NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING DEPARTMENT OF NATURA...

NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES STATE OF UTAH THE STATE OF UTAH TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS (Docket Nos. 2013-018, 2013-021, 2013-022, and 2013-025): NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Oil, Gas and Mining ("Board"), State of Utah, will conduct a hearing on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013, at 9:00 AM, or as soon thereafter as possible, in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. THE HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED as a formal administrative adjudication in accordance with the rules of the Board as set forth in Utah Administrative Code R641 et seq. and as provided for in Utah Code Ann. § 40-6-1 et seq., Utah Code Ann. § 40-8-1 et seq., and Utah Code Ann. § 63G-4-101 through 601. DOCKET NO. 2013-018 CAUSE NO. 139-106 - In the Matter of the Request for Agency Action of BILL BARRETT CORPORATION for an Order extending the Board's Order entered in Cause No. 139-84 to certain special drilling units previously established under the Board's Order entered in Cause No. 131-27 to authorize up to four producing wells, and modifying the Board's Orders entered in Cause Nos. 131-24, 131-27 and 139-42 to provide for the drilling, on a pilot basis, of additional wells to achieve the equivalent of up to an 80-acre well density pattern, for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons for the Lower Green River - Wasatch Formations on various established sectional or special drilling units within Township 2 South, Ranges 1 and 2 East, USM, and Township 6 South, Range 19 East, SLM, Uintah County, Utah. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Request for Agency Action that the Board enter an Order: 1. Extending application of the Board's Order entered on December 30, 2008 in Cause No. 139-84 (the "139-84 Order") to allow up to four (4) producing wells upon the following existing special drilling units established under the Board's Order entered April 16, 1975 in Cause No. 131-27 (the "131-27 Order"): A) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 6: Lots 1-8, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 NW 1/4 , E 1/2 SW 1/4 , SE 1/4 [All], B) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 7: Lots 1-4, E 1/2 W 1/2 , E 1/2 [All], Sec. 8: Lot 1 and SW 1/4 NW 1/4 , C) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 8: Lots 2-4, W 1/2 SW 1/4 , SE 1/4 SW 1/4 , T6S, R19E, SLM, Sec. 4: Resurvey Tracts 38, 38A, 39 and 40, Lot 8, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 , N 1/2 SE 1/4 [All], Sec. 5: Lot 1 [All], Sec. 9: Lots 5-7, D) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 16: Lot 1 [All], Sec. 17: Lots 1-5, W 1/2 SE 1/4 , SW 1/4 , E 1/2 NW 1/4 , T6S, R19E, SLM, Sec. 9: That portion of Resurvey Tract 42 lying therein, E) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 17: W 1/2 NW 1/4 , Sec. 18: Lots 1-13, that portion of MS38 (Carbon No. 2 Lode Mining Claim) lying therein, N 1/2 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 SW 1/4 [All], F) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 19: Lots 1-5, those portions of MS38 and MS39 (Carbon No. 2 and Carbon No. 3 Lode Mining Claims) lying therein, E 1/2 W 1/2 , W 1/2 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 [All], G) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 20: Lots 1-7, that portion of MS39 lying therein (Carbon No. 3 Lode Mining Claim), W 1/2 SW 1/4 , NE 1/4 NW 1/4 , NE 1/4 , E 1/2 SE 1/4 [All], Sec. 21: Lots 1 and 2, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 , H) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 21: Lots 3 and 4, SW 1/4 SW 1/4 , T6S, R19E, SLM, Sec. 15: Lots 7-11, that portion of Resurvey Tracts 48 and 49 lying therein, S 1/2 NE 1/4 , N 1/2 SE 1/4 , E 1/2 SW 1/4 , Sec. 22: Lots 5-7 and that portion of Resurvey Tracts 48 and 49 lying therein; and I) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 28: Lots 1-4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 , SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 SE 1/4 , T6S, R19E, SLM, Sec. 22: Lots 8 and 9, Resurvey Tract 50, E 1/2 SE 1/4 , Sec. 27: Lot 5, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 , (collectively the "Extension Lands"), for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons for the Lower Green River and Wasatch formations, defined in the 131-27 Order (by reference to the Board's Order entered on August 11, 1971 in Cause No. 131-14), as