirement. The property is located at: NWNW of Section 3, Township 1 North, Range 68 West of the Sixth 26 Principal Meridian, County of Weld, Town of Erie, and as described as Parcel #146703000004 in the Weld 27 County Assessors records and known as the 33 acres at the southeast corner of Hwy 52 and WCR 7 My father and mother purchased our piece of land on December 6th, 1971 for the sole purpose of investing in my families future for our retirements of either my mother Pauline or their son myself (Gary Cavalier). In the summer of 1976 Nachelle and I moved to Delta Colorado and began our life together. We have now lived here on the western slope of Colorado since that time and were only over to the Denver and Weld County area a hand full of times over the years and always came by our property to see that everything was alright there. It was hard to tell what had been going on there over all the years. On November 3rd, 1976 my family entered into a surface owners agreement (with at that time Champlin Petroleum Company) with the thought in mind that this would help offset the payments being made to buy the property from Phillip and Rita Edler who were the property owners we were in the process of buying the land from. The Surface Owners Agreement was written to show that we would receive 2 ½ percent of all the oil removed from our property and of all oil commingled through our property in holding tanks. In turn we would grant permission for them to place on the property a proposed well to be drilled and a pumper to be placed there. It was written to give them rights to retrieve their oil (of which they were the mineral owners) in exchange for the 2 ½ percent received. In the summer of 1983 my father Emil Cavalier passed away and the property was left to my mother Pauline and me Gary. My father never seen the day that the property was paid off and comple Resolution: Complainant was contacted and informed that Surface Use Agreements are civil contracts over which the COGCC has no jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Aug. 16, 2016 Document No.: 200440067 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Township 34 North, Range 6 West,N.M.P.M. Lot 2,Catagory1, Project N0. 81-146 La Plata County, Colorado Affected well location: 626 County Road 525 Bayfield CO 81122 Issue: Shortly after well drilling operation by Catamount Energy Partners began, my water well collapsed. The water well has been in operation for over 30 years. Well is 35 years old, use is domestic. Resolution: On 8/18/16 the land owner returned a phone message from SW EPS from the previous day. The land owner reported that the step down transformer for the well had failed, not the well itself as previously reported.
  • Date Received: Aug. 12, 2016 Document No.: 200440059 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: West of Parachute driving west on 1-70, west of the gravel pit I was driving back from a meeting in Battlement Mesa at approximately 9:15pm and suddenly a very strong odor filled the car and actually took my breath away. Almost instantly my breath seized and a few minutes later I started to feel a burning in the back of my throat. I just got home to Grand Junction at 10pm and my lungs still hurt and I know have a head ache and my eyes are watering. I am logging this with the COGCC because right after the smell entered my car I drove by a well pad with several tanks on it and there was a lot of activity there, with trucks and lights. I couldn't tell exactly what was going on because I was driving but I am now concerned something was going wrong and I know there are homes in the area. Resolution: No odor source was found, No violations found. Fir # 675203190,675203191,675203192,675203193
  • Date Received: Aug. 5, 2016 Document No.: 200440030 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Odor is highly variable at the residence. Complainant indicated sometimes it bothers him and his body reacts to it and sometimes not. Health complaint is mostly eye issues with no assistance from antibiotics. Resolution: Complaint referred to CDPHE OGHIR as a health concern.
  • Date Received: July 26, 2016 Document No.: 200439984 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: didt think It would be that loud with my windows open and have a baby as well it is too load for this time off night.its 1136pm and still can't sleep because the noise. Noise is described as continuous, noise you can hear, source is drilling rig Resolution: Noise: Complainant complained about a “continuous, noise you can hear”. OGCC inspector began a noise survey for A Scale noise at 13:00 on 7/27/16. At the time of the survey the location was actively drilling. The survey was run at 40.03048, -104.79114. Due to land access the noise survey had to be run on the side of CR 29 so there are occasional peaks in the sound survey due to traffic. A picture of the sound survey location is attached. The survey was run 350 ft from the sound walls. The results of the survey were 56.5 db LeqA which meets the 80db day and 75 db night thresholds for Rule 802. Insp DOC#674103512
  • Date Received: July 26, 2016 Document No.: 200439984 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: I live at the cross street of county road 6 and road 29 in fort lupton colorado the rig is across from my house.my address is 1908 cr 29 fortlupton co Issue: well when they started taking off top soil the dust was overwhelming at point and day before I had anew swamp cooler installed and dirty was running threw is.they could have did a better job of dust control.they just oiled the road ,should have been the first thing they did to prevent dust from oil rig traffic no to mention ,taking off top soil.me and my kids have been coughing for days.i wanted to know we're safe and my wells are safe on my farm.i read reports of horrible things happening, let not let that happen, that why we have the commission. Resolution: Complainant main concern was dust when the location was being built. The location was constructed and was actively drilling when OGCC staff was on location on 7/27/16, so OGCC did not observe the location being constructed. OGCC inspector observed that the built location did not have any dust issues on the date of inspection. CR 6 had been treated at time of inspection.
  • Date Received: July 26, 2016 Document No.: 200439983 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Excessive dust filling up the whole valley. Weld County Road 15 between WCR 2 and WCR 4 and on the half mile lease road. PDC is running 30 trucks a day and not doing anything to control dust. Resolution: Area Resident complained about dust from the construction of the Jacobucci 32k-243, the Jacobucci 320-443 and the Jacobucci 328-423 locations. OGCC inspector supervisor Jim Precup was on location on 7/27/16 to investigate. OGCC inspector spoke with Raymond Meisner of PDC about the dust issues. Raymond informed COGCC staff that he would be bringing out water trucks to control the dust. Raymond is also going to contact Troy Swayne with Weld County to figure out a solution for dust issues on CR 15. Insp DOC#674103514
  • Date Received: July 25, 2016 Document No.: 200439966 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I serve as "attorney-in-fact" for Jack and Bernadine Holland. Jack died last November. They received correspondence recently from Synergy Resources requesting they participate in oil production efforts involving their residential property (1619 35th Ave), they did not complete or return any documents. They have now received an invoice totaling over $23,000.00 that is payable now. Short of retaining a attorney for something that they have never agreed to, or recieved any value for, do they have any recourse? Can you help. Synergy will not return my call. Resolution: COGCC staff contacted the complainant, who indicated they had been in touch with Synergy and the invoice described in the complaint had been sent to the complainant in error.
  • Date Received: July 20, 2016 Document No.: 200439953 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Weld county road 41 and 16. Not sure of all that is going on, there are several sites they are working on. Issue: Excess noise at night. Noise is described as continuous, noise you can hear, occurring late at night and early in the morning. Noise began on 7/19/2016. Resolution: Complaint DOC#200439953. Area resident to the west of location filed a noise complaint. OGCC staff was on location on 7/20/16 and ran a noise survey starting at approx 13:10. The sound survey was run 350 ft from the noise source to the west of location. The GPS of the sound survey was 40.10299, -104.68150 (photos attached). The sound survey was run for one hour. The location was pumping a stage the entire time the survey was running. The survey resulted in a LeqA of 68.3db which is in compliance of the 80db daytime and 75db night time limits. Insp. DOC#674103486.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2016 Document No.: 200439936 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The outstanding tax accounts all have API numbers, which are listed on Statements of Taxes Due--I can provide these upon request. The unit names are Buckskin Mesa, Manhatten Fed, Wolf Govt, and Karis Govt, all in Rio Blanco County. I am dealing with 11 accounts for 2 producers over several years. As County Teasurer, I have sent Tax Notices on each account each year, and delinquent notices on each account each year. The personal property accounts (involving equipment) have been advertised as delinquent each year in our designated official newspaper, and copies of these publications have been sent. We have also written reminder letters on occasion. The Assessor's office has had issues with timely filing of the declarations, and has assessed declaration penalty fees on various accounts. The total due for the combined companies is in excess of $21,000.00. We have not heard from any fractional interest owners/royalty recipients concerning discrepancies in these areas.Two oil & gas companies have failed to pay property tax assessments in the tax years 2012-2015. Six accounts are assessed to Petrohunter Operating Co.of Denver, and 5 accounts are for Chris Glade Oil & Gas LLC of Lakewood. Both the County Assessor's office and the County Treasurer's office have continually tried to solicit payment and document filing from both companies. Resolution: Complainant contacted and informed collection of county taxes are not within he jurisdiction of the COGCC.
  • Date Received: July 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439927 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: This is for the location in Longmont off of Highway 52 and CR 7 near the Wyndham Hill suburban neighborhood. I am specifically at the corner of County Road 7 and CR18 on the West side also known as Godding Hollow. The wind was blowing East to West at the time and the smell was coming from the East. Issue: Last evening around 12:45, I noticed a pungent odor coming through the windows. The wind was blowing East to West at the time and the smell was coming from the East. It was a strong gas smell and was so strong I could barely breath in any normal air and closed the windows. The smell continued after I closed the windows. I did happen to notice a white and black truck drive down the road quickly and slow down near the end of the road. I thought this may be the workers checking on the wells. They have had an explosion and a leak East of my house, can this be reviewed for all safety precautions and potential hazards including the gases that are being emitted to the air? Resolution: Complaint #: 200439927 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 7/14/2016 Time (Military): 1300 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date Time (Military): Well Number: Location #: Inspection Document #: 673803516 Complainant: Phone: Address: Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 6-17-2016 I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a odor complaint in the area of WCR 18 and WCR 7. Upon arrival in the area I observed several wells located in the area, I contacted the complainant who indicated the odor had occurred the night before around midnight, and the complainant believed the odor had come from the east. I performed site inspections and thermal camera imagery of the wells in the area but I was unable to find any leaks or possible cause of the odor the complaint had experienced. I contacted the oil and gas operators in the area to see if any upset conditions may have occurred in the area and the operators indicated they did not have any incidents which would have caused the odors the complainant had experienced. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were found
  • Date Received: July 12, 2016 Document No.: 200439915 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: We live in a Homeowners Association and presently they are under investigation by the Denver Civil Rights They also are in contradiction to the HOA By-Laws, no mineral extraction is permitted, and the fraudulent leaders are self-appointed, while they refused to provide the proper credentials of their authority. To override the HOA by laws that prohibits the extraction of minerals. Resolution: Complainant contacted and informed that the COGCC has no jurisdiction over legal agreements with HOAs.
  • Date Received: July 8, 2016 Document No.: 200439887 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: It is either the well off of 392 and CR 3, Ranchers or Extraction or Great Western off CR 13. Complaint: I have been smelling an oil smell almost every morning for the past two weeks. I had my windows open last night and at 1:30 had to close them to a very strong smell. The smell gave my husband a very bad headache and when I got up to close the windows I thought I was going to throw up. When I got up at 7 AM this morning the smell was still there. Now that it has warmed up the smell has gone away. Resolution: Complaint #: 200439887 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 7/8/2016 Time (Military): 0800 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date Time (Military): Well Number: Location #: Inspection Document #: 673803517 Complainant: Phone: Address: Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 6-17-2016 I was contacted by the complainant and COGCC staff in reference to a odor complaint in the area of WCR 13. Upon arrival in the area I observed several wells located in the area, I contacted the complainant who indicated the odor had occurred over the past 2 weeks and become stronger the night before the complainant called. The complainant was unable to identify the location the odor was coming from. I performed site inspections of the wells in the area but I was unable to find any possible causes of the odor the complaint had experienced. I contacted the oil and gas operators in the area to see if any upset conditions may have occurred in the area and the operators indicated they did not have any incidents which would have caused the odors the complainant had experienced. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were found.
  • Date Received: July 5, 2016 Document No.: 200439869 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: West Divide treatment Facility, 2322 West Divide Creek Road, Mesa county Colorado. Operator: SG interests,Gunnison energy, their third party operator is M&H. We have talked to M&H about the noise in the past. Complaint: Mostly the excessive noise. We have contacted Mesa County because this is a Midstream Facility and have been told that the COGCC has no jurisdiction over this Facility.The Facility has been in operation for over two years and Mesa county still cannot provide a noise study. Resolution: COGCC staff discussed complaint with Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) Public Utilities Commission (PUC) staff and determined the PUC pipeline division has jurisdiction over the subject facility. Complaint was forwarded to the PUC Pipeline Division. Complainant provided with explanation of the complaint transfer and the following contact information: Phone: 303-894-2070 or 1-800-456-0858 if calling outside the Denver metro area, but within Colorado. Email: dora_PUC_complaints@state.co.us Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/file-consumer-complaint
  • Date Received: June 28, 2016 Document No.: 200439839 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: the hovenweep cow canyon pump station at 12224 road BB pleasant view colo. Operator: cortez pipeline company kinder morgan co2 company Issue: excessive noise.when I first received the notice of their request for a high impact permit from Montezuma county kinder morgan planned to build this plant 200 ft. from my back door and even at that time they claimed that their would not be any exsessive noise.there application for high impact permit states adjacent to residential areas not to exceed 55 decbels at any point on the boundry line between 7pm -6.59am. I believe what I read on the cogcc site that the limits are 50 decibels at 350ft from the source? on there special use permit application dated 6-26-2015 # 19 states such use does not create excessive noise.are they not required to tell the truth on these applications and are these permits vaid when they are not truthfull? kinder morgans engineer stated in the second planning dept. meeting that one could stand next to one of these pumps and carry on a conversation.with a noise level app on my cell phone I am reading db max levels over 88 decibels early morning and evenings.i have read these noise levels could be harmfull to our health. Resolution: COGCC evaluated jurisdiction of the facility in the complaint. The pipeline is jurisdictional to PHMSA Pipeline Safety Regulations. However, PHMSA regulates the safe operation of the pipeline but does not have any regulations regulating noise and does not issue permits. The permitting agency that controls siting and noise issues would be the County. COGCC and PHMSA representative (Tom Finch) communicated jurisdictional findings to complainant.
  • Date Received: June 28, 2016 Document No.: 200439838 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: township 4 north range 62 west, 6th PM section 30:all and section 32 N2 containing 320 acresM/L, and that part of the s2 lying north of a diagonal line from the southeast corner of said section 32 to the west quarter corner of said section 32 containing 160 acres, M/L Court Document Entitled "Before the and gas conservation commission of the state of colorado" in which said document in the matter of the verified application of Marathon Oil company for an order establishing drilling and spacing units and well location and setback rules for the drilling of wells in the Niobrara formation underlying certain lands located in township 3 north range 62 west sections 5,6,7,8,township 3 north range 63 west sections 2,8-10,12,16,17,20-22,township 4 north range 62 west, sections 30,32;township 4 north range 63 west, sections 26,, 36 6th PM, in Weld County Colorado" company including the legal description below owned by Marjorie L. Chase, Attorney scott campbell for Marathon oil of Poulson, Odell and Peterson, LLC signed and notarized the affidavit of mailing of notice to all interested parties of french lake "exhibit A". on may 5th 2011.He mailed this to marjorie L. chase c/o claude weber( her deceased brother since 2009)causing Marjorie L. cChase to never be notified. She never entered into a contact for marathon oil or ant other company to drill on, extract use or gai wealth from her Oil and Gas holdings. She never received any royalties, compensation for those rights. Martin oil and bonanza creek have illegally gained at the expense of Marjorie Chase. They must pay all damages and if they want to continue drilling, extracting or gaining wealth from their illegal activity. they must Mt reimburse her the fair market value marjorie L.Chase was never notified, has no knowledge of transaction and did not authorize the use of, the drilling on or the extraction of Oil and gas minerals by any party. further she did not and does not document signed by scott m campbell being sworn under other that he was the attorney f Resolution: COCGG Hearings Officer Jill Dorancy made several attempts to contact the complainant to assist the complainant with a royalty issue. After several months of no contact, the complaint was closed.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2016 Document No.: 200439832 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Kinder Morgans Doe Canyon Plant in Cahone, Dolores County Complaint: Terrible odor at night so that one cannot open a window to get some fresh air. I live 1/2 mile away from the plant and the noise has gotten louder over the past two months. Resolution: COGCC staff made several attempts to contact the complainant to schedule a visit to the residence to conduct a sound study/ check for odors. Messages were not returned, so complaint has been closed.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2016 Document No.: 200439828 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location:Vetting Facility, north of GIC ditch #3 and east 24th Street, west of Cherry Avenue, and south of Bella Romero School in Weld County, just east of the Greeley city limits. Complaint: 1. Traffic: Those of us who live close to this site are concerned about the amount of large truck traffic that will be created on Cherry Avenue. This is a main access road to the school and there are often children walking to school during the school year, families walking with children in the evenings and days when school is not in session, parents driving children to school, school buses, horses being ridden and driven in training, people walking their dogs, etc. This is part of what makes this a nice neighborhood area and people feel safe, even though Cherry has no sidewalks, as it is just outside the city limits. 2. Noise, Air Quality/Odor, Dust, Pollution, Lighting: We are also concerned about our property values going down with so many wells so close to our homes. For 2 years there will be a great deal of noise, odor (we have just learned that they will be using oil base drilling fluid), and pollution. This pollution will be a danger to young, developing lungs and to those of us who must live with it 24/7. The high power lights are on all night and will make it difficult for those of us near this facility to sleep at night. 3. Size: The size of this project is rediculous in this area, 24 wells, 18 oil tanks, 2 water tanks, 24 separators, 2 meter houses, 4 vapor recovery units, 8 emission control devices and 2 vapor recovery towers on 6 acres in an R-1 zones residential neighborhood. 4. Notification: The notification they sent of a neighborhood meeting was only sent to those who lived within 500' of the wells, and the school was not notified until school was out for the summer, so NO parents of Bella Romero students received notification of this monstrous project. Extraction Oil and Gas has not been honest with us. They stated it was too expensive to apply for a driveway exit onto Highway 34 Business (east 18th Street) Resolution: Location has a pending permit. Complainant was referred to the permitting webpage to file a comment on a pending permit.
  • Date Received: June 15, 2016 Document No.: 200439741 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Green Acres Emporium, LLC, located in Pueblo Owner, Jay Furney, submitted and received $42,911.68 for a rebate to Black Hills Energy for grow lights in which he never purchased. To collect the rebate he marked an estimate paid. He should file this theft on his 2015 year-end returns, return this money and pay for this crime. I have submitted this to the Colorado General Attorney and the FBI. [Anon] thought she was a partner, but he excluded her on partnership filings with the state and the EIN. In the brief time Green Acres was in business (2015) and they billed four invoices and made $26,536.89. Furney stole approximately $22,000 of it out of the safe and [anon] immediately quit and I froze the QB account. I hope he files this on his year-end returns. None-the-less, Black Hills Corporation selected Applied Energy Group's (AEG) for the central management of their Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa and S. Dakota efficiency and demand reduction program portfolios (rebate processing). AEG paid Furney without validating his purchase. This money came from electric rate payers and should get returned. I tried to tell AEG and Black Hills to go after Furney, but we are unaware of any action to date. I have all the documents to prove this. Furney owns land in Pueblo and Green Acres was a grow facility located on his land. I discovered the false rebate when Furney's girlfriend entered the rebate money in QuickBooks Online. I questioned her repeatedly and found out. One other thing I would like to mention is Jay Furney owns Double J Construction. He paid Green Acres Emporium’s employees from Double J Construction. To me this was wrong and I questioned this. I was told that Green Acres didn’t have the money. Resolution: Complainant contacted and informed issue is outside COGCC jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: June 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439709 VEGETATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a spot in one of the hay fields (approx one acre) that would not grow anything for about 40 years. Last year they attempted to fix this by digging up soil and bringing in new soil. Some hay grew but area will need to be monitored. Resolution: Emailed a letter and attachments describing soil sampling results in the area described in the vegetation portion of the complaint. Recommended additional soil treatment and compaction alleviation may help to reduce SAR and improve productivity. Closed vegetation issue with the letter.
  • Date Received: June 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439709 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: At an abandoned well there was an elevated road through a hay field. The operator attempted to remove it, but it is still not back to the original grade and the location needs to be reseeded. Resolution: Operator was contacted and is in the process of working on the road but had to prioritize equipment use for the current time.
  • Date Received: June 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439709 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Issues are dispersed across several locations: NW Quarter of Section 6 2S 56 W, NW Quarter Section 8, entirety of section 6. There are powerlines in the middle of a field for no reason. The lines make a large horseshoe type loop. The lines should be straight across. Some lines are down. Resolution: Same complaint issue/resolution as Complaint #200439670.
