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Weld County 40.162 Oil & Gas

Weld County 40.162 Oil & Gas

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

Complaints

The following 768 complaint(s) have been assigned to Weld County 40.162 or have not been assigned to a county:

  • Date Received: Jan. 8, 2010 Document No.: 200226446 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: hard to get top Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200231269 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Requesting a baseline water test of their domestic water well. Resolution: No ID'd impacts from O&G development. Good WQ. Iron-reducing bacteria and coliform bacteria present.
  • Date Received: Feb. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200232081 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant alleges impact to domestic water well from nearby oil & gas operations. May have been a nearby flowline leak in the past 1-1.5 years. Claims there is oil in the water well. Resolution: Based on water sample results and inspections of surrounding oil & gas facilities, there is no data that would indicate the water quality in the Schwisow domestic water well has been impacted by nearby oil and gas operations. Reference letter to Evelyn Schwisow dated 3/25/10 COGCC Doc#2605871.
  • Date Received: Oct. 26, 2010 Document No.: 200240657 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for baseline water well sampling before drilling rig moves in nearby Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: April 5, 2010 Document No.: 200240660 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Domestic water wells contaminated Resolution: I told Ms. Meixsell that the COGCC was aware of two wells impacted on Divide Creek and that the impacts were being investigated to determine what had happened. She asked that she be kept informed on the progress. I told her I did not think I could release much information about private water wells to parties who did not own the wells. She reported that she is friends with the owners so can find out information from them.
  • Date Received: March 25, 2010 Document No.: 200240714 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bob Ashleigh called to request that his water well be sampled. It has not been sampled since it was installed, about three years ago. He does not have a complaint per se, just a request for sampling. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: April 6, 2010 Document No.: 200240886 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Surface owner contacted J. Axelson and D. Baldwin to express concern about potential impacts to water quality and water rights from O&G development in the area. Follow up contact between S. Lindblom and surface owner determined that collecting pre-development water samples from springs, domestic well and irrigation wells would be appropriate. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 3, 2010 Document No.: 200245915 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ROAD MATAINENCE OF HORSHOE CANYON RD. Resolution: COGCC INSPECTED THE ROAD AFTER WORK DONE BY OPERATER AND CONCLUDED THAT ROAD WAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH COGCC RULES. LETTER WAS SENT TO ROBERT SWAN STATING SAME.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200248051 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Van Artsdalen reported that he has recently had two small fires in the shed near his domestic well. He thinks the fires may have resulted from buildup of methane from his nearby water well or from seepage of methane through the ground under the shed. Resolution: Letter summarizing investigation and conclusions that no impacts from nearby CBM operations were observed in the soil gas survey and water quality invetigation. Pressure tank can vent and release combustible gas in shed where fire occurred. No gas was measured as seeping into shed from ground under and around the shed.
  • Date Received: May 10, 2010 Document No.: 200248357 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Brown reported that combustible gas detectors in two areas of her home alarmed within 30 minutes of one another in the past week. Home is near the Primero school along Hwy. 12 in Las Animas county. Alarm system was installed in 2007 during the Raton Basin Baseline Phase II investigation. Resolution: Summary letter indicating no observed impacts from nearby CBM activities were observed. Shallow coals are present in and around the Primero School area including near the Brown house and perhaps under the home. Advised the Browns to ensure the gas detectors installed as a COGCC project in 2007 are kept in good repair and tested frequently. Disucssed in person with Mrs. Brown previuosly that if botha alarms sound and then go off with ventilation of house that the threshold for the alrams was probably exceeded (10% of LEL). Appropriate actions then are to call emergency responders if alrams do not cease.
  • Date Received: May 27, 2010 Document No.: 200252371 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: complaint Resolution: test complete
  • Date Received: April 5, 2010 Document No.: 200256067 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is concerned that Kinder Morgan's Doe Canyon CO2 Plant is producing excessive vibration which is traveling east to their residence and causing their house to vibrate. Resolution: COGCC has no rules regarding vibration
  • Date Received: June 21, 2010 Document No.: 200256155 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Unreclaimed abandoned lease road. Resolution: Resolution with response dated 6/21/2010. Not enough information to verify with any other documentation
  • Date Received: June 23, 2010 Document No.: 200257289 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is worried that surrounding oil & gas development could impact his water well. Requested baseline groundwater sampling. Resolution: Based on the available information gathered to date, there are no indications of historic oil & gas related impacts to the water well. The COGCC maintains a water quality database where the analytical results from the water well will be recorded. If oil & gas development does occur near your home in the future, and you experience changes in your water quality, COGCC will use this baseline sample to compare to future water sample results from your well if requested.
