Unprotested Enforcement Actions - SEPTEMBER 1, 1998

MASTER DEFAULT ORDER

SEPTEMBER 1, 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 and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges and Plugging Violations
7B-0213275
(mro)
Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Richard Torralva d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) Frymire, Pete "A" (22074) Lease, Well No. 1, Estaban (Ellenburger) Field, Nolan County; and the Hoy, (07124) Lease, Well No. 1, Gloria-Gay, W. (Congl.) Field, Stonewall County, Texas Pay $10,000 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $5,400
01-0212788 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company &/or Charles Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Co. and/or Richard Torralva Exxcel Operating Co. (257067) Eschenburg, R.L. II Et. Al. (09175) Lease, Well No. 1, Marcelina Creek (Austin Chalk) Field, Wilson County; and the Oxford-Strait (13115) Lease, Well No. 1, Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Field, Dimmit County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $11,000 penalty
02-0215981 (mro) Chesnutt Oil & Gas, Inc. (147755) Carpenter, J.R. Lease, Well No. 1 (092153), Singleton (3950) Field, the Gremmel, E. Lease, Well No. 1 (123774),  Pettus, West (1100)  Field, the Hall, C.E. Lease, Well No. 1 (109694), Rock Ridge (800) Field, Bee County; and the Crawford, Felix (02461) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 4 and 5, Lucille (Hockley, Upper) Field, Live Oak County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and   pay $19,500 penalty
01-0214899 (mro) Omber Petroleum & Energy Corp. (622630) PLM (05113) Lease, Well No. 3, Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Field, Frio County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $9,000 penalty
 
Statewide Rules 13 and 14- Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements and Plugging Requirements
04-0212184 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles A. Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) Peters/Litchfield "A" (02245) Lease, Well Nos. 1 and 2,  Rancho Solo (Extension) Field, Duval County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $6,000 penalty
04-0218246 (mro) John Michael Duncan d/b/a  Duncan Production (232298) Gallagher, D.O. Heirs -B- (10955)  Lease, Well Nos. 2 and 3, Stroker  (Yegua 3600) Field, Jim Hogg County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $7,000 penalty
01-0210412 (mro) Five Star Operating Company (271509) Steve Tick -D- (11657) Lease,  Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 14, and the Steve Tick -B- (11655) Lease, Well No. 7, Somerset Field, Bexar County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and   pay $39,000 penalty
01-0210473 (mro) Five Star Operating Company (271509) Steve Tick -C- (11656) Lease, Well No. 8, Somerset Field, Bexar County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $9,000 penalty
01-0210941 (mro) Five Star Operating Company (271509) Miller (04028) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and unidentified No. "A", Somerset Field, Atascosa County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and   pay $17,000 penalty
10-0209194 (mro) Richmond Petroleum, Inc. (709721) and/or Empiric Energy, Inc. (251497) Brent (06761) Lease, Well Nos. 6101 and 6103, Panhandle (Red Cave) Field, Moore County, Texas Pay $10,000 penalty and  Reimburse State Funds $5,016.93
          
Statewide Rules 8, 13, and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges, Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements and Plugging Violations
01-0216102 (mro) Carl Lawrence d/b/a 3-L Drilling (953728) N.R. Lujan (03997) Lease, Well  Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and the W.L. Cowden (04054) Lease, Well No. 1, Charlotte, North Field, Atascosa County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $14,500 penalty
01-0214892 (mro) Kimberjay Oil & Gas Company (462180) Forest Oaks (11789) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Somerset Field, Atascosa County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $12,500 penalty
 
Statewide Rules 8 and 22 - Unpermitted Discharges and Protection of Birds
08-0217832 (mro) Massey Disposal Corp.  (531917) G.W. O'Brien Lease, Three Disposal Pits (000006577 & 00000161), Ward, Estes North  Field, Winkler County, Texas Place in compliance and pay $45,000 penalty
 
Statewide Rules 13, 14 and 16 - Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements, Plugging Violations and Log and Completion or Plugging Report
01-0215141 (mro) Golden Child, Inc.  (312739) Bartlett Trust -A- (04797) Lease,  Well Nos. 2, 3 and 4, Batesville, SW. (San Miguel) Field, Zavala County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $15,000 penalty
 
Statewide Rule 14 - Plugging Violations
01-0215187 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Richard Torralva d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) McFarlane (04704) Lease, Well  Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Field, Frio County, Texas Plug well(s) and pay $7,000 penalty and Reimburse State   Funds $330.00
04-0212299 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) Cryer -A- (11842) Lease, Well No. 2, Baldwin (3800) Field, Cryer (11381) Lease, Well No. 1, Baldwin (3820) Field, Hill, John (08825) Lease, Well No. 1, Midway (6490) Field, San Patricio, County; and the Morris, F. L. (08302) Lease, Well No. 1D, Midway (655-A) Field, Nueces County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $8,000 penalty
01-0211479 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles A. Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) Davidson, D.A. (12844) Lease, Well  No. 1, Pearsall (Austin Chalk)  Field, Frio County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty
01-0212485   (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles A. Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) McKinney-O'Connor Unit (12930)  Lease, Well No. 1, Pearsall (Austin Chalk) Field, Frio County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty
01-0212185 (mro) Fred Beene d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company and/or Charles A. Adams d/b/a Exxcel Operating Company (257067) Polasek, Allen (11205) Lease, Well Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Somerset Field, Bexar County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $8,000 penalty
02-0216268 (mro) W.S. Chesnutt d/b/a South  Texas Injection Company (802713) Gremmel Lease, Well No. 1B (130078), Pettus Field, and the Dirks-McKenzie Lease, Well No. 10 (086139), Cosden, W. (2600 Frio) Field, Bee County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $4,000 penalty

 

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 September 1, 1998.

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