On October 22, 2019, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) started work repairing the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well.
On October 22nd, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) started work repairing the Davis 43-6 plugged and abandoned well. The location of the well is shown here.
Present at the well site were COGCC's environmental and Orphaned Well Program staff, North Metro Fire and Rescue District (NMFRD), Broomfield Police Department, and Broomfield's Oil and Gas Division. The work consisted of cutting a hole in the pavement at the well site and using a hydrovac to apply water and then remove dirt. The dirt removed will be trucked from the site for disposal. The COGCC removed dirt down to approximately 12 feet at 4 pm today. Throughout the day safety protocols were followed including traffic control and air monitoring, by NMFRD , Broomfield's contractor, ERO, and NMFRD.
The air monitoring did not indicate any emissions of concern. COGCC has not yet reached the well and will resume its work in the morning. Graham Peak Way, from the trail crossing down to Middle Peak Way remains closed to traffic for the duration of this work, as shown on this MAP. The well site has been secured for the night by COGCC. Broomfield staff will continue to provide updates.