  • Date Received: June 25, 2010 Document No.: 200257750 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Message on Rifle office complaint line: from Richard & Cathy Williams (live on Chipperfield Lane), 10:27 AM 6/25/2010 : There is a workover on the pad "behind Smith's" which has been blowing a diesel horn every minute or so. Do they have to do that? 876-0350. Resolution: No source of Air horn was found.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2010 Document No.: 200264608 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Saturday, July 17th I noticed there was utility locates on the tank battery while looking at my wheat crop. walked over to the separator and noticed oil has surfaced in about a 4-5 foot radius on the west side of the main storage tank. On Monday, July 26 was out to the farm for barley harvest adn noticed the start of the excavation. Tuesday July 27th actually visited the damage site, noticed that the excavation hole had ground water with oil present. Wednesday morning July 28th visited the damed site again, excavation is expanding easterly with contaminated soil evident and ground water contamination with oil. colled COGCC at lunch time left a message and spote to Steven Lindblom around 2:30 pm. Steven came to the site at 4 pm on the 28th to view the damage. This is the third such oil damage spill in the sw quarter. 12-5 and 13-5 had the same problem near the storage tank last year with ground water contamination. Observation wells are in place. Several years ago the Pan Am K2 had the exact same problem near the storage tank with ground water contamination. I have aslo had noise issues with Kerr-McGee from the nw 1/4 of section 5. I finally sold the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 in early 2010 to escape the nuisance of having to live near the Kerr-McGee operations. Overall Kerr-McGee has been a very poor excuse for an oil company on the property I have owned and currently own. I sincerely hope that each and everyone of the people from Kerr-McGee associated with my property at some point have the same problems on their own personal property that they have created for me on mine due to extremely poor management. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2010 Document No.: 200264857 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Very noisy. Exceeds allowable db levels (no attempt to contain noise). Noise and activity increase during night hours (7 pm - 7 am). Lighting trained direct towards homes. Trucks coming and going at all hours (loud beeping). Rig is most active and noisy at night. We cannot sleep!! Resolution: This location was checked by Jim Precup and the Rig was shut down and awaiting transport trucks to move it. The only engine running was the generator. I visited with the driller and asked them to adjust the lighting so it did not shine on the houses to the north. I also stipulated that on no condition should they create an unsafe working condition to accomodate this action. I passed the information to Stuart Elsworth and he said he would contact the complainant and let them know.
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2010 Document No.: 200264901 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: We live at 6595 Saddleback Ave, Firestone, CO, 80504. Just south of our home is a drilling rig set up by Ensign, just East of our library on a lot within a few hundred feet of our residential area. The rig is extremely noisy, and my guess in the 70-90 Db range. The noise levels are at their highest after dark, when the work seems to increase. It is noisy at all times, but as I write this on Sunday night at 9PM, it is very, very loud, and I am the second row of homes in. I am a trained sound technician, and know sound levels. This is extreme and beyond normal noise levels, not to mention the bright lights they have trained directly at our homes. The rig has been on site for over two weeks, running 24 hours/ day, with increased levels of activity and noise at night. It has the entire neighborhood on edge, with some folks even leaving their homes to get sleep and peace and quiet. There has been absolutely no attempt by Ensign to contain the noise or lights. Trucks come and go at all times of day and especially night, with their loud beeping tones waking us up at all hours. The rig itself is extremely noisy and no sound barriers have been set up. Sleeping through the night has become immpossible, much less a quiet nieghborhood to enjoy. Please help us!! We are at our wits end! Jeff Bowen 720-413-2682 Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 4, 2010 Document No.: 200265193 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On or around June 1, 2010, I was notified by my tenant, Kevin Davis, that he had discovered a ruptured buried pipeline which was gushing large quantities of fluid. He immediately notified Dale Hart, the field maintenance person. This spill alsmot certainly exceeded 5 barrels and may have exceeded 20 barrels. To date, as per section 906(c), NO effort has been made by Western Operating to notify or consult with the landowner/surface owner although remediation has begun. Since Western Operating has an extensive history of non-notification and/or non remediation, I protest this occurance in the strongest terms. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 12, 2010 Document No.: 200266694 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bob Remmerde called to request that his domestic water well be sampled. Gunnison Energy is preparing to drill nearby and he is concerned about his well. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200267615 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recently started having problems with white powdery substance on washed dishes. Difficult to remove. Wants to know if it is caused by vicinity gas wells. Resolution: Water tested high in minerals (Ca and Mg) and very hard. Residue likely due to hard water. Recent heavy monsoonal moisture may have flushed minerals into the well. See document #1733451 for details. No impact from oil & gas evident.
