Horizontal drilling will resume in mid-December and finish up near the beginning of the year. Completions activities are scheduled to start in February, 2023.
Paul and Charlene Nelson
Charlene Nelson: Horizontal drilling is finished. Completions activities are scheduled to begin in May, 2023.
Paul Nelson: Horizontal drilling will finish in mid-November. Completions activities are scheduled to begin in June, 2023.
Mt. Democrat - Swartz, Berry Farms, and Camenisch
Berry Farms: Surface casing will begin in mid-November. Horizontal drilling will start in early January, 2023 and finish in early March.
Swartz and Camenish: We will begin pad construction for these locations in 2023.
Locations in Planning and Permitting
North Core: Rainbow and Blue Chip Pads
We are working through the state and local permitting process. We are planning on a hearing with the City of Greeley on October 25th and a COGCC hearing on November 16th.
Pikes Peak: Wardell, Moser, and Hethcock
The Weld County permits have been approved. We are planning on a hearing before the COGCC on November 30th.
Below you will find the latest updates for projects in development and permitting. You can find more information about the different phases of development under Oil and Gas 101. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us on the Oxy Response Line. Operational timeframes are impacted by various factors and are subject to change; we will keep you updated via this web page
Locations under Development
Locations Previously Developed
This location is in the production phase.
State Well Pad
Our highest priority is to conduct our business in a manner that protects the safety and welfare of communities, our employees, and the environment.
Last year elective soil vapor sampling on the State pad identified an isolated area of gas in the shallow soil. As part of further evaluation, we decided to re-enter the wells to locate and seal the potential source of gas. Re-entering the wellbores to evaluate plug integrity and then re-plugging the wells is a challenging and time-consuming process. Although the process is taking longer than we initially anticipated, nothing we have encountered has been unexpected. While our operations are visible to the community, we believe the benefit of re-plugging these wells outweighs the short-term visual impact.
Our evaluation and testing continue to show no risk to the community or environment. In addition, there are no detectable environmental impacts beyond the fenced project area. Since we began continuous air monitoring at this location in August 2021, there’s been no instance where levels approached the Health Guidance Value. We will continue to post project updates and air monitoring reports here.
Background: Last year, our teams detected methane in an isolated, below-ground area near the recently retired State 30-16 well approximately 5 feet below the surface. We notified the appropriate local and state entities and took the following safety measures:
· installed continuous air monitoring,
· placed a fence around the location, and
· added additional subsurface sampling points for further testing.