The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks.
Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Spills and leaks typically are found during routine maintenance on existing wells, though some actual “spills” do occur among the 17,000-plus wells in the county.
» NOBLE ENERGY INC reported Jan. 12 a historical tank battery spill near Weld County Road 49 and 32, about 12 miles northwest of Keenesburg. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled. Lab analysis indicated a historical release at the decommissioned tank battery. Eight soil samples exceeded COGCC standards for benzene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-triemthylbenzene, naphthalene, 1-methylnaphthalene and 2-methylnaphthalene.
» NOBLE ENERGY INC reported Jan. 11 a historical well spill near U.S. 34 and Weld 55 in Kersey. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled. Lab analysis indicated a historical release at the decommissioned wellhead. One soil sample exceeded COGCC standards for 1,2,4-triemthylbenzene, 1,3,5-triemthylbenzene, 1-methylnaphthalene and naphthalene.
» NOBLE ENERGY INC reported Jan. 9 a recent spill near Weld 127 and 104, about 9 miles north of New Raymer. An unknown amount of produced water spilled. A field technician found produced water within the heater treater building. The produced water line was determined leaking, which released an unknown volume of water. The location was immediately shut in. Site investigation is ongoing.
» PDC ENERGY INC reported Jan. 6 a historical well spill near Weld 64 and 55 in Gill. An unknown amount of produced fluid spilled. A subsurface release was found during wellhead decommissioning. The operator is remediating and delineating impacts.
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