  • Date Received: Sept. 13, 2010 Document No.: 200271005 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Thermogenic gas discovered in water well during baseline sampling. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 18, 2010 Document No.: 200272418 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Linda Dixon called to request that her domestic water well be sampled before Antero starts drilling nearby next Monday Resolution: No impacts from O&G drilling per letter by Linda Spry O'Rourke dated 1/5/2010.
  • Date Received: Aug. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200272422 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Molley Ring called to request father-in-law's water well be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby. LSO spoke with Peter Guy (Molley's relative) who requested that his water well be sampled. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667680
  • Date Received: Sept. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200272563 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well water has sulfur odor and black silty looking particles in it. Want to know if this is due to oil and gas drilling in the area. Replaced hot water heater and pressure tank in 2008. Resolution: Water quality is good and w/in drinking water standards except Mn is a bit above (0.53 mg/l vs. 0.50 mg/l). Hard water. Very aggressive IRB and SRB bacteria present. Likely cause of sulfur odors and sheens. Recommend disinfection of well and system. See document #1733463.
  • Date Received: Sept. 27, 2010 Document No.: 200272765 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: See attached (scanned image) details of adverse easement surface violations. Resolution: The issues noted involve private agreements between two parties concerning property law. Unfortunately, the COGCC has no statutory authority in such matters. For reference the duties and powers of the Commission are outlined in the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act (Title 34, Article 60, as amended). COGCC Rule 215 applies to oil and gas operations and does not apply to land survey work conducted under property law.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2010 Document No.: 200272771 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Burge has noted that groundwater pumped from his domestic well has become bubbly and cloudy in the last month or so. Water had previously been cloudy and milky before regular use this past summer. Mr. Burge is concerned that remediation efforts as part of the Petroglyph MIMMP activities may be having an impact on gorundwater quality in his water well. Resolution: No impacts from mitigation activities in nearby area noted in analytical data. Concentration of dissolved methane was lower than previous sampling. Nearly all well head montiorings in last two years have indicated methane at 0% by volume with one sporadic high of 19% in August 2010.
  • Date Received: Oct. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200274522 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Waller is concerned about possible impacts from upstream CBM pits and discharges on water in his two wells near the Apishipa River near Aguilar. Resolution: letter summarizing the results of most recent samplign and analyses mailed to Mr. Waller. No impacts noted in current testing nor were any significant changes in major ion compositon noted over the last five years.
  • Date Received: Oct. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200274541 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Waller is concerned about possible impacts to shallow groundwater in his domestica well form upstream discharges and pit associated with CBM operations. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to Mr. Waller. No impacts from CBM operations including permitted discharge noted in analytical data.
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200274735 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Wayne Pollard came into the Rifle COGCC office to request that his two domestic water wells be sampled prior to Antero drilling a well on adjacent property. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667679
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200276199 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Pollard requested that his second water well be sampled, as Antero will be drilling nearby soon. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667679
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2010 Document No.: 200276200 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Tamburello requested that his two water wells be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby begins. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2010 Document No.: 200276201 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Tamburello requested that his second well be sampled prior to Antero drilling begins nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200276203 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Roark called to request that his water well be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 8, 2010 Document No.: 200276750 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant lives next to a field where drilling fluids are being dumped. Estimates that it is a 50 to 80 acre wheat field where hundreds of loads of solids and fluids have been dumped for the last 2-years. The material has not been incorporated into native soil. Material is being trucked in dump trucks and tanker trucks. Noted company signs on some trucks operated by Ensign & Integrity. Believes the fluids are coming from the 70 Ranch. Field is located 0.25-miles east of CR 61 off south side of Hwy 34. Property owner may be Carlson. Resolution: NOAV issued to Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company for improper land application of bentonitic drilling fluids. Material had been placed greater than 3-inches in areas and was not incorporated within 10-days of application. NOAV required incorporation of fluids into native soil within 10-days and submittal of waste generator information and documentation that fluids do not contain contaminants in excess of Table 910-1 levels.
