Oil, gas lease proposal would mean 60 wells on 19,465 acres

Federal officials are studying issues to be addressed in a proposal to develop oil and gas leases on 19,465 surface acres on the Bull Mountain Unit in northwest Gunnison County.

The unit is about five miles north of the Paonia Reservoir near Colorado Highway 133.

The proposal by SG Interests I Ltd. includes drilling 55 natural-gas wells and five produced-water disposal wells.

Well spacing is proposed at an average maximum unit density of one well pad per 320 acres, with one to two wells per pad.

Associated facilities for the wells would include access roads, pipelines, compressor stations, tank batteries and electrical lines.

Produced natural gas would be transported to national markets via the Bull Mountain pipeline, which is under construction and scheduled for completion in 2009.

Comments may be made to Thane Stranathan, Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO, 81401; by fax to 970-240-5367; or e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Comments are due by Dec. 12.


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