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. 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 Nov. 3 that a flowline that developed a leak was discovered during plugging and abandonment near New Raymer. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled.
DCP MIDSTREAM LP, reported Nov. 3 that a manual drain valve on an unstabilized condensate tank remained open, overfilling the produced water sump and filling the secondary containment of the sump near Evans. Between five and 100 barrels of condensate spilled.
KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP, reported on Nov. 3 that petroleum hydrocarbon impacted groundwater was encountered beneath the produced water sump during deconstruction activities near Platteville. An unknown amount of oil, condensate and produced water spilled.
NOBLE ENERGY INC., reported on Nov. 4 that impacts were discovered by the oil and produced water lines running from a tank battery to the separator near LaSalle. Between one and five barrels of oil and produced water spilled.
BILL BARRETT CORP., reported Nov. 6 that a flowline leak was discovered during pressure testing near Kersey. Between five and 10 barrels of oil and between one and five barrels of produced water spilled.
WHITING OIL & GAS CORP., reported Nov. 9 that a valve failed on a pipeline near New Raymer. Between one and five barrels spilled.
DCP MIDSTREAM LP, reported Nov. 9 that a landowner contacted about a pipeline leak near Johnstown. An unknown amount of condensate spilled.
NOBLE ENERGY INC., reported Nov. 10 that the oil line developed a leak near LaSalle. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled.
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