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el paso county oil & gas Local Designee Meeting
Local Government Designee Diana May can be reached by phone: 719-520-6409 or email @ DianaMay@elpasoco.com.

When:

December 3, 2:00 PM

Where:

Pike Peak Coference Room
Centennial Hall
200 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Past Meetings
June 3, 2014 Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County were present. Media represenatives were also present.
 
Since the last LGD Meeting, NexGen has completed their drilling. The public release of their results is pending. One additional company, AGAVE, has applied for two State of Colorado Drilling Permits in El Paso County. AGAVE has not applied El Paso County Drilling Permits at this time.
 
The next LGD Meeting will be held at Centennial Hall on December 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.
 
February Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, COGCC, COGA and Nex Gen were present.  Media representatives were also present.  The meeting was heavily attended about several local citizens who voiced numerous concerns about drilling in El Paso County and Colorado. 
 
Since the last LGD Meeting, NexGen has obtained their El Paso County drilling permit.  They began drilling three weeks ago.  They anticipate they will complete the drilling in two weeks. 

A discussion was held about hosting a future training on the roles of COGCC.  Please check back to see when this training is finalized.

October Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, COGCC, COGA and Nex Gen were present.  In addition citizens and the media representatives were present. LGD May was informed from Hilcorp that they have reclaimed both their State and Myers Well.  All their operations and involvement in El Paso County is complete.  Nex Gen has obtained their State of Colorado permit to drill in Northeast El Paso County.  They are waiting approval of their El Paso County Permit.

June Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, Ultra, NexGen, COGCC and COGA were present.  In addition citizens and the media representatives were present.  Hilcorp previously informed LGD May they will not drilling additional wells in El Paso County.  COGCC Nancy Prince provided an oil and gas legislation update.  NexGen informed the group they will be permitting one well in northeast El Paso County. They hope to vertically drill the well by the end of 2013.  No current problems or concerns were noted.
 
April Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, COGCC and Ultra were present.  In addition citizens and the media representatives were present.  Ultra provided an update on their exploration drilling and wells.  At this point, Ultra has no future plans for any additional drilling in El Paso County due to their testing results. Nancy Prince from COGCC provided a summary of the new COGCC rule changes regarding water sampling and setbacks.  No current problems or concerns were noted.
 
February Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs, Ultra, Hilcorp, and COGA were present.  In addition citizens and the media representatives were present.  Ultra and Hilcorp provided an update on their exploration drilling and wells.  Ultra's drilling results are still pending.  Hilcorp has competed drilling at the Myers Well.  Testing is pending.  Hilcorp and Select, Inc., provided information and a possible cause of the fresh water spill that occurred at the Myers' well site on December 16, 2012.  Hilcorp has not started drilling at the State Well.  A discussion was also held concerning the current status of the proposed rule changes by COGCC.  No current problems or concerns were noted. 
 
December Meeting - Representatives from El Paso County, Banko and Hilcorp were present.  In addition several citizens and the media representatives were present.  Hilcorp provided an update on their exploration drilling and wells.  The signed MOU with COGCC regarding water quality baseline testing was discussed.  No current problems or concerns were noted. 
 
October Meeting - Representatives from the County, Ultra, Hilcorp, Banko, Cherokee Water Metro District and the Health Department were present. In addition citizens and the media representatives were present. Ultra and Hilcorp provided an update on their exploration drilling and wells. Ultra is still waiting for their testing to be complete. Hilcorp will complete their seismic testing by next week and anticipate drilling at their Myers site by December. A discussion was also held concerning the status of the County’s IGA with COGCC. No current problems or concerns were noted. Sean Chambers from Cherokee Water Metro District presented to the group on their Phase II Water Quality Testing Program. 
 
 August Meeting - Representatives from the County, Ultra, Hilcorp, and COGA were present.  In addition citizens and the media representatives were present.  Ultra and Hilcorp provided an update on their exploration drilling and wells.  A discussion was also held concerning the status of the County’s IGA with COGCC.  No current problems or concerns were noted.