  • Date Received: Aug. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200277433 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: During a field trip to West Divide Creek on Lisa Bracken's property, vigourous bubbling was observed from the bed of West Divide Creek when the creekbed was walked upon. Resolution: Complaint closed per the October 19, 2010 letter and associated data to Ms. Lisa Bracken. A. Fischer February 9, 2015.
  • Date Received: Oct. 18, 2010 Document No.: 200277684 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Would you be able to help with this problem. I live on county road 342 Fairview and Hwy 330E just into Mesa County. Oxy is operating wells in the area and hasn't done any maintenance on the road this summer. I have spoke Oxy and Mesa county and still have the issue. OXY is complaining that most of the traffic isn't theirs and it's not their problem. Resolution: Oxy appliled Mag Chloride.
  • Date Received: Oct. 26, 2010 Document No.: 200280234 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well water tested 20.57 mg/l methane in September. Test requested by renter living in home and OK'd by owner. Wants to know what this is from. Did not think it existed in the past. Resolution: Home going to auction - new homeowner's pending. COGCC contact information for follow-up relayed to bank and auction house. No one living in home right now. Awaiting contact from new owner and/or bank. Will initiate a new complaint under new name at that time.
  • Date Received: Oct. 29, 2010 Document No.: 200281727 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pumping units in oilfield are generating too much noise Resolution: Issued NOAV
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281807 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Gena Vale called to request that COGCC collect samples from her domestic well to establish basleine conditions in advance of any oil and gas development in the area. Resolution: Samples collected and analyzed. No constituents of concern detected. Letter sent.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282140 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint alleges "several barrels of oil" spilled on Javernick Oil lease in "section 21". See attached document #02021108 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 of all wells in section 21 reveals no evidence of a "several barrel" spill of oil. There was a small amount of stained dirt on the tank pad are at the Fee 5 350. However this would be considered a deminimus amount and according to Mr. Javernick is being remediated.
  • Date Received: Nov. 2, 2010 Document No.: 200282150 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: PDC plans 8 wells on property adjacent to Simmons property. Simmons would like baseline samples collected from his water well. Resolution: Subject permits adjacent to complainant property were abandoned (AL) in April 2011. Wells were repermitted in May 2011 on complainant's property, and subsequently abandoned in August 2012. 1 horizontal evaluation well was permitted (August 2012) moved in consultation with complainant and drilled on complainant's property in December 2012. No further requests for groundwater sampling were made during onsite consultation. No samples were collected by COGCC. Complaint closed administratively during review of unresolved complaints February 2015 - GPD
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282152 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller had heard of truck drivers being fired for not dumping waste in Gibson Gulch and that others were hired who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Caller wanted to know what COGCC was doing and why the public was not informed. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282160 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller reported that she was stopped at intersection beside Stop & Save on Highway 133 near Paonia, when a tractor trailer, going west on Highway 133, with 'huge horizontal drums' (cylindrical tanks) on it, that had liquid leaking out of the back tank as the truck drove along. She reported that the two back tire sets were drenched in the liquid and were spattering the liguid as the truck drove along. She reported that it was a 'dirty white tractor rig' but she did not get the company name or the license plate number. After the truck passed, she checked the fluid on the road by touching it. She reported the fluid had viscosity and smelled funny. She has called the EPA hotline to report and Bruce Bertram, Delta County coordinator for oil & gas, and the State Patrol. Caller suggested that trucks such as this should have signs on the back like "If I am leaking, call this number", much like the "How am I driving?" signs that are on many big trucks. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2010 Document No.: 200282170 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller wants to know why the public wasn't informed and what the COGCC is doing about Antero dumping waste in Gibson Gulch draw? She reported that she heard three truck drivers were fired by Antero because they refused to dump waste into Gibson Gulch, but they were replaced with others who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 15, 2010 Document No.: 200284005 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bill Irwin of the Navajo Ranch Homeowner's Association submitted a letter requesting baseline water quality sampling of wells belonging to the Association or the Navajo Ranch Water District due to his concerns about potential drilling in the subdivision or upstream of the alluvial channel where most of the water wells were drilled. Resolution: Summary letter with baseline results sent to Mr. Baldwin of the Navajo Western Water District. No observed impacts from oil and gas activities at this time.