  • Date Received: June 3, 2016 Document No.: 200439614 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of concern: 5-62-Secs. 22,29,33 Complainant states: There are a couple hundred semi-loads of 18 wheeler fluids going by my residence each day from padsites located in T5N,R62W Sections 22, 29 and 33(Bill Barrett/Bonanza Creek Anschutz Wells). Water is applied at 8:00AM once per day which is inadequate dust control for the truck traffic and temperatures. By evening, there cloud of dust makes it difficult to breath. The semi traffic continues all night and makes it difficult to sleep. I have asthma and a heart condition that is badly irritated by this condition. Please have additional water put down to alleviate this condition. This is an ongoing condition that has gone on for several years. This is my 18th complaint about this situation and have attempted to work with Bill Barrett/Bonanza Creek which is obviously a waste of time. The results come from either the Commission or Weld County. I am still here and we continue to have intermittent application of dust control. Complainant indicates they contacted CDPHE and was referred to COGCC. Resolution: Complaint of dust on road was redirected to Troy Swain of Weld County. Insp#684901413.
  • Date Received: June 2, 2016 Document No.: 200439601 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is described as: Three Properties 2314 Logos 2315 Logos 710 23 1/4 rd (Grand Junction, CO) Complaint: I am concerned the ground water has been contaminated as result of the equipment being used improperly when the lot was too wet to support the weight, grinding the various hydro carbons into the soil 2-3 feet deep. EMP from fracking equipment. Hydro Carbons, oil, diesel, gasoline has been spilled and leaked over the yards of all three properties. At 2315 Logos a large piece of equipment used to remove fracking equipment has dug large ruts in the lot. The ruts have filled with water which is tainted with EMP fluids. Witness to the removal of the equipment described a man running the equipment with a total disregard for the damage occurring to the property which was too wet to be driven on. During the process witnesses said the operator slam his load into and joining property owners light pole damaging it. The property will require extensive cleanup, replacement of the rock. I have a video of the property. I spoke with David Benson, and Mr. Issac. I also met with Carlos a COGCC inspector on site today 6/01/16 at 1:00 pm. My attorney has also been in touch with both individuals. Complainant indicates the company is Western Pump and Dredge, Also known as Rock Water Energy. Resolution: The case is in the hands of the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
  • Date Received: May 26, 2016 Document No.: 200439587 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports location as: The noise appeared to be coming from the well just west of us (11690 Montgomery Circle, Longmont CO) near CR 3.5. Complainant states: I was awakened last night at approximately 2am to VERY loud continuous noise that appeared to be coming from the well just west of us near CR 3.5. The noise was a very loud hum and I was unable to sleep. This is unacceptable and unbearable. Residents should not lose sleep due to this noise. We have heard noise in the past from this well, but this was about double or more the noise level. I would like this site to be checked for code compliance, as well as any information you have on the plans for the noise to continue. Noise is described as: Low continuous hum, like a loud motor working. Noise you can hear and feel. Resolution: Area resident complained about noise coming from the Fairview Pad, specifically about a noise at approx 2am on 5/26/16. Continuous monitoring data was obtained by the COGCC from the sound station to the east of location for the 24 hour period of 5/26/16 (attached). No abnormal sound is observed for the time period in question. C-scale levels above the 65db limit are observed, however it should be noted that background noise has been established to be 72-75dbC for the area 24 hours a day. Principal stations show this and past COGCC sound surveys have confirmed this. Insp DOC#674103194.
  • Date Received: May 12, 2016 Document No.: 200439537 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Intersection of County Road 14 and Hwy 52 in Frederick, Colorado. Due east of Intersection of CR 15 and Hwy 52 in Frederick, Co. Drilling operation that just completed after most of 2015 north of CR14/Hwy52. Very bright lighting from this location all night. Lighting is new as of a few months, was hoping after major drilling operations it would be used as necessary only. Lighting shines directly into houses in Savannah Neighborhood. Resolution: Area resident filed formal complaint with the COGCC related to the lighting at the Troudt Location. OGCC was on location on 5/12/16 and observed permanent to semi permanent lighting towers on all four corners of location. All four light towers had two LED lights each and all were pointing downward and into location. Photos of the light towers are attached. Location of complainant was measured using GIS to be approx 2,400 ft to the NW of location. Rule 803 states: "To the extent practicable, site lighting shall be directed downward and inward and shielded so as to avoid glare on public roads and Building Units within one thousand (1000) feet." No rule violation of rule 803 was observed on 5/12/16. However, COGCC staff talked to Extraction reps on location and they stated they would try to adjust the lighting. Insp DOC# 674103099.
  • Date Received: May 2, 2016 Document No.: 200439490 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ground Water/Water Quality rainbow on glass film on counter tops film on cars after wash and rinse well water has started going bad since well drilling has been done around well. Age of well: 1 year 11 months Resolution: Water sampling results show no evidence of any oil & gas issues. Letter with all analytical results sent to Mr. Mossman.
  • Date Received: April 29, 2016 Document No.: 200439472 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Benchmark Energy North West Graylind Field ,People driving through the locations and other taking physical property that is on locations in the area. Property Damage, Royalties Payment / Missing Production, Spills/Soil Contamination, Traffic, Waste Management / Dumping, Theft and Trespassing Resolution: COGCC Enforcement Staff reviewed the complaint and responded to the complainant with the following statement: Although Order No. 1V-564 authorized COGCC Staff to "Claim all equipment, saleable product, and appurtenances related to Benchmark’s operations" the COGCC's rights are "secondary to any valid liens, security interests, or other legal interests" asserted by Benchmark's creditors. We are working with Benchmark's creditors to determine who might have an interest in the equipment at these locations. As part of that process, we will be posting notice at Benchmark's former locations notifying claimants to contact COGCC. Please direct any future claimants to the Commission’s Enforcement Supervisor
  • Date Received: April 28, 2016 Document No.: 200439411 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Spills/Soil Contamination, Oily residue with water run-off There is a draw, or wash behind our house, where run off occurs, leaving a brownish to black residue, or covering in, and on soil. Source-gas, came and looked, they said they couldn't get any readings. I took and sample to: KRW Consulting, (they have since changed there name). Resolution: The COGCC has referred the complaint to the CDPHE
  • Date Received: April 28, 2016 Document No.: 200439411 PIPELINE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC Staff conducted a site visit on May 03, 2016 and talked to Mrs. Elaine Eberhard. An inspection report will be posted in the database. The complainant, Mr. Eberhard, who owns the property, reported black staining in his property, at the crossing of a dirt road (east-west) and a draw that runs to the north. There are at least two pipelines that cross the dirt road pretty close to the draw, where the staining starts. There is a series of yellow pipeline signs that say "Natural Gas Pipeline -High Pressure - Source Gas". These signs show the pipeline path going north and following the draw. There is also a round yellow post with the following sign: "Warning - Gas Pipeline - Transcolorado Gas Transmission Co" The stainings start at the crossing and patches are observed downstream along the river bed for a fairly long distance. Staining is at the surface only, like a thin crust. No odors were noted. There is some ponded water, black like tea, no odor. Resolution: The COGCC has referred the complaint to the CDPHE.
  • Date Received: April 27, 2016 Document No.: 200439403 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Triple Creek Drilling site, Greeley Colorado, 80634 Mountain Vista area. 74th Avenue We have discussed this at neighborhood meetings and at City Planning Commission and City Council Meeting in Greeley, CO. I've been involved with this project since November and am so disappointed in the deceit, whether on purpose or accidental that has occurred in this filing. Extraction failed to acknowledge in its Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Form 2A that the Triple Creek location falls within an Urban Mitigation Area (UMA) or to comply with the requirements that would have provided greater public notice. Triple Creek is also considered a LARGE UMA FACILITY because it is proposing 22 wells and 24 tanks and it lies within a UMA. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE! In three separate meetings, Extraction changed tank height from tankless to 20 foot to 12 foot.....How are we supposed to trust them? NONE of us, as the neighbors, were contacted about the proposal from Extraction or Mineral Resources. Residents, themselves, had to distribute notices to neighbors about the neighborhood meetings. The COGCC asked Mineral Resources TWICE to reach out to the neighbors that would be most directly affected by the location and new access road. Mineral Resources refused to comply with COGCC's request and the neighbor most impacted by the access road is deaf with hearing dogs who bark at approaching vehicles. This neighbor was never approached and the access is only 32 feet from her bedroom window. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Her dogs bark at approaching vehicles and they are older trained dogs. This will be the death of the dogs. Extraction failed to file an amended Form 2A when it proposed to greatly expand the well site to add berms. Neighbors believe that is bad policy to allow an operator to misrepresent their disturbed area to avoid falling under the new rules and regulations of a LARGE UMA FACILITY. ALSO, on September 25, 2014, Extraction committed to any of the few neighbors who were notified that they were going to use PIPELINES Resolution: The COGCC engaged with Extraction and the local government regarding the Oil and Gas Location Assessment (OGLA) permit for the location. COGCC found there was an error made by the original permittee on the OGLA, but did not find that any violation of COGCC Rules occurred at this Location, and no enforcement action will be taken. In order to remedy the inconsistencies between the State permits and Local USR, the operator committed to submitting a Form 2A to amend the permitted location and bring it into compliance with the Large UMA Facility Rules adopted by the COGCC in January 2016. The Form 2A application will be subject to the notice provisions of Rules 305A and 305, the consultation provisions of Rules 305A and 306, the mitigation measures described by Rule 604, and public comment as described in Rule 305. COGCC Oil and Gas Location Assessment Specialists will review the application for compliance with all applicable COGCC Rules and review all proposed operating practices to ensure that the project can be developed in a manner consistent with our statutory obligation to “foster the responsible, balanced development, production, and utilization of the natural resources of oil and gas in the state of Colorado in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.” (C.R.S. § 34-60-102) Following COGCC’s technical review of the application and the proposed Best Management Practice (BMPs), the Director may attach technically feasible and economically practicable conditions of approval to the Form 2A in response to legitimate public health, safety, or welfare concerns expressed during the comment period, as provided for in Rule 305.
  • Date Received: April 26, 2016 Document No.: 200439396 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ground Water/Water Well Our water quality has changed alot, the taste and we have a white film in the sink and a greenish color by the handels in the bathrooms. We were told we have gas also in the sample we gave to my brother inlaw from the tap. We have had past problems on the ranch with Petroglyph. I spoke with Jason Kosola on the 4/22/16 and was told to make a complaint and then someone would come out and take a sample for testing. Resolution: A review of surrounding oil and gas wells in your area show the closest oil and gas well is located over one half mile from your water well. There are eight oil and gas wells within one mile of your well; however, there was no oil or gas production reported for any of these wells and all eight wells have been plugged. COGCC records show that these wells were either drilled and abandoned or plugged and abandoned. As a result, there are currently no active oil and gas wells within one mile of your water well. None of the 73 volatile or semi volatile organic compounds analyzed were detected in the sample from your well. Due to the absence of the dissolved gasses methane, ethane, ethene and propane, as well as the absence of DRO or GRO, there is no indication of hydrocarbon contaminants in the ground water from your well. There is no evidence of any impacts related to the oil & gas operations in the vicinity of your water well. Iron reducing bacteria, sulfate reducing bacteria and slime forming bacteria were detected in the water from your well. Disinfection of your well and water distribution system on a regular basis may improve the overall aesthetic quality of the water. The overall quality of your water has deteriorated since the previous COGCC water samples obtained from your well in 2007. Eleven of the constituents shown on Table 1 increased slightly or significantly when compared to previous samples. Total Dissolved Solids and Sulfate were found to be above domestic water standards. Elevated concentrations of sulfate and the presence of nitrate can indicate contaminants from the surface or near surface. The increased sulfate and nitrate observed in your well may be caused by well construction issues or possibly fluctuations in the aquifer due to varying rates of recharge. A lack of isolation between the screened interval of your well and shallower zones of ground water or the surface could cause communication between these zones resulting in increased sulfate and nitrate. The COGCC is an
  • Date Received: April 25, 2016 Document No.: 200439391 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: well is very noisy, dusty, and smells like burning smoke Resolution: See Above
  • Date Received: April 25, 2016 Document No.: 200439387 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This complaint is regarding two Kerr McGee horizontal drilling pads on 160 acres of land that my brother owns and on which I am the tenant farmer. This land is in southern Weld County. While we understand Kerr McGee's business strategy to delay fracking the wells because of low oil prices, we do not feel it to be a “reasonable accommodation” if we are to suffer loss of crops and income due to their strategy of delay, which is potentially profitable for them and costly for us. This particular quarter section of ground is irrigated by a center pivot sprinkler. We appreciate the fact that the wells are in the non irrigated pivot corners. There two corners with pads, one pad is in the SE corner and the other is in the SW corner. However, because of required setbacks, the wells are not in the corners as far they otherwise could be. Consequently, the drill pads had to be constructed in such a way that they extended so far out onto the ground irrigated by the pivot that it cannot make a full circle being that it cannot cross the pads. This leaves a very large pie shaped section that cannot be irrigated. So instead of losing only the productivity of the irrigated ground under the pads, which totals ten acres or so, we will lose the productivity of 40 or more acres in that pie shaped section. That's an unreasonable amount of irrigated farmland to have to give up. Kerr McGee wants us to grant them a waiver so the drilling pads can remain in place longer than COGCC rules allow. We would be willing to do so if they would agree to remove the plating and replace the topsoil on that portion of the pads that are under the pivot so we can farm and irrigate it, and if they have to replace the plating or otherwise use that portion of the pads in order to come back in to frack, that they do so only during the winter months. Or alternatively, if they do come back in during the growing season they compensate us for lost crops under the entire pie shaped section. As for the non irrigated portion of the pads not under the pivot spri Resolution: COGCC communicated to Anadarko that in order for them to be in compliance with COGCC interim reclamation rules for these locations, Anadarko would have to perform one of the following actions: • Agree to commence completion operations prior to December 10, 2016 on the southwest location and January 3, 2017 on the southeast location. • Commence interim reclamation right away. • Finalize a waiver agreement with the surface owner and secure a formal variance from the COGCC to extend completion operations beyond the December 10, 2016 and January 3, 2017 dates. After detailed discussions, Anadarko made the decision to change their operational plans and commence completion operations prior to the December 10, 2016 and January 3, 2017 dates, therefore not delaying completions past one year from releasing the rig. These actions put Anadarko in compliance with COGCC reclamation rules. Additionally, COGCC verified with Anadarko that their intentions are to complete these wells in the summer of 2016 and perform interim reclamation shortly after. These actions should ensure their operations will not impact your 2017 growing season. Based on the above described investigation, the COGCC has determined that no violations of COGCC rules occurred related to your complaint. Accordingly, the COGCC has closed the complaint and will not issue a notice of alleged violation (NOAV) related to this complaint.
  • Date Received: April 25, 2016 Document No.: 200439391 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I came home from vacation to find a giant oil well set up in our park in our small neighborhood. I received NO notice in the mail whatsoever and they have put a chain link fence around our children's playground (and our entire park) so we can't use it. There are noisy trucks going up and down our narrow streets, the well is very noisy, dusty, and smells like burning smoke. They have taken 5-6 feet of the street with their ramp so potentially emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire, police) could not get through. I see no permit. Resolution: Complaint was origionally filed on 4/25/16 but was not addressed by COGCC staff until 5/11/16. OGCC inspector was on location on 5/11/16 and observed the location to be done with P&A operations and new sod laid and being watered where the well used to be. OGCC inspector was not able to observe any of the complaints due to the time passed. INSP DOC#674103095.
  • Date Received: April 18, 2016 Document No.: 200439374 SETBACKS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Oil tank facility built too close to my house/property. South west corner of State Hwy66, and Weld County Road 7. The oil tanks are approx. 240-250 feet from my house. I have my property listed to sell as commercial development. My realtor and 2 potential buyers have said the facility is in violation of set back laws I was not notified of this before the building process. I did voice a complaint with the property owner before. This situation is hindering the sale of my property. I am looking for answers as to why it is so close, and what action to take. Resolution: called complaintant on 4/19/2016 provided information about setback distances in COGCC rules. Distance from tanks to Building Unit described as approx. 240 feet, confirmed via aerial on GIS. This distance complies with 200' or greater safety setback. Complainant was satisfied with explanation of rules and has no other issues with this complaint.
  • Date Received: April 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439364 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well at 14621 Garfield St, Brighton, CO 80602. Located south of the house in the lawn. I'm having recurrent skin rashes Resolution: Analytical results did not indicate oil and gas impact. Complaint resolution letter dispatched to land owner via email and hardcopy on 5/19/2016.
  • Date Received: April 9, 2016 Document No.: 200439345 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: 11611 jasper rd 80516. Wise museum. I got a letter last fall saying the well nw of my property was being shut down. No notice about new well being drilled. I thought Boulder county had a moratorium on new drilling til 2018? Please stop the wise family from once again getting away with something normal non-politically connected people would not legally be allowed to do. The odor from the soon to be abandoned well was so obnoxious the last few years that we had to keep our windows closed year round. I called town of Erie and they said the couldn't get involved. Please keep my complaint anonymous since I live next door and run a local company. Thanks! Resolution: Not enough information to process the complaint
  • Date Received: April 6, 2016 Document No.: 200439335 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: 8:16 am, man at well tanks at the end of my driveway releasing gases from the tanks. , very smelly, directly coming into my home from slight sw wind. Resolution: OGCC contacted Noble energy and found that they were doing maintenance on the well, no COGCC rules were broken.
  • Date Received: April 5, 2016 Document No.: 200439318 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A letter which I received and is outlined below might be a widely used scam to take the property of others. On March 23, 2016 I received a letter from Jacob Coheley, Lincoln Energy Partners. RE: Section 18 - 7N-65W- Weld County, CO -Oil, Gas and other minerals. The letter requests that I sign a quit claim to them of minerals I've owned since my fathers death over 10 years ago. I am concerned that this is a scam as the letter states "that your recent claim is clouding our title in the same lands.." and that "we've enclosed a Quit Claim Deed for your review and execution...Please understand that if we cannot resolve this via the enclosed Quit Claim Deed, we intend to file suit in the Weld County, CO courts to quiet title." This LLC did not provide any back up of claim, no evidence of title, no information that contains any merit or basis of claim in the one page letter. I can forward a copy of the letter if the Commission needs it. No I do not know who the company is and have not contacted Jacob Coheley about this letter. Lincoln Energy Partners, LLC has a website but there is no listing of officers, partners or address. (Reviewed April 6, 2016.) The letter was signed by Jacob Coheley, Lincoln Energy Partners, LLC, 720-563-9684. The letterhead listed the website as www.lincolnenergypartnersllc.com, no address on letterhead. The return envelope was hand addressed with Lincoln Energy Partners, LLC, 852 N. Broadway, Suite 300 Denver, CO, 80203. Resolution: COGCC Staff determined the issue described is a civil matter over which COGCC has no jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: April 4, 2016 Document No.: 200439303 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states: Very strong sulfur odor in the air. This smell spans a very large area. First noticed about 8:30 PM. I live in southwest Windsor, along CR 13, north of Crossroads. Just west of Extraction's Raindance Pad. I am not sure where the smell is originating - there are a few operators in the area. I have seen a short tower this weekend at the Raindance pad - perhaps they are scrubbing? Odor is described as " sulfur smell" and is reported to be ongoing at the time of complaint (4/3/16 at 9:30 PM). Complainant has contacted Jason Gomez (COGCC). Resolution: On April 4, 2016, the COGCC performed an inspection on the location and did not notice odors leaving the oil and gas location. On April 13, 2016, COGCC staff was accompanied by air quality experts from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) and performed a joint inspection to determine if odors from nearby oil and gas operations were leaving the oil and gas location. The following occurred during this joint inspection: • A CDPHE health exposure expert performed separate tests for H2S or sulfur right on Extraction’s Raindance location and Extraction’s Pavistma location. Similar tests were then conducted at the entrance of the High Pointe Estates neighborhood near the mail boxes, at the north side of the pond at the entrance, at the entrance of Bison Ridge, and at the north end of the golf course to the west of Bison Ridge. Results were similar in all tests and all readings were well within required odor thresholds and health exposure limits. • CDPHE and COGCC staff performed an optical gas imaging inspection on the equipment located on the Raindance and Pavistma locations and did not find any issues through that inspection. • COGCC or CDPHE employees did not observe any odors leaving the oil and gas locations at any time during this investigation. • COGCC reviewed wind data for the times when the odor issues were reported and determined that in most instances the wind was blowing from the west to the east. The oil and gas locations are located east of the houses where odor issues were reported.
