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Weld County 40.207 Oil & Gas

Weld County 40.207 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 40.207 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.