University of Colorado at Boulder
BMP of Oil and Gas Development

View BMP

BMP ID: 6223
Title: Complete all development on a single pad before moving to a new drilling location
Text: Continuity of Development: "Operators conducting development activities will strive to complete all development on a single pad needed to recover the hydrocarbons, including reclamation, before moving to a new drilling location. Operators will strive to avoid the practice of drilling a few wells from a pad, leaving the site and returning later to drill additional wells."
Source Publication Name: The Rifle, Silt, New Castle Community Development Plan
Citation Section: RSNC Plan Features
Citation Page: 11
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field: Piceance Basin (UINTA-PICEANCE)
Surface Ownership: • Private
Mineral Ownership: • Private
Primary Contact: Grand Valley Citizens Alliance
P.O. Box 656
Silt, CO  81652  United States
Phone:     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact: Frank Smith
Western Colorado Congress
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO  81502  United States
Phone:970-256-7650     Alt. Phone:
Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2009-09-14 15:48 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-09-18 12:34 UTC