  • Date Received: March 30, 2016 Document No.: 200439264 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is described as: Just north of Kenosha Rd, West of NE County Line Rd, in Erie. Boulder/Weld County Complainant reports: Very loud noise, ground shaking for hours starting this morning. Complainant contacted Weld County and was informed LGD (Troy Swain) is out of the office. Resolution: See Insp#674003518. Suspected noise was due to blowdown of well. OGCC was not able to run any sound survey of suspected noise because noise was no longer present.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2016 Document No.: 200439222 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports location is "County Roads 132,131,133 La Plata County" and that the operator is Red Mesa Holdings. Complainant states: I live at 498 CR 132. There is currently a gas well that is being re-worked in my neighborhood on CR 131. The work has been going on now for a couple of weeks. Tonight, just now, for the second time, I have gone outside to smell a strong order of offal; industrial (oil & gas) offal. I don't know what else to call it, but it is nauseous. I really don't know much about re-working gas wells, I'm sure there are some venting emissions that occur. But it is curious to me that during the day when I can hear them working over there I don't smell a thing. Are there state or county regulations that regulate emissions from these wells? Are they monitored? Who enforces the rules? My paranoia around this is they are venting off pollutants at night when no one is around. Resolution: SW Inspection Supervisor conducted inspections and infrared surveys of former Red Mesa Holdings wells in vicinity (within 1 mile) of complainants residence. The Talbot-Wideman 13-1, Dye Hard 3 and Haun-Delaney 1 wells were found to be properly shut in and not leaking gas as confirmed by FLIR Gasfinder infrared camera. No odors were observed at time of inspections of these wells and associated tanks. It can not be conclusively determined that these locations were the source of the odors complainant had experienced in prior months. 2 other operators have wells in the area, Williford Resources and Beeman Oil and Gas. These operations can not be ruled out as the source or contributing source of the odors complainant had experienced. Further investigation with similar atmospheric conditions as a perceived odor event within a shorter time would need to be conducted to definitively determine the probable source or sources of odors. Based on 3 months without any additional perceived odor events by complainant, staff closes complaint.
  • Date Received: March 14, 2016 Document No.: 200439185 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint is regarding odor/ air quality. Odor is described as "concentrated WD40". Odor was first noticed on 12/2/2015. Complainant states: For a period of month now, starting in early December (maybe late November) there has been an intermittent but overwhelming petroleum type smell. The smell most closely resembles WD40. It sometimes gets so severe that sustained time outdoors will result in nausea and headaches. It appears to occur more often when the wind is blowing gently out of the south, or not most severely when there is no wind at all. We had hoped that it was related to all of the active drilling and fracking that had been taking place during the fall, however, the smell has gotten more severe since those operations have ceased/dwindled. We own a home in this area and we are concerned that this going to be considered a "normal" condition if we live in this area. Any time there is a strong wind out of the West or Northwest it difficult to notice the smell/odor. It does appear to be more prevalent when the wind is blowing out of the south or when there is no wind at all. If the area in question is inspected/visited on a windy day, you will not be able to notice the odor. I am not 100% sure that it is originating from the South and would appreciate a thorough inspection of the locations to the North and the Northwest. We live 1/2 west of WCR17 on WCR42 south of the Johnstown proper in the Pioneer Ridge subdivision. The issue is most prevalent on WCR42 1/2-3/4 mile of 17. While I admit that I have not isolated the precise cause of this severe odor/pollution, there is a tank battery to the south of us operated by PDC Energy Services. I suspect this set of tanks is the most likely culprit. With that being said, we hope that the COGCC will investigate the diminishing air quality in this area and act accordingly. We have attempted to contact PDC, but have managed to call outside of their hours of operation each time. Resolution: Complaint #: 200439185 Inspection # 674003482 Field Inspector Assigned: Carlile, Craig Complaint Received by Field Inspector: Date: 3/14/2016; Time Approximately 12:00 Complainant Contacted by Inspector: 03/15/2016, Time 10:15 Well Number: 05-123-12479 Location #: 323045 Complainant: Rob Rager Phone: (303) 263-9379 Address: 421 Pekin Drive Johsontown, CO 80644 Nature of complaint: Odor. Field Inspector Actions: Field Inspector called complainant and left message. Field Inspector located the closest oil and gas installation and conducted a complete inspection, document number 674003482. This location was well maintained and no active venting or odors were detected. Inspector also visited additional locations to the north and west of the complainant’s residence and oil and gas facilities to the south of Weld County 42 with similar results (no venting or odors detected). Odor was detected coming from a mulch transfer station operated by Renewable Fiber (800) 888-0374. See map below for relative positioning of facilities. Due to the Field Inspectors belief that the source of the odor was not oil and gas related the complainant’s information was passed along to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, case number: 5597858 Summary: No violation of COGCC rules pertaining to the complaint observed by the inspector at the time of the inspection. See inspection document for photos and location map.
  • Date Received: March 3, 2016 Document No.: 200439124 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant describes location of concern as: Geisick # 32-32, Las Animas County, Colorado TBA contamination of groundwater in Las Animas County continues to be an issue. Other organic materials have also been shown to contaminate groundwater. Complainant states: TBA contamination of groundwater in Las Animas County continues to be an issue. Water produced from methane wells and documented to be contaminated with TBA is spread on roads and discharged into drainage areas. Why is this still allowed even though our groundwater is known to be contaminated? No sampling of containment ponds near the Cottontail Pass compressor station has been done. Why not? Other ponds used for collection produced waters have not been sampled. Why not? Project 2130 has shown that TBA contamination is real and a problem in many water wells around Las Animas County. Yet, it contains no facts or data to show the possible source whether is be natural or human caused. It does contain many opinions which are not based in fact. The opinions come directly fro the COGCC and the oil and gas business but are not supported by any evidence. For instance, no explanation of where high levels of TBA in the Sachinator MW1 came from. It does say that Toluene found in the same well is human caused. Opinions stated in the report include the source of contamination is naturally occurring. This is not backed up by facts, data or evidence of any kind. Another opinion states that there is no evidence the the oil and gas industry is the source. This statement however is completely false. There is plenty of evidence that they are responsible. They blew the well caps off of water wells while drilling. Wells in that area are contaminated. High levels of TBA are found in the Sanchinator MW1 as well as toluene. TBA is now found in water wells that were once clean. Methane in the groundwater is increasing indicating that gas well drilling has opened up new pathways between the production zones and the groundwater zones. So the statement that there is no evidence th Resolution: Multiple gas wells around complainants well have been sampled for TBA. To date no TBA has been found in any oil and gas facilities within one half mile of complainant well. No scientific data has been found during this investigation or previous investigations to indicate that oil and gas activity related to the drilling, completion or operation of CBM wells is the source of TBA found in the Nelson water well.
  • Date Received: Feb. 29, 2016 Document No.: 200439105 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is described as: T6N., R91W., Section 9, SENE, 6th PM. Footage from Section Lines- 2300 N 1000 E Northing (UTM y): 4485720.2 Easting (UTM x): 279331.8 Complainant states: The subject of the complaint is the quality of water that is taken from a well that serves the Yampa View subdivision consisting of 5 households. The well has been in existence for approximately 35 years with consistent production and quality in all but the last few years. There has been a change in hardness, appearance (color), and particulate matter that has been observed in the recent couple years. There has been a corresponding increase in activity in oil/gas drilling and water use related to fracking in the immediate vicinity of our well during this time that causes concerns as to whether or not this activity affected the water quality of our well. While the relationship between the change in water quality and the oil/gas activity may be merely coincidence, the investigation as to the relationship would appear to be warranted. Resolution: Complaint is being closed based on presentation of sample data to well owner.
  • Date Received: Feb. 18, 2016 Document No.: 200439051 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states: On February 7, 2014, PDC Energy, Inc. was granted judgment in its favor in Weld County District Court, Case No. 12CV15. PDC (Plaintiff) interpled royalties and asked the Court to determine the rightful royalty owner(s), and release it from past, present and future liability so long as it complied with the final judgment. All appeals have been made final and the judgment stands, PDC has failed to comply with said Judgment by refusing to pay royalties in accordance with the Court's Order. PDC has wrongfully withheld payments since February 2014. PDC claims its withholding payment(s) due to a 2011 case filed against it by a party that PDC subsequently named in the 12CV15 case referenced above. The 12CV15 case resolved PDC's dispute framed in the 2011 case. PDC has failed and refused to pursue dismissal of the 2011 case, B&B Ventures and Union Colony were determined to be the rightful owners of the royalties. Neither company is a party to the 2011 case. Complainant indicates wells/ facilities are as follows: B&B 10-11 NBCD, B&B 10-12 NBCD, B&B 10-14 NBCD, B&B 10-23 NBCD, B&B 10-24 JS, B&B 10-31 NBCD, B&B 10-34 NBCD, B&B 10-43 NBCD, B&B 10-44 NBCD, HONDO 1, STEPHENS-FOE 10-1, STEPHENS-FOE 10-2, STEPHENS-FOE 10-3, STEPHENS-FOE 10-4, Highpointe 10SD NBCD, Highpointe 10A NBCD, Highpointe 10B NBCD, Highpointe 10C NBCD, Highpointe 10D NBCD, Highpointe 10KD NBCD, Highpointe 10LD NBCD, Highpointe 10ND NBCD, Highpointe 10OD NBCD, Highpointe 10PD NBCD Complainant has contacted: PDC Energy, Inc. Denver, CO c/o Terry Miller (Legal Counsel) 1500 17th Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202 303.892.7297 Resolution: Jill Dorancy contacted complainant and via email provided a Form 38 with an explanation of the form and steps complainant may take to file application for Payment of Proceeds.
  • Date Received: Feb. 16, 2016 Document No.: 200439034 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Anonymous complaint received from USEPA Regional Tip or Complaint program for the State of Colorado. The information provided to COGCC is as follows: Alleged Violator's Name: wpx energy services Alleged Violator's Address: 1058 co rd 215 parachute co 81635 Alleged Violator's City: parachute Alleged Violator's State: Colorado Alleged Violator's Zip: 81635 Tip or Complaint: Recently speaking with an employee of WPX who stated that on one of the recent wells that were shut down that during drilling they hit an underground spring and the well started gushing water. the well was capped and shut down do avoid getting government agencies involved. there is suspected contamination of ground water with fracking fluid. the employee stated that they had thought about coming forward but were concerned about employer retribution as well as future employment if that occurred Specific Directions: I do not know the location of the site and was unsure of how to tactfully extricate the information without giving away my intentions. however I do believe that with some research it can be found out because it is one of the recent 380 wells that were shut down and geological proximity to known underground springs may narrow the results. I hope this information helps Violation Still Occurring? Yes State DEP/DEQ/DEM Notified? No Resolution: Conference between Stan Spencer COGCC EPS Northwest plus Mike Gardner and Karolina Blaney of WPX. They spoke with the WPX drilling supervisor. WPX has only one rig operating in the Piceance and have had no reported events of this kind . Neither Mike or Karolina had any idea of where or how this complaint may have originated. Stan Spencer has had no spill reports of this nature and COGCC engineering supervisor, Dave Andrews has had no reports of well control loss. The complaint information concerning 380 wells being shut is apparently incorrect but there is no record of such. Without details such as a well location, the time of the event or the contact info for the complainant, there will be no further investigation and this incident will be closed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 15, 2016 Document No.: 200439024 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states: The noise is coming from Southern Johnstown, Colorado and can be heard from my location at 1906 Crestview Dr., Johnstown, Colorado. It's sounds like tornado sirens have been going off inside my house continuously from Saturday, 2/13/2016 - today (2/15/2016) I'm concerned because my husband has an AVM and is supposed to stay away from anything that would cause him stress or headaches and this has not allowed anyone to sleep for the past couple of days! Noise is described as noise you can hear, continuous, and blowing. Resolution: Complaint #: 200439024 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 2/15/2016 Time (Military): 1300Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date2/15/2015 Time (Military): 1400 Hrs Well Number: 05- Location #: Inspection Document #: Complainant: Christy Hollis Phone: 970-587-9418 Address: 1906 Crestview, Johnstown, CO 80534 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 2-15-2016, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a noise complaint in the Johnstown area. I contacted the complainant and she indicated had been experiencing a noise issues coming from the south end of Johnstown. The complainant said the noise sounded like a tornado siren in the distance. I went to the complaints home and she had me go to her back yard to hear the noise, I heard a noise coming from the south. I attempted to locate the noise but was unable to locate the source, I performed several inspections of oil and gas locations in the area but I was unable to identify the source of the noise.
  • Date Received: Jan. 29, 2016 Document No.: 200438876 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states: The FRACing facility located to the south and east of Union Reservoir. Noise, noise, noise. Vibrating the walls of my home 2.5 miles away from the site. Locations to the south and east of Union Reservoir include: SRC Union 11-5D (432988) SRC Church 5ND (432974) Extraction Fariview 5F Pad (441811). Resolution: Complaint #: 200438876 Inspection # 674003353 Field Inspector Assigned: Carlile, Craig Complaint Received: Date: 1/29/2016; Time Approximately 13:00 Complainant Contacted by Inspector:12/14/2015 Date: 1/29/2016, Time 15:15 Well Number: 05-123-41666 Location #: 4421 Inspection Document #:67400 003844 Complainant: Dennis Hazlett Phone: (970) 566-2400 Email: dennishazlett@hotmail.com Address: 11693 Montgomery Circle Longmont, CO 80504 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: Performed site inspection and visited with Shaun McIntyre the company representative on location and learned the following information. The pad is permitted for 11 wells. They have entered the horizontal section of the 10th well and anticipate reaching total depth over the weekend and moving off of the location early next week. At the time of the inspection the rig was stacked out and not drilling. A noise survey was conducted and is attached to the inspection report, due to the lack of activity at the drilling location this survey obviously did not show a violation of the COGCC rules. Field Inspector called complainant to clarify and discuss the situation with the complaintent and a follow up email with the complaint number for easier reference was sent. Summary: No violation of COGCC rules pertaining to the complaint observed by the inspector at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: Jan. 26, 2016 Document No.: 200438840 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I've been getting a vibration, from what seems to be under my home. I can feel this vibration through out my home, as im sitting in the living room, walking into the kitchen, while trying to sleep in bed. The vibration lasts sometimes for 24 hours, sometimes less. Id appreciate if someone could come to my house, with any device, which could record any noise or vibration. VIBRATION, BEING FELT THROUGH OUT MY HOUSE, AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. Complainant was pointed to Extraction as a potential source of the vibration, has attempted to contact them but has not spoken with anybody. Complainant has also contacted Mineral Resources, Atmos, and the Town of LaSalle. Resolution: Complaint #: 200438840 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 1/26/2016 Time (Military): 1500Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date Time (Military): Well Number: 05- Location #: Inspection Document #: 673802855-373802854-373802856 Complainant: Robert Ferguson Phone: 970-284-7955 Address: 260 S. 6th st Way LaSalle, CO 80645 Nature of complaint: Vibration Field Inspector Actions: On 1-26-2014, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a complainant experiencing vibration in his home. I contacted the complainant who said he had been experiencing vibrations in his home which he thought might be coming from Oil and Gas activity in the area. I performed a inspection of the three location located to the north of the complainant’s home and I performed a sound study approx 25’ from the complainant’s home. I attached the sound study to above inspection documents. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the sound study no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Jan. 12, 2016 Document No.: 200438711 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports issues as a Groundwater/ Water well issue stating, "I can light the fumes coming from my faucets on fire." Resolution: Laboratory Report was received on the morning of 3/15/2016. Analytical results include low methane concentration and absence of ethane, propane, VOCs, SVOCs, and TPH. General chemical composition of subject well was consistent with neighboring domestic water wells. Findings indicate that water quality issues were not result of impact from nearby oil and gas operations. Resolution Letter dispatched to land owner via email and USPS.
  • Date Received: Dec. 17, 2015 Document No.: 200438366 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Very strong odors of hydrocarbons for about 1/2 mile. There is one well pad just south of interstate and others in the vicinity. Very likely the strongest I have ever smelled from the interstate. Location is described as: I-70, mile marker 69, Garfield County. Resolution: No violations were found, and no odor was observed during inspections.
  • Date Received: Dec. 11, 2015 Document No.: 200438292 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant claims Caerus Oil and Gas LLC is withholding royalties owed to Diamond Mineral LLC for almost a year. The wells are identified as Nolte wells and defined by lease numbers (#62394916, #64394926, #64394937, #64394954, #64394930, #64394939, #64394943, and #64394952. COGCC records contain 18 wells identified with Nolte, operated by Caerus. Complainant indicates "Out 1984 Lease with Barrett Energy Company does not require that we sign an Stipulation and Cross-Conveyance, or any other documentation for the above wells. We agree with the stipulation that Diamond Mineral's Mineral Interest in Tract No. 8 is 25% for the lease No. 5. Please forward our Royalty Interest of 15% along with 8% interest for withholding out revenues back to January 7, 2015." Complainant also indicated there is disagreement between the complainant and Caerus regarding the acreage of Tract No. 8 with the complainant asserting the track is 62.52786 acres and Caerus measuring it at 59.21 acres. Resolution: Complainant was contacted by COGCC (Jill Dorancy) and explained the process for filing for 37 and/ or 38 as appropriate.
  • Date Received: Dec. 9, 2015 Document No.: 200438232 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of complaint is: WCR-120 East of HWY 85, Nearest cross rd is WCR 27. Complainant reports: WCR-120 is a gravel road. During the last couple of weeks the road has literally hundreds of trucks a day on a road that usually has very minimal traffic. The amount of dust created by the traffic is so excessive that the inside (and outside) of my house and vehicles is covered in a film of dust. I have an eight year old son that has asthma and the increased dust is bad enough that he can't be outside. He has problems just being inside the house. Complainant reports: I contacted Liberty Oilfield Services and they hung up on me. I called them because they have a sign at the corner of WCR120 and HWY 85. Resolution: Location of complaint is a county road, over which COGCC has no jurisdiction. The complaint was transferred to Weld County LGD, Troy Swain.
