8 Oil & Gas spills in 12 days

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the two weeks October 16-30.

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.

EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC, reported Oct. 19 that a flow line leak was discovered near Greeley. Between one and five barrels of oil spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Oct. 19 that oil and produced water lines developed a leak near Kersey. Between one and five barrels of oil and produced water spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Oct. 19 that an unintentional release occurred during removal of a water vault near LaSalle. Between one and five barrels of produced water spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Oct. 19 that an unintentional release was discovered during plugging and abandonment near LaSalle. Between one and five condensate and produced water spilled.

DCP MIDSTREAM LP, reported Oct. 20 that a gas gathering line is suspected of leaking near Keenesburg. Between one and five barrels of condensate spilled.

NOBLE ENERGY INC, reported Oct. 24 that oil spilled when a contractor was draining water from a production tank and forgot to shut off a valve near Grover. About 69 barrels of oil spilled.

BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC, reported Oct. 26 that a historical release was discovered while doing work on a tank battery near Greeley. An unknown amount of oil and produced water spilled.

SYNERGY RESOURCES CORP., reported Oct. 30 that historical soil hydrocarbon impacts were discovered near Milliken. An unknown amount of produced water was spilled.

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