On October 9, 2018, Broomfield Planning Division received a referral from Weld County regarding the Badger Central Gathering Facility and Buffalo Compressor Station.
On October 9, 2018, Broomfield Planning Division received a referral from Weld County regarding the Badger Central Gathering Facility and Buffalo Compressor Station. The subject facility is located in Weld County at the southwest corner of County Road 15 and County Road 6. This site is approximately 1.5 miles from Broomfield’s boundary at County Road 11.
This facility will receive produced water and oil, and gas from EXR Midstream, LLC (XTR) facilities proximate to the facility (including, potentially, wells in Broomfield). The facility will also include a compressor station which would be functionally independent from the Central Gathering Facility. A future compressor station and substation are also proposed.
This facility will receive, store, and transfer produced water, produced oil, and residual hydrocarbons and solids 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. There will be staff on site 24-hours per day, 365 days per year.
Under Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules (Series 900) this facility will be considered a “Centralized E&P Waste Management Facility” due to the fact that the facility will received produced water from more than one production facility for treatment. Under the COGCC rules, Form 28 and other associated information must be submitted to COGCC for approval prior to beginning of construction for this facility.
Broomfield staff will review the proposal in Weld County and will provide comments to Weld County in advance of the scheduled public hearing with the Weld County Commissioners on November 20, 2018. A copy of staff’s comments will be posted on the Broomfield website.