Unprotested Enforcement Actions - DECEMBER 15, 1998

MASTER DEFAULT ORDER

DECEMBER 15, 1998

At a conference held at its offices in Austin, the Commission finds that after statutory notice, the following enforcement proceedings were heard by the examiners, and that the Respondents failed to appear. The Final Orders prepared for the following dockets are incorporated by reference into this order, and by approval of this Master Order, the Commission approves the referenced Final Orders and adopts the findings of fact and conclusions of law contained therein.

DOCKET No.OPERATORLEASE, WELL, OR SITEORDER TERMS

Statewide Rules 8, 9 and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges, Disposal Wells and Plugging Violations

02-0215068
(mfk)

Pontiac Oil, Inc. (670449)

Tatton, V.H. -B- (05941) Lease, Well No. 1, Twin Creek (Marg.) Field, and the Tatton, V.H. -B- Lease, Well No. 2 (080411), Twin Creek (Marg. Upper) Field, Refugio County, Texas

Pay $34,500 penalty

Statewide Rules 8, 13, and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges, Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements, Plugging Violations

06-0214808 (mro)

Rebel Well Service, Inc. (696254)

TISD Calvery Baptist Church (10635) Lease, Well No. 1, Talco Field, Titus County, Texas

Pay $9,500 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $12,554.50

06-0219229
(mfk)

Trident Production,L.L.C. (869240)

Turner (01175) Lease, Well No.1, Panola Field, Panola County; Dudley Unit -G- (02912) Lease, Well No. 6, and the Harris Est., James, -G- (02746) Lease, Well Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6, Longwood (Goodland Lime) Field, Harrison County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $18,500 penalty

05-0210248 (mfe)

Navco Operating Co.,(601145)

B.W. Harvard (01873) Lease, Well Nos. 1R, 4, 5, 6, 2I, 2R, 3, 5I, 6I, 7, and 7I, Corsicana (Shallow) Field, and the R.B. Molloy Lease, Well No. 1 (015428), Corsicana (Nacatoch) Field, Navarro County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay 20,500 penalty

Statewide Rules 8, 14 and 16 - Unpermitted Discharges, Plugging Violations and Log and Completion or Plugging Report

09-0211627 (mro) Robert E. Strong d/b/a Casador Oil & Gas Co. (138885) Portwood-Miller Creek Lease, Well Nos. R1 (382247) and R2 (382248), Wildcat Field, Baylor County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $6,500 penalty
01-0215873 (mfk) Petreco, Inc. (659880) Silvey, W.T. Lease, Well No. 1 (411699), Wildcat Field, Milam County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $8,500 penalty

Statewide Rules 8, 14 and 22 - Unpermitted Discharges, Plugging Violations and Protection of Birds

01-0215317(ckl) Jimmie Lee Miller d/b/a Second Chance(763060) Miller, J. (10019) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Southton Field, Bexar County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $1,500 penalty

Statewide Rules 13 and 14 - Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements and Plugging Violations

01-0212786 (ckl) Woodham Oil Corporation (938095) Atwood (12119) Lease, Well No. 2, Wildcat Field, and the Powell (08975) Lease, Well No. 1, Jeanie (Serpentine) Field, Zavala County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $8,000 penalty

Statewide Rules 13, 14 and 16 - Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements, Plugging Violations and Log and Completion or Plugging Report

7B-0211785 (mfe) Altex Petroleum, Inc. (015745) Park, J.F. Et Al (11809) Lease, Well Nos. 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20 and A, Callahan County Regular Field, Callahan County, Texas Pay $36,000 penalty
09-0217806 (mfe) Roy Leon Helton d/b/a United Operating Co. (877445) Rushing, W.A. (07113) Lease, Well Nos. 2, 3, 8 and 10, and the Rushing, W.A. Lease, Well No. 15 (013330), Young County Regular Field, Young County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $8,000 penalty

Statewide Rule 14 - Plugging Violations

03-0209336 (mfk)

Farrell, James E. (Ed) d/b/a James E. Farrell (Ed.) (263489)

Schaer, Lendra Lease, Well No. 1 (0778607), Orange Hill, S. (Wilcox 11000) Field, Austin, County, Texas

Pay $3,000 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $26,004.50

04-0210461 (mfk)

Austex Management Inc. (037047)

Bock, Edgar A. Et. Al. (10307) Lease, Well No. 4, Minnie Bock Field, Nueces County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty less $1,000

08-0211559 (mro)

Dale K. Rittenhouse d/b/a Rittenhouse Oil & Gas Co. (713800)

Greenwood SWD (24352) Lease, Well No. 1D, Spraberry (Trend Area) Field, Midland County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $5,000 penalty

7C-0215316 (mro)

Dale R. Rittenhouse d/b/a Rittenhouse Oil & Gas Co. (713800)

Upland "SWD" (12101) Lease, Well No. 1, Spraberry (Trend Area) Field, Upton County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty

06-0219765 (ckl)

Axtel Energy, Inc. (039461)

Rayford, Jack Unit 1 Lease, Well No. 1 (096333), Henderson, South (Pettit) Field, Rusk County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000  penalty

03-0216105 (ckl)

Bill Horn, Jr. A Sole Proprietorship (400123)

Bauer, Robert Et Al (19178) Lease, Well No. 1, Bauer Ranch (Nodosaria -B-) Field, Jefferson County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $10,000 penalty

06-0211195 (mfe)

Philip Arthur Wilshire d/b/a Wilshire Petroleum Company (927866)

Barron, Pearl (04614) Lease, Well No. 1, Henderson (Rusk Co. Travis Pk.) Field, Rusk County, Texas

Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty

Statewide Rule 46 - Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs

09-0211506 (mfe) Roy Leon Helton d/b/a United Operating Co. (877445) Lowe (20683) Lease, Well No. 1, Young County Regular Field, Young County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $4,000 penalty
09-0206240 (mfe) Roy Leon Helton d/b/a United OperatingCo. (877445) Rushing, W.A. (07113) Lease, Well Nos. 2 and 14, Young County Regular Field, YoungCounty, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwiseplace in compliance and pay $7,000 penalty less $200 already received

IT IS ORDERED that each referenced Final Order shall become effective when this Order is signed and that a copy of this Order shall be affixed to each Final Order.

Done in Austin, Texas on December 15, 1998.

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