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Agency Name:Railroad Commission of Texas
Date of Meeting:02/12/2008
Time of Meeting:09:30 AM
Board:Railroad Commission of Texas
Street Location:1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor
City Location:Austin
State Location:TX
Status:Active
Date of Submission:02/04/2008
Additional Information Obtained From:Lindil C. Fowler, Jr., General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas, P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967, (512) 463-6715.
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Agenda: NOTICE OF MEETING

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, the following matters will be taken up for discussion and/or decision by the Railroad Commission of Texas at the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor, Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, commencing at 9:30 a.m. The Commission may meet in Executive Session on one or more items, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Auxiliary Aids or Services for Persons with a Disability. Any individual with a disability who plans to attend this meeting and who requires auxiliary aids or services should notify the Commission as far in advance as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Requests may be made to the Personnel Office of the Railroad Commission of Texas by mail at P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967; by telephone at (512) 463-6981 or TDD No. (512) 463-7284; by e-mail at ADA@rrc.state.tx.us; or in person at 1701 North Congress Avenue, Suite 9-100, Austin, Texas.


OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-HEARINGS SECTION

GAS SERVICES PROTESTED

1. GUD No. 9762 (and consolidated cases): Statement of Intent filed by Atmos Energy Corporation to increase utility rates within the unincorporated areas served by the Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division and petition for de novo review of the denial of the Statement of Intent filed by Atmos in various municipalities.

2. GUD No. 9695: Rate case expenses severed from Gas Utilities Docket No. 9670.

GAS SERVICES UNPROTESTED

3. GUD No. 9767: Application of Oneok Texas Gas Storage, L.P. pursuant to Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act for review of reasonableness of storage rates.

4. GUD No. 9759: Application of Centana Intrastate Pipeline, LLC, pursuant to Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act for review of the reasonableness of transportation and storage rates.

SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION

5. SMRD Docket No. C8-0002-SC-47-D: Application by Texas Westmoreland Coal Co., Permit No. 47, Jewett E/F Mine Area, for acceptance of surety bond issued by Indemnity National Insurance Company for reclamation performance, Leon and Freestone Counties, Texas.

6. SMRD Docket No. C7-0020-SC-29-F: Application by Norit Americas Inc. for release of Phase I reclamation liability on 437 acres, Permit No. 29C, Darco Mine, Harrison County, Texas.

OIL AND GAS PROTESTED

7. O&G 05-0254807: Trend Gathering & Treating, LP to consider a sour gas pipeline pursuant to Rule 106, 16" to Teague Station, Teague Field, Freestone County, Texas.

8. O&G 09-0253237: Beisch, Rusty to inject fluid into a reservoir productive of oil or gas, Garvey, C.K. (10697), Well Nos. 5A, 7 and 10, Archer County Regular Field, Archer County, Texas.

9. O&G 05-0254094: Italian-American Oil Co., Inc. Commission called hearing on the request of Italian American Oil Co. Inc. contesting the cancellation of applications for plugging extensions for the Eva Harcrow (01866) Lease, Red Oak (Sub-Clarksville) Field Leon County, Texas.

10. O&G 01-0252224: E & W Oil, Inc. enforcement action regarding Bunch, Joe (03385) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, Luling-Branyon (55679001) Field, Caldwell County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 14(b)(3), and 9(12).

11. O&G 10-0252517: Fort Worth Natural Gas, Inc. enforcement action regarding Block (00121) Lease, Well No. 3W, Panhandle Carson County Field (68845001) Field, Carson County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 46(g)(2), and 46(j).

12. O&G 7C-0250727: Colo Exploration Company, Inc. enforcement action regarding (168907) Operator, Lassiter (07356) Lease, Well No. 01, Meadow Creek (Canyon) (60105500) Field, Coke County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 13(b)(1)(B), 8(d)(4)(G)(i)(III).

13. O&G 01-0248501: JPW Energy, L.L.C. enforcement action regarding Sarah E. Ferry Unit-Block 13 (13992) Lease, Well No. 03, Pleasanton (Edwards Lime 8100) (71922664) Field, Atascosa County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and 46(j).

14. O&G 01-0249492: Cinco Natural Resources Corp. application pursuant to Statewide Rule 78(g) for an exception to the financial security requirements for all applicant operated wells within the State of Texas.

AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDERS (22 items; numbers 15-36)

15. O&G 01-0252514: Donoco Oil Company enforcement action regarding Dittmar, Annie T. (05631) Lease, Well No. 01, Gloriana (Poth -A-) (35450500) Field, Wilson County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 14(b)(3), and 3(1), (2), and (3).

16. O&G 03-0254672: Otex Resources LLC enforcement action regarding Gulf Fee Lot 14 (16927) Lease, Well No. 01, Saratoga, West (81063001) Field, Hardin County, Texas. Violation of Rule 8(d)(1).

