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Spacing and Integration Order Muck Farm Field

The Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law requires public notice and hearing to implement field-wide spacing and integration rules when necessary to prevent waste, provide greater ultimate recovery of the hydrocarbon resource and protect the correlative rights of all owners, including landowners. Public hearings took place in Bath, NY on June 21 & 22, 1999, on the matter of field-wide spacing rules and integration of interests in the Muck Farm Field. This field is located in the towns of Prattsburg and Pulteney in Steuben County.

Operator: Columbia Natural Resources, LLC
Effective Date: 1/31/2000
Unit Sizes for Wells Drilled Prior to the Order: 432-516 acres
Unit Sizes for Future Wells: 320-640 acres
Minimum Spacing Between Future Wells: 1 mile
Extension Well Distance: 5 miles

Commisioner's Order and Related Documents

Final Decision and Order dated January 31, 2000 (PDF) (6 KB)
Adopted proposed spacing and integration rules and released royalty escrow.

Ruling After Public Hearing dated October 28, 1999
Directed Department staff to prepare a Commissioner's Order.

Stipulation between NYSDEC, and Columbia Natural Resources, Inc. dated May 18, 1999 (PDF) (33 KB)
Set forth proposed spacing and integration rules for the field.

  • Exhibit A to Stipulation
    Map of Muck Farm Field which shows the existing wells and the units established by the Final Order.

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