Notice of Recommendation_DENR

Notice of Recommendation
In the matter of the application of
Gulf Exploration Co., Oklahoma City,        Oil and Gas
Oklahoma, for a permit to drill an oil         Case No. 1-2021
and gas well at an exception location to
statewide spacing, described as the
Bulge 1-8 Well, located 2,367 feet from
the north line and 261 feet from the east
line in Section 8, Township 11 South,
Range 1 East; approximately 16 miles
Southwest of Edgemont, Fall River County,
South Dakota.
Notice is hereby given to the public and to all interested persons that pursuant to South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) Chapter 1-26 and Chapter 45-9 and further pursuant to the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:12:02:08 and 74:12:09, the following matter has come to the attention of the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, hereinafter “Secretary.”
The Secretary recommends approval of the exception location for the following reasons:
1. The applicant asserts that drilling this well at the location prescribed by the statewide spacing rule would likely result in a well unable to produce in economic quantities, as indicated by three dimensional seismic interpretation.
2. No other producing or drilled oil and gas wells are located within 1,000 feet of the proposed location.
Authority for the Secretary to approve this application is contained in ARSD 74:12:02:08 and 74:12:09. Unless a person files a petition requesting a hearing on the above application pursuant to the provisions of ARSD 74:09:01 on or before April 28, 2021, the Secretary’s recommendation will be considered final and the Secretary will approve the application in accordance with that recommendation.
The application and notice of recommendation are also posted on the department’s website at: and  Additional information about this application is available from Mike Lees, Administrator, Minerals and Mining Program, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, telephone (605) 773-4201, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
April 7, 2021
Hunter Roberts,
Published once at the total approximate cost of $36.57
Published: April 8, 2021

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