17. O&G 03-0252342: Brave Heart Resources, Inc. enforcement action regarding Cluxton (14939) Lease, Well No. 01, Old Waverly (Yegua 4200) (67060666) Field, San Jacinto County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 8(d)(1), and 3(2).

18. O&G 03-0253814: P.O.S. Energy, Inc. enforcement action regarding Stanley-Henderson Unit (11086) Lease, Well No. 01, Sally Withers Lake (Yegua #1) (79839250) Field, Ola Stanley No. 2 (15303) Lease, Well No. 2, Sally Withers Lake (Miocene) (79839200) Field, Jasper County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and (3), and 9(12).

19. O&G 03-0252922: Chaparral Energy, L.L.C. enforcement action regarding Braman -C- (08163) Lease, Well Nos.1D, & 13 Sugar Valley, N. (Union) (86962852) Field, Culbertson, W.J. "A" (19640) Lease, Well No. 2, Sugar Valley (Talcott A) (86960725) Field, Thomasson, Sadie E. (21549) Lease, Well No. 3, Sugar Valley (Cayce) (86960150) Field, Matagorda County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

20. O&G 03-0254779: Chaparral Energy, L.L.C. enforcement action regarding Longmire, J. J., O/A (08143) Lease, Well No. 01, Sugar Valley, N. (Hurlock) (86962142) Field, Matagorda County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

21. O&G 03-0251475: Graward Operating, Inc. enforcement action regarding Reed, T.S. (22380) Lease, Well No. 01, Camptown (15190001) Field, Newton County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 3(1), (2), and (3), and 46(j).

22. O&G 09-0252783: Midwestern Energy enforcement action regarding McCullough (22116) Lease, Well No. 04, Wichita County Regular (97155001) Field, Wichita County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2).

23. O&G 02-0254266: Geodominion Petroleum enforcement action regarding Morton "A" Unit Lease, Well No. 1 (0643059) Permit, Wildcat (00004001) Field, Lavaca County, Texas. Violation of Rule 8(d)(1).

24. O&G 04-0254590: Magnum Producing, LP enforcement action regarding Childs Gas Unit/Upper 7/ (041956) Lease, Well No.22 U, May (7 Sand, Upper) (58556891) Field, Kleberg County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

25. O&G 04-0254382: Durango Resources Corp. enforcement action regarding Yturria Cattle Co. (11038) Lease, Well No. 1A, La Sara (No.8 Sand) (51046116) Field, Willacy County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and 3(2).

26. O&G 04-0254381: Durango Resources Corp. enforcement action regarding Estell Mary King (08271) Lease, Well No. B 29, Richard King (5280) (76410534) Field, Nueces County, Texas, Violation of Rules 3(2) and 14(b)(2).

27. O&G 03-0254675: Meridian Resource & Expl LLC, enforcement action regarding (561113) Operator, Black Stone Minerals (226173) Lease, Well No.2, Anne Parsons (Woodbine) (03024475) Field, Polk County, Texas. Violation of Rules 8(d)(1) and 20.

28. O&G 09-0251284: Case Enterprises, Inc. enforcement action regarding Fowler "B" (26093) Lease, Well Nos.10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 & 25, Wichita County Regular (97155001) Field, Wichita County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and (3) and 46(j).

29. O&G 06-0253283: Recon Oil Co. enforcement action regarding Crawford, Norris (12049) Lease, Well Nos.1, 3 & 6, Slocum (84144001) Field, Anderson County, Texas. Violation of Nat. Res. Code Section 91.143.

30. O&G 8A-0252390: Sauder Management Company enforcement action regarding Beggs-Foster Waterflood Unit (67118) Lease, Tumbleweed, Nw. (Tannehill) (91784700) Field, Dickens County, Texas. Violation of Rule 8(d)(1).

31. O&G 03-0237818: Cortex Energy, Inc enforcement action regarding Cain, H. C. (03381) Lease, Well No. 01, Pierce Junction (71444001) Field, Harris County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2).

32. O&G 01-0253444: EOG Resources, Inc. enforcement action regarding Birdwell, R. R. (151351) Lease, Well No.4, Jourdanton (47358001) Field, Atascosa County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

33. O&G 01-0249473: Cavalier Oil & Gas, Inc. enforcement action regarding Webb, Berry (03924) Lease, Well No. 01, Webb, Rueben (05794) Lease, Well No. 4, Drummond (Edwards 1800) (26190666) Field, Caldwell County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

34. O&G 02-0253153: Double Play Oil & Gas, Inc enforcement action regarding Borchers Estate (093641) Lease, Well No.15 T, Borchers (2370) (10634350) Field, Borchers Estate (093642) Lease, Well No.15 C, Borchers (2250) (10634300) Field, Lavaca County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

35. O&G 02-0253845: Wofford, C. J. enforcement action regarding Janssen, N. F. (072093) Lease, Well No. 1, Nursery, S. (1150) (66314075) Field, Victoria County, Texas. Violation of Rule 14(b)(2) and (3).

