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Spacing and Intergration Order Glodes Corners Road 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 Glodes Corners Road Field. This field is located in the towns of Prattsburg and Pulteney in Steuben County.

Operator: Columbia Natural Resources, LLC
Effective Date: 5/30/2000
Unit Sizes for Wells Drilled Prior to the Order: 158-246 acres
Unit Sizes for Future Wells: 150-640 acres
Minimum Spacing Between Future Wells: 1 mile
Extension Well Distance: 5 miles

Commisioner's Order and Related Documents

Commissioner's Ruling dated July 12, 2000
Authorized updating unit maps and extended the deadline for filing the Final Decision and Order in the County Clerk's office.

Final Decision and Order dated May 30, 2000
Adopted proposed spacing and integration rules and released royalty escrow. Includes a summary hearing report prepared by Aministrative Law Judge Daniel P. O'Connell.

Interim Decision dated February 25, 2000
Commissioner's determination that Department staff has authority to protect correlative rights and require royalty escrow.

Order (Modification 2 of Order of Further Procedings) dated December 21, 1999
Move for a continuance of the December 13, 1999 Order.

Order (Modification of Order of Further Proceedings) dated December 13, 1999
Move for a continuance of the October 28, 1999 Order.

Ruling on Motion to Produce Wells and Escrow Royalty Proceeds dated November 30, 1999
Allows CNR to produce the Covert 2 and Ballam-Carter wells. Royalties must be escrowed.

Ruling on Motion to Escrow dated October 28, 1999
Department staff's motion to require CNR to escrow proceeds or alternatively, shut-in production is denied.

Ruling After Public Hearing and Order of Further Proceedings dated October 28, 1999
Department staff ordered to justify proposed minimum 5,280 feet spacing and 240 acre unit size. The size, shape and location of proposed spacing units must be substantiated.

Additional Documents and Exhibits in the Public Hearing File

Affidavit dated January 27, 2000 (PDF) (17 KB)
Affidavit prepared by Bradley J. Field, Director, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation.

Stipulation between NYSDEC, and Columbia Natural Resources, Inc. dated January 25, 2000 (PDF) (30 KB)
Set forth proposed spacing and integration rules for the field.

Draft Stipulation between NYSDEC and Columbia Natural Resources, Inc. dated May 21, 1999 (PDF) (27 KB)
NYSDEC proposed spacing and integration rules for the field.

Draft Stipulation between NYSDEC and Columbia Natural Resources, Inc. dated May 19, 1999 (PDF) (28 KB)
CNR proposed spacing and integration rules for the field.

Field Report (PDF) (32 KB)
Report of Columbia Natural Resources, Inc., on Glodes Corners Road Field.

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