  • Date Received: Dec. 8, 2015 Document No.: 200438217 PIPELINE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am a current employ of SourceGas in Golden CO. I have been witness to multiple cover up and behind the scenes safety violations in the transmission and pipeline safety departments. I have been threatened with physical violence and termination if I did not stop voicing my concerns. The physical threats came from Jim Arehart, Ryan Echer, Jay Fowler and Joe Quinn. Termination Threats came from Michael Noon and Landon Haack. I am in fear of my safety and employment. The complaints I have are; 1. The MAOP verification tests that were conducted on the pipeline between Glenwood Springs and Edwards Colorado in 2014 were improperly documented. In Jan and Feb of 2015 a Former pipeline safety employee in Glenwood Springs was trying to document and verify the MAOP testing, he discovered that there were no records for this testing. When he refused to cooperate with falsifying these records he was terminated. 2. There are may falsified records and many safety concerns and defects at the Slick rock facility in South West Colorado. This facility was rebuilt in 2012 2013. There were dozens of falsified welding records on faulty weld joints. The Employee that raised this concern was terminated. Additonaly I have seen pictures of a blow down device that is more than 30 feet of the ground and used frequently without any fall safety devices. 3. There is a pipeline defect on the Grand Mesa at the Big Creek Camp Ground on our 6 inch transmission line. I read an email from the Pipeline Safety Guy that was fired last Spring that was written to Jim Arehart. It complained that this defect exceeded the allowable size for a dent, was never X-rayed, and was repaired with some type of cast by personnel there were not qualified to applied the cast. This defect is very near a very popular camp site. This kind of reminds me of Carlsbad. When I was asking about this defect while at dinner with Arehart, Quinn, and Echer, my personal safety was threatened if I did not keep my mouth shut. A month later Haack pulled me aside in Golden and informed m Resolution: Sent letter to anonymous complainant stating: "The COGCC does not regulate pipelines after sales meters or the point of custody transfer. Pipelines after the point of transfer are regulated by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Therefore, COGCC has transferred your complaint to the agency/ department listed below: Agency: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Public Utilities Commission Contact: PUC Consumer Affairs Phone number: 303-894-2070 Email: dora_PUC_complaints@state.co.us Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/puc"
  • Date Received: Nov. 25, 2015 Document No.: 200438049 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Huge amount of smoke was seen emanating from a wellpad fire this morning' started at 6:20am according to news sources. The fire appears to engulf the vapor recovery tower, according to news pictures. I note this is the second vapor recovery tower fire, and request COGCC determine commonality, if any. And request State to investigate the fire ASAP before causal evidence is disturbed. Complainant reports location as 1900 block of South County Road 157, Strasburg. Resolution: COGCC Field Inspector Sherman contacted Mr. Behrens, who is the pumper for the well, at approximately 9:30 am on 11/25/2015 about the vertical heater treater fire south of Strasburg, Colorado. He identified the well as the Reeves 28-31 that is owned by Overland Resources LLC with API# 05-005-06345. Per Mr. Behrens the landowner heard a loud sound and saw the fire at the treater located at the well's tank battery at approximately 6:10-6:15 am on 11/25/2015. The local fire department was called and Vic Behrens was called at approximately 6:30 am. Mr. Behrens said that he coordinated with the local fire department to minimize environmental damage while also controlling the fire as quickly as possible by first telling the fire department to control the perimeter while he shut-in the well. By doing this, he observed that the fire in the treater went out immediately and the fire department then put water on the vessel to cool it down. A puddle of water and melted snow was observed on the SE corner of the treater berms and the snow to the south of the treater was melted. There was no oil sheen in the water puddle. It is estimated by Mr. Behrens that approximately 1 BBL of oil or less was released both inside and outside the treater's berms combined. This amountwas also observed by Inspector Sherman. Scorched oil from the fire was spread approximately 15' to the east of the eastern treater berm and approximately 40' north of the northern treater berm, including a fine mist of oil that landed on the snow. COGCC Field Inspector Sherman contacted Mr. Dougherty at approximately 2:02 pm on 11/25/2015 after gathering information from Vic Behrens and inspecting the location of the vertical heater treater fire at well #05-005-06345, Overland Resources LLC, Reeves 28-31, in response to his complaint on 11/25/2015. Mr. Dougherty was told that the fire was the result of a fire tube gasket malfunction in the treater and that a minimal amount of oil was released during the fire. Inspector Sherman told Mr. Dougherty that both fires
  • Date Received: Nov. 24, 2015 Document No.: 200438043 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant describes the location as: Northmoor Acres neighborhood in unincorporated Weld County near Johnstown, Colorado. Between Weld County Road 44 on the north, Weld County Road 42 on the south, Weld County Road 11 on the west and Weld County Road 13 on the east. The intersection of Weld County Roads 11 and 42 is nearest to the drilling operations. Indicates the location is called "Wilson Ranch." KMG Wilson-64N68W (location 305506) is located West of CR 11. Complainant reports: Nov 17, 8:25 pm: Very strong industrial hydrocarbon-petroleum type odor at our house (outside), causing eyes and throat to burn. Left message on Anadarko Response Line and also called Anadarko emergency number. Bob (don't know last name) indicated he'd send someone to check on the situation. Nov 18: noted same odor on Weld County Road 13 directly east of the drilling operation at 5:30 am on way to work, and again at home in the evening. We have smelled the odor multiple times every day since then, and have contacted Anadarko nearly every day. The odor is very strong and sometimes causes eye/throat irritation. We are concerned about what we are being exposed to, the symptoms we are experiencing, and the health effects associated with what we are being exposed to. We are concerned about the strong odor, the inability of Anadarko to fix the problem, the types of compounds we are breathing (unknown), and any adverse health effects that may be associated with them. Odor is described as petroleum hydrocarbon and complainant indicates there is a visible component. Complainant has contacted Anadarko, City of Berthoud, and Weld County Health Dept. Resolution: COGCC staff were not able to confirm odor
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2015 Document No.: 200437959 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant stated: This is about concerns over 2 wells that have not been 'fracked' yet. One is on Weld County Road 3 and the other is behind the building about 600ft away where I work at 1502 Hwy 52. I called your office but was told to fill out this complaint form. I am trying to get information from Encana but they call when I am at work and when I have time during the day I call back but they won't call as soon as I give them my concerns in a voice mail. I am concerned about methane leaks that could/probably will happen from what I hear about wells. How is this monitored? I don't have an infared camera to check and I certainly don't want to be exposed on a daily basis as I already have lung issues due to asthma. How will I know what I am being exposed to? Also, when they do 'frack' I have seen tons of trucks on pad so I am thinking there will also be quite an increase in diesel fumes and noise. How is this minimized? I would appreciate any information as I take my health seriously. Thanks and do I need to call on this too? I also need to know that my boss or place of employment won't be contacted as he is for fracking. Complainant has contacted Encana, and reports "I contacted them months ago when they first started the wells as there was a sign to call on the property. I lost that number and the sign is down. I also tried their PR people but I might get one message back but when I call again and leave my concerns they don't call back. This leads me to believe they don't monitor their wells." Resolution: Issue was transferred to CDPHE APCD, OGHIR
  • Date Received: Oct. 30, 2015 Document No.: 200437868 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states "Fed up with the noise from the 4th Street drilling site in Greeley, Colorado.. Every company I called has full general mail boxes. Look's like BIG MONEY wins over little neighborhoods." Complainant also indicated traffic is a concern. Based on complainants address, they are likely referring to the Best Way Facility (location ID 423325). Complainant has contacted the City of Greeley, has not received a response. Resolution: . OGCC staff was on location on 11/2/15 and ran a sound survey 350 ft from the noise source to the south of the location. A scale noise was measured at 73-74db when the location was pumping a stage. Although not out of compliance, Synergy stated they would set up noise mitigation to the south as soon as possible. Inspection DOC# 674102727
  • Date Received: Oct. 28, 2015 Document No.: 200437851 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Highway 14 and WCR 25 at Waste Management's landfill. For approximately the past year, when the wind is coming from the NE we get an unbearable chemical smell at WCR 23 & Hghwy 14 at our homes which are directly downwind from Waste Management. By working with Weld County Health Department and Waste Management we have determined it is occurring when Waste Management is receiving loads from oil and gas spills. Correlates with wind direction from NE and dumping of sludge from oil and gas spills. Complainant reports: Waste Management has been reluctant to share what they deem proprietary information with us although the Health Department may have it, Phil Brewer specifically. Resolution: Complainant contacted and informed that landfills are outside of the jurisdiction of the COGCC. Complaint was transferred to CDPHE APCD.
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2015 Document No.: 200437827 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports, "There is currently (8:05pm) a loud humming noise that penetrates thru the walls in my home, this noise has been going on all day since 9am that I am aware of....very frustrating since I can not get away from it. Location is South and East of residence" (11755 CR 15, Longmont, CO). Locations to the SE of the residence include API 123-22664 (Kerr-McGee) and Location # 433854 (Encana, 7 wells). Resolution: Area resident filed a formal complaint regarding a "humming" noise coming from the VOGL_GEIST location. OGCC staff was on location on the afternoon of 10/27/15 to investigate the noise, however wind speeds were too high to run a sound survey and no noise source was identified. OGCC staff returned to the location on the morning of 10/28/15. OGCC staff did observe a noise coming from the wellheads on location and a sound survey was run. The survey was run 350 ft from the wellheads at 40.16905, -104.92275. The separators on location were 144 ft from the survey location. A scale average for the survey was 47.3 DB. Inspection DOC#674102719
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2015 Document No.: 200437817 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports, "On July 10 I had a real bad odor in my house, smelled like rotten eggs...I ran water in my sink, tub, and toilet tank and they would ignite as I put a lighter to them and there was more pressure than before." Complainant reports various steps taken to mitigate smell (opening windows, draining lines) then had a water sample collected by Geological Environmentalists. Complainant has contacted Huerfano County Land Use Official, Dale Lyons (Local Government Designee), John Axleson (COGCC), David Kurz (CDPHE). Reports that Dept of Public Works came but declined to sample. Complainant cleaned well in accordance with brochure provided by COGCC and reports it still has a "methane smell." Reports that his spring was also sampled and has methane in it as well as a film on top. Complainant indicates that Sizmer drilled to set charges, and the drilling rigs were approx 40 feet from the river and 100 feet from his well and spring. He reports that a Gardner well is about 500 feet NW of his house, by the Hurefano County Shop. Complainant reports that a public well in Gardner has been contaminated. Complainant has attached photographs and documents to complaint form. Resolution: Contacted Mr. Vargas to discuss concerns about groundwater quality from his well. A review of oil and gas locations near property show the closest oil and gas well is over 5 miles away. The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS)previously conducted a thorough investigation and found methane in samples taken from tap water at 0.256 mg/l. The sample collected from water well by OPS was also analyzed for 65 compounds including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and total xylenes. These four compounds are collectively referred to as BTEX and are commonly found in the oil, condensate and produced water produced from oil and gas wells. None of the volatile compounds including BTEX were detected in the sample collected from your water well. Based on the lack of any volatile compounds detected in well and the distance to the nearest oil and gas well, it does not appear that oil and gas operations have impacted water well. A courtesy follow to sample well for bacteria will be scheduled for December 2015.
  • Date Received: Oct. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200437795 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of spill is 1671 CR 63 Keenesburg, Co 80643. Immediately in front of house on county road and extending onto our property.Pipeline leak. The pipeline has been shut down so no longer leaking but damage is already done. Company is DCP Midstream. I talked to Alex Hodson out of the Roggen office.Phone #303-849-5541. Complainant indicated that the area of the spill is approximately 50 in length. Ran into road ditch. The pipeline is buried, so the complainant was not able to determine how much was released prior to surfacing. Resolution: DCP Midstream reported release as spill #400921545. Starting clean-up work on 10/21/15. All clean-up work under rule 906.c.
  • Date Received: Oct. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437744 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I was awakened at 4:40am by a loud humming noise that ended at 5:00am. The noise will last 20 minutes or a day and a half. I ASSUME that the noise is a pump, or when they are pumping the gas out of the ground. It is very annoying when it is happening for I can not get away from it. The noise came from the South and West of my property. Noise is described as noise you can hear, intermittent, a very loud hum. Noise began around 9/1/2013. Well to the south and west of the property is API# 123-08099, well to the northwest is API# 123-23495 Resolution: Area resident complained about intermittent noise coming from the SW of his residence. OGCC staff went to the location on the afternoon of 10/15/15 and found a separator that was suspected to be the source of the noise to the SW of his residence. Anadarko staff mobilized to the location and performed maintenance on the separator on the afternoon of 10/15/15. OGCC staff witnessed the maintenance and afterwards the separator was running noticeably quieter. Inspection DOC#674102677
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2015 Document No.: 200437737 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: I don't know the company, and I don't know the person I spoke with. He was working on the crew that is reclaiming the pad. At 16933 Kimball Creek Road, a well pad is being reclaimed. On the evening of 10-12-15, as the heavy equipment was working, I smelled a strong benzene-like odor on the breeze that came from the direction of the well pad. I guessed they were removing contaminated soil. On the evening of 10-13-15, I spoke to some workers as they were leaving the area. One said they had encountered contaminated soil while reclaiming the pad. He said that they had dug out an area of contaminated soil large enough to park four trucks in, but they were told to bury it. I asked "They told you to bury the contaminated soil?"He said yes. My property is just across the street from this location, and my water well is 1118 feet from the pad. There are other homes surrounding this property, some are closer than I am. I will be telling them also. This location is in a conservation easement. I will be contacting Mesa Land Trust with this information as well. I expect that this is not legal, and I would appreciate hearing from you. I was told the contaminated soil was dug from an area that could fit four trucks. It smelled like Parachute, Colorado (benzene I am guessing). Complainant describes location as 16933 Kimball Creek Road, property owned by Mark Prike. The north end of this property, on the west side of Kimball Creek Road. The location closest to the reported street address appears to be location 420164, Kimball Creek Pad 23-4C-995, however based on status this location appears to be active. Location 312580 (AITKEN-69S95W 23NESW) is located to the north of the street address on the west side of Kimball Creek Rd and has a pit with status CL. Resolution: Complaint is closed. Letter sent to landowner. See Remediation project #9357 and Notice of Completion Form 04 doc #400994848.
  • Date Received: Oct. 13, 2015 Document No.: 200437736 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: After 14 years of a peaceful neighborhood, we started hearing noise in the night in mid-summer. It is a low mechanical, humming to throbbing sound. It is not every night, but some nights, like last night, it is so bad we can't sleep. This is a continuous noise that gets into the head and won't let go. There is literally no room in our house that blocks the noise. Ear plugs don't work. If I put my head against a wall, the house seems to throb with the noise. We don't notice it during the day as we are at work, or the tv is on, but around 9 or 10 p.m. just when you want to get to sleep,it starts. Last night was the last straw, laying awake til 1 a.m. when finally you get so exhausted, you fall asleep. But awaking at 4 a.m., it was still going on. Our neighbors hear it too. And since it isn't every night, you can't relax and get to sleep because you are wondering "will it start up again tonight?" They are disturbing the peace. Please investigate last at night if possible. Complainant was concerned that the noise is most noticeable late at night. Complainant is a resident of the Governor's Ranch neighborhood in Eaton, Colorado. Complainant has communicated with Police Department and the Eaton City Office regarding noise complaint. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437736 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 10/13/2015 Time (Military): 1300Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 10/14/2015 Time (Military): 1500 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: Complainant: Victoria Grablander Phone: 970-396-7829 Address: 227 S. Mountain View Drive, Eaton, CO 80615 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 10/13/2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a noise complaint in the area of south west Eaton. I contacted the complainant who indicated she first experienced a humming or throbbing noise when she was out walking her dog in the neighborhood, after becoming aware of the noise she began to experience the noise in her home in the evening time, and late at night. The complainant was not sure where the noise was coming from, but believed the noise was coming from the oil and gas sites located to the south of her residence as this was the only change in the area. I performed site inspections of both the sites located to the south of the complainant’s residence which were approx ½ to ¾ mile from the complainants residence. See inspection Doc# 673802602 and 673802601 for results of inspections. I also performed sound studies at both locations, and as a result of the sound studies I found A scale issue at the Synergy site. I contacted Dave Pennington from Synergy, he indicated Synergy was in the process of installing a building around the compressor on location. Summary: At the time of the Inspection no violations of COGCC rules were found in relation to the complaint.
  • Date Received: Oct. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200437698 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports that there is a odor with a sulfur component, this odor has been noticeable for the last month but became worse last night. The location of the odor is to the south of the intersection of Highway 402 and Interstate 25. The location is not the complainants residence; it is an area the complainant drives through. Complainant reported the odor because he thought "the sulfur odor was poisonous and someone should investigate." Complainant declined to provide address for followup but would like a phone call with the results of the investigation. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437698 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 10/62015 Time (Military): 1300Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 10/6/2015Time (Military): 1300 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: Complainant: Robert Winkler Phone: 970-818-1554 Address: Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 10-6-2015, I was contacted by the complainant who indicated he could smell a strong sulfur odor around the area of Johnson’s café off I-25. I checked the surrounding wells in the area but I was unable to find the source of the odor other than a possible dairy in the area. I determined the odor was not oil and gas related. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the investigation, no violations of COGCC rules were observed at the time of the inspection
  • Date Received: Oct. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437665 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is on a groundwater well and reported that starting approximately 8 months ago their well water began smelling like rotten eggs/ sulfur. The home has an RO system. The complainant reported that EPA collected and analyzed a water sample relating to the Gold King Mine Blowout and told the homeowner the water was safe to drink, but the sulfur smell was there before the mine release and complainant believes the smell is related to oil and gas wells. The complainant does not know of a specific well they suspect of causing the smell, but reported that BP, Conoco, Williams, and Severn have facilities in the area. Wells API# 067-05601 (WPX) and API# 067-07526 (BP) appear to be closest to the residence. Resolution: Based on review of the sample results, as well as previous sample results from this location, there is no evidence that oil and gas activities are affecting Mrs. Rice's water well.
  • Date Received: Oct. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437660 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: We awoke at 4:00 a.m. to an odor coming from outdoors. Is it the same odor we smelled on September 9? It’s hard to tell. If it is the same it was perhaps not as strong. Tod could not smell the odor. However he has a stuffy nose, headache, swollen glands and nausea. He rode his bike to the office and called to say there is something pervasive in the air that makes his lungs ache and irritates his eyes and nose. I could smell the odor. I awoke sneezing and feeling of heaviness in my chest, like I had something caught in my lungs. I coughed so hard I vomited. I have a headache, my ears ache and my glands are swollen. I am still coughing. The temp is 52 degrees and the air is still. Odor is "pungent, irritating." ,A pungent pervasive odor, that blankets the lower west end of Silt. The odor causes strong irritation to the eyes, ears, nose, throat and lungs. Complainant had previously reported an odor on September 9, describes the current instance of odor as "This is similar to the odor we smelled and reported on September 9, 2015, but it was perhaps not as strong." Complainant has contacted Kirby Wynn and Garfield County oil & gas liaison. This complaint has a reported health component and has also been distributed to the CDPHE complaint manager. Closest facilities are Ursa wells approximately 1.5 miles to the north or Antero/ Ursa wells approximately 1 mile to the south or southwest Resolution: Response by Daniel Vigil CDPHE I spoke with Ms. Tibbetts, and she relayed that this particular instance turned out to be due to a home leak of natural gas during the night. She shared extensive health impact that she attributes to oil and gas, and we'll follow-up about that. I don't think it will need to involve you, but I'll let you know if something new comes up there.
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2015 Document No.: 200437480 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Case 535 Docket 151000620 Conoco Phillips Hearing Protest Rule 509 question Our mineral interest was in Leasehold with Conoco Phillips in this drilling unit. Upon lease expiration Conoco Phillips refused to honor the terms of extension. These terms were clearly negotiated, written and recorded. Conoco offered a fraction of the negotiated amount and refused to honor our extension. Conoco Phillips' position was a default that they would simply force pool us if we didn't accept the lower offer. I understand and agree with the rule and spirit of forced pooling. When folks are loggerheads, a system as such is valuable and fair. I also believe forced pooling threat in negotiation is reasonable when a lease is not existent and without extension terms. My complaint is that Conoco Phillips is using forced pooling unfairly; as a default strategy to negotiate a better deal. Conoco Phillips is abusing this needed system to put themselves in a superior financial place and at the expense of the small mineral owner. In principle, we refused Conoco Phillips abuse of the forced pooling system and didn't accept ConocoPhillips' offer. We plead to the commission for accountability and ethical practice by Conoco Phillips. We wish nothing more than Conoco Phillips to honor their agreement. We appeal to the COGCC to shine some light and accountability on Conoco Phillips' abuse of the forced pooling system. Resolution: I contacted Ron to address what can be done if there is a lease expiration prior to the statutory pooling. I explained the statute and Rule 530.
  • Date Received: Sept. 18, 2015 Document No.: 200437310 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ne corner of section 34-2N-53W Operator reclaiming drill site from years past is destroying native sod and using virgin topsoil to backfill drill site. Does complainant know operator? No. Susan Sherman is checking on that. Denise gave me a number for Louis Camp but that number is no longer in service. Resolution: The sod/topsoil removal was actually salt impacted soil removal performed under Rem #8694.
  • Date Received: Sept. 18, 2015 Document No.: 200437345 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerned about water quality. Property is adjacent to the Latigo gas storage facility contacted Diane Kocis, Arapahoe County LGD several times in 2015 with other issues. Discussed concerned about water quality on 9-17-15. Diane suggested contacting COGCC for a water sample. Diane has also contacted FERC about noise level regulations for more information. Also contacted the Air Quality Control Division of the CDPHE in 2014 and 2015. Gas storage facility is operated by Colorado Interstate Gas, which is owned by Kinder Morgan. water well permit #209753 in NW/4 NE/4 Sec 23 T5S R61W Resolution: Water well sampling results show no oil & gas issues with the water well. Summary letter and all sampling results sent to Mr. Knutson.
  • Date Received: Sept. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437214 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I awoke to a headache, body ache, and stomach ache. I became aware of an odor that I've never smelled before. Sort of pungent. Sort of sweet. Sort of sour. An odor like sour gas. The windows in my house were open. As I closed the windows I started to sneeze uncontrollably. Once the windows were closed the odor subsided. My husband Tod said he couldn't smell anything because whatever the odor was it caused his sinuses to fill up and he couldn't smell anything. His nose was stuffed up. And the joints in his body ached. At 7:00 a.m. Tod rode his bike to work at his office 5 blocks from our house in Silt. He reported back to me that the air was definitely bad because his upper respiratory symptoms worsened on the ride to his office, and he had a metallic taste in his mouth. He said whatever it was permeated the air from our house to his office on Main Street. I was sick all day Wednesday. I have never smelled an odor like this before. I had a severe reaction to it including upper respiratory distress, gastrointestinal distress, headache, joint pain, swollen glands, earache. John Doose of Ursa Resources called me at about 8:00 a.m. because Kirby Wynn (Garfield County O&G liaison) had contacted him with my complaint. I had sent an email about the odor to Kirby shortly after 7:00 a.m. John Doose asked me if I could tell where the odor was coming from. I told him what Tod had told me, that it permeated the air from our house to Main Street, and that we could not tell where it was coming from. I told him I had just been outside with my dogs and I could still smell wafts of the odor in the air. Resolution: Staff conducted inspections of location around Silt,co no Violations found.
  • Date Received: Sept. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437215 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Overland Resources, LLC billed Champlin for ad valorem taxes. Champlin Exploration paid the taxes. Overland then deducted the taxes from the royalty payment. Champlin has been unsuccessful getting Overland to refund the taxes. I have emailed and called numerous times. No responses from the operator. Resolution: Email sent to Mr. Young identifying steps to take to request a hearing before Commission. Email states that Form 37 must be filed after requisite time period, if there is no response, then a Form 38 must be submitted to request a hearing before the Commission.
