Unprotested Enforcement Actions - SEPTEMBER 22, 1998

MASTER DEFAULT ORDER

SEPTEMBER 22, 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 Rule 8 - Unpermitted Discharges

09-0213897 (dwo) Elenburg Production Co., Inc. (247731) Crowley Lease, Well No. 1 (251483), Jack County Regular Field, Jack County, Texas Pay $5,000 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $420.00
 
Statewide Rules 8 and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges and Plugging Violations
09-0211584 (mfk) Sterling Exploration Co., Inc. (819390) Dalana Tiffin Lease, Well No. 1 (151321), James (Congl. 4500) Field, Young County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $5,500 penalty
08-0218248 (mfk) M. V. Petroleum, Inc. (519034) 7617 JV-P Orla (24772) Lease, Well Nos. 3D and 5, Chapman (Cherry Canyon) Field, Reeves County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $8,000 penalty
7B-0209494 (dwo) Cole Energy, Inc. (167194) Anthoney J. Strawn (26311) Lease, Well No. 1, Beal (Fry, Upper) Field, Coleman County, Texas Place lease in compliance pay $5,500 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $4,945.00
 
Statewide Rules 8, 13, and 14 - Unpermitted Discharges, Casing, Cementing, Drilling and Completion Requirements and Plugging Violations
04-0211689 (mfk) Eldon Luther Hill d/b/a D.K.W. Energy (196290) Bates Et Al Lease, Well No. 2 (132956), Oscar Alaniz (Wilcox 5969) Field, Bates Et Al Lease, Well No.1 (122904), Charamousca West (Rosenburg) Field, Sutherland (04285) Lease, Well Nos. 1 and 3, Hoffman (Mirando) Field, Moody (04678) Lease, Well Nos. 1-T and 3-U, Loma Novia, West (First Sand) Field, Moody (04850) Lease, Well Nos. 1-C and 3-L, Loma Novia (3rd Sand) Field, Moody (4784) Lease, Well Nos