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 18,000-plus wells in the county.
» KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP reported Oct. 18 a recent flowline spill near Weld County Road 23 and 32 1/2 in Platteville. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled. Soil impacts were found during the removal of the flowline. Excavation and assessment are ongoing.
» KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP reported Oct. 18 a historical well spill near Weld 36 and 17 in Johnstown. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled. Historically soil impacts were found following cut and cap at the wellhead. Excavation and assessment are ongoing.
» NOBLE ENERGY INC reported Oct. 18 a historical well spill near U.S. 34 and Weld 55, about 1 mile northeast of 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 benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, total petroleum hydrocarbons, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, naphthalene, 1- methylnaphthalene and 2-methylnaphthalene.
» KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP reported Oct. 17 a recent well spill near Weld 31 and 4 in Lochbuie. Approximately 8.6 barrels of produced water spilled. The spill occurred when a tank was inadvertently overfilled during produced water hauling. Assessment is ongoing.
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