  • Date Received: Sept. 11, 2015 Document No.: 200437199 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Odor Tuesday night about 7:45 and off and on thru the evening. Neighbors smelled it too. Strong, smelled like "barnyard, feces". Wants to use this as evidence that Ursa shouldn't be allowed to drill within PUD. Resolution: Inspection 680200003,680200002
  • Date Received: Sept. 9, 2015 Document No.: 200437099 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A resident who lives on North Shore Circle, Windsor, Colorado. Said the oil and gas operation near her house has woke up here whole family for the last week. She said it is an extremely loud drilling operation and also complained of bright lights too. She called the Windsor Police last night at 3:00 am to see if they could do anything about the problem and followed up by calling the county commissioner's and the Town today. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437099 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/10/2015 Time (Military): 1430Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: 673802551 Complainant: Kelley Unger ( City of Windsor rep) Phone: Address: Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 9-9-2015 the COGCC office was contacted by a third party to report a noise and lighting complaint coming from a oil and gas location in the area of North Shore Circle. I went to the location in the area which was the Extraction Winder location which were in the process of fracing wells on location. I performed a site inspection and observed the lighting on location was pointed toward the center of the location and toward the ground. See inspection document #373802551 for results of location and attached sound reading provided by Extractions 24 hr sound monitoring. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the sound studies performed, no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200437090 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: CR 13 and Crossroads, I live off CR 13th, there is no wind blowing so hard to tell. I have been smelling oil off and on for the last month or so. I can smell it more when the air is colder , late nights or early morning. I called Jason this morning and he is going to check it out. I also went to a meeting last week Oil and gas 101 and talked to Nancy Prince and told her I had filed a complaint and had been smelling oil for several weeks and no response from COGCC. She laugh at me .How insulting to have to smell this and live around all of these wells with toxic fumes and your employee started laughing at me. Not fun to live by these wells!!! Resolution: Complaint #: 200437090 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/3/2015 Time (Military): 1900 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/3/2015 Time (Military): 1900Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 430504 Inspection Document #: 673802722 Complainant: Terri Richter Phone: 970-690-9977 Address: 2057 Arroyo Court, Windsor, CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 9-3-2015 I was contacted by the complainant in reference to a odor complaint which the complainant believed the odor was coming from the Raindance site located approx. ¾ to the east of the complainants home. I went to the location and observed a swabbing rig on location performing normal swabbing operations at the locations during the operation the thief hatches on the tanks were opened per normal operation. (See inspection Doc# 673802722) Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed. I contacted the complainant and told her of the swabbing operation on location and that this procedure was normal. I advised the complainant to contact CDPHE for possible air monitoring as the complainant indicated she wanted air monitoring in the area.
  • Date Received: Sept. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437075 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Lighting, Noise Barclay 1514 Hz pad due to the fact that at the site they have walled the three sides and left the north west side open the noise is funneled towards both residences. we are receiving both high levels of db a and db c. Last night it started at 3:00 am at 3:15 it had escalated to an unbearable noise level that lasted longer than 15 minutes This seems to occur at intervals throughout the day and night. If problems should arise the noise level makes it impossible for us to hear the horses in our care. We have contacted Jeffrey and Van of Anardarko on one occasion. I received a call back from Heidi at Anardarko on Friday telling us everything was in compliance. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437075 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/2/2015 Time (Military): 1430Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/3/2015Time (Military): 1000 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 336198 Inspection Document #: 673802527 Complainant: Henry Thuener Phone: 303-857-4576 Address: 10303 WCR20, Ft. Lupton, CO 80621 Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 9-2-2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a noise/lighting complaint received by our office. I contacted the complainant who said he was experiencing loud noise and light shining from the location SE of his home. The complainant indicated the noise was both loud and causing vibration late at nit or in the early am hours. On 9-3-20 myself and COGCC staff member Jeff Ricard went to the complainants home at approx 0440 Hrs where we performed a series of 2 sound studies at the residence and 1 sound study approx 350’ from the from the frac crew at the Barclay location. After performing the sound studies, I performed a site inspection at the Barclay location, upon arriving at location I observed the light at the location were directed toward the ground and toward the center of the location. See inspection Doc# 673802527 for details of inspection and attached sound studies. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the sound studies performed, it was no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Aug. 31, 2015 Document No.: 200437017 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This rig sounds like it is working with a piece of defective drill equipment. It sounds like a dry bearing squealing at times while they are drilling. I've worked on many drilling sites and I've never heard a rig make this noise during operation. I live 1/2 mile west of this rig and the noise is very loud. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437017 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 8/31/2015 Time (Military): 1900 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/1/2015 Time (Military): 1100Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 441528 Inspection Document #: 673802723 Complainant: Enich McStotts Phone: 970-219-4046 Address: 2224 San Miguel Drive, Severance CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 9-1-2015 I was contacted by Jim Precup in reference to a noise complaint in the Severance area. I contacted the complainant on 9-1-2015 he indicated he worked in the oil and gas field and he believed the rig drilling at the Walton pad east of his home was drilling with some type of mechanical problem because of the high pitch noise coming from the rig. I went to the Walton pad on 9-1-2015 and performed a rig inspection see Doc# 673802723 for results of inspection. When I spoke with the Bayswater personnel they indicated they had changed out some equipment on the rig as they were having problems. I was unable to perform a noise study at the time of the inspection as winds in the area were above the 5 mph. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Aug. 26, 2015 Document No.: 200436932 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Fracing Operations off of WCRd 47 and WCRd 6. east on 6 roughly 3/4 miles. north into location Verdad Oil and Gas number form website in not companies phone number when you call. Truck traffic and dust from fracing. Air Quality/Odor, Dust, Traffic Resolution: When OGCC staff showed up onto location, Verdad staff was aware of the problem and had ordered water truck to control dust on location and WCR6. Verdad also restricted all ttruck traffic to 10mph on WCR6 to reduce dust.
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2015 Document No.: 200436929 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: LaSalle disposal off CR 49 and CR 34 by Select Energy Services ,is allowing runoff from truck washing to get on dirt. The trench fills up and over flows and they just let is soak in. They put a new concrete slab down to "contain" it but they never fixed the problem. The ground around and under d the truck wash is contaminated Resolution: The site is under regulatory jurisdiction of both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Weld County. Because the company is not an oil and gas operator, they are not under the regulatory jurisdiction of the COGCC. This complaint has been referred to CDPHE and Weld County./
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436893 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: For the past 2-3 months, there has been an intermittent rumble where there is a loud thump, followed by 10 seconds of rumble, then it quits for a period of time. Then it starts over again. It is noticeable throughout the day but most notable between 9PM and midnight. It does feel more like a vibration but the noise is also there. My address is 1823 6th Street Rd. The closest operation is around 4th St. and 36th Ave. in Greeley but might be others. Resolution: Complaint #: 200436893 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 8/24/2015 Time (Military): 1630 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 8/24/2015Time (Military): 1650 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 430474 Inspection Document #: 673802463 Complainant: Claude Whipple Phone: 970-352-0990 Address: 1823 6th street Rd Greeley, CO 80631 Nature of complaint: Noise/Vibration Field Inspector Actions: On 8-24-2015, I was contacted by Jim Precup of the COGCC in reference to a possible noise complaint in the Greeley area. I contacted the complaint by phone and he indicated he was experiencing vibration and noise coming from what he thought might be a neighboring well location. An inspection of neighboring well sites did not revile and noise contributing to the noise heard by the complaint. Upon further conversation with the complaint he said he believed the noise could be coming from under the ground from a nearby drilling site. I explained to the complainant there were no nearby drilling sites located within a 5 mile radius of his home. Summary: As a result of our investigation we determined the noise and vibration being felt by the complainant was not associated to oil and gas operations.
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436886 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Noise all day and all night. Was bad for a while, then got much quieter for a time period but starting back up again and is the worse it has ever been. The oil and gas operation across the road from 33646 WCR 23 Resolution: Complaint #: 200436886 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/18/2015 Time (Military): Contacted by Inspector: Date: Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 434454 Inspection Document #: 673802611 Complainant: Willard G Owens Phone: 970-381-3874 Address: 33646, WCR 23 Windsor, CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 9-18-2015 I went back to the Windsor LV Pad to inspect the location to determine what corrective actions had been put into place to deal with the sound complaint received on 8-24-2015. Upon arrival I saw Extraction had installed sound panels around the compressor associated with the noise. I contacted the complainant; he indicated the sound panels placed at the site had made a difference but he was still experiencing noise but it had made a difference. I was unable to perform a sound study at the time of the inspection due to high winds in the area Summary: As a result of this inspection it was determined the noise levels had been mitigated with compliance with the COGCC rules.
  • Date Received: Aug. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200436830 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: LOCATION: the vicinity of CR13 and Crossroads Blvd, Windsor, CO There are several wells, some Great Western, some Extraction, but I don't know who is drilling the newest ones to the South and to the Southwest of CR13 & Crossroads Blvd. I contacted field inspector Jason Gomez (got voice mail) and he called back almost immediately - I really appreciate that. He is not in town, but will try to reach the other inspector for the area. Wind is out of the south - I went out and drove around south of our home and the smell is strong in a large area. ,Very strong chemical odor (I have smelled this before when I cycle the Poudre Trail which goes through an oil field with multiple wells very close to the trail - but this odor is very strong tonight. Wind is out of the south Resolution: OGCC staff found the source to be a well being SWAB'd. SWABing is a normal maintenance operation.
  • Date Received: Aug. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200436521 AESTHETICS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Tanks painted unapproved color and company trying to circumvent location of equipment storage No, this is an ongoing issue that Grynberg has been notified about. Jack J. Grynberg ignores notice and thinks he can do as he pleases! Resolution: Issues field inspection report doc# 667700688. This was a follow-up inspection about several issues including unused equipment. Equipment still on site allowed remain if operator has future plans for use. Operator has stated they intend to build sales line and produce well and use equipment to do so. Other unusable equipment and scrap has since been removed although operator has not provided documentation of where these materials went, they are not observable from location. Tanks and separators have been painted a medium green color, while this is an improvement, it is still not a color similar to any Munsell Soil Color. Additional complaints about color and any future painting will require it to be done per Rule 804. Complaints about equipment no longer on the location will need more specific information.
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200436403 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The state has been paying internet and telephone charges for ex-employee Randy Edelen since Randy Edelen left government employment over three years ago! Check your records. Edelen regularly brags in bars and at other social gatherings about how ineptly and stupidly the state operates. We don't want to pay a blatant criminal like this with our tax dollars. And now you are interviewing Edelen for a Supervisory position? You're not good stewards of our tax dollars. Edelen is unethical, and shouldn't even be a registered engineer in this state. We all pay taxes. The COGCC is apparently not using that money to benefit the community. This situation intrigues us as to inquire to what other misappropriation of funds is occurring at the COGCC with our money. We will investigate further, rest assured. Our industry group will be in contact shortly. Resolution: Margaret had contacted DNR Accounting office to have them verify the validity of the complaint statements.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2015 Document No.: 200436120 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Kerr McGee facility adjacent to the Ross G well site (S24, T2N, R69). Property is on the east side of County Line Road between Oxford and Pike Road- it is a County-owned property. Gas leak from a pressure release valve on a gathering line, on the east side of the meter house. We learned about this on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. CDPHE visited the site following the incident, but Boulder County did not contact them directly. Resident's house is ~780 ft from the source. e have contacted Marc Morton at COGCC. We understand that COGCC and CPDHE had previously visited the site following the incident. We would like to know the findings from those visits. We want to fully understand the nature of the problem and if it was preventable. We want to achieve proper resolution and potentially hold the operator responsible. Resolution: All documentation requested is available in COGCC website database
  • Date Received: July 27, 2015 Document No.: 200436116 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Oil spill in a high ground water area. Here is information on the ground water: http://water.state.co.us/DivisionsOffices/Div1SPlatteRiverBasin/Pages/GilcrestLaSalleGroundwaterPilotProject.aspx Please check to see if groundwater is contaminated and that it gets cleaned up appropriately. -- EnCana Dinner 1 Battery (WCR 44 and HWY 85; east .7 miles on north side of road) Here is a photo from the site: http://tinypic.com/r/315e4x4/8 LAT/LONG 40.304926/-104.738376 Resolution: emailed letter to Mr. Ewing explaining investigation of his complaint and findings.
  • Date Received: July 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436117 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Please note this complaint is on behalf of myself and several neighbors. The recent conversion of the gas compressors to electric motors has significantly raised the DB/noise level of the plant. The plant regularly exceeds the mandated 50 DB at 350 feet from the centerline of the pipeline by 10 - 20%. Not only is it substantially louder but the sound is much more piercing. I live in a log home about 1750 lf away. I can hear the sound indoors through the 18" logs. My neighbor Holly who is 730 feet away lives in a poured concrete house. She wears earplugs indoors, in the evenings, and still cant escape the noise. The plant is much louder in the winter months when I assume demand for the product being pumped is higher. But it still exceeds the DB requirements all other times of the year. That plant is typically loudest in the evenings and early mornings. The new sound produced from this plant makes being outdoors unbearable at times. One neighbor cant hold a conversation outdoors, and must sleep with his windows there closed even on hot nights. I recently had a friend visiting in the afternoon and he asked, "whats that sound, I feel like my head is going to explode". We as a group are very frustrated that the pipeline company spent millions of dollars to upgrade there facility and did not spend one dime on sound mitigation. Our research has shown that sound control measures could have been easily implemented into the overall construction project for a relatively minimal cost. We first contacted the pipeline company in January and it is now apparent that they have no consideration for the well being and health of there neighbors. Resolution: The station is one of many compressors along a Mid-America Pipeline Company (MAPCO) pipeline that runs from Wyoming through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The COGCC does not have jurisdiction over this facility. The complaint was routed to the Montezuma County LGD.
  • Date Received: July 22, 2015 Document No.: 200435983 WEEDS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Starting about 100 meters north of the eastern half of our house at 2579 53rd Avenue, Greeley, on the pipeline RoW. The length of the patch of weeds could be 100 meters as well. Find our address on Google Earth and look north for the section of the RoW. ,We are over top of a pipeline RoW. About 100 meters north of our house, the RoW is completely covered by thistles, a noxious weeds. They have bloomed and the seeds are flying or are soon to fly. There are several properties nearby that could be adversely affected by the spread of these thistles. Resolution: After field inspections by M. Ash and additional work by Jeff Rickard no evidence of a pipeline where weed infestation is located could be identified. Appears to be city code enforcment problem and not oil and gas related.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2015 Document No.: 200435664 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Lack of maintenance of roads. San Pablo Canyon Ranches POA POA has a contract with Pioneer to use roads. They access wells in POA and pass through to access many other wells outside POA. Should be 4-6 inches roadbase. Is there a method of measuring roadbase depth to determine if they are in compliance? Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access roads. This was documented by inspection #673502583. At the time of the inspection the roads seemed to be maintained to COGCC standards. The roads appeared to have been recently graded. There were no significant signs of vehicle rutting or potholes. There was no water pooling on the roads and the roads seemed to be properly compacted and stabilized. No rule violations were observed at the time of inspection. There is no rule associated with depth of roadbase.
  • Date Received: July 13, 2015 Document No.: 200435655 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ConocoPhillips has filed an application on May 7, 2015 to drill a well in sections 28-27 and they do not have an oil & gas lease signed with us. They have offered pennies on the dollar compared to our neighbors' leases. We have rejected their offers of $500.00/acre for 5 years @ 1/6 royalty and $350.00/acre for 3 years @ 3/16 royalty. Our neighbors were paid $2500.00/acre in 2010 for 3 years and $3750.00/acre for 3 years in 2013 @ 20% royalty. They offered the former owner (a bank) a $1500.00/acre for 3 years @ 3/16 royalty lease. Based on 3% annual inflation, the neighbor's leases would be about $6776.00/acre. They have offered $42,316 then $14,105 and then $9,874. The equivalent neighbor's lease would be $191,154. Given the disparity in the lease offers, I told them we (my wife and I) would rather be force pooled, but we would not need to be "forced" because we would agree to be 2.2% working interest owners with the 12.5% royalty until our portion of the well is paid off. We don't want to be required to pay the 200% drilling cost. ConocoPhillips I have talked to several people there. Contact with them started in December 2013. The most recent contact was on 5/4/15, but I don't remember their name. Resolution: COGCC explained forced pooling to the complainant and the cost recovery portion. The COGCC does not regulate lease agreements and does not participate in negotiations of those agreements. Leasing is a private matter.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2015 Document No.: 200435407 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have given Extraction the proper division orders and have been told by then that they have been received. I have emails to confirm this. Despite this, my wife has still not been paid over $2,000 she is owed. Also, they have not responded to my emails and phone calls in courteous and timely manner, in this case and in every previous communication with them. Resolution: I contacted Steve Cline regarding the payment. He advised me that he finally heard from Extraction and they were able to resolve the issue. However, he is concerned about how long it took for Extraction to respond to him. He believes that if a real emergency occurs he will not be able to reach them or get a response from them in a reasonable time. He wants to place that on the record.
  • Date Received: July 8, 2015 Document No.: 200435656 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Site Location: Weld County Road 71 by Road 138 near Grover and Hereford I don’t recall the name of the station but it is located next to an EOG Resources supply yard This email to serve as my complaint about the Hereford Gas Compressor station located in Hereford, CO. This station, since it went online about a year ago frequently flares gas at a high rate. The flame can be seen at least 8 miles away (from my bedroom window) and occurs for 10 minutes to days at a time. Similar stations that I have seen only flare for a short time (minutes, if that) however this station routinely produces flames around 35ft or in height, or larger. Essentially it looks like a flame thrower at my location. In addition to the constant flaring, there is excessive amount of lightning at this station which disrupts the night sky, carries for many miles and is a visual nuisance. In fact, driving home north out of Briggsdale on Weld County Road 77, the station could be seen literally 20 miles away at night (I check the GPS and vehicle odometer as I didn’t think that could be it – but it was). During nights with high moisture or low clouds, the problem is even worse as the light reflects off the clouds then add the flaring and it is very intolerable. Enclosed are the best pics I was able to take, and I am working on clearer/more defined ones. Similar stations in the area do not flare anywhere near the amount this one does, and is not lit up like the Rockies Stadium at night. Any help would be great, and I’d like to have my contact information removed from the public record. What I would like to see is lightning reduced or changed to be more directional, so that it is not creating a visual nuisance in the area. Reducing flood lights and putting in directional and/or LED lights should easily resolve this. For the flaring an inspection or routine spot checks I think would help keep this in check. Local power companies and others who know more about the facility than I do have stated in passing that it well beyond its rated Resolution: The complainant has the ability to interface directly with a representative of Summit midstream to discuss perceived problems as they occur.
