Adams County neighborhoods are on the frontline for new oil and gas developments.
With many permits recently approved or pending approval by the COGCC, the County is going to face an increase in large scale oil and gas facilities, close to neighborhoods.
Here is a list of some of the projects:
- 19 wells at the Ivey pad, northwest corner of 152nd Ave and York, have been approved by the COGCC. Plans call for 26. (operated by Synergy Resources Corporation.)
- 14 wells on 2 separate well pads (Alicia with 6 wells and Afton with 8 wells) are nearly all permitted at 151st Ave and Colorado, just north of the Wadley Farms III neighborhood, (operated by Mendell Finistere). One of the Afton well's permit is pending and is currently open for public comments on the COGCC website through 1/29/2016.
- 8 wells have been approved for the Willow Bend pad at the southwest corner of Colorado and 152nd Ave. (operated by Great Western)
- 24 wells have been approved at the Kortum pad, south of 144th Ave between Quebec and Yosemite. (operated by Great Western)
- 16 wells, split between 2 well pads, are to be located at the southeast corner of Colorado and 168th Ave; 8 well permits have been approved at the Corncilius pad and 8 well permits are pending at the Rio pad (operated by PDC Energy.)
- 9 well permits are currently on hold at the Cundall location, north of 156th Ave and east of York, (operated by Bayswater Exploration)
- many more approved and pending permits east of Yosemite and beyond.
Some of the operators do not have a signed MOU with the County and, for the most part, cannot begin drilling until they do. Adams County needs to update their MOU prior to signing agreements with these operators in order to better protect residents from the health, safety and property value risks associated with large oil and gas operations.
Per county data, Adams County has signed MOU agreements with the following operators: Bill Barrett (1/2015), Great Western (1/2015), ConocoPhillips (1/2015), and Ward Petroleum (6/2015).