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BMP ID: 11253
Title: Density rule limitation shall not apply when County denies a permit application
Text: "2.2 Well Location; Exceptions: … The limitation contained in Section 2.1 shall not apply in any instance in which the County denies a permit application to drill a well from an existing Well Pad or to expand an existing Well Pad."
Source Publication Name: Memorandum of Understanding Between the Board of County Commissioners of La Plata County, Colorado and Black Hills Exploration and Production, Inc, 2010
Citation Section: Article II: Density and Use of Existing Well Pads and Facilities
Citation Page: 6
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Construction / Siting / Design
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Victoria Schmitt
La Plata County
1060 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, Colorado  81301  USA
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Alternate Contact: Black Hills Exploration and Production, Inc
1515 Wynkoop, Suite 500
Denver, CO  80202  USA
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU 2.1 Density. "Black Hills agrees that, except as provided in Article 2.2 herein or as may be otherwise permitted in the COGCC order approving Black Hills's Infill Application, the density of Fruitland· Coal Well Pads within the Infill Application Area shall not exceed two (2) within any drilling and spacing units of 320 acres for the Fruitland Coal Seam formation covering lands in La Plata County, Colorado. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained in this Article II shall be construed so as to require the closure or abandonment of any existing gas well."
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Date Entered: 2016-05-27 20:19 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-06-01 16:38 UTC