  • Date Received: July 6, 2015 Document No.: 200435309 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pioneer is not maintaining our roads per our lease agreement with them and they are becoming dangerous to drive. Pipeline close to road, complainant concerned of accident if vehicle slides off road and onto pipeline. Pioneer Natural Resources Betty Brownson Travis Cotrell Jeff Kephart Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access road. This was documented by inspection #673502575. At the time of inspection the roads seemed to be maintained to COGCC standards. The pipeline riser adjacent to the main road has a metal guard protecting the pipe riser and it does not appear to be interfering with the road way.The large boulders along the main access road do not appear to be interfering with vehicle access or stormwater drainage. No rule violations were observed at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: July 2, 2015 Document No.: 200435224 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The primary issue is with the noise levels coming from a large silver colored incinerator. While it doesn't burn constantly, it often burns at night and I have consistently measured noise levels of 60-65 db when there is no other road or wind noise. The measurements were taken at my house, which is approximately 1/2 mile away. I have researched the noise regulations (Section 800), and believe the facility is not meeting the regulations. In addition, there is a bright light which points south into the subdivision (Soaring Eagle Ranch) every night. In Weld county, at the southeast corner of Hwy 257 and County Road 78. The issue is with a storage facility, east of a relatively new drill site. Resolution: Complaint #: 200435224 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 7/2/2015 Time (Military): 1530 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 7/2/2015 Time (Military): 1600 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 438262 Inspection Document #: 673802261 Complainant: Randy Hergett Phone: 970 204-4272 Address: 37069 Soaring Eagle Circle, Severance CO, 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 7/2/2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a Noise/Lighting complaint coming from the a location near the southeast corner of Hwy 257 and County Road 78. I contacted the complainant who indicated to me the noise he was experiencing was coming from a large silver colored incinerator he also indicated the lights on location were disruptive to him in the evening time. Upon arriving at location I determined the site was the Nelson Farm Extraction location. I observed three portable light plants on location, none of the portable light plants were operational at the time of the inspection. All three of the portable light plants on the location had the lights directed toward the center of the location and pointed toward the ground. I observed the portable light plant located on the NW corner of the location was facing SE. I contacted Extraction staff and they repositioned the portable light plant to the SW corner to avoid any possible lighting issues. Portable Light plants Nelson Farm location NE/SE Nelson Farm Portable Light Plant NE/NW While on location I also observed a large silver colored ECD on location which was running and appeared to be the cause of the noise indicated by the complainant. I conducted a 30 minute sound study approx 350 ft to the SE of the location toward the direction of the complaints home. This sound study was attached to inspection document# 673802261. Extraction supervisor Corey Eikenberg indicated the ECD was a new experimental and he turned the ECD off to comply with CO
  • Date Received: June 25, 2015 Document No.: 200434717 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: someone arrives from Mundt Energy and opens the man hole at the top of the tank, opens valve at wellhead and releases gas thru tank lid for 1 hour or so. Waste Management / Dumping, Blowing gas from manhole of tank Resolution: Complaint Form Template Complaint #: 200434717 Field Inspector Assigned: Bill Rains Complaint Received: Date: 6/25/2015 Time (Military): Contacted by Inspector: Date: 6/26/2015 Time (Military): Well Number: 05-123-13811 Inspection Document #: 673901032 Complainant: Josh Fox Phone: 970 371 7747 Address: 27236 WCR 66 Gill Co 80624 Nature of complaint: Other Field Inspector Actions: On 6-26-2015 I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a complaint coming from a Josh Fox concerning a lease operator form Mundt Energy arriving on location and opening thief hatch and releasing gas on the Synergies Howard 3–27. Upon arriving at location I spoke with Mr. Fox by phone and then in person his complaint was more about safety to the neighborhood. I then contacted the lease operator with Mundt Energy Eric Haverty by phone and he explained to me that he was just doing standard operating and maintenance procedures. I responded back to Mr. Fox and explain to him that the operator was just doing standard operating procedures and there was no safety concerns. Mr. Fox stated that he understood and would not pursue any further. A inspection of the site was conducted see Doc#673901032 for results. Summary: .At the time of the inspection no violation of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: June 25, 2015 Document No.: 200434769 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Whiting oil & gas has not paid my land owner dividends since Feb. 2015. When I contacted them, I was told that in 2014 they had overpaid me so now they are withholding my monthly checks. I was NOT notified of this AND I paid taxes on all royalties paid to me in 2014. I have no way of knowing if I really was overpaid and Whiting has been less than forthcoming with information. Whiting Oil & Gas I spoke with: Lawrence Marquez Revenue Accountant I Whiting Petroleum Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation 1700 Broadway, Suite 2300 Denver, CO 80290 Direct (303) 357-4025 Fax (720) 644-3656 lawrence.lmarquez@whiting.com www.whiting.com Resolution: I contacted Gwendolyn Stanley and she indicates that she has communicated with someone from Whiting and is not satisfied with the response she received from them. However, she has brain damage recently had a stroke and this is all very confusing to her. I took her email information and indicated that I would send her an email with NARO information as well as the Form 37 process. An email was sent on July 23, 2015
  • Date Received: June 23, 2015 Document No.: 200434670 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Noise pollution is being generated by the procedures being utilized to extract oil. There is an annoying sound when certain processes are being employed; my best guess of cause is that the liquid mixture is being forced to the depths where the oil lies ; the processes occur at apparently random times during the 24 hour day. The sound reminds me of the noise generated by large waterfalls and can be heard approximately 1 mile from my subdivision when I take a morning walk around 6am; there are also nights when it is difficult to go to sleep and stay asleep due to the noise. Residents are being deprived of country quiet that was only interrupted by sounds of nature; is it too much to ask for a good night's sleep since oil has disrupted the tranquility of our home environment? At minimal, eliminate the late night to early morning noise. The noise lasts for a prolonged time and then stops; it is not a constant irritant throughout the day. There has been noise since the fracking operation began; I don't know a specific date because I kept expecting an end and tried to be tolerant. Resolution: OGCC staff was on location and ran a sounfd survey on 6/23/15, results of the survey showed that the noise levels were above 50db 350 ft from the noise source in the direction of the complainant. After working with Ward reps on location, the operator was able to reduce the noise 350 ft to 47db. Inspection DOC#667500398
  • Date Received: June 23, 2015 Document No.: 200434672 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This line has developed a leak and the leaking carbons are killing a circle of wheat and there is also a cedar tree showing distress. The last leak killed the cedar tree next to the one that is now showing the distress, Over the years this line has killed at least 5 of our mature trees. In the case of each leak there has been a "bandage" type wrap applied to the line. We were told by a representative of Machi-Rossi Oil (Original installer of the line) now MRPC II LLC - #10302, that the cause of the problem is corrosion from the Magnesium Chloride that has been applied over the years for dust control. The first incident was about 1997 when Machi-Rossi requested permission to dig on our property to repair a line. We did not document things then because didn't think it would affect us again. That leak killed a tree in the proxcimity of the location they dug but we did not know that gass had killed the tree until we hired a tree removal service and they told us it most likely had been killed by the leaking gas.(HYPOPOXIA I believe was the term they used. The more recent events of 2007 and 2009 are of record. The issue is with about 1500 feet of the line between Rd. 19 abd about where the current leak is appearing. When Duke Energy was making the repair for Machi-Rossi they showed my husband myself the line and corrosion was obvious. We also counted 6 patched on the exposed line with about 100 feet exposed. At this time our concern is that this be addressed soon in order to save the stressed tree. The most recent case in 2009 was resolved by Robert Chesson. I spoke with Chris Canfield today and he had talked to Bob Chesson about the previous incidents. He said to initiate another complaint I now had to do it on line and to reference Case #200216887. Resolution: COGCC conducted an investigation looking at soils, vegetation, and soil gas. Vegetation issues not related to O&G. Letter with supporting documentation sent to Evans. Please see files for records. Note - Letter has incorrect complaint number it is #200434672 NOT #200434572.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2015 Document No.: 200434549 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Canyon View Sub-division of Battlement Mesa, Parachute CO Operator could be URSA Very strong petroleum odor occurred at 8:30 pm on June 19, 2015 Resolution: Location could not be determined. No spill reports were found during the specified time frame.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2015 Document No.: 200434548 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have recently received a division order for a well drilled in Weld county by Noble Energy, 1625 broadway, denver, co 80202,suite 2200 in 2012, and while i did sign a lease i never received any consideration or a Form 1099 showing consideration paid, therefore the lease is invalid. Repeated attempts to contact James Karo Associates, 1750 Lafayette st,denver,co 80218 (303.279.0789) have been "stoned walled". Caster Federal LD14-68HN Resolution: I sent an email to Mr. Winter with the Form 37 explain to him the procedure as well as the information for NARO. I also sent a letter closing the complaint.
  • Date Received: June 18, 2015 Document No.: 200434470 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pioneer Natural Resources uses a little better than 15 miles of POA roads to access their well sites. The POA has a lease agreement with Pioneer that requires Pioneer to maintain our roads, but Pioneer has only done minimal maintenance in the past few years and refuses to address this issue with our past POA Board. We have estimated that there are 10-12 miles of roads in need of serious work. Part of the problem is that Pioneer uses POA roads to access 30+ wells that are outside our POA and the additional heavy truck traffic have played havoc with our roads. Many roads have no gravel and turn to muddy ruts when it rains or snows. Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access roads. This was documented by inspection #673502583. At the time of the inspection the roads seemed to be in reasonable condition. The roads appeared to have been recently graded. There were no significant signs of vehicle rutting or potholes. There was no water pooling on the roads and the roads seemed to be properly compacted and stabilized. No rule violations were observed at the time of inspection. May need to reinspect when unfavorable weather conditions exist.
  • Date Received: June 17, 2015 Document No.: 200434332 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Sandau and Burton production equipment on the east side of CR 35 between CR 40 and CR 42 in Weld County. Noise issue Resolution: Area resident to the south complained about noise coming from location. OGCC staff was on location on 6/18/15 and observed the noise sources to be 4 compressors. Noble staff was on location and after OGCC inquiry, OGCC staff were told nothing out of the ordinary had happened in the last few days and the compressor noise was the only noise source on location. OGCC ran a sound survey 350 ft from the property line in the direction of the complainant. Road and Ag. noise skewed the LeqA average to 54.3 db, however, when the location noise was isolated, OGCC staff observed the noise from the location to be between 41 and 42db. Inspection DOC# 667500384.
  • Date Received: June 10, 2015 Document No.: 200434079 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: cr35 & cr11 Nw corner. 1/2 mile example..... Resolution: same as above
  • Date Received: June 10, 2015 Document No.: 200434079 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: example Resolution: the resident talked to the complainant, resolved.
  • Date Received: June 8, 2015 Document No.: 200433880 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My basement was flooding due to 2 sump pumps failing. upon getting in the man hole which was almost full (approximately 300 gals.) an overwhelming odor of oil was present and i could see a thick oil slick on top. I took a sample in a clean mason jar to Weld Laboratories, who then reported to me that it had 2800 grams of oil per liter of water. Weld Labs recommended I call the Weld County Health Dept. and they contacted COGCC who contacted me about this web site. Resolution: COGCC collected a water sample from basement sump. BTEX and GRO were non-detect. DRO = =11 mg/L; MRO = 52 mg/L. PDC, Noble, and DCP all tested buried pipelines near area. Result indicate all lines hold pressure. There is no evidence of an oil and gas release in the area. Detailed letter mailed to Mr. Ford on 6/24/2015.
  • Date Received: June 4, 2015 Document No.: 200433804 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The noise that we hear almost everyday and night is very loud, screeching, clanging, etc. Last night while trying to visit with my neighbor on my front porch, it was so loud that my elderly husband had to go inside our home in order for his ears to stop hurting. I had to end the conversation with my neighbor because we couldn't hear one another talk. This is NOT the first night we have had to endure such horrific sounds! We have been unable to sleep with our windows open at night, even with them closed the sound is hardly muffled.Our patience on this matter had finally ended. Resolution: Complaint #: 200433804 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 6/4/2015 Time (Military): 1330 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 6/4/2015Time (Military): 1330 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 440536 Inspection Document #: 673802155 Complainant: Jacky Derr Phone: 970-352-6167 Address: 501 N 1st Ave Greeley, CO 80631 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 6/4/2015 I was contacted by the complaint in reference to a noise complaint coming from the drilling rig on the Sherley location in Greeley. The complainant said every day and night at different times of the day and night they could hear a very loud, screeching, clanging, noise coming from the location. I advised the complaint I would perform a site inspection and as PDC had already installed sound walls and installed sound curtains around the rig floor and shakers on the rig I would request a sound study be conduct so we could possibly pin point the noise in an attempt to identify the noise and correct the issues the complainant was hearing. I contacted PDC and they installed a sound study approx 350’ from the sound walls in the direction of the complainant’s home. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: May 11, 2015 Document No.: 200432026 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Two water wells have been reported to have thermogenic methane impacts. Resolution: The complaint is being closed because it was opened internally and did not come from a water well owner. The issue is being investigated under special project number 10092. All further information can be found under the special project.
  • Date Received: May 6, 2015 Document No.: 200431780 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My home is located off of the De Beque Cutoff Road, also All the wells nearby are older wells that have been plugged and abandoned, at least one was drilled in 1960. I am wanting to sell my home. An interested buyer had a water quality test conducted on my well water which I use for all domestic uses. The water has a strong sulfide odor. The analytical results showed detections of DRO, GRO, BTEX and the dissolved gases of methane (19 mg/L), ethane (380 ug/L) and propane (85 ug/L). These parameters can be associated with contamination from nearby oil and gas exploration and production activities. I would like the state to investigate the probability that this may be the case. WaterWell permit #: 188975 Coordinates: N4346434.9; E227900 Resolution: Water well was sampled and had methane,H2S and bacteria. No offsite source identified. Sent letter to Mr. Sekal with lab results plus advised to disinfect well and install methane mitigation system.
  • Date Received: May 1, 2015 Document No.: 200430918 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Two issues: 1) prior to Encana drilling our water purification system filters were redish and now are black, and 2) I own a greenhouse and I have a 2,250 gallon waterscape where I grow water lilies. I cleanned it out this spring by draining all the water and cleaning out the old sediment in it. In that waterscape I had several fish, Bluegills and Koi fish. Within four hours of refilling the waterscape the fish died! That alerted me to a possible problem. Never had that problem before! I would like to have the well tested for possible issues. Resolution: There were no indications of any oil & gas related impacts to the subject domestic water well. The samples did not contain the organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, or total xylenes (BTEX), which are often associated with contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons. Neither were total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), another method used to indicate impacts from petroleum drilling and production operations, detected.
  • Date Received: April 7, 2015 Document No.: 200429048 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: County Road 35 & 40. Mr. Ewing is concerned about a possible flow line spill at country roads 35 and 40 when he saw a vac truck out there last week. Resolution: Complaint DOC# 200429048. Area resident was concerned that there was a flow line leak after observing excavation(s) on the flow line. After talking with Noble personnel, OGCC staff learned that the excavations were to repair an irrigation line that was damaged last winter when the flow line was installed. Inspection DOC#674102203
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428105 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Coordinates: 39.420810, -107.623258: divide creek area. Well pad is located off road 343 between cr 342 and cr311. There are actually two pads on that road that are being reclaimed. The first pad is on Jim Toomer's property and the pad with the road is down from that pad. I have no well number. The road is across from our house and that address is 0416 cr 343* I am concerned about the road that was created by Encana to access their well pad and also the electric lines that were put in now that the well pad is being reclaimed. This road was created to access the well and now - is it a deeded right of way? I am concerned that the road will be used for housing development and impact our ranching operation. Already the road goes thru three different properties. If you are reclaiming well pads shouldn't roads and electric lines be a part of that. Are these things up to county codes and approval. Encana is going to great lengths to put the land back to original state and they say it is because of the COGCC 's rules and regs. but what about roads and power lines. Please look into this and let me know Resolution: I Preformed Field Inspection document number 666800867. The access road in question does not cross Rosemary Patterson property. Rosemary property is to the North of the location. As she has stated, she is concerned that if Encana does not remove the access road and electric lines, that the access road will be used to access a housing development. Which would add vehicle traffic to the area? Talk to 3rd party contractor working on location. Contractor stated they have no plans to reclaim the access road or electric vaults or electric lines to location. Contractor also stated they are leaving the concrete pad and electric box on location at the request of the land owner.
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428107 LAND USE CONFLICT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Regnier Farms, Inc 500 County Road 20 Longmont CO 80504* Marc Morton, P.G. was on our property with Amanda (Anne) Harper. I asked first who they are, then asked if they knew they were trespassing. Mr. Morton said he is not trespassing, he has a right to be on any oil/gas well site in the state of Colorado anytime he wants. I asked how he has a right to invite Ms. Harper onto our property. He said he invited no one. I asked how she has a right to invite him on and he repeated that he can go wherever he wants on gas/oil sites. I asked why he brought her onto our property because we do not want her here and he said he is inspecting a well site and then he showed me that he had permitting papers. I told him I am very happy with EnCana and how respectful and kind they have always been with us and that I want them to go ahead with the drilling. He told me that he was there only to inspect the well site. Does Mr. Morton have a right to come onto our property at any time without our permission, and does he have a right to bring onto our property someone who we absolutely do not want on our property? Resolution: The Director discussed this issue with staff to reinforce that COGCC staff are not allowed to take private citizens on oil and gas locations without prior approval. The Director also called the complainant to discuss the issue.
