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 which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported within 24 hours, and any spill of one barrel or more which occurs outside secondary containment, such as metal or earthen berms, must also be reported within 24 hours, according to COGCC rules.
Foundation Energy Management LLC, reported on April 30 that a small leak was discovered on an oil dump line, outside of Erie. A historical release was also discovered, upon removal of stained soil. The historical release was traced to an old water dumpline. It is approximated that less than one barrel of oil was spilled and an unknown amount of produced water spilled.
Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP, reported on April 30 that during a load out transfer, approximately one barrel of oil was released, outside of LaSalle. To limit the extent of the release, a containment berm was immediately constructed and a vacuum truck arrived on scene to recover liquid. An excavation is ongoing at this time and soil samples will be collected for confirmation with COGCC standards.
Smith Oil Properties INC, reported on April 30 that a produced water storage tank was discovered to contain holes, releasing an unknown amount of produced water, outside of Roggen. An excavation has been planned, further remediation plans are being discussed. All production was shut in.
Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP, reported on April 30 that during site deconstruction, a historical release was discovered, outside of Platteville. It is unknown the amount of condensate and produced water that was spilled, but it is estimated to be less than five barrels. An excavation has been scheduled and soil samples will be collected to confirm compliance with COGCC standards. No ground water has been encountered.
DCP Midstream LP, reported on April 22 that a line was releasing condensate spill, outside of Berthoud and DCP was notified of the leak via Noble Energy. It is approximated that less than five barrels of condensate were released. The line was shut off immediately and blown down. A lane of the nearby road was closed down for excavation and remediation activities. A photo ionization detector will be used by a third party soil remediation company to determine the extent of hydrocarbon impacts.
Noble Energy Inc., reported on April 17 that a leak was discovered in a flowline during operations, outside of Platteville. It is approximated that less than five barrels of condensate spilled. Remediation will be scheduled and the facility was shut in.
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