follows: that interval below the stratigraphic equivalent of 9,600 feet depth in the "E" Log of the Carter #2 Bluebell well located in the SW 1/4 NW 1/4 , Section 3, Township 1 South, Range 2 West, U.S.M. (which equivalence is the depth 9,530 feet of the SP curve, Dual Induction Log, run March 15, 1968, in the Chevron #1 Blanchard well located in the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 of said [Section 3]), to the base of the Green River-Wasatch formations, (the "Subject Formations"), subject to the same off-set limitations set forth in said Order; and 2. Modifying the 131-27 Order and the Board's Orders entered on January 16, 1974 in Cause No. 131-24 (the "131-24 Order") and on April 17, 1985 in Cause No. 139-42 (the "139-42 Order") to authorize drilling, on a pilot basis, of additional wells to test the viability of up to an approximate 80-acre well density pattern for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Subject Formations for the following existing sectional and/or special drilling units originally established under the 131-24 or 131-27 Orders: A) T2S, R1E, USM, Sec. 25: Lots 1-8, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 , E 1/2 [All], B) T2S, R1E, USM, Sec. 36: All, C) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 28: W 1/2 NW 1/4 , Sec. 29: All, D) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 30: Lots 1-4, E 1/2 W 1/2 , E 1/2 [All], E) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 31: Lots 1-4, E 1/2 W 1/2 , E 1/2 [All], F) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 32: All, Sec. 33: W 1/2 NW 1/4 ; and G) T2S, R2E, USM, Sec. 33: Lot 1, S 1/2 , E 1/2 NW 1/4 , W 1/2 NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 34: Lots 1-3 [All], T6S, R19E, SLM, Sec. 27: Lots 6-9, Sec. 34: Lot 2 [All], (collectively the "Pilot Lands"); provided, however, that within a reasonable time after analysis of the pilot program results but, in no event no more than two years after entry of the Order, BBC report back to the Board on the success or failure of the program; and 3. Providing the orientation (stand-up or lay-down) of the 80-acres so authorized as outlined above may be at the discretion of BBC; provided, however, that the orientation once selected must be consistent for the rest of the drilling unit; and 4. Providing no productive interval of any well so authorized as outlined above may be located closer than 660 feet to a drilling unit boundary or 990 feet to another well producing from the Spaced Formations without an exception location approval obtained in accordance with Utah Admin. Code Rule R649-3-3; 5. Providing for such other and further relief as may be just and equitable under the circumstances. Objections to the Request for Agency Action must be filed with the Secretary of the Board at the address listed below no later than the 10th day of the month, or two weeks before the scheduled hearing, whichever is earlier. A party must file a timely written objection or other response in order to participate as a party at the Board hearing. DOCKET NO. 2013-021 CAUSE NO. S/003/0052 - In the Matter of the Petition by the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining for an Order: (1) Withdrawing Southwest Stone's Notice of Intention to Commence Small Mining Operations at the Dove Creek Pass Project, S/003/0052, located in Sections 21, 22, and 27, T13N, R16W, SLB&M, Box Elder County, Utah; (2) Forfeiting Southwest Stone's reclamation surety for the Dove Creek Pass Project; (3) Authorizing the Division to complete reclamation at the Dove Creek Pass Project; and (4) Authorizing the Division to take all other actions necessary to recover unpaid assessments and penalties, unpaid surety, and all other costs associated with reclamation of said land from Southwest Stone. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Notice of Agency Action filed by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, asking that the Board enter an Order: 1. Withdrawing Southwest Stone LLC's ("Southwest Stone") Notice of Intention to Commence Small Mining Operations ("NOI") at the Dove Creek Pass Project, S/003/0052, located in Sections 21, 22, and 27, T13N, R16W, SLB&M, Box Elder County, Utah ("Project"); and 2. Forfeiting Southwest Stone's reclamation surety for the Project, specifically the cash deposits serving as bond held by the State of Utah for the benefit of the Division at Zion's First National Bank; and 3. Authorizing the Division to complete reclamation work at the Dove Creek Pass Project using the funds forfeited from Southwest Stone's