Oil and Gas Development
Upcoming Events .................................................................
Oil & Gas Community Conversation - (Click here to view the video.)
Friday, March 16 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
City Council Chambers
One Descombes Drive
Oil and Gas Regulations**********************************************************
2-27-18 - Stromberber COGCC Form 22 Subsequent Notice - Click here
to read the Accident Report for the Stonberger event.
03-08-18 - UPDATE -
The COGCC has extended the comment period of the following Form
2s. The comment periods were extended 10 days with a new ending
date of 4/1/18.
03-02-18 - Extraction has filed 4 more Form 02 Permits for 4 additional
wells at the Interchange B well pad. Public comments on these permits are
due by to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
(COGCC). The method of submitting comments to the COGCC is described on
02-28-18 Broomfield LGD Comments Posted to the COGCC Webpage
Comments have been posted to the COGCC Webpage for the following 2A
document numbers: 401477008 and 401477000.
*********************************** Scheduled End of Comment Period for Extraction 2 and 2A Permit Requests
City and County Manager Charles Ozaki made the following request of COGCC Director Director Matt Lapore, on February 21st. This message will be updated when a response from Director Lapore is received. If the public hearing comment period is not extended by Director Lepore, Broomfield will submit its comments to the COGCC by February 24th.
Broomfield is respectfully requesting that the comment period remain open for all Extraction permits currently pending or deemed completed by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). To the extent that COGCC has indicated that it plans to consider all permits for wells being drilled in Broomfield at a COGCC meeting, Broomfield requests that such permits be heard no earlier than COGCC's April 2018 meeting date. As background, on October 24, 2017,
Extraction and Broomfield entered into an Amended and Restated Operator Agreement (Agreement). Section 9 of the Agreement provides that the Extraction must submit a “Comprehensive Drilling Plan and Application” to Broomfield for such new wells or well sites (Plan). Per the Agreement, that Plan is subject to the review and must be approved by the City.
Broomfield has and continues to work diligently with Extraction on the Plan, through weekly meetings and communications. Broomfield has not yet approved the Plan, and we are communicating with Extraction regarding issues with the Plan in a timely and reasonable manner. The COGCC spacing orders for these spacing units indicate that any Permits for the wells within these spacing units must "comport with the Agreement". The approved Plan will inform Broomfield's comments on the Permits and for this reason, while we continue to work diligently with Extraction to finalize the Plan, we ask that the comment period be held open past February 24th.
As it stands, the COGCC website indicates that comments regarding these permits are due to the COGCC by February 24, 2018.
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COGCC eForms Browser Compatibility - Silverlight
notifications. (Current vendor is CodeRED®) This system is similar to
Oil and Gas Comprehensive Update Committee Webpage
Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update - Chapter Document -
Adopted September 26, 2017
Crestone Peak Oil and Gas Submittal - Received 2-23-18
On February 23, 2018, Crestone Peak filed an application for a Use by Special Review for a proposed oil and gas development in Broomfield. The application includes two 13-well pads. The two pads are located east of I-25, approximately one mile north of E. 168th Avenue, and one quarter mile west of County Road 11.
Public hearings have not been scheduled regarding the use by special review. Comments and questions regarding the application should be directed to the Planning Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resolution 2017-186 - Restated Oil and Gas Operator Agreement with
Extraction Oil and Gas - Adopted October 24, 2017
Timeline of Extraction Activities
Proposed Truck Route Map - Extraction Well Sites
Proposed Access Road and Pipeline Map - Extraction Well Sites
Extraction Oil and Gas Submittal - Received 1-26-18. Submittal of the
comprehensive development plan and three COGCC Form 2A's for the
Northwest A & B pads and the United Pad, and 55 Form 2's for the
Northwest A & B Pads (8 wells each), the 16 wells on the United Pad, 16
wells on the Interchange A pad, and the remaining seven wells on the
Interchange B pad.
Section 9 of The Amended and Restated Oil and Gas Operator Agreement between the City and County of Broomfield and Extraction Oil and Gas, requires that Extraction submit toe Broomfield the applications it will be submitting to the COGCC for its Form 2 and 2A considerations at least 30 days prior to them being submitted to the COGCC. Form 2 is the Permit to Drill and Form 2A is the Oil and Gas Location Assessment. This link includes the COGCC applications discussed above and the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) for the Broomfield Project submitted to Broomfield by Extraction to meet the terms of the Agreement. Broomfield is currently reviewing the application.
Broomfield's comments to Extraction can be viewed by clicking the link below:
- 1-22-18 - Broomfield's Comments to Extraction on the Comprehensive Drilling Plan can be viewed here.
- 1-23-18 - Extraction's response to Broomfield can be viewed here.
- Questions regarding the application can be submitted via email to email@example.com by January 20, 2018.
2018 News .................................................................
Oil and Gas Reporting Speaking Points - HB1157
Extraction's schedule for plugging and abandoning wells can be
The 301 Committee made a presentation at the 2/6/18 Study Session.
Here is a link to the video of the presentation.
Extraction submits permit application for Livingston and and
Interchange well sites.
Extraction Oil and Gas has submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Form 2 and Form 2A permit applications concerning location assessment for wells on the Interchange and Livingston well sites in Broomfield. The document numbers for the permits are listed below.
