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Oil and gas spill report for Aug. 24

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.

Noble Energy Inc., reported on Aug. 19 that between one and five barrels of produced water was spilled outside Keensburg.

Noble Energy Inc., reported on Aug. 18 that a flowline leak was discovered during operations outside of LaSalle. Between one and five barrels of oil was spilled.

Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company LLC, reported on Aug. 17 that a separator rupture disc released about five barrels of oil during production outside of Kersey. Roughly three barrels of oil were release inside of containment.

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Noble Energy Inc., reported on Aug. 14 that soil impacts were noted beneath the produced water vault during plugging and abandonment outside of Gill. Between one and five barrels of produced water was spilled.

Great Western Operating Company LLC, reported on Aug. 13 that an oil truck was loading oil when it was discovered that a valve was missing on a section of the line, allowing oil to run out of the line outside of Brighton. Less than 100 barrels of oil was spilled.

DCP Midstream LP, reported on Aug. 12 that a third party environmental company collected a soil sample from an area of soil that was suspected to be impacted by a dry gas leak outside of Greeley. The lab results indicated hydrocarbon impacts were present.

Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company LLC, reported on Aug. 11 that an open valve during a drilling operation resulted in about three barrels of drilling fluid was spilled outside or Orchard. The drilling mud did not penetrate the compacted road base well.

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