Extraction has informed Broomfield that they are considering changing to another synthetic drilling mud called EDC 170, in the next 3 weeks.
Extraction has informed Broomfield that they are considering changing to another synthetic drilling mud called EDC 170, in the next 3 weeks. Broomfield has been very clear with Extraction, that changing the drilling mud to any type of mud that is not proven to produce the same outcomes - as safe or safer (the composition of ingredients), similar or better odor release, is not acceptable.
We have formally requested that COGCC review Broomfield's concerns. The staff has reviewed the Total products website and it claims that the product is odorless. COGCC suggests that we request a sample to determine if there is odor and to request that we request additional information from the company that produces the drilling mud, which we have done. Staff is also reviewing the Safety Data Sheet for this proposed drilling mud and will follow-up on questions with Extraction and the company that makes the drilling mud.
Staff will continue to pursue answers to our concerns and push Extraction not to implement any changes unless they do not increase odors or adversely impact health and safety. Additionally, the Operator Agreement is silent to any notification regarding operational changes (drilling mud and/or usage of Tier 4 quiet fleet) - the recent heads-up was a 'courtesy'. Staff will provide updates frequently as this communication continues.