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.
DCP Midstream LP reported Sept. 22 that a field operator suspected a possible pipeline leak due to dead vegetation Aug. 11 near Briggsdale. Between one and five barrels of condensate spilled.
Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported Sept. 22 that maintenance stockpiled soil during reclamation of a tank battery under the impression that it was impacted near New Raymer. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled.
DCP Midstream LP reported Sept. 22 that DCP overfilled a tank with condensate and water near Fort Lupton. Between five and 100 barrels of condensate and between one and five barrels of produced water spilled.
Noble Energy, Inc., reported Sept. 25 that historical impacts to soil and groundwater were discovered during plugging and abandonment near LaSalle. Between one and five barrels of oil and produced water spilled.
Kerr Mcgee Gathering, LLC, reported Sept. 30 that a release was identified. Impacted groundwater was discovered during an excavation near LaSalle. An unknown amount of oil and condensate spilled.
Noble Energy reported Sept. 28 that historical impacts to soil were observed during plugging and abandonment near New Raymer. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled.
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