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1 Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum BLM/USFS Update, June 5, 2008

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5 Glenwood Springs Energy Office 164 APDs in FY 08 to date: Williams92 Williams92 Laramie II6 Laramie II6 Antero6 Antero6 EnCana39 EnCana39 Noble21 Noble21

6 Glenwood Springs Energy Office: Master Development Plans (GAPS) Helmer Gulch, (7 new multi-well pads, 5 existing pads, 116 wells) Decision in May Helmer Gulch, (7 new multi-well pads, 5 existing pads, 116 wells) Decision in May Hells Gulch II EA (up to 6 wells pads and 45 wells on USFS) Decision in May Hells Gulch II EA (up to 6 wells pads and 45 wells on USFS) Decision in May Orchard II GAP (25 new well pads, 1 existing, 95 wells) Decision expected this summer Orchard II GAP (25 new well pads, 1 existing, 95 wells) Decision expected this summer

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8 Master Plans of Development Pre-planning stage Gibson Gulch, multi-well pads Gibson Gulch, multi-well pads Kokopelli, multi-well pads Kokopelli, multi-well pads Spruce Creek, 4 multi-well pads Spruce Creek, 4 multi-well pads All will have public comment opportunities All will have public comment opportunities

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10 Glenwood Springs: Roan Plateau Phased Development Lease all parcels on top at once Lease all parcels on top at once Federal unit with only one operator working on the ground the entire time Federal unit with only one operator working on the ground the entire time Phase development one ridge at a time, never more than 1 percent disturbed Phase development one ridge at a time, never more than 1 percent disturbed

11 Glenwood Springs: Roan Plateau Phased Leasing Lease over time Lease over time Federal unit?? One operator?? Federal unit?? One operator?? Would likely require additional BLM planning process Would likely require additional BLM planning process

12 Glenwood Springs/Kremmling RMP revisions Drafts out in Fall 2008 Drafts out in Fall day comment period 90-day comment period Public meetings Public meetings

13 Grand Junction: APDs 29 APDs to date FY 08 Delta17 Black Hills 2 EnCana1 Plains Exp9

14 Multiple-well EAs Black Hills (Horseshoe Canyon, Winter Flats, South Shale Ridge) EA completion in June Aspen Operating (Whitewater) Scoping in June Oxy (Bowdish) On-sites this month Retamco (Roan Creek) Revised MDP

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16 Grand Junction Whirlwind Uranium Mine: Comment period on Preliminary EA closes June 20 Whirlwind Uranium Mine: Comment period on Preliminary EA closes June 20 CAM/Red Cliff Coal Mine Draft EIS expected later this summer CAM/Red Cliff Coal Mine Draft EIS expected later this summer

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18 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) Preliminary EA expected this summer Preliminary EA expected this summer

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21 White River: APDs 109 processed in FY 2008 BOPCO18 C&J Field Services1 ExxonMobil42 Williams Production16 XTO Energy1 Chevron2 Genesis1 Conoco Phillips28

22 White River: RMP Amendment Amends 1997 RMP Amends 1997 RMP Addresses anticipated increase in oil and gas development Addresses anticipated increase in oil and gas development 90 day public review for Draft EIS early day public review for Draft EIS early 2009

23 Oil Shale Programmatic EIS Draft on Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Draft on Oil Shale and Tar Sands 83,000 comment submissions 83,000 comment submissions Final out by end of the year Final out by end of the year

24 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 anticipated to be out for public review in June EA anticipated to be out for public review in June

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26 Little Snake: 9 APDs in FY 08 Wexpro 8 Julander1

27 Little Snake: RMP revision Working with EPA on air analysis Working with EPA on air analysis Expect 45-day public comment period this fall Expect 45-day public comment period this fall Expect Record of Decision in 2009 Expect Record of Decision in 2009

28 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 August, 90-day comment period with public meetings Expect Draft EIS in August, 90-day comment period with public meetings

29 Kremmling APDs 4 APDs pending in FY 08 to date 4 APDs pending in FY 08 to date Jackson County Jackson County

30 Uncompahgre Field Office Montrose Montrose 16 APDs to date 16 APDs to date

31 Facilitating solar energy on public lands and mitigating impacts Facilitating solar energy on public lands and mitigating impacts BLM lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah BLM lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah Solar Energy PEIS

32 Public scoping comments through July 7 Public scoping comments through July 7 8 public meetings throughout the West 8 public meetings throughout the West Denver: June 23, 6 p.m. Denver: June 23, 6 p.m. Salt Lake City: June 25, 6 p.m. Salt Lake City: June 25, 6 p.m. Solar Energy PEIS

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34 Oil and Gas Lease Sales May 8 Lease Sale: 46 parcels; 28,546 acres 46 parcels; 28,546 acres Net $4 million (48% to State) Net $4 million (48% to State) Highest bid: $3,300/acre for 160 acres in Weld Co Highest bid: $3,300/acre for 160 acres in Weld Co Highest total: $528,000 for same parcel Highest total: $528,000 for same parcel Next sale Aug 14 (info out next week) Lease info on-line

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38 If you spot a fire, call 911 and provide: Fire location – legal, GPS, access Fire location – legal, GPS, access Vegetation – grass, brush, trees Vegetation – grass, brush, trees Terrain – canyon, top of hill, etc Terrain – canyon, top of hill, etc Approximate size (1 tree, 1 football field) Approximate size (1 tree, 1 football field) Color and quantity of smoke Color and quantity of smoke Your name, phone, and company Your name, phone, and company

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40 Wildfire Safety If you start a fire, call 911 Provide all info from the last slide Provide all info from the last slide Follow company policy – if the fire is small you may try to extinguish it, but: Follow company policy – if the fire is small you may try to extinguish it, but: Easy to be overwhelmed Easy to be overwhelmed Safest to let the firefighters to their job Safest to let the firefighters to their job Better to evacuate or find safe area Better to evacuate or find safe area Fire can outrun you, and it doesnt get tired Fire can outrun you, and it doesnt get tired

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42 Evacuation If possible, evacuation from the fire is best If possible, evacuation from the fire is best Ensure you have a safe route out Ensure you have a safe route out Drive slowly going out and expect fire traffic coming in Drive slowly going out and expect fire traffic coming in

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44 When evacuation is not possible, go to safe area: Area free of vegetation, flammable liquids, hazmat, etc. Area free of vegetation, flammable liquids, hazmat, etc. Irrigated areas Irrigated areas Old well pads Old well pads

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47 Do not self-dispatch with equipment or trucks Do not self-dispatch with equipment or trucks Keep roads open Keep roads open Provide incident commander with information on your worksite: Provide incident commander with information on your worksite: Number and location of people Number and location of people Facilities Facilities Flammables and hazmat Flammables and hazmat Shut-in, etc. Shut-in, etc.

48 Everybody comes home!


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