Methane Release at State 30-16 north of Soaring Heights PK-8 and Erie High School
Kerr McGee has notified the COGCC of a release that was reported on August 26, 2021, at the State 30-16 site, outside Erie limits near WCR 10 and WCR 5 (located north of Soaring Heights PK-8 and Erie High School).
The methane release was detected at 2.7 percent in one of five shallow gas vapor points installed at the wellhead during plug and abandonment operations. NO Methane has been detected at the surface. Out of an abundance of caution, Kerr McGee is deploying an array of soil vapor detectors across the entire facility site, which will be collected early next week for analysis, and to learn the source and extent of the methane.