Spill report for Nov. 28
November 27, 2016
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.
PDC ENERGY INC, reported Nov. 14 a historical release about one mile south of Alden, near Weld roads 53 and 60.5. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled.
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC, reported Nov. 16 a spill in Greeley, near East 18th Street and Fern Avenue. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled.
PDC ENERGY INC, reported Nov. 17 a spill about eight miles north east of Kersey, near Weld roads 61 and 64. Between five and 100 barrels of produced water spilled.
NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Nov. 18 a historical release in Evans, near East 37th Street and 1st Avenue. Between one and five barrels of condensate and produced water spilled.
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SYNERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION, reported Nov. 18 a historical release about one mile north of Johnstown, near Weld roads 17 and 50. An unknown amount of produced water spilled, but it was no more than five barrels.
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC, reported Nov. 21 a spill about 10 miles east of Kersey, near Weld road 69 and U.S. 34. Less than 100 barrels of oil spilled.