OCD Permitting

Cases Scheduled for Commission Hearing for Thursday, September 17, 2020

Below is a preliminary list of cases schedule to be heard at this OCC hearing. A party desiring to use projection equipment at the hearing shall contact Florene Davidson, OCD Clerk, no later than seven (7) business days prior to the hearing.

Case No. Description
1. 21277 Application of Ascent Energy, LLC for compulsory pooling, Eddy County, New Mexico. Ascent Energy, LLC seeks an order pooling all mineral interests in the Bone Spring formation underlying a 320-acre horizontal spacing unit in the Bone Spring formation comprised of the W/2 W/2 of Section 28 and the W/2 W/2 of Section 33, Township 20 South, Range 30 East, NMPM. The unit will be dedicated to the Anvil Fed. Com. Well No. 401H, Anvil Fed. Com. Well No. 501H, and Anvil Fed. Com. Well No. 601H, horizontal Bone Spring wells with first take points in the SW/4 SW/4 of Section 33 and final take points in the NW/4 NW/4 of Section 28. Also to be considered will be the cost of drilling and completing the wells and the allocation of the cost thereof, as well as actual operating costs and charges for supervision, designation of applicant as operator of the wells, and a 200% charge for the risk involved in drilling and completing the wells. The unit is located approximately 16-1/2 miles northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Upon the application of Mewbourne Oil Company, this case will be heard De Novo pursuant to the provisions of Division Rule 19.15.4.23 NMAC.
2. 21278 Application of Ascent Energy, LLC for compulsory pooling, Eddy County, New Mexico. Ascent Energy, LLC seeks an order pooling all mineral interests in the Wolfcamp formation underlying a 320-acre horizontal spacing unit in the Wolfcamp formation comprised of the W/2 W/2 of Section 28 and the W/2 W/2 of Section 33, Township 20 South, Range 30 East, NMPM. The unit will be dedicated to the Anvil Fed. Com. Well No. 701H and Anvil Fed. Com. Well No. 702H, horizontal Wolfcamp wells with first take points in the SW/4 SW/4 of Section 33 and final take points in the NW/4 NW/4 of Section 28. Also to be considered will be the cost of drilling and completing the wells and the allocation of the cost thereof, as well as actual operating costs and charges for supervision, designation of applicant as operator of the wells, and a 200% charge for the risk involved in drilling and completing the wells. The unit is located approximately 16-1/2 miles northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Upon the application of Mewbourne Oil Company, this case will be heard De Novo pursuant to the provisions of Division Rule 19.15.4.23 NMAC.
3. 21279 Amended Application of Apache Corp. for Compulsory Pooling and Approval of a Horizontal Spacing Unit and Potash Area Development Area, Eddy County, New Mexico. Apache Corp. seeks an order from the Division: (1) to the extent necessary, approving the creation of a 800-acre horizontal spacing unit and a potash area development area; and (2) pooling all uncommitted mineral interests within a horizontal spacing unit underlying the N/2 of Sections 28 and 29 and the NE/4 of Section 30 of Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico. This Development Area will be the horizontal spacing unit for the Taco 28-30 Federal Com 301H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 302H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 303H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 201H and Taco 28-30 Federal Com 202H wells, to be horizontally drilled. Also to be considered will be the cost of drilling and completing said wells, the allocation of these costs as well as the actual operating costs and charges for supervision, designation of Apache as operator of the wells, and a 200% charge for risk involved in drilling the wells. Said area is located in the Potash Area approximately 21 miles northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Upon the application of Mewbourne Oil Company, this case will be heard De Novo pursuant to the provisions of Division Rule 19.15.4.23 NMAC.
