BLM seeks comments on Devon's proposed Horseshoe basin project

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs, Wyo., field office began a 30-day public scoping period on May 6 before it prepares an environmental assessment of Devon Energy Production Co. LP’s proposal to develop up to 20 new oil and gas wells within the Horseshoe basin unit. Comments will be accepted until June 4.

The unit covers 24,972 acres of primarily federal land, with a small amount of state and privately owned land, about 55 miles southeast of Rock Springs, BLM said. The Horseshoe basin unit was developed in 2005, and presently has two gas wells, roads, pipelines, and a centralized production facility, BLM noted.

Devon has proposed drilling 2 wells/year horizontally or vertically to 8,500-11,500 ft depending on the geologic formation, according to BLM’s scoping notice. It said the project also would include access roads, pipelines, and power lines.

BLM said Devon plans to minimize surface disturbance by co-locating new wells on existing well pads, or by establishing multiwell pads, when possible, with about a 40-acre maximum surface disturbance. The wells would be developed during the next 10 years, with the life of the project anticipated to be 20-30 years, it said.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

Related Articles

IAGC appoints new president

09/19/2014 The board of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors has reported that Ken Wells has been named as the organization’s president.

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures down more than $1 in New York, London

09/19/2014 The New York Mercantile Exchange October crude oil contract lost $1.35 to $93.07/bbl on Sept. 18. The November contract declined $1.22 to $91.98/bbl.

ExxonMobil ‘winding down’ Arctic well, complying with US, EU sanctions on Russia

09/19/2014 ExxonMobil Corp. released a statement that the company is complying with all US sanctions on Russia after news reports that the operator had halted...

ExxonMobil, Linn to make second asset exchange this year

09/19/2014 ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to trade interest in 500 net acres from South Belridge field near Bakersfield, Calif., to Linn Energy LLC, Houston, in ...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected