BLM seeks comments on proposed western Colorado project

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an oil and gas development proposal on federal leases near Silt, Colo., BLM’s field office in Glenwood Springs announced.

Aug 19th, 2009

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an oil and gas development proposal on federal leases near Silt, Colo., BLM’s field office in Glenwood Springs announced.

It said on Aug. 18 that Bill Barrett Corp. submitted a master development plan for the Gibson Gulch area with plans to drill up to 136 new wells from 10 proposed well pads over five years, beginning this fall.

The proposed development area covers 2,700 acres, 1,867 of which are federal surface and minerals, 40 of which are private surface and federal minerals, and 793 acres are private surface and minerals, according to the BLM field office. County Roads 311 and 335 would provide primary access, it indicated.

The Denver independent producer’s proposal calls for construction of 4.2 miles of access roads and 4.3 miles of pipelines, the BLM field office said. Most of the wells would use directional drilling technology, it added.

BLM plans to prepare an environmental assessment of the plan and would like to hear any specific issues, concerns, and comments the public would like to see addressed in it by Sept. 18, the field office said. It has posted the master development plan online at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gsfo/GSFO_MasterPlansOfDevelopment.html.

Contact Nick Snow atnicks@pennwell.com

More in Companies