GOLDER HASSOLUTIONSIDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLINGLOCATIONSWe follow the COGCC guideline’s risk-based approach to obtain approp...
WORKFLOW AUTOMATIONBecause of our years of experience on 1,800-plus project siteswith EQuIS, and our collaborative partner...
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Need Help with CO Rule 609 Compliance? Just Ask Golder

  1. 1. GOLDER HASSOLUTIONSIDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLINGLOCATIONSWe follow the COGCC guideline’s risk-based approach to obtain appropriateapprovals from property owners and toselect the most appropriate samplelocation, including:ƒƒ Water sources closest to proposedO&G well locationƒƒ Well-maintained water wells andother sourcesƒƒ Up to four locations, preferentiallyupgradient and downgradient oflogically inferred or establisheddirection of water flowƒƒ Shallowest and deepest aquifers inpresence of multiple aquifersTHE RULESAs of May 1, 2013, as implemented bythe Colorado Oil and Gas ConservationCommission (COGCC), an operator mustestablish baseline water qualityconditions prior to commencing drillingand hydraulic fracturing operations.Subsequent water quality monitoring isalso required 6 to 12 months and 60 to72 months after drilling and completionoperations. These measures arerequired statewide in accordance withRule 609, and 318A.e.(4) for the GreaterWattenberg Area (GWA).ƒƒ The rules apply to Oil and Gas Wells,Multi-Well Sites, and DedicatedInjection Wells for which a Form 2Application for Permit to Drill issubmitted on or after May 1, 2013ƒƒ The focus is on sampling, analyzingand establishing the baselineconditions of water sources within ½mile of new oil and gas wells, prior tocommencement of oil and gasoperationsƒƒ The water quality data generatedunder the rules will be madepublically available on the COGCCwebsiteWe know the rules, and we providesolutions to meeting the COGCCregulatory requirements for baselinesampling and subsequent water qualitymonitoring.Form 2 -Application forPermit to Drill12 months priorto drillingBaseline waterquality analysisrequiredStart of O&G welldrilling to wellcompletion dateSubsequent waterquality analysisrequired from samelocation as baselineSubsequent waterquality analysisrequired from samelocation as baseline6 to 12 monthspost-wellcompletion60 to 72 monthspost-wellcompletionNEW COGCC RULES TIMELINE — AFTER MAY 1, 2013Water management creates special challenges for oil and gas operations. Golder helps operators addresswater quality concerns and provides cost-effective, defensible compliance with regulatory requirements.NEW COLORADO REGULATIONNEED HELP WITH COMPLIANCE?JUST ASK GOLDER
  2. 2. WORKFLOW AUTOMATIONBecause of our years of experience on 1,800-plus project siteswith EQuIS, and our collaborative partnership with softwaredeveloper EarthSoft, we deliver cost-effective solutions. Wehave developed integrated workflow procedures andautomated data handling processes for increased datareliability and efficiency, which meet COGCC’s water qualityreporting requirements under the rules.SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS PLANS (SAP)Golder works with operators to meet the COGCC Model SAPrequirements, including:ƒƒ Program and Data Quality Objectivesƒƒ Sampling Rational (why sample locations are chosen)ƒƒ Standardized Field Proceduresƒƒ Analytical Planƒƒ Documentation (field, sample Chain of Custody, datareporting)ƒƒ Variance Planning and Corrective Measures Implementationƒƒ Health and Safety Plansƒƒ Statewide business partners which gives us qualified fieldpersonnel throughout Coloradoƒƒ Water samples submitted to a NELAP-accredited third-partylaboratory under strict Chain of Custody protocolGOLDER KNOWS PRE-DRILLDOCUMENTATIONOur documentation is accurate, secure, and compliant withregulations to meet operators’ challenges in:ƒƒ Navigating regulatory and technical requirements of datacollectionƒƒ Automating data collection on mobile devicesƒƒ Increasing data quality through systematic data handlingprocessesƒƒ Utilizing centralized databases for efficient datadistributionƒƒ Maintaining system flexibility through customized importand export processes to meet clients’ specificneedsƒƒ Complying with COGCC data format requirements forregulatory submissionsƒƒ Maintaining and navigating data repositories for pre- andpost-drill informationƒƒ Automating information sharing, visualizing results andreducing effortƒƒ Integrating field and lab info seamlessly into the waterquality management systemCONTACTShalegas@golder.comwww.golder.comƒƒ Peter Guy Denver 1 303 980 0540ƒƒ Chris Gates Denver 1 303 980 0540ƒƒ Scott Park Fort Collins 1 970 484 3857GOLDER WORKFLOW PROCESSOperators submitsCOGCC Form 2 -Application forPermit to DrillWell/pad siteinformationentered into EQuISIdentifyexisting waterquality informationDevelop SAP forwater qualitybaselineAdd waterquality informationto EQuISSubmit Form 4 -Sundry NoticeEnter samplelocations to EQuISEQuIS Export FieldSampling TasksCOGCC Rules609/318AIdentify waterquality samplelocationsField DataCollection viaEQuIS EDGE™EQuIS EDP ImportsDataEQuIS EIAs(AutomatedReporting)Field CompletenessReportCOC/Samplesto LabLab AnalysisCOGCC EDDs toDirectorData PublishedEQuIS™

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