  • Date Received: Nov. 12, 2010 Document No.: 200284500 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ida called qith a question on her royalty check; she has not been receiving them for some time. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 22, 2010 Document No.: 200284636 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant noticed unusual odor & taste in water recently and is concerned that it could be related to oil & gas activity in the vicinity of their property. Complainant also believes that the water is causing skin irritation. Resolution: TDS and pH exceeded the CDPHE secondary drinking water standard. The result for sulfate was the same as the CDPHE standard. None of the other analyzed constituents exceeded the CDPHE primary or secondary drinking water standards. The water sample did not contain the organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene or xylenes, which are often associated with contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons. The water sample contained a trace of methane less than the theoretical threshold level of 1.1 mg/L that could result in accumulation of methane in confined, unventilated spaces and potentially be explosive. The overall quality of the water is similar to water produced from other water wells in Weld County, Colorado. Based on the available information gathered to date, there are no indications of oil & gas related impacts to the water well.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285191 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that her well be sampled prior to drilling commencing nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285192 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner requested that her second well be sampled prior to drilling nearby Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285193 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner called to request that the stream going through her property, serving her livestock, be sampled prior to drilling activity in the area. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 20, 2010 Document No.: 200285194 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request that his domestic well be sampled prior to drilling activities in the area. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200285224 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Rubicon operations are in violatio of SUA. Production facilities not adequately addressed in SUA. More equipment than typical for th earea. Power line installed without consultation. Excess surface disturbance. Resolution: Dispute between operator and landowner is outside the jurisdiction of the COGCC.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200285368 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bill Strudley reported rotten egg smell coming from his tap water (from domestic water well) when he returned from out of town last night. Resolution: Letter discussing results of analytical sample was sent via certified mail to the Strudleys. Laboratory analysis of well water did not indicate any impact from oil and gas activities nearby. Bacterial analyses did indicate that bacteria are present in water well. Brochures regarding common problems with domestic well systems and treatments for them were included in the letter. Certified mail receipt shows letter received by Strudleys on 12/24/2010.
  • Date Received: Dec. 21, 2010 Document No.: 200288794 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Marcy Hart contacted COGCC regarding a request to obtain baseline samples from their domestic water well in advance of oil and gas activity related to the Niobrara Formation in Elbert County Resolution: Laboratory analysis of water samples collected 12/22/2010 showed no consituents of concern present.
  • Date Received: Dec. 21, 2010 Document No.: 200288862 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Hall called expressing concern about the impacts of potential oil and gas development related to the Niobrara play in Elbert County and requested that COGCC sample approximately 30 wells in the subdivision. COGCC suggested that a group of 5 wells in the area wuld provide sufficient data to characterize overall groundwater quality in the area. COGCC agreed to meet Mrs. Hall on 12/22 to discuss her concerns and determine the appropriate points for sample collection. Resolution: Lindblom met with Ms. Hall at property and discussed COGCC rules regarding regarding environmental protection and the permitting process. Ms. Hall decided to postpone baseline sampling until permits are received by COGCC.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200290044 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Low rumbling, thunder-like noises, lasting about 10 seconds, and repeating at intervals of 5-10 minutes between. Seems like noises are coming from the west, possibly around Schwartz or Price well pads, maybe a little north of them. Rumbling started about 12:30pm 12/23/2010 and is ongoing at 14:30 12/23/2010. Landowner concerned that something abnormal is occurring at an oil and gas well. Weather is semi-sunny, temp about 50, no thunderstorms occurring. Resolution: Duplicate of Complaint 200290045. Complaint closed.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200290045 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner on 6500 Road, south of Silt, is hearing low rumbling (thunder-like) that lasts about 10 seconds, and repeats at 5-10 minute intervals. Sounds like it's coming from west of her property, possibly from near Schwartz or Price well pads or maybe north of them. Landowner is concerned that a pressure problem is developing on a well. Resolution: Area searched, no noise noted. Operator contacted. Complaint closed by Annie Eckman.