36. LP-Gas Docket No. 1925: RVR Investments, Inc. enforcement action for violation of LP-Gas Safety Rule 9.17(e)(1-2), at KWIK Way #201, N. Garland Road, Garland, Dallas County, Texas.

OIL AND GAS UNPROTESTED

CONSENT AGENDA (32 items; numbers 37-68)

37. O&G 01-0253960: Three Forks Operating Co, LLC to amend the field rules for the W.C. Finch (Simsboro 1900) Field, Milam County, Texas.

38. O&G 02-0253102: Brigham Oil & Gas, L.P. to consider permanent gas well classification for its Sartwelle Lease, Well No. 4 (Id No. 226753), Appling Deep (Frio) Field, Jackson County, Texas.

39. O&G 02-0253997: Bepco, L.P. to consolidate the Halletsville, E. (7450), Hallettsville (8250 Wilcox), Hallettsville (8850), Hallettsville (8900), Hallettsville, East (8000), Hallettsville, East (8300), and Hallettsville, East (8600) Fields into a consolidated field to be known as the Hallettsville, E (Middle Wilcox) Field, and to consider permanent field rules for the proposed field, Lavaca County, Texas.

40. O&G 02-0254650: Remora Management, LLC Application of Remora Management, LLC to supercede the Final Order signed on October 23, 2007, in Oil & Gas Docket No. 02-0252223 requiring that the Matthews-Kuester (171759) Lease, Well No.7, Helen Gohlke (Yegua K) (40231429) Field, De Witt County, Texas, be plugged, enabling Remora Management. LLC to become the operator of record.

41. O&G 04-0254735: Coronado Energy E&P Company, LLC to amend the field rules for the Seven Sisters, S. (Wilcox, Lo.) Field, Duval County, Texas.

42. O&G 05-0254651: Wortham Oil & Gas to consider the application of Wortham Oil & Gas to supercede the provisions of the Final Order in Oil & Gas Docket No. 05-0211978 issued April 14, 1998, requiring the plugging of the Gardner (03207) Lease, Well No. 1, Red Oak, South (Sub-Clarksville) (75368500) Field, Leon County, Texas.

43. O&G 05-0254691: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to amend the field rules for the Teague (CV-Bossier Cons.) (88576304) Field, Freestone County, Texas.

44. O&G 05-0254692: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to amend the field rules for the Dowdy Ranch (Cotton Valley) (25978300) Field, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas.

45. O&G 05-0254693: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to amend the field rules for the Dew (C.V. Consolidated) (24478150) Field, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas.

46. O&G 05-0254694: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to amend the field rules for the Bear Grass (Cotton Valley Cons) Field, Leon, Freestone, Limestone, and Robertson Counties, Texas.

47. O&G 05-0254695: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to amend the field rules for the Bald Prairie (CV Consolidated) Field, Robertson, Leon, and Limestone Counties, Texas.

48. O&G 06-0254291: Ergon Energy Partners, L.P. to change from an associated 49-B Field to an associated prorated field, and to suspend the allocation formula and adopt a 100 percent AOF designation, Brookeland (Austin Chalk, 8800) Field, Angelina, Jasper, Polk, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler Counties, Texas.

49. O&G 06-0254596: Samson Lone Star, LLC to consider permanent gas well classification for its Taylor Estate Lease, (14500), Well No. 1, Waskom (Cotton Valley) Field, Harrison County, Texas.

50. O&G 06-0254690: Penn Virginia Oil & Gas, L.P. to consider permanent field rules for the Hardwood (Cotton Valley) (39026200) Field, Harrison County, Texas.

51. O&G 06-0254848: XTO Energy Inc. to consider consolidation of the Bethany (Transition),Bethany (Travis Peak-Trosper), Bethany (Travis Peak 6100) Bethany (Travis Peak 6160), Bethany (Travis Peak 6200), Bethany (Travis Peak 6200), Bethany (McCain), Bethany (Travis Peak 6400, Gas), Bethany (Travis Peak 6300, Gas), Bethany (Travis Peak 6350), Bethany (Travis Peak 6250), Bethany (Travis Peak 6510), Bethany (Travis Peak a Sand), Bethany (Travis Peak 6560), Bethany (Travis Peak 6583), Bethany (Travis Peak 6690), and Bethany (Travis Peak Lower) Fields, into the Bethany (Travis Peak Cons.) Field, Panola and Harrison Counties, Texas.

