Crestone Notifies of Plug and Abandonment at
Crestone Peak Resources will soon begin the task of plugging and abandoning the Pratt location. This site is just south of County Road 6 and east of Columbine Way. This location was drilled in 2012 but is no longer needed due to the horizontal wells drilled in 2017 that are located just south of this site.
In the next week, a truck mounted service rig will move in and rig up on the seven well pad. On every well, the crew will pull tubing out of the well, set a permanent plug in the wellbore, and cement the well per Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regulations. Once set, the cement casing will be cut-off below surface and a metal plate will be welded into place. After all seven wells have been plugged and abandoned, the rig will move off of the location.
All production facility equipment and the flowlines connected to this site will be removed as well. Equipment expected on location during this time includes a truck mounted service rig, various pieces of heavy equipment, a crane, temporary water tanks, trucks and worker pickup trucks. A traffic management plan will be in place during this activity. All access to this site is limited to the designated access route.
This activity is expected to take about six weeks to complete. This includes plugging and abandoning the wells; removing all surface equipment and flow lines; and interim reclamation of the site which includes grading, re-contouring and re-seeding the location. Reclamation is done per Crestone’s agreement with the surface owner.
Please contact Crestone at 720-410-8537, or CommunityRelations@CrestonePR.com.
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