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1 Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum BLM/USFS Update, Sept 4, 2008

2 Drilling Permits 2008

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4 Drilling Permits in 2008

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6 Glenwood Springs Energy Office 260 APDs in FY 08 to date: Williams144 Williams144 Laramie 17 Laramie 17 Antero6 Antero6 EnCana55 EnCana55 Noble30 Noble30 Orion4 Orion4 Plains4 Plains4

7 Glenwood Springs Energy Office: Master Development Plans (GAPS) Orchard II GAP (25 new well pads, 1 existing, 95 wells) Decision expected this month Orchard II GAP (25 new well pads, 1 existing, 95 wells) Decision expected this month Spruce Creek, 4 multi-well pads, Comment period closed in July Spruce Creek, 4 multi-well pads, Comment period closed in July

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9 Master Plans of Development Pre-planning stage Gibson Gulch, multi-well pads Gibson Gulch, multi-well pads Kokopelli, multi-well pads, scoping this fall Kokopelli, multi-well pads, scoping this fall

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11 Glenwood Springs: Roan Plateau Aug 14 lease sale generated $113.9 million Wont issue leases until protests are resolved

12 Glenwood Springs/Kremmling RMP revisions Drafts out in Fall 2009 Drafts out in Fall 2009

13 Grand Junction: APDs 33 APDs to date FY 08 Delta17 Black Hills 5 EnCana1 Plains Exp9 Walter S Fees Jr1

14 Multiple-well EAs Black Hills Horseshoe Canyon – Decision Sept or Oct Winter Flats – Approved in July Homer Deep – Decision expected this month Aspen Operating (Whitewater) Scoping in June, working on EA

15 Oxy (Bowdish) Working on EA Retamco (Roan Creek) Revised MDP Delta (Vega II) Waiting on MDP PXP Plateau Valley – Waiting on MDP Hightower – Decision from USFS expected this month (32 wells on GMUG) Multiple-well EAs

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17 Grand Junction Whirlwind Uranium Mine: EA and Decision expected this month Whirlwind Uranium Mine: EA and Decision expected this month CAM/Red Cliff Coal Mine Draft EIS expected this month CAM/Red Cliff Coal Mine Draft EIS expected this month October Uranium Mine Plan/Reclamation decision expected this month October Uranium Mine Plan/Reclamation decision expected this month

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19 Collbran Pipeline 22-mile, 30-inch pipeline 22-mile, 30-inch pipeline 5 miles west of Collbran to 6 miles NE of DeBeque (Orchard Unit compressor site) 5 miles west of Collbran to 6 miles NE of DeBeque (Orchard Unit compressor site) Decision and EA expected later this month Decision and EA expected later this month

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21 Additional pipelines XCEL (Garmesa 16" pipeline) – Scoping through Sept. 5, decision projected for late October XCEL (Garmesa 16" pipeline) – Scoping through Sept. 5, decision projected for late October Enterprise (Logan Wash 16" pipeline) – Scoping through Sept 12, decision expected later this year Enterprise (Logan Wash 16" pipeline) – Scoping through Sept 12, decision expected later this year

22 White River: 172 APDs BOPCO25 ExxonMobil72 Williams Production28 Chevron5 Conoco Phillips27 Whiting8 C&J Field Services1 XTO Energy1 Genesis1 KJH1 Robert Bayless1 Samson Resources1 Eden Energy 1

23 Drilling Permits in 2008

24 White River: RMP Amendment Addresses anticipated increase in oil and gas development Addresses anticipated increase in oil and gas development 90 day public review for Draft EIS in fall day public review for Draft EIS in fall 2009

25 Oil Shale Programmatic EIS Draft on Oil Shale and Tar Sands Final EIS should be released today Programmatic EIS Draft on Oil Shale and Tar Sands Final EIS should be released today Final decision by end of year Final decision by end of year Final decision on commerical regs by end of the year Final decision on commerical regs by end of the year

26 Overland Pass Pipeline 153-mile pipeline from southwest of Meeker, Colo., to east of Wamsutter, Wyo. 153-mile pipeline from southwest of Meeker, Colo., to east of Wamsutter, Wyo. 14-inch pipeline to transport natural gas liquids 14-inch pipeline to transport natural gas liquids EA released this summer, comment period closed in August EA released this summer, comment period closed in August

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28 Little Snake: 26 APDs in FY 08 JW Operating Company 1 JW Operating Company 1 Julander Energy1 Julander Energy1 Merrion Oil and Gas2 Merrion Oil and Gas2 New Frontier Energy6 New Frontier Energy6 Pioneer Natural Resources3 Pioneer Natural Resources3 Samson Resources Company1 Samson Resources Company1 Wexpro Company10 Wexpro Company10 Yates Petroleum2 Yates Petroleum2

29 Little Snake: RMP revision Expect 45-day public comment period on addl air analysis this month Expect 45-day public comment period on addl air analysis this month Expect Record of Decision in 2009 Expect Record of Decision in 2009

30 Little Snake: Hiawatha Questar and WexPro propose up to 4,207 new wells in existing fields in CO & WY Questar and WexPro propose up to 4,207 new wells in existing fields in CO & WY Expect Draft EIS in November, 90-day comment period with public meetings Expect Draft EIS in November, 90-day comment period with public meetings

31 Kremmling APDs 2 APDs approved for EOG 2 APDs approved for EOG About 15 pending total for multiple companies About 15 pending total for multiple companies

32 Solar Energy PEIS Draft out in Spring 2009 Draft out in Spring 2009 Public meetings, 90-day comment period Public meetings, 90-day comment period

33 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Next lease sale November 14 Next lease sale November 14 Public notice out next week Public notice out next week

34 More info


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