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428104 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: It is 3-31-2015 2220 hrs the noise is very loud inside the house, It is coming from the well being drilled less than 1/2 mile east south east of this house. Sunday we had fumes from the same well when they had a fracture down it the drilling and they produced a 20 foot + flame from 0300 3-29-2015 untill they could get Baker-Hughes respond to the site to concrete and close the fracture at about 2000 hrs on 3-29-2015. Resolution: Complaint DOC#200428104. Complainant was concerned about noise and odors coming from the drilling rig. Odors came from the flare as the rig was circulating after setting production casing and the winds were in the right direction to bring the odor to the complainant’s house. Rig is moving the flare to remedy the problem. OGCC staff was on location on 4/3/15 and ran a sound survey 25 ft from the complainant’s house. During the survey the rig was drilling. Winds were calm during the survey. C scale average for the survey was 68.3 db, however this was biased by a barking dog at the beginning of the survey. C scale reading during drilling ranged from 57 to 59 db, Inspection DOC#674102184
  • Date Received: March 27, 2015 Document No.: 200427947 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: OGCC field staff received an anonymous phone call claiming a separator was malfunctioning around HWY 34 and CR49 Resolution: Complaint DOC#200427647. OGCC staff received anonymous tip that a separator was malfunctioning at HWY 34 and CR 49 on 3/27/15. OGCC staff went to the area on 3/27/15 and searched the area. OGCC staff made contact with field personnel from Noble and PDC and were told no separators were malfunctioning in the area. Noble had been already notified of the tip and had searched their locations for problems, no problems were found. PDC staff informed OGCC staff they would search the area and call if any problems were found. OGCC searched from HWY 34 and CR 49 to CR 44 and CR 49, no malfunctioning separators were found. OGCC staff also searched the area around CR 34 and CR 49, no issues found. Inspection DOC# 674102171
  • Date Received: March 27, 2015 Document No.: 200427839 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location on concern: Water well issues on my property due to oil field work.* I have a bad odor in the water and at one point water was black. Strong sulfur odor. Daughter is breaking out in a rash. Has been worse the past 2 weeks. The sputtering from the methane gas is not there now but the other issues have got worse Resolution: Ms. Yauger's water well was sampled on March 26. Analytical sample results show Ms. Yauger's water well to have no water quality issues attributable to oil & gas. Her water well was positive for nuisance bacteria (TRB, SRB, and SFB) and had a detectable concentration of biogenic methane gas. Two summary letters, one for general water quality and one discussing the gas compositional and isotopic results, including all analytical lab reports, were sent to Ms. Yauger.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427583 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: See above Resolution: OGCC staff revisited the location on 3/26/15 to run the noise survey. During the survey winds were calm with temps in the low 30's. Activity on location was spreading of cuttings onto crop land, equipment running was a spreader dump truck, a front loader, and a bull dozer. Sound survey was run 350 feet to the south of the staging area for cuttings being dropped off onto location. Spikes on the sound survey were the spreader truck driving by the microphone on its route. The A-scale average for the test was 57.6 db, however when you take out the spikes from the spreading truck driving by the microphone, the A scale noise level of the operation was measured at around 39 to 42 db.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427579 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: The location is the field just north of our house. They are dumping fracking mud and fluid on the ground.* Air Quality/Odor, Dust, Ground Water/Water Well, Spills/Soil Contamination, Waste Management / Dumping I understand they have a permit . My concern is sometimes it smells like ammonia or paint thinner. Is some governmental agency checking on this? Is someone testing the dirt? I am very concerned. The dust is also a major issue. We live were there is alot of wind. The traffic is crazy. We moved here because it was quiet. The oil companies have ruined our quality of life. Resolution: COGCC inspected location. Land Application has ceased. Existing cuttings pile to be removed. Operator has submitted a Form 27 for final sampling.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427576 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant indicated that oil may have been in his irrigation/stock well two years ago when he replaced pump. Wants to make sure he is not giving contaminated water to livestock. Well location is in Pierce NESE 22, T8N, R66W, Weld County. DWR Permit #10920, Receipt #9060502. Resolution: Based on the fact that none of the 116 volatile or semi volatile organic compounds were detected and due to the absence of dissolved gasses ethane, methane and propane and the absence of diesel range organics or gasoline range organics, there is no indication of hydrocarbon contaminants in the water from your well. The overall water quality, based on the constituents analyzed, is suitable for agricultural uses and there is no evidence of any impacts related to the oil & gas operations in the vicinity of the well.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427570 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The description of the location I recieved from PFS does not depict street information and without a background in Law or Oil and Gas I can not read this land description. What location are they talking about? Could I recieve this well location description on a google map so I can see exactly where it is? Resolution: Followed up with the operator regarding the notice and determined it was an appropriate notice.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427562 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location of conern: Huber-Burkett 02-24, LaPlata County, CO* I receive Royalty/Working Interest payment monthly. XTO is required to have payment information available in their on-line system two (2) days prior to the 25th of each month. Information for March payment is not available and the on-line systme was not operative on 03.24.15. The XTO payment system has been outsourced to PDS-Austin. This company was contacted by me today; they were unable to help, but said they would investigate (no committed date for a reply). Resolution: Reviewed contact information with Melissa at XTO Durango office and she recommended that if Mr. Harrison has not contacted complainant yet to call her directly and she will make contact with Mr. Harrison.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427583 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: The location is the field just north of our house. They are dumping fracking mud and fluid on the ground.* Noise can be felt and heard. Noise is continuous and started 1/1/14. Noise is from Moving Vehicles, Backup Alarms. Traffic is bad. Resolution: No dust issues were observed during both visits to the location by OGCC staff, the roads are in good condition and maintained.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426693 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This email is to lodge a complaint against Overland Resources LLC. I am the court appointed conservator for Mary Ann Turner, protected person. Ms. Turner owns an oil & gas interest which is leased to Overland Resources. I received a check for her monthly royalty payment in January, the check was returned by the bank as the account the check was drawn on was closed. I have left voice mails and sent emails to Gregory Pandolfo, the manager for Overland Resources regarding re-issuing the royalty payment, I have had no response from him or the company. Mary Ann Turner, the owner of this royalty interest, is in a nursing home on long term care Medicaid. Her income must be turned over to the nursing home on a monthly basis. I have had difficulty in working with Overland Resources regarding non-payment in the past. I would appreciate some assistance in forcing Overland Resources to comply with its commitment. The contact information for the company is listed below. I can be reached at my office at 303-892-7241, or via this email address. Thank you for your assistance. OVERLAND RESOURCES LLC GREGORY PANDOLFO - MANAGER 303-725-2379 (Mobile) 5910 S. UNIVERSITY BLVD. SUITE C18 PMB 440 GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 303-800-6175 (O) 720-204-4078 (F) Resolution: Left VM message for Gregory Pandolfo at Overland Resources and will advise complainant to file a Form 37 Payment of Proceeds
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426623 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Semi trucks, cranes, and entire multitude of equipment showed up on the west pad and began fracturing the wells today. Very noisy, on the adjacent property fishermen and bird watchers are now complaining of the noise. Not all of the noise mitigation walls are completed. Resolution: Resolved based on noise surveys performed on March 18, 2015 and March 19, 2015 that showed noise levels were within operational levels. See inspection doc #s 674102153 and 674102158 are details.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426623 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Fracturing of wells on weld county roads 16 and 51 commenced today. Neuman is the surface land owner.* There are back up alarms sounding, county road 16 is pretty much undrivable except for a 4 wheel drive pickup (especially when wet weather occurs), dusty, and just a general mess. Resolution: EnCana has begun watering the location and road.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426631 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On section 25 I made a complaint about the pad site over a year ago. EOG never planted any grass and it was blowing dirt and never have moved the fence in. I have talked with L. B. Myer of EOG about this he says they will do it but have never done it. Today I got a letter from EOG saying they are coming on my property to do staking, surveying, and inspecting proposed routes for roads, pipe lines, potential well sites and other related production facilities. I do not want them to do this because they have never done what they are supposed to an the original pad sites. Resolution: COGCC Reclamation Specialist (Gary Hegeland) met with Mr. Lambertson on location at the Jersey #12-25H well pad, API #05-123-30994, to discuss Reclamation issues. Mr. Lambertson was concerned with the fences surrounding EOG locations on his property that did not have completed interim reclamation, the oil and gas pads had not been reduced in size and reseeded; therefore Mr. Lambertson could not use this portion of his land. Essentially, Mr. Lambertson wanted the land to be reclaimed and released from EOG control for his use on the interim reclamation areas that were no longer needed for production. The Reclamation inspector Gary Hegeland issued an action required inspection to EOG requiring the interim reclamation to be conducted. Upon follow up with Mr. Lloyd Lambertson Mr. Hegeland was informed that EOG had reduced the size of the pad as requested and re-seeded the area and returned the site to pasture grasses. Mr. Lambertson stated he was pleased with the response from EOG and satisfied with the resolution of this situation
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426623 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Air Quality/Odor Resident can see and smell the issue. Resident is South of the Site. Smells like: unburnt/raw and sometimes burnt diesel fuel. First noticed 3/16/2015. It is happening right now. Also they can see the black exhaust pouring out from the top of the partially enclosed structure. smell it from the south side of the center pivot for irrigation. Resolution: COGCC has no rules to address diesel emissions, this was explained to complainant on 3/17/15.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426537 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: **Location: Former KPK Tank Battery - Intersection of County Road 22 and County Road 23. West .6 miles and North.3 miles.** Leaking Tanks. Resolution: No indication of leaking tanks or a former tank battery were observed in the vicinity of the complaint location.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426551 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: **Location: Wells are located West of Complaintants Subdivision. 2N68WSEC14** Lightinging issue. Resolution: Location was inspected on 3/16/15 and all lights were observed to be pointed downward onto location.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426551 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: the noise has been an issue since they started,but it has been particularly louder in the past week. Resolution: Complaint DOC#200426551. OGCC inspector returned to location on 3/18/15 to try and run a sound survey. The last two days have been too windy to run a survey. As expected, drill out operations have ceased. OGCC staff talked with complainant on 3/16/15 and explained that the coil tubing rig would be off location soon. OGCC staff also explained the next activity that would occur on location, that being snubing in and flow back. Complainant was content to hear that loud completion activity on location would soon be ceasing. Encana informed OGCC staff that snubing would only take place during daylight hours. Complainant is aware he can file another complaint if issues arise during sunb in or flow back. No sound survey was run because tubing coil rig is off location.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426537 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: see above Resolution: No indication of leaking tanks or a former tank battery were observed in the vicinity of the complaint location.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2015 Document No.: 200426498 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The new EOG Resources gas compressor plant located just over the line from Wyoming has been flaring gas very regularly in the past two week, and hours at a time. This is causing residential concerns on air quality and quality of life (50ft+ continuous flames that light up the ground and sky are no way idea or appear normal). This plant since it came online has generated quite a bit of tractor trailer traffic between CO and WY causing dust/dirt issues at all hours of the night as well. Another nuisance is the overabundance of flood lightning at the plant. The entire area is lit up light a stadium and night and can be seen for miles. They are not using any direct lightning further reducing quality of life and property values. Any help in reducing their foot print, reducing any possible excessive flaring and release of emissions would be great. At this time I do not see a flare but a light white cloud of gas/smoke is being omitted from the plant. Anon complaint, do not wish for retribution from the workers on my farmland Resolution: Inspection Doc#673801911 Two COGCC field inspectors, Jason Gomez and Craig Carlile visited the location to conduct a FLIR video survey (attached to inspection) and visit with the operation personnel. The location supervisor, Cory commented that during the last freezing weather the operation experienced an upset condition due to frozen pipes that resulted in an increased volume of gas being directed to the flare. As the freezing conditions were resolved the flaring gas was returned to normal volume. The plant does not have any truck traffic delivering or removing oil and gas products. Traffic at the location is limited to personal vehicles of the operational staff. During the day time inspection, it appeared that lighting was directed down into the location.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2015 Document No.: 200426498 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: see above Resolution: Two COGCC field inspectors, Jason Gomez and Craig Carlile visited the location to conduct a FLIR video survey (attached to inspection) and visit with the operation personnel. The location supervisor, Cory commented that during the last freezing weather the operation experienced an upset condition due to frozen pipes that resulted in an increased volume of gas being directed to the flare. As the freezing conditions were resolved the flaring gas was returned to normal volume. The plant does not have any truck traffic delivering or removing oil and gas products. Traffic at the location is limited to personal vehicles of the operational staff. During the day time inspection, it appeared that lighting was directed down into the location.
  • Date Received: March 9, 2015 Document No.: 200426201 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Since they have started drilling there has been excessive:bright lights. Resolution: Complaint #: 200426201 Field Inspector Assigned: Carlile, Craig Complaint Received: Date: 3/9/2015 Contacted by Inspector: Via phone, left message. Date: 3/10/2015, Time (Military): 16:45 Well Number: 05-123-40177 Location #: 438862 Inspection Document #:67400 2063 Complainant: Margaret Czajkowski Phone: 970 481-4875 Address: 7129 Parks Lane Fort Lupton, CO 80621 Nature of complaint: Lights, Traffic, Noise Field Inspector Actions: A thorough inspection of the location was conducted by Craig Carlile and a simultaneous sound survey was conducted by Jason Gomez. It was determined that: This is multi-well location (13 Wells), on the date of the inspection the first two wells were being fractured in an alternating fashion (zipper frac). Well (API 05-123-40177) was completing the 16th stage of 18 total stages. The frac pumps were running during the duration of the sound survey. Sound survey attached to inspection document 674002063 yielded a A scale LEQ level of: 56.1 Decibels Operator is planning to continue working the wells from a west to east fashion. Anadarko representative on location at the time of the inspection: Jim COGCC Field Inspector Craig Carlile notified the Anadarko representative of the complaint and the nature of the complaint. Storm water features included a cattle guard type track pad at the entrance/exit of the location, drainage ditches, berms, sediment trap and a culvert. These are shown in the following photos: cattle guard type track pad culvert at location entrance entrance/Exit road condition sediment trap Multiple portable diesel powered lighting units were on the location. During the day light inspection, it was observed that the lights were kept to a minimum height and were directed downward. The Anadarko representative on sight offered that they would survey and attempt to identify any areas of potential improvement during the night shift. Representative photos of the lighting units follow. Summary: No apparent violation of COGCC rules were found during the inspection.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2015 Document No.: 200425766 FLARING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *This complaint has been sent to Jim Precup for Odor and Noise. But the Flaring has been sent to Engineering* Over the past couple of months I have called Extraction company for excessive burn flames from the torches as well as toxic odors and fumes emitting from the torches and rig site. This evening, there was an excessive BOOM in our neighborhood that has caused one window, that I am aware of to crack in a residential home. Other neighbors will check their homes tomorrow for damages. Not only is this noise excessive and intrusive, but to have damage on homes/properties is not acceptable. While Extraction has been a very friendly company to work with, and easily accessible, I still have to wonder if the smells, excessive torches and now this BOOM are still something the Oil and Gas Commission to be regulating with more diligence. Resolution: This issue has been included and investigated under compliant document numbers 200425763 and 200425764. Specifically, inspection doc #s 673801860 and 673801866. No issues identified.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2015 Document No.: 200425763 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: 6N67W32* *Extraction well* At approximately 6:47pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, my husband and I were standing in my kitchen when I heard a loud boom and my entire house shook. Our location is in Pelican Hills, 1235 Hilltop Drive. Other neighbors were outside looking around the neighborhood due to this explosion - wondering what was happening. Neighbors called each other, oil well contacts, and 911. There are also strong fumes outside the home coming directly from the well to the west of the subdivision. I contacted Jason Gomez, the State Northwest Area Inspector at 7:17pm to report the incident. Resolution: Complaint Form Template Complaint #: 200425764/200425763 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 3/5/2015; Time (Military): 19: 15 Contacted by Inspector: Date: 3/6/2015, Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 427262 Inspection Document #: 673801860/673801866 Complainant: Carmen Polk ,Phyllis Stark Phone: 970-290-800/970-227-1273 Address: 1449 Hilltop Circle/1235 Hilltop Circle Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 3-6-2015 I went to the Pavistma pad to observe Exaction as they put the site by in operation from being shut in from the high line pressure. I performed a site inspection in the daylight to see if there could be any other causes of the noise heard the night before by the complainants. I did not observe any damage at the location or any other possible sources of the noise. I contacted the complainants by phone and advised them of my inspections and what the possible source of the noise may have been. I also asked if any of the complainants had damage to there windows and they both indicated they had not observed any damage at this time. When I spoke with Mrs. Polk she indicated she had smelled a strong odor coming from the location prior to the loud noise, I advised her that Extraction had open top tanks on location but I did not detect any odors during my inspection, but I would forward on this part of the complaint to CDPHE for further follow up.
  • Date Received: Feb. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200425176 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On the Oil and Gas Commission web site, you state that fracking fluid is safe. Nothing colld be further from the truth. In fact fracking fluid contains various carcinogens and other toxic chemicals, some of which we don't know of because oil and gas operators have been given a pass on disclosure of most toxic chemicals used in the fracking process. Please cleanup your site and make sure that only honest and trustwowtrthy information is provided the public. If you have any questions please give me a call 303 284 3382 Resolution: This complaint was not location specific or rule specific.
  • Date Received: Feb. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200423589 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have been told that there is no permits for dumping production water up County Rd. 313 in Garfield County. If this is true they have been taking trucks to a site at the end of the County road this winter. It was started when the evaporation pond down the road was getting reclaimed. They had been dumping in it for the last two years or more. I am not against drilling I just feel that rules need to be followed. I do live on this road and have watch this going on for some time. Mike S. After asking for more information: Yes it is above the Twin Spruce and below Reggie Jacksons. The county has a snow mobile parking lot or turn around right by the gate that they are going in. It is also about ½ mile above the Crown Peak ranch. Resolution: There has been no dumping of produced water on site. Small trucks go to the Rifle Walton oil & gas facility to empty the produced water tank and take it to an approved landfill.
  • Date Received: Feb. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200423543 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This is not freeway noise, and the gravel pit near the vogel site does not operate this loudly and not at this time of day. Low frequency noise, very strong, started at 2 a.m. and was strong until at least 2:30. Then again woke me at 4 a.m., having gotten very strong again, and coupled with about 20 minutes of loud audible noise. The low frequency continued very strong until at least 5:30, though it's strength varied. typically very early morning- 2 am to 5 am. Resolution: This complaint was investigated under the other complaint numbers: 200421987, 200421986, 200422073, 200422380 and 200422595. The inspection reports for the Barefoot Pad: 673801670, 674102045, 674102047 & 674102048. The inspection reports for the Vogl Pad: 673801713, 673801721 & 674102051.
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2015 Document No.: 200422930 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Noise & light 24 hours a day. Its a pipeline construction. Resolution: OGCC staff talked to a company rep who stated that no nighttime construction was going on.
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2015 Document No.: 200422930 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *location: West of York St CR11 and between 12 & 10 East of the Colorado National Speedway. Noise & light 24 hours a day. Its a pipeline construction. Resolution: COGCC does not have authority over mid-stream operations; therefore no noise survey was conducted.
  • Date Received: Feb. 4, 2015 Document No.: 200422848 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,At my home, during the night, I can hear and feel drilling vibration and sounds. It runs for some time, stops, And starts again. I live in Carlson farms. Resolution: OGCC inspectors were on location on 2/4/15. Complainant was called and messages were left on 2/4/15 and 2/5/15, OGCC inspectors never got any response from complainant. OGCC inspectors searched sections 1, 2,11,12,13 and 14 of 4N 68W, sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 of 4N 67W, and sections 25, 26, 35, and 36 of 5N 68W and sections 29, 30, 31, and 32 of 5N 67W. No pulling units, drilling rigs, fracking or flow back operations active in these sections. Inspection DOC# 674102074.
  • Date Received: Feb. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200422766 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Not enough information. This complaint is from the EPA and the doc # for that referral is: 02494420. This Form 18 is going straight to 18A. Location: Weld, CO between i25 & HW85 Caller stated company is purging gases in the air instead of burning it off or putting it down the line. Caller stated this occurs on a daily basis. Resolution: There was not enough information to process this complaint. The location covers too many wells to specify. The complaint was anonymous so there is no contact information to find out more about this complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 23, 2015 Document No.: 200421986 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is just west of County Road 13, North of County Road 28. Low frequency sound from the site is strong all night, every night, because the ground shakes from the noise. Please evaluate low frequency noise pursuant to Rule 802.d. ALSO: lighting at the site does not conform to rule 803. Please require the operator to come into compliance with all rules immediately, they are a nuisance and impacting my ability to enjoy my property. Please fine them each day for each rule violated. THIS IS TOO LOUD for residential areas so close by. The sound echoes throughout our subdivision. There are many repeated offenses by Anadarko, and I have complained many time and plan to complain to the legislature and file nuisance and injunctive suits against operators and regulators if something is not done. Resolution: Area resident 2 miles to the south of the location(s) identified by the complainant (NE corner of CR 13 and 28) complained about noise and lighting early in the morning on 1/23 and 1/26. OGCC inspector was given complaint on 1/28 to investigate. OGCC observed drill out operations from a tubing coil rig. OGCC inspectors talked to rep. from Anadarko and learned that drill out operations did not start until 12:45 pm on 1/26. Light plants were on location but were not turned on until the night of 1/26. OGCC inspector observed active residential construction to the north of the complainant. A sound survey was taken 25 ft from the complainants house. C scale average for the survey was 73 db. Temperature during survey was 56 and wind was 10-20 mph out of the west, wind was too fast for a valid survey. Location ID 436585 was also inspected, no activity was happening on that location.
  • Date Received: Jan. 23, 2015 Document No.: 200421985 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Nightly noise, as if living near an airport listening to a jet warm up before takeoff. This location is about a half mile north, northwest of the charter elementary school on the northwest section of Colorado and Highway 119 in Firestone. Resolution: Complaint # 200421985 # 200421987 Date Complaint Received: 1-28-2015 Location Inspected: VOGL State Location # 331358 Inspection Document # 673801721 Complainant: Craig Parrott/Brett Shelton Phone: Not Provided Address: 5765 Mountain Shadows Blvd, Firestone CO 80504/11148 Columbine Street Firestone CO 80504 Nature of Complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Assigned: Jason E. Gomez Field Inspection Actions: I returned to the Vogl location on 1-29-2015 at approx 1530 hrs to perform a sound study at the location. At the time of the sound study the wind speed was between 0 to 5 mph out of the west, I set up the sound study on the SE side of the location approx 350’ from the outer wall of the east side of the location GPS coordinates 40.17559 -104.95589. During the sound study the gravel pit location to the east was creating back ground noise during the study as well as traffic noise from I-25 to the west. I performed another site inspection at the location see inspection (#673801721) for details of inspection and attached sound study results. Upon my re-inspection I observed all directional lighting at location appeared to be directed toward the ground and toward the center of the location as before. None of the lights were on at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: Jan. 14, 2015 Document No.: 200421604 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Perhaps north of table mesa, by the government bldg on Broadway and 27th way.* There is noise early before sunrise at times, I've gotten on my bike nd rode to where It may be coming from. Perhaps north of table mesa, by the government bldg on Broadway and 27th way. Resolution: There are no active wells in miles of the area she lives in. This complaint was sent to: Phone:(720) 564-2034 Fax: (720) 564-2072 E-mail:schmidtj@bouldercolorado.gov Jim Schmidt--City of Boulder, Open Space & Mtn Parks Dept. 66 S. Cherryvale Road Boulder, CO 80303
  • Date Received: Jan. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200421371 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I oppose the addition of the new wells in Northwest Erie. If there must be wells, my hope is that they are small and spaced apart-not the big mess that was already created in Vista Ridge. What does Erie have to gain by adding so many wells at once? Resolution: After review of the complaint, it was determined that the complainant was commenting on a proposed oil and gas location rather than an issue with a current location. Therefore, her comments were included on the proposed 2A for EnCana's Woolley-Sosa-Becky 7H-E1 location near County Road and 10 1/2. As a result, this complaint was closed and the complainant was e-mailed on 1/12/2015.
  • Date Received: Jan. 7, 2015 Document No.: 200421145 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a gas well about 1/8th of a mile from our home that blew a valve (?) about 4 months ago and about a week and a half after that our water started getting a really bad sulfur odor, I mean gag factor now! I find it curious that it started since we have been out there 7 years and our water has been great up until that incident. Resolution: The analysis of water samples collected from the subject well did not indicate any impact from petroleum drilling and production activities. See letter to the well owner (document 2314492) for full details and analytical results.
  • Date Received: Jan. 7, 2015 Document No.: 200421141 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a gas well about 1/8th of a mile from our home that blew a valve (?) about 4 months ago and about a week and a half after that our water started getting a really bad sulfur odor, I mean gag factor now! I find it curious that it started since we have been out there 7 years and our water has been great up until that incident. Resolution: Complaint #200432841 was determined to be a duplicate of Complaint #200421145 which was resolved on 3/30/2015. See Complaint #200421145 for details on the resolution.
  • Date Received: Jan. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200420835 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant called in on hotline @ 4:37 pm January 5,2015 stating noise from operations "west of Hwy 257 and Eastman Pwky" was excessive Resolution: Unable to determine exact location of source. Numerous operations ongoing at time
  • Date Received: Jan. 5, 2015 Document No.: 200421738 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner is concerned about recent changes to his water well. Expressed concern about a sulfur odor coming from the water. Resolution: Based on sampling, there is no evidence to indicate that water quality in this domestic well has been impacted by nearby oil and gas operations. A Eckman for Jim Hughes.
  • Date Received: Dec. 22, 2014 Document No.: 200419992 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested sampling and water-quality analysis. Resolution: No indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. Letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 3/27/2015.
  • Date Received: Dec. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200419063 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is concerned about dumping of possible E&P waste on nearby property. Referred from EPA - See attached email Doc#2615020 Resolution: Referred to Weld County, potential zoning violation. COGCC did not uncover evidence of E&P Waste handling at the location.
  • Date Received: Dec. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200418965 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Voicemail from Bob Hooker (970)625-5362. Oil field gravel trucks on Garfield County Road 320 and Beaver Creek are creating excessive noise from jake brakes. Resolution: Left a voicemail with Mr. Hooker saying the complaint would be referred to Garfield County because it was highway noise and not O&G location noise. Spoke with Kirby Wynn and he said he would speak with WPX and also the sheriff and attempt to resolve.