On 1-25-18, staff at the COGCC determined these applications for permits to be complete. This does not mean the permits are approved. This means the COGCC staff has completed its review and a comment period has begun. The initial 20 day comment period was February 14, 2018, however Broomfield has requested and received a 10 day extension. So the comment period is through February 24, 2018.
COGCC 305.d. on Comment periods states that: "The Director shall not approve a Form 2A, or any associated Form 2, for a proposed Well or Production Facility during the comment period, and shall accept and immediately post on the Commission’s website any comments received from the public, the Local Governmental Designee, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, or Colorado Parks and Wildlife regarding the proposed Oil and Gas Location."
If you would like to submit comments on these permit applications, comments are submitted directly to the COGCC's electronic forms system (called eForms) on the COGCC website. The COGCC states that comments should not be sent via email.
Instructions for comments are on the "Permits Help" page of the COGCC website:
Please note that the system may be slow if a large numbers of people are submitting comments simultaneously.
Document Numbers for Permit Applications are:
2017 News .................................................................
Oil and Gas Letter from Local Elected Officials
Click here to view the letter to the Governor, drafted and signed by local elected officials. The letter will be updated as additional signatures are obtained.
Broomfield Ballot Issue 301 - Click here to go to the updated section of the Broomfield Charter. Click here to see the election results.
Prior Council Meeting Information:
October 24, 2017 - Broomfield City Council Meeting -
Here is a link to Resolution 2017-186 and agreement.
October 17, 2017 - City Council - Study Session - Here is a link to the 10/17 Study Session memo.
October 10, 2017 - Click here to view the report presented to City Council. If you wish to view the video of the meeting, click here.
September 26, 2017 - Click here to view Resolution 2017-160 and the adopted Comprehensive Plan Update Chapter on Oil and Gas, adopted on September 26, 2017.
September 19. 2017 - Status Update on negotiations with Extraction for City Council September 19, 2017 Study Session.
August 8, 2017 - Click here to view the video of the August 8th Study Session on Oil and Gas.
Feb. 28, 2017 - City Council Meeting, Agenda & Memo 1, Memo 1 Addition, Memo 2: Creation of the Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee - At the February 28, 2017, City Council meeting, Broomfield City Councilmembers voted to indefinitely postpone a vote on an oil and gas moratorium. The 12 (+ 2 alternate) member Broomfield Comprehensive Planning Update Committee to address oil & gas issues was also appointed at the council meeting and they will begin meeting this month.
Feb. 14, 2017 - City Council Meeting, Agenda
Resolution No. 2017-29 -Declaring Intent of the City and County of Broomfield to Engage in a Comprehensive Planning Process for Oil and Gas Operations Within the City and County
Jan. 31, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. City Council Study Session, Agenda & Memo
Jan. 10, 2017 - City Council Meeting, Agenda & Memo
Dec. 6, 2016 - City Council Meeting, Agenda & Memo
- Ordinance No. 2038 Imposing a temporary moratorium on oil and gas operations until June 13, 2017
- Second Reading
June 14, 2016 - City Council Meeting, Agenda & Memo
- Ordinance No. 2038 Imposing a temporary moratorium on oil and gas operations until June 13, 2017
- First Reading
Executed Supplement to MOU and Resolution 2016-95
May 31, 2016 - City Council Study Session Agenda & Memo
- Resolution No.2016-95 Authorizing and approving supplement to oil and gas operator agreement
- Discussion regarding supplement to oil and gas operator agreement
Information on Spacing Unit Applications with COGCC
Press Release: Broomfield Requests Oil ad Gas Inspections and Emergency Plans from Local Operators
Comprehensive Planning Update Committee
Oil and Gas Activities Update
Map of pending spacing unit applications.
Additional 2017 Events
COGCC Public Forum - October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. (Broomfield Council Chambers.)
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) held a Broomfield Public Forum on October 12th. Unable to attend or watch? Here is a link to the video of the meeting.
May 11, 2017 - Letter from Mayor Ahrens to Governor Hickenlooper
Broomfield Oil & Gas Public Forum - Feb. 21, 2017 - Click here to see a video of the event.
- Local Government’s Role in the Regulation of Oil and Gas Development
- Evaluating Oil and Gas Community Health Concerns
- COGCC Overview
- Evaluating Oil and Gas Health Concerns presentation
- Extraction Oil and Gas
Wildgrassand Anthem Ranch Oil and Gas Committee
- Anthem Highlands Neighborhood (neighborhood permission to post not received)
Extraction Oil & Gas Proposal
- December 2017 - Extraction Permit Application
- August 2017 - Extraction Spacing Unit Protests
- August 2017 - Extraction comments on Oil and Gas Comp Plan Draft
- August 2017 - Information on Spacing Unit Applications with COGCC
- July 2017 - Spacing Applications Spacing Application Map
- June 2017 - Updated Schedule
- Jan. 10, 2017 - Extraction Presentation "Updated Broomfield Development Plan"
- Dec. 12, 2016 - Extraction Presentation "Broomfield Development Plan"
- Dec. 12, 2016 - Extraction Letter to Residents
- Nov. 14, 2016 - Preliminary Application Packet
- Extraction Plan of Development