University of Colorado at Boulder
BMP of Oil and Gas Development

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BMP ID: 4311
Title: Drill and complete multiple wells from a single pad
Text: 2007 BLM BMP Award to Williams: "... for its design and introduction of a rig in the Colorado's Piceance Basin allows it to drill and complete 22 natural gas wells on a single pad."
Source Publication Name: BLM 2007 Best Management Practices Awards
Citation Section: Integration of New Technologies to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Development, Williams Exploration and Production Co.
Citation Page: 1
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Drilling
• Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field: Piceance Basin (UINTA-PICEANCE)
Surface Ownership: • Federal
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
Primary Contact: Mr. Matt Spangler
BLM- Department of Interior
Phone:202-452-5130     Alt. Phone:
Fax:     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Wildlife
Location: Colorado
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Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy: Use of the rig enables Williams to shorten its production cycle, minimize impacts to wildlife and noise disturbances, and reduce truck traffic. This BMP received a BLM award in 2007.
Date Entered: 2009-03-26 13:22 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-06-27 10:29 UTC