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Weld County oil and gas spill report for Sept. 4

Trevor Reid
treid@greeleytribune.com

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 23,000-plus wells in the country.

SRC ENERGY INC, reported Aug. 29 a spill in Evans, near 37th Street and 35th Avenue. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled. A water transfer hose failure caused the release.

KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP, reported Aug. 28 a spill about 2 miles west of Fort Lupton, near Weld County Roads 10 and 21. Between five and 100 barrels of oil spilled. A valve failure during produced water recycling caused the release.

CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC, reported Aug. 28 a spill north of Erie, near Westview Road and Buffalo Road. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled. A latch valve failure on the motor valve caused the water pit to spill over.

EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC, reported Aug. 25 a spill north of Erie, near Westview Road and E County Line Road. Less than five barrels of oil spilled. Workers discovered the impacts while replacing a flowline for a separator.

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BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC, reported Aug. 24 a spill about 5 miles east of Kersey, about 4 miles northwest of Riverside Reservoir. Less than five barrels of produced water spilled. Internal corrosion on a water leg at the tank battery caused the leak.

BILL BARRETT CORPORATION, reported Aug. 24 a spill about 4 miles southeast of Keenesburg, near Weld roads 14 and 67. An unknown amount of more than five barrels of oil spilled. Workers discovered historic impacts while responding to an oil dumpline leak.

SRC ENERGY INC, reported Aug. 24 a spill about 1 mile southwest of Eaton, near Weld roads 72 and 33. Less than five barrels each of condensate and produced water spilled. Workers discovered the historic impacts after removing a water vault.

SRC ENERGY INC, reported Aug. 24 a spill about 1 mile east of Alden, near 6th Avenue and Weld road 57. Less than five barrels each of condensate and produced water spilled. Workers discovered the historic impacts after removing a water vault.

BNN WESTERN LLC, reported Aug. 22 a spill about 5 miles northeast of Keota, near Weld roads 104 and 115. More than 100 barrels of produced water spilled. A break in a 90-degree fitting upstream of the Train B Separation Tank caused the release.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Aug. 22 a spill about 5 miles southeast of LaSalle, near Weld roads 40 and 47. Less than five barrels of oil and produced water spilled. Workers discovered the historic impacts under a knock out tank at the tank battery.

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