52. O&G 7C-0254126: Hunt Oil Company to amend the field rules for the Amacker-Tippett (Devonian) Field, Upton County, Texas.

53. O&G 10-0255244: Questar Expl. and Prod. Co. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Morrow Formation Higgins, South (Morrow) (41107300) Field, Hemphill County, Texas.

54. O&G 02-0255242: Enduring Resources, LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Edwards Limestone Formation Speary (Edwards) (85043100) Field, Karnes County, Texas.

55. O&G 02-0255243: Enduring Resources, LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Edwards Limestone Formation Pawnee (Edwards) (69845200) Field, Bee and Karnes Counties, Texas.

56. O&G 02-0255246: Hughes, Dan A. Company, L.P. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Holzmark, E. (10,300) (42384900) Field, Bee County, Texas.

57. O&G 02-0255248: Magnum Producing, LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Coquat (Slick) (20539333) Field, Live Oak County, Texas.

58. O&G 02-0255249: Magnum Producing, LP for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Mikeska, N. (Wilcox 10300) (61313800) Field, Live Oak County, Texas.

59. O&G 04-0254642: Laredo Energy for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Haynes (Middle Wilcox Cons.) (39818250) Field, Zapata County, Texas.

60. O&G 04-0255245: El Paso E & P Company, L. P. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Frio Formation Monte Christo (43-57 Cons.) (62556361) Field, Hidalgo County, Texas.

61. O&G 04-0255418: Forest Oil Corporation for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Vicksburg Formation Rincon (Vicksburg Cons.) (76721550) Field, Starr County, Texas.

62. O&G 02-0255416: El Paso E & P Company, L. P. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Fant (Wilcox 10000) (30185600) Field, Live Oak County, Texas.

63. O&G 8A-0255405: Occidental Permian Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Levelland Unit (03780) Lease, Levelland (53411001) Field, Hockley County, Texas.

64. O&G 8A-0255315: Occidental Permian Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Central Ownby Unit (66222) Lease, Ownby (Clear Fork, Upper) (67899400) Field, Yoakum County, Texas.

65. O&G 8A-0255313: Oxy USA WTP LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Salt Creek Field Unit (05254) Lease, Salt Creek (79887001) Field, Kent County, Texas.

66. O&G 03-0255314: ZK Petroleum Co., L.L.C. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Robinson (23125) Lease, Blue Ridge (09880001) Field, Fort Bend County, Texas.

67. O&G 03-0255422: Anadarko E&P Company LP for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Brinkman-Green Unit (14543) Lease, Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) (34733500) Field, Burleson County, Texas.

68. O&G 8A-0255312: Occidental Permian Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Slaughter Estate Unit (18105) Lease, Slaughter (83991001) Field, Hockley County, Texas.

MASTER DEFAULT ORDERS (4 items; numbers 69-72)

69. O&G 01-0252529: SHWJ Oil & Gas Co., Inc. enforcement action regarding Chaddock, Dorothy (01268) Lease, Well Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Minerva-Rockdale (61858001) Field, Milam County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2), 8(d)(1), 2(a), 3(1), (2), and (3), 13(b)(1)(B), and 73(i).

70. O&G 04-0248625: Jurassic Exploration, Inc. enforcement action regarding Walker "A" (120668) Lease, Well No.2, Richard King (5400 a Upper) (76410605) Field, Walker (10682) Lease, Well No. 1, Richard King (5400 Upper) (76410607) Field, Walker "B" (09882) Lease, Well No. 3, Richard King (5600 Upper) (76410715) Field, Nueces County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and (3), 3(2), and 8(d)(1).

71. O&G 04-0248630: Jurassic Exploration, Inc. enforcement action regarding Walker "A" (10014) Lease, Well No.3, Richard King (76410001) Field, Walker -A- (08722) Lease, Well No. 04, Richard King (5430) (76410610) Field, Walker -A- (08580) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 5 & 6 Richard King (5500) (76410640) Field, Nueces County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and (3), 8(d)(1), 9(12), and 13(b)(1).

72. O&G 08-0240042: Deg Energy, Inc. enforcement action regarding State Harral Lease, Well No. 1 (0382288) Permit, Wildcat Field, Pecos County, Texas. Violation of Rules 14(b)(2) and 16(a).


ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

SAFETY DIVISION

73. Presentation of Compression Coupling Report.

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

74. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Docket No. RM08-2-000.


PUBLIC INPUT

75. The Commission will provide an opportunity for general public input on any matter under the jurisdiction of the Commission, in accordance with the policy adopted on September 7, 2005.
TRD ID:2008000965
Datestamp:02/04/2008 02:10 PM
Archive Date:02/14/2008

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