4. 21280 Amended Application of Apache Corp. for Compulsory Pooling and Approval of a Horizontal Spacing Unit and Potash Area Development Area, Eddy County, New Mexico. Apache Corp. seeks an order from the Division: (1) to the extent necessary, approving the creation of a 800-acre horizontal spacing unit and a potash area development area; and (2) pooling all uncommitted mineral interests within a horizontal spacing unit underlying the N/2 of Sections 28 and 29 and the NE/4 of Section 30 of Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico. This Development Area will be the horizontal spacing unit for the Taco 28-30 Federal Com 301H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 302H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 303H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 201H and Taco 28-30 Federal Com 202H wells, to be horizontally drilled. Also to be considered will be the cost of drilling and completing said wells, the allocation of these costs as well as the actual operating costs and charges for supervision, designation of Apache as operator of the wells, and a 200% charge for risk involved in drilling the wells. Said area is located in the Potash Area approximately 21 miles northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Upon the application of Mewbourne Oil Company, this case will be heard De Novo pursuant to the provisions of Division Rule 19.15.4.23 NMAC.
5. 21320 This is a de novo appeal to the Commission of Order No. R-21258 which: (A) granted the Applications of Ascent Energy, LLC in Division Case No. 16481 pooling all mineral interests in the Bone Spring formation underlying a horizontal spacing unit comprised of the W/2W/2 of Section 28 and the W/2W/2 of Section 33, Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico and in Division Case No. 16482 pooling all mineral interests in the Wolfcamp formation underlying a horizontal spacing unit comprised of the W/2W/2 of Section 28 and the W/2W/2 of Section 33, Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico; and (B) denied the Applications of Apache Corporation in Division Case No. 20171 in which Apache sought approval of its proposed 28-30 Taco Development Area comprised of the N/2 of Sections 28 and 29 and the NE/4 of Section 30 of Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico within the Designated Potash Area and the creation of a 800-acre Bone Spring spacing unit for the drilling of its proposed Taco 28-30 Federal Com 401H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 402H, and Taco 28-30 Federal Com 403H wells within the Taco 28-30 Development Area and in Division Case No. 20202 in which Apache sought an order approving its proposed 28-30 Taco Development Area comprised of the N/2 of Sections 28 and 29 and the NE/4 of Section 30 of Township 20 South, Range 30 East, N.M.P.M., Eddy County, New Mexico within the Designated Potash Area and creation of a 800-acre Wolfcamp spacing unit for the drilling of its proposed Taco 28-30 Federal Com 401H, Taco 28-30 Federal Com 402H, and Taco 28-30 Federal Com 403H wells within the Taco 28-30 Development Area. These units and Development are located approximately 16 miles northeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. This case will be heard de novo before the Oil Conservation Commission pursuant to the provisions of 19.15.4.23 NMAC and will be consolidated for hearing with the de novo appeals of Mewbourne Oil Company of Order No. R-21258 in Case Nos. 21277-21279.
6. 20107 Pool all mineral interests in the Wolfcamp formation in a standard 640-acre horizontal spacing unit comprised of the E/2 of Section 27 and the E/2 of Section 34, T22S, R28E
7. 20717 Application of Ridge Runner Resources Operating, LLC for compulsory pooling, Eddy County, New Mexico. Applicant seeks an order pooling all uncommitted mineral interests in the Bone Spring formation in a 1,280-acre standard horizontal spacing unit comprised of Sections 27 and 34, Township 22 South, Range 28 East, in Eddy County. The horizontal spacing unit will be dedicated to: (1) the Warrior Fed Com 2734 B #1H well, which has a surface location in Unit M in Section 22 and a bottom hole location in Unit M in Section 34; (2) the Warrior Fed Com 2734 B #2H well, which has a surface location in Unit P in Section 22 and a bottom hole location in Unit P in Section 34; (3) the Warrior Fed Com 2734 B #3H well, which has a surface location in Unit M in Section 22 and a bottom hole location in Unit N in Section 34; and (4) the Warrior Fed Com 2734 B #4H well, which has a surface location in Unit P in Section 22 and a bottom hole location in Unit O in Section 34. The completed intervals for the wells will be orthodox. Also to be considered will be the costs of drilling and completing the wells and the allocation of the costs, the designation of Ridge Runner Resources Operating, LLC as the operator of the wells, and a 200% charge for the risk involved in drilling and completing the well. The well locations are approximately nine (9) miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
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