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Our Response to Gov Hickenlooper's Announcement on State's Response Following Review of Oil and Gas Operations

"We welcome these proposals from the governor, as safety is our utmost priority. This is an important step forward. We will work with the governor and other stakeholders to implement changes that will enhance safety and increase confidence in oil and natural gas operations."
Click here to read press release: Governor Hickenlooper Announces State's Response Following Review of Oil and Gas Operations
 

Ensuring Safety of People, Protection of Environment and Integrity of Operations

We have a strong track record of working with communities, state and local regulators and the business community to ensure safe and responsible operations.
We assembled a multi-disciplinary team to implement the Notice to Operators (NTO) issued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission May 2, 2017.

Communities: If you have questions about our ongoing activities, please call us at 1.844.224.0347.
Media: Direct inquiries to media@nblenergy.com or 281.876.8873.

The NTO Team Put In 45,000 Man-hours to Timely Execute NTO Activities

 

GPS Surveyor
We added 30 GPS surveyors to expedite the flowline
mapping process

We went beyond the 1,000-foot requirements of the NTO for inspections, mapping coordinates and integrity testing.

  • Inspected and submitted geographic information (GIS) data to the COGCC that identifies the beginning and end points of flowlines that leave a production facility within 1,500 feet of a building structure by May 30.

  • Completed integrity tests on in-use flowlines within 1,500 feet of a building structure by June 30.

  • Year to date, successfully completed approximately 7,500 flowline integrity tests across the field. 

 

Call Center
We set up a call center in our Greeley office
to ensure rapid response to questions from
our teams working in the field

More than 95 percent of our production is located outside municipalities.

  • We permanently abandoned 4,000 flowlines not in use across our operations, when the beginning and end points of flowlines leave a production facility. Abandonment of flowlines includes placing a cement plug, capping and sealing at each end.

  • The COGCC approved our Phase III Management Plan to safely and responsibly continue permanent abandonment activities for flowlines not in use with beginning and end points located on the same facility. These flowlines, which will eventually be abandoned, are currently depressurized, painted, and tagged as deactivated.

 

Keeping Our Communities Informed

Community Information Card

 

 

Our call center — 1.844.224.0347— provides prompt response to community questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Meetings with local municipalities and homeowners associations businesses provide opportunities to talk about the actions we are taking to ensure the safety and integrity of our operations and answer questions.

In Colorado we further support our communities through contributions and employee volunteer efforts focused on environment, health, education and overall community betterment. Learn more here.

 

 

 

Learn more about our operations in the DJ Basin and our commitments to the Colorado community and environment.

 

DJ Basin Operations Map

 

 

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