Draco Drilling & Spacing Unit (DSU) Map

This map depicts the existing oil & gas infrastructure in and around the proposed drilling and spacing unit (DSU) for the Draco Oil and Gas Development Plan (OGPD). The well pad for the proposed 26 wells is several miles east of the DSU, just north of the Crestone Hub at CR 6 and CR 7 in unincorporated Weld County.

It was compiled using GIS data downloaded from the Colorado Energy & Carbon Management Commission (ECMC) web site at https://ecmc.state.co.us/ on July 2, 2024. Other geographic data was sourced from OpenStreetMaps.

In its Form 2A application materials to the ECMC, Extraction Oil & Gas identified 19 affected locations with 24 wells in and around the DSU, identified with red dashed circles in this map. These locations have one or more wells in production or shut-in, i.e. they have not yet been plugged and abandoned and are at greater risk for interference from the Draco wellbores.

Each well is labeled with its name and status, its maximum well bore depth, and its spud date, i.e. when the well was drilled.

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Notes and Observations

  • These are some of the longest wellbores we’ve ever seen, extending over 5 miles well into Boulder County.
  • One of the biggest potential risks for drilling at Draco is the potential interaction with existing wells, even if they’re plugged and abandoned, such as what happened in Berthoud in 2018 or in Broomfield in 2019 (see the table below).
  • We expect the wellbores to only be perforated/fracked within the spacing unit (outlined in dotted red on the map), thus reducing some of the potential interference with the horizontal wellbores drilled at Pratt and Waste Connections at the proposed Redtail Ranch development just north of Vista Ridge.
  • The eastern edge of the spacing unit was previously assigned to the Crestone Acme drilling pad, to have been drilled from a surface location northwest of SH 7 and Bonanza Dr, but ultimately denied by the ECMC (fka COGCC) in 2019.

Interfering Wells

Listed below are the 28 legacy plugged and abandoned wells within the DSU that are at increased risk of interference from the 26 Draco directional well bores that extend over 5 miles west into Boulder County from the surface location at the Crestone Hub, just outside of Erie in unincorporated Weld County.

API CodeLocation IDOperatorWellStatus Date
123-10759319139CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD “K” UNIT #112/8/17
123-18982330370CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-112/13/12
123-18953330351CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-73/22/13
123-18954330352CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-86/4/08
123-18929330343CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-95/30/08
123-18930330344CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-1010/16/19
123-18931330345CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC BARB LTD #30-1512/4/12
013-06193379777NORTH AMERICAN RESOURCES COMPANY ERIE EIGHT E UNIT #11/17/01
013-06242379816NORTH AMERICAN RESOURCES COMPANY ERIE EIGHT E UNIT #21/16/01
123-23009335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS #23-196/28/18
123-23018335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS #24-1911/29/17
123-18689335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS “E” #111/13/17
123-30276335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #13-199/21/17
123-30279335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #14-199/21/17
123-19032335765CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #19-1012/13/17
123-19209330501CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #19-159/24/18
123-19033335765CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #19-1612/13/17
123-30278335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #2-4-1911/13/17
123-30277335664CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #4-6-191/7/19
123-29128335765CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #43-195/2/19
123-29476335765CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS #6-8-192/15/19
123-18593335765CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC VESSELS MINERALS E UNIT #212/13/17
013-06252321349NOBLE ENERGY INC YOUNG #3-2510/10/13
013-06284335559EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC YOUNG #5-237/7/21
013-06257321354NOBLE ENERGY INC YOUNG #6-2310/13/12
013-06560335890EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC YOUNG MC #23-11D6/30/21
013-06561335558EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC YOUNG MC #26-03D6/30/21
013-06562335558EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC YOUNG MC #26-04D6/30/21

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