Notice of Recommendation
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT
AND NATURAL RESOURCES
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,
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.
April 7, 2021
Published once at the total approximate cost of $36.57
Published: April 8, 2021