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Oil and gas spill report for Jan. 23

Staff reports

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks.

Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported within 24 hours, and any spill of one barrel or more, which occurs outside secondary containment, such as metal or earthen berms, must also be reported within 24 hours, according to COGCC rules. Spills and leaks are typically found during routine maintenance on existing wells, though some actual "spills" do occur among the 22,000-plus wells in the country.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 10 a spill about 7 miles northeast of Keota, near Weld roads 104.5 and 119. Less than 100 barrels of produced water spilled.

PDC ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 11 a spill about 1 mile north of Johnstown, near Weld roads 17 and 52. Between five and 100 barrels of oil spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 12 a spill about 7 miles south of Kersey, near Weld roads 44 and 57. Between one and five barrels of condensate spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 13 a historical release about 3 miles southwest of Kersey, near Weld roads 49 and 52. Between one and five barrels of produced water spilled.

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PDC ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 13 a spill about 1 mile east of Kelim, near Weld roads 17 and 56. Between five and 100 barrels of oil spilled.

EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC, reported Jan. 15 a spill in Windsor, near Alder Meadows Drive and Redleaf Drive. Between five and 100 barrels spilled.

PDC ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 16 a spill about 10 miles east of Galeton, near Weld roads 69 and 74. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled.

PDC ENERGY INC, reported Jan. 18 a spill about 1 mile north of Kersey, near Weld roads 51 and 58. Between one and five barrels of other E&P waste spilled.

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