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BMP ID: 9578
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 Samson Resources Company, 2005
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: Nancy Lauro
La Plata County, Community Development Services
1060 E. 2nd Ave.
Durando, CO  81301  USA
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Alternate Contact: Richard Frommer
Samson Resources Company
370 17th St, Suite 3000
Denver, CO  80202  USA
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU Section 2.1: "2. l Density. SAMSON agrees that, except as provided in Article 2.2 herein or as may be otherwise permitted in the COGCC order approving SAMSON's Infill Application, the density of Fruitland Coal Well Pads within the Infill Application Area shall not exceed four (4) within any single 640-acre governmental section of real property. 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: 2016-01-10 11:22 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-06-15 13:01 UTC