Details for STATE OF MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION BOARD OF OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION BILLINGS, MONTANA

STATE OF MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION BOARD OF OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION BILLINGS, MONTANA August 14 & 15, 2019 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONSERVATION AND PREVENTION OF WASTE OF OIL AND GAS The Board of Oil and Gas Conservation of the State of Montana will hold its business meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the hearing room at its office at 2535 St. Johns Avenue in Billings, Montana. The agenda for that meeting is as follows: 1.Call to order 2. Approval of minutes of June 12, 2019, business meeting 3. Public comment on agenda and non-agenda items 4. Financial report 5. Plugging and reclamation program update 6. Bond summary & incident report 7. Docket summary 8. Gas flaring exceptions 9. Inactive well review 10. Staff reports

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The Board will conduct public hearings pursuant to Chapter 11 of Title 82 of the Montana Code Annotated on the matters described below at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019, in the hearing room at its office at 2535 St. Johns Avenue in Billings, Montana. Interested persons have the opportunity to be heard for each docket. For more information or to request accommodation for a disability, please contact Erin Ricci at (406) 444-6731 or Jennifer Breton at (406) 656-0040, as soon as possible before the scheduled hearing. Docket 68-2019 APPLICANT: KRAKEN OIL & GAS LLC - RICHLAND COUNTY, MONTANA Upon the application of Kraken Oil & Gas LLC to pool all interests in the permanent spacing unit comprised of all of Sections 5 and 8, T25N-R59E, Richland County, Montana, for the production of oil and associated natural gas from the Bakken/Three Forks Formation and to authorize the recovery of non-consent penalties in accordance with Section 82-11-202(2), M.C.A., with respect to the Fletch 5-8 #2H, Fletch 5-8 #3H, Fletch 5-8 #4H, and Fletch 5-8 #5H wells. Docket 71-2019 APPLICANT: CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC. - RICHLAND COUNTY, MONTANA Upon the application of Continental Resources, Inc. to create an overlapping temporary spacing unit comprised of all of Section 36, T27N-R53E and all of Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, T26N-R53E, Richland County, Montana, to drill a horizontal Bakken/Three Forks Formation well anywhere within said spacing unit but not closer than 200' (heel/toe setback) and 660' (lateral setback) to the exterior boundaries thereof. Applicant will apply for permanent spacing within 90 days of successful well completion. Applicant requests placement on the Default Docket. Docket 73-2019 APPLICANT: BLACK GOLD ENERGY DORE FACILITY, INC. - RICHLAND COUNTY, MONTANA Request for a change of operator, and as required by Board policy, the Board will hold a hearing to consider approval of the transfer of plugging and reclamation responsibilities for the Dore 1 well, API # 25-083-21281, located in the NW¼NW¼ of Section 29, T24N-59E, Richland County, Montana from Poor Boy Oil, LLP to Black Gold Energy Dore Facility, Inc., and to determine if the proposed plugging and reclamation bond coverage is adequate under § 82-11-123(5), MCA. Docket 84-2019 SHOW-CAUSE HEARING RESPONDENT: SAMSON OIL AND GAS USA, INC. - RICHLAND AND ROOSEVELT COUNTIES, MONTANA Upon the Board's own motion to require Samson Oil and Gas USA, Inc. to appear and show cause, if any it has, why penalties should not be imposed for failure to remedy the field violations by the July 11, 2019, deadline. Docket 60-2017 SHOW-CAUSE HEARING Continued from December 2017 RESPONDENT: BLACK GOLD ENERGY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, LLC - RICHLAND COUNTY, MONTANA Upon the Board's own motion to require Black Gold Energy Resource Development, LLC to appear and show cause, if any it has, why its plugging and reclamation bond should not be forfeited for failure to begin to plug and abandon its Indian Mound 1 SWD (API # 25-083-21377) well located in the NE¼SW¼SW¼ of Section 15, T23N-R55E, Richland County, Montana as required by Board Order 45-2017, in accordance with § 82-11-123(5), MCA. At the August 15, 2019, public hearing, compliance will be reviewed and a determination will be made concerning the outstanding fine of $112,500. BOARD OF OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION Erin Ricci Administrative Assistant MNAXLP Publish July 21, 2019

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