The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearing docket for January 28 & 29 contains several items pertaining to Broomfield residents. The official agenda will not be posted until about January 25. At this January meeting, Jeff Robbins will be the new acting director, as announced by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources on January 17.
The Lowell South (Livingston Pad) forced pooling hearing has been continued to the March 11 & 12 COGCC meeting at the request of Extraction. (Docket No. 181000799) Extraction is continuing to postpone the hearing that was originally scheduled for the October 29 & 30 COGCC meeting. The current schedule that Extraction has given to the City for construction on the Livingston Pad shows a start date of January 2019 and can be found here.
Docket No. 180400299 is an application by Broomfield to create a Designated Outdoor Activity Area (DOAA) for Broomfield County Commons (BCC). This DOAA designation would protect BCC from being used for oil and gas drilling. The COGCC docket is marked that the City’s application was received on March 1, over 9 months ago. Attorney Sullivan announced at a recent Council meeting that the City is requesting that there not be a COGCC hearing held on the matter as no mineral owner protesters have stepped forward.
Docket No. 19100177 is the request by the City for a hearing concerning the COGCC’s approval of Crestone’s Form 2s for the Goltl East and Goltl West wells and of Crestone’s Form 2A for the proposed Goltl pad. The COGCC approved these permits on December 7 over objections that Broomfield had filed to the permits. The Goltl Pad is located east of I-25, approximately one mile north of E. 168th Avenue, and one quarter mile west of County Road 11. The map of the Goltl Pad can be found here.
Please look for further updates on the January 28 & 29 COGCC Hearings closer to the dates.