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Citation Label: CO173
Publication Name: City and County of Broomfield Oil and Gas Operator Agreement, Sovereign, Extraction, Final, 2013
Publication Type: MOU/MOA
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Author Name: City and County of Broomfield
Other Authors: Sovereign Operating Company, LLC, assigned to Extraction Oil and Gas
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Publication Year: 2013
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Local Source File: CO173_CO_MOU_Broomfield_Sovereign_2013_Extraction_2015.pdf
Annotation: This is an Operator Agreement (memorandum of understanding/MOU) between the city and county of Broomfield, Colorado and Sovereign Operating Company, LLC regarding fostering a balanced approach to oil and gas development that is protective of public health, safety and welfare, including the environmental and wildlife resources. Sovereign assigned all of its rights and obligations under the agreement to Extraction Oil and Gas on January 1, 2015.
Required vs.
Required: Federal, State, Private– "Pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, the Operator shall include as Conditions of Approval the best management practices listed below on all Applications . . ." (A-1)
Ownership: Federal, State, Private -- "The BMPs shall apply to all New Wells and Refiled Wells drilled by the Operator on the Well Sites, while this Agreement is effective." Section 3, page 6. The agreement does not appear to distinguish between land or mineral ownership regarding applicability of the MOU provisions.