  • Date Received: Dec. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200418532 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices Resolution: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices: 1099 1
  • Date Received: Nov. 24, 2014 Document No.: 200417808 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller requested a baseline water sample by COGCC Resolution: No evidence of impacts in the baseline water sample results. Letter mailed to Mr. Poche.
  • Date Received: Nov. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200417570 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Oil and Gas operator is building a pad up CR 317 (Beaver Creek Road). Contractors are running up and down road with the Jake Brakes on. “Signs are posted stating no Jake Brakes on road.” Resolution: No Violation of Cogcc Rules were found. Matter was referred to Garfield County
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200414805 AESTHETICS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: In your capacity as Inspector for Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, I wish to file a complaint of a Rule 804 Aesthetic and Noise Control violation that is occurring at several Arapaho County wellpads operated by ConocoPhillips dba Burlington Resources (COP). COP continues to install large Thermal Combustors as made by QTI. I could tell that at least one was in Operation at their Wellpad on Watkins Road just South of Jewell Ave - the 4-well operation there. The Thermal Combustor was making the usual loud fan noise of these units, leading me to think they are in operation. COGCC Rule 804 calls for these facilities to be painted a non-gloss color roughly matching surrounding terrain. Yet, the Combustors are in their new shiny steel coat, which is a great eyesore, and in plain view fromf public roads such as Watkins Road and Jewell Ave., among others. I would appreciate if you would perform a CO Complaint inspection of the COP 4-well pad on Watkins Road, and the two other Pads to the West of this one, and on Jewell Road. All have the unpainted Thermal Combustors installed. Their may be other pads with such non-conforming Paint issues that I have not yet seen. And their Aurora, CO well pad (Cherry Creek Vista) that is Western most on Jewell Ave and near Sand Creek has just received a Walking Beam pump that is painted in Black, not earthtone. This pad also has a non-compliant Thermal Combustor installed. Note that following Rule 804 was a condition of Aurora's approval for the development of this wellpad in that city. So the Operator is violating both the COGCC rule, as well as the City's conditional approval of their Development Application at that Aurora well pad. Thank you for following up with CO inspections for these complaints. Resolution: Susan Sherman, field inspector, called Mr. Dougherty on 10/22/2014 to tell him that inspections were completed on 05-005-7189, 7191, 7192 and 7194 (Watkins pad), 05-005-7215 (Cottonwood Creek pad), and 05-005-7217, 7218 (Grimm Motorcross and Sunset pad) on 10/21/2014 as he requested. There are four silver combustors at the Watkin pad and one silver combustor at the Cottonwood Creek pad but they are temporary, in process equipment and will be there until the wells are put into production. She told him that the operator said that this should be until the end of 2014. There was no silver combustor at the Grimm Motorcross and Sunset pad. She asked for clarification on the location of the black walking beam as the most western pad on Jewell is curently the Cottonwood Creek pad and not the Cherry Creek Vista. The Cherry Creek Vista well is not drilled yet. The entire pump jack at Cottonwood Creek was tan/green. He said that it must be the Cottonwood Creek location that he was referring to.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200414788 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Shelton faxed in 4 complaint forms on 10/16/2014 complaining of noise from "Either Extreme Rig #20 or some other rig North and West of our home" Resolution: On 10-21-2014 at approx 12:00 I was contacted by Jim Precub and advised on a noise complaint at 11148 Columbine st in Firestone Colorado, I was advised the complainant had indicated the noise was possibly coming from the Extreme Rig #20 which was located to the Northwest of the residence. I arrived at approx 1:00pm at the residence and I proceeded to perform a sound study approx 25’ from the Northwest corner of the residence. At the time of the sound study the wind speed was between 0 mph and 2 mph out of the southwest. During the study heavy traffic including several large trucks were observed travelling on the road directly behind the residence. After performing the sound study I was informed by Jim Precub that the extreme rig #20 in question had completed drilling and moved from location sometime between the 20th and 21st of September. A inspection # 673801494 of the site API # 05-123-39683 was performed and attached to the inspection is a copy of the sound study.
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2014 Document No.: 200413759 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The landowner noticed bubbles in his water well. Requested COGCC sample his water. Resolution: Four Corners Geoscience tested the water for methane. The results were 0.01 mg/l. Hydrogen sulfide content was below detection level. San Juan Basin Health tested the sample for coliform bacteria and found none present. Green Analytical Laboratory tests were returned with no parameters or constituents above Table 910-1 standards.
  • Date Received: Sept. 22, 2014 Document No.: 200412560 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: wATER WELL OWNER WOULD LIKE HIS WELL SAMPLED. Resolution: Subsurface investigation of subsidence shows that it is not related to O&G activity on property. Letter with all supporting documentation sent to property owner.
  • Date Received: Sept. 16, 2014 Document No.: 200412082 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Operator was preforming matance work early AM before sun rise. Complant stated he has a noise meter and he beleives it exceeded COGCC rules Resolution: No viloations found
  • Date Received: Sept. 9, 2014 Document No.: 200411762 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Excessive but intermittant noise emanating from facility, described as sounding like a "jet-engine". Mr. Shaklee said Kinder Morgan recently installed a valve to control upstream pressure, and he has talked to Mike Rutherford (Land Man) about issue, but has had no follow up noise issue. Is also concerned for residents who live closer to facility than the 0.5 mile distance he is from Faciltiy. Resolution: Complaint referred to US DOT (Mr. Tom Finch) on 9-9-2014 as facility is not under COGCC regulatory jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200411681 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner unclear as to the status of his water well relative to my agency’s groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring requirements. Resolution: Complainant was unclear as to the status of his water well relative to the COGCC's baseline ground water sampling and monitoring requirements. I explained that our rule requires the collection and analysis of samples from up to four water sources within a 1/4 mile radius of the proposed facility. I added that I had measured his water well to be 0.83 miles from the reference point for the sampling program he was asking about, hence he wouldn't be included. I also asked for permission to sample his water well, but he said that there was no need to do so.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200411668 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant indicated that due to recent increase in drilling activity up Beaver Creek Road (CR 317), truck traffic has increased significantly and the trucks are running their jake brakes day and night. There are numerous rock, sand, or gravel trucks running during the day and other oil field traffic at night. All seem to ride their jake brakes. Resolution: Called Complainant. He was generally pleased with resolution and noted a positive impact of the actions taken by County and Operator. I noted to him that WPX had expressed desire to be contacted directly in the future, but if they were unable to resolve, he could always call COGCC back.
  • Date Received: Aug. 29, 2014 Document No.: 200411638 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner reports that, "about three weeks ago the well went from a previously crystal clear water to a heavy brown hue. When a sample is left undisturbed , overnight, sediment and an oily sheen develop in the sample. My animals are not consuming the water readily." My well is unique for my area as it pumps from the Upper Arapahoe; part of an NT basin. Resolution: There were no indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. A letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 3/31/2015.
  • Date Received: Aug. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200410757 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Kinder Morgan Seismic Project Number: 7851 Complainant asserts: • Seismic crews parked on her property for lunch breaks and left food wrappers and toilet paper. • Seismic equipment damaged an erosion control structure • Seismic related work killed 55 trees and 25 shrubs • Seismic related work damaged 18 trees and 16 shrubs and 33 additional branches broken • Seismic related work possibly cracked a cistern Resolution: Complainant did not want an inspection; therefore, it could not be determined whether COGCC rules were violated. Complainant did not return COGCC calls after several attempts to contact complainant were made.
  • Date Received: Aug. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200409931 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Potential thermogenic methane impact to the Hoffman water well. Resolution: Anadarko is continuing to monitor the impacted water wells under Investigation Work Plan (Form 27 401209655). At this time it is believed that the source of the gas has plugged. The source was the HSR-Wegner 1-30A (123-16876). Please see Form 27 401208655 for further information.
  • Date Received: July 17, 2014 Document No.: 200409228 FLOOD RESPONSE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC received CDPE spill tracking report #2014-0455 stating the following: "Caller states that since the flooding of Sept. 2013 he has noticed a sheen on the ditch that smells like crude oil. At the time of the flood he tracked this back to an oil/water separator at a Noble Energy site. He thinks this area may be occupied by Anadarko now. He has not traced the oil back since the flood. When the water is running or it is raining, he sees a sheen on the ditch. He is concerned that the oil may be getting onto his property and that of his neighbors. Resolution: COGCC inspected nearby oil and gas facilities both immediately after the flood and during the July 18, 2014 site visit. COGCC collected soil samples for analysis for TPH,BTEX,PAH. Based on the insepctions and analytical results, it does not appear that there are residual impacts to the property from oil and gas spills or releases in the area.
  • Date Received: July 14, 2014 Document No.: 200408961 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: EPA forwarded a complaint alleging that the facility was taking drilling mud. The complaint also alleged that the material had a purple color and it discharged into a creek that that also turned purple. Resolution: No COGCC E&P waste violations were observed. Reference inspection document #667500270.
  • Date Received: July 7, 2014 Document No.: 200408618 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr Hooker said that chemical odor had returned at approx. 1am. 7/7/2014 Resolution: Filed inspection #675200200
  • Date Received: July 7, 2014 Document No.: 200408586 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Hooker called at 8:33 PM to complain about chemical odor in area. Resolution: Drove to area of complaint. Did not detect any odor. Was onsite for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Date Received: July 2, 2014 Document No.: 200408561 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Judy Meyers call COGCC on 7/2/14 to complain about eys burning and odor in area of County Rd 321. Resolution: Performed 5 inspections of locations in general area of complaint. No odor source could be determined at this time. Inspection DOC# 675200186, 675200187, 675200189, 675200190, 675200191
  • Date Received: June 20, 2014 Document No.: 200407812 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint of operations in area of workover rigs. Resolution: Found no evidence of violation in regards to complaint.
  • Date Received: June 18, 2014 Document No.: 200407736 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is allot of dust in the air from the wind and Oil and Gas activity in the area. Resolution: No violation found.
  • Date Received: June 2, 2014 Document No.: 200406320 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request to collect and analyze samples from both a domestic water well and a pond. Resolution: No indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. Letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 8/28/2014.
  • Date Received: May 29, 2014 Document No.: 200406065 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Brown called and complained that the drilling rig running north of his house is too loud Resolution: COGCC inspector Randell Johnson. visited site on 5/30/2014 and found drilling rig had been removed
  • Date Received: May 8, 2014 Document No.: 200404220 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner (Clifford Morris) upset regarding a Red Cedar buried pipline that runs adjacent to a private road in an area of a creek/ wash crossing in front of his property/ driveway. He believes the pipeline was not installed deep enough forcing the contractor to raise the road in the crossing area resulting in poor drainage through the wash. The landowner believes that this has resulted in excessive erosion of his property upstream and near his pond. He would like the contractor to re-establish proper drainage (in 2 areas) and clean up deposited "river rock", sediment and uprooted vegitation. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over Red Cedar gathering(tribal entity). COGCC SW Field Inspector spoke with Clifford Morris and explained this jurisdictional limitation.
  • Date Received: April 23, 2014 Document No.: 200402864 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Equipment failure at the Wierman Tank Battery. The de-watering tank overflowed spilling oil onto the ground and damaged the tank. This has left the surface and sub-surface of the soil saturated with oil. I am requesting that the COGCC take environmental samples of the subsurface of the soil to determine the extent of the leak. Then require the operator to clean site, and repair equipment so no additional leaking occurs. Resolution: Corrective actions were completed. Notice of Alleged Violation document #200407199 resulted in Administrative Order by Consent Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 1407-OV-55. Refer to remediation project #8688 for additional information.
  • Date Received: April 22, 2014 Document No.: 200402859 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: In response to a complaint from the water well owner, operator collected samples for water quality analysis. Disolved methane detected at 18 mg/l. Resolution: See NOAV No. 200425334.
  • Date Received: April 16, 2014 Document No.: 200402295 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant, Michael Casey, called to inform that he had an odor in his basement that he and his wife believed to be gas. Resolution: I went to the complainant's residence (11140 E. 151st Place, Brighton, CO) and was escorted to the basement by his wife, Lynn Casey. I surveyed the basement with a four-gas detector and did not detect any carbon monoxide or flammable gas. The house has gas service and two gas appliances are located in the basement (water heater and furnace). I took along a soap and water spray bottle and soaped all gas connections in the basement and found no leaks. I did not detect any odors in the basement or in the house. I also soaped all connections on the gas service meter at the northwest corner of their house and found no evidence of any leaks. I took a GPS unit and found the old plugged and abandoned location for the Texas Tea – R.C. Nauman #3 (001-08442) in the corner of their backyard, which is about 211 feet from the closest portion of their house, and I found no evidence of any possible gas migration to the surface or any possible path of contamination to their basement. I informed Mrs. Lynn Casey of what I had found, and I called Mr. Michael Casey, as he was away from the house, and informed him of what I had found as well. I suggested that they call Xcel Energy, that is their gas service provider, and have them look for any leaks as well. I suggested that other possibilities might include downdrafts through sewer vents, water heater vent or furnace vent during the extremely high wind conditions we have experienced of late.
  • Date Received: April 7, 2014 Document No.: 200402707 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well venting methane Resolution: Dry water well drilled thorugh coal bearing formations not in proximity to CBM operations and venting methane since time drilled. Assumed to not be impacts from closest CBM well approximately 3.6 miles west of home and dry water well.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2014 Document No.: 200399617 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant keeps aquariums and had several fish die after changing the water. Worried that there might be a problem with the water that caused the fish to die. Water well Receipt #9004983, Permit #99562, located NENE SEC 2, T2S, R66W, Adams County. Resolution: GW sampling indicated no impacts from O&G activities. JLH 4/23/14.
  • Date Received: March 11, 2014 Document No.: 200398629 STORMWATER BMPs Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner contacted COGCC to inform of inadequate stormwater BMPs to address erosion and run-off issues along lease access roads in the upper reach of Beaver Creek watershed in Rifle, Colorado Resolution: Historic compliant no data to evaluate actual location of concern
  • Date Received: March 3, 2014 Document No.: 200397549 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Rayn Joyner with the BLM called RE: a callfrom Ms. Sanche of reproted dumping of concrete debris and hydrovac waste material (alleged E&P Waste). On February 24, 2014, COGCC Inspector Joe Mclaren collected soil samples from thre locations of the hydrovac waste dumpa area. The soil will be analyed for Table 901-1. Results of samping are pending. Resolution: COGCC collected three discrete soil samples in the area of the Hydrovac dump. Based upon review of the analytical data it was determined that the hydrovac waste is not associated with E&P Waste and this complaint is closed. 3/20/14
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396041 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their water well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: GW sampling indicated no impacts from O&G activities. ACE for Chris Canfield 4/23/2014
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396039 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: No O&G impacts to domestic well detected, see letter to landowner (doc #2147803), A. Eckman for C. Canfield 2/27/2014
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396042 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: Letter sent to well owner 2/28/2014 indicating no O&G impacts to well (doc #2147819). A. Eckman for C. Canfield
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396043 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: Anadarko entered into an agreement to provide a permanent water supply to the Stolz residence.
  • Date Received: Dec. 26, 2013 Document No.: 200393099 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainants, Tom and Carol Dunn, state that noise and vibrations are keeping them awake at night and making Mrs. Dunn ill. Resolution: Document #200393169 resolves this complaint
  • Date Received: Dec. 18, 2013 Document No.: 200392840 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: stinks at house Resolution: contacted the complainant and told him that I did not detect any signifigant odors at this time and explained to him that this was not a frac or oil and gas operation that I would be involved in.
  • Date Received: Dec. 13, 2013 Document No.: 200392592 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ON 12/13/13 ON APPOX 10:00 WE RECIVED A 3RD PARTY COMPLANT FROM WELD COUNTY OFFICAL. THE REPORTING PARTY KIM ENGELL AT 805 COMPASSION DR WINDSOR CO. THE REPORTING PARTY SAID THERE WAS EXCESSIVE NOSIE FROM A DRILLING RIG.THORGHT CONTACT FROM THE GOV. LIAISON MARK MORTON IEDNTIFIED SOUCE OF NOISE SOUTH OF COMPLAINT AS THE FRY FARM #9 SITE. ALL WELLS HAVE BEEN DRILLED AND NOW WELL ARE BEING FRACED. Resolution: See response about noise measurement in Doc #200392592
  • Date Received: Dec. 12, 2013 Document No.: 200392541 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 12-12-13 at approx 0800 Hrs, I was advised by Jim Precup of an anonymous complaint of a possible oil spill at the intersection of CR76 and CR51. The complaintaint thought the vehicle had come from a location on CR 81. Resolution: PDC cleaned any liquid which had not evaporated off the pavement.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2013 Document No.: 200388375 FLOOD RESPONSE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states that oil has been discovered on approximately 2 acres of their property post-flooding. Complainant would like to know the source of the oil and measures needed to remediate. Resolution: Rick Allison conducted reconnaissance of several oil and gas wells and production facilities upstream of the Daulton property up to 1 mile away and did not observe evidence of significant releases. A produced water vault was underway at the Noble Werning 6-2 (05-123-22018) but no obvious surface evidence a release was present.
  • Date Received: Oct. 16, 2013 Document No.: 200388879 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Ford would like his water well sampled as a result of flooding and potential O&G impacts in the area. Resolution: There is no apparent impact to the water well from oil & gas related activity or from potential flood-related releases of oil & gas related products or waste at this time.
  • Date Received: Oct. 11, 2013 Document No.: 200388222 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well sampled after report of wellhouse fire in the previous year. Resolution: Kerr-McGee performed an investigation and concluded that impacts originated from the UPRR 22 Pan Am J #1 well. The release was related to a casing leak, which was repaired elliminating the source. The well was ultimately plugged and abandoned on 4/19/12. The release was unrelated to hydraulic fracturing. Based on the investigation results, the methane is naturally attenuating and no volatile organic constituents such as BTEX were ever detected. A temporary potable water supply was provided to the Goscha residence and Kerr-McGee is providing a domestic water tap to the residence as a permanent solution. Kerr McGee will perform ongoing monitoring at select water wells in the area. Refer to Remediation Project #8496 for more information.
  • Date Received: Sept. 30, 2013 Document No.: 200387829 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Lloyd has a 70’deep domestic well located 600’ from the Colorado River . He also has a simple water treatment system. Mr. Lloyd discovered an oily residue on the inner wall of a tank that’s part of the water treatment system. He hasn’t yet determined the cause. The nearest E&P activity is operated by Ursa (1640 ft to the SE). Before Ursa’s involvement, Antero collected and analyzed “baseline” samples from Mr. Lloyd’s well. Mr. Lloyd would like us to sample his well and compare our analytical results with those from Antero. His purpose is to eliminate the possibility of impacts to his well as a potential cause of the oily residue. Resolution: Mr. Lloyd water well was sampled. Results from the lab indicated that no HCs or methane were present in the water. Bacteria in water maybe responsible for the black staining on the filter walls (the staining did not have HC odor and did not look like HC either). The results were shared with Mr. Lloyd during a phone conversation that we had at the end of September 2013. The report is being hand delivered to Mr. Llyod's home near Silt, Colorado, today, Nov 22, 2013, after several atempt to contact him by phone to get his personal email address. The complaint is closed. C Lujan, Nov 22, 2013
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2013 Document No.: 200387749 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Road washed out during recent rain. Resolution: COGCC staff visited site 9/24/2013. Operator had contractors working on road.
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2013 Document No.: 200387751 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recent rain washed out road. Resolution: COGCC visted site 09/24/2013. Operator had contractor working on road repairs.
  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2013 Document No.: 200384821 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant has noticed changes in the quality of the water from their water well in the last year and is concerned about the safety of the water and whether it is related to recent oil field activity including recent seismic surveys and new injection wells. Resolution: Based on analytical results, there does not appear to be an oil and gas related impact to the water well at this time.
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200384515 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • Date Received: July 24, 2013 Document No.: 200383515 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Adels requested water sample from domestic water well for baseline purposes. Water well is located in SW Sec 1, 8N54W, Logan County. Resolution: Well sampling did not indicate impacts from O&G operations. A. Eckman for J. Axelson
  • Date Received: July 11, 2013 Document No.: 200382895 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recent (reported Sunday, July 07, 2013) DeBeque flowing water located approximately in the NENE Sec 28, T8S, R97W, approximately 100 feet east of Glenwood Av and 900 feet north of 6th Street, in DeBeque, Colorado. Resolution: The COGCC received a call on July 9, 2013, at approximately 10:45 a.m. about water flowing from the ground in a field. The flowing water was first noted on July 7, 2013, by a surface owner and adjacent surface owner. The location is in the general vicinity of the the DeBeque project where the COGCC is in the process of PA of some old oil and gas wells. COGCC has contacted the surface