By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 18 -- Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, on behalf of itself and seven other companies, has applied to the US Bureau of Land Management for approval to continue development drilling in the Creston Blue Gap II Project Area (CBGIIPA) in Carbon and Sweetwater counties of South-Central Wyoming. While an environmental impact statement is being developed, BLM said it may allow limited drilling of directional wells to continue.
The companies plan to drill about 1,250 oil and gas infill, delineation, and exploration wells at 1,000 well locations in the 184,000-acre area. Drillingtargeting the Cretaceous Lance, Lewis, and Mesaverde formationsis expected to continue for 10-15 years. The life of the project is estimated at 30-50 years.
Other CBGIIPA participants include BP America Inc.; Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; Anderson Oil Co., Centennial, Colo.; Questar Corp., Salt Lake City; Cornerstone Natural Resources LLC, Englewood, Colo.; Petrogulf Corp., Houston; and Yates Petroleum Corp., Artesia, NM.