reclamation surety; and 4. Authorizing the Division to take all other actions necessary to recover unpaid assessments and penalties, unpaid surety, and all other costs associated with reclamation of said land from Southwest Stone; and 5. Providing such other relief as may be just and equitable under the circumstances. Objections to the Notice of Agency Action must be filed with the Secretary of the Board at the address listed below no later than the 10th day of the month, or two weeks before the scheduled hearing, whichever is earlier. A party must file a timely written objection or other response in order to participate as a party at the Board hearing. DOCKET NO. 2013-022 CAUSE NO. 280-01 - In the Matter of the Request for Agency Action of WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION for an Order authorizing the Venting or Flaring of Gas from the Wellington Flats 15-11-18E Well located in Section 18, Township 15 South, Range 11 East, S.L.M., in the Wellington Flats Area of Carbon County, Utah. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Request for Agency Action that the Board enter an Order: 1. Authorizing Whiting to flare or vent produced gas from the Wellington Flats 15-11-18E Well in amounts greater than authorized by R649-3-20.1.1 for an indefinite period, or until an adequate gas pipeline connection can be economically justified and constructed; and 2. Providing for such other and further relief as may be just and equitable under the circumstances. Objections to the Request for Agency Action must be filed with the Secretary of the Board at the address listed below no later than the 10th day of the month, or two weeks before the scheduled hearing, whichever is earlier. A party must file a timely written objection or other response in order to participate as a party at the Board hearing. DOCKET NO. 2013-025 CAUSE NO. 142-09 - In the Matter of the Request for Agency Action of CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. for approval of Enhanced and Secondary Recovery Operations in the Green River and Wasatch Formations in Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 2 East, U.S.M., Uintah County, Utah, for authority for Underground Injection of Water, and certification as an Enhanced Recovery Project. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Request for Agency Action that the Board enter an Order: 1. Approving enhanced and secondary recovery in the Green River and Wasatch Formations in the proposed Randlett Waterflood Project area; 2. Approving a plan of development and operations for enhanced and secondary recovery; 3. Authorizing underground injection of water in the reservoir sands of the Green River and Wasatch Formations in Sections 7, 8, 17, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 2 East, U.S.M., Uintah County, Utah; 4. Approving an injection pattern based on the equivalent of 20-acre spacing; 5. Suspending the Board's general well location and siting rules with appropriate setbacks to the extent said rules are inconsistent with the proposed operations; 6. Authorizing the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (the "Division") to approve well locations within the proposed project area on an increased well-density basis where such locations promote conservation and increase the ultimate recovery of oil or gas; 7. Certifying the proposed Randlett Waterflood Project as an Enhanced Recovery Project for purposes of the severance tax rate reduction provided by Section 59-5-102(7) of the Utah Code; and 8. Providing for such other and further relief as may be just and equitable under the circumstances. Objections to the Request for Agency Action must be filed with the Secretary of the Board at the address listed below no later than the 10th day of the month, or two weeks before the scheduled hearing, whichever is earlier. A party must file a timely written objection or other response in order to participate as a party at the Board hearing. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring auxiliary communicative aids and services to enable them to participate in this hearing should call Julie Ann Carter at (801) 538-5277, at least three working days prior to the hearing date. DATED this 30th day of July, 2013. STATE OF UTAH BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING Ruland J. Gill, Jr., Acting Chairman /s/ Julie Ann Carter Board Secretary 1594 West North Temple, Suite 1210 Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 (801) 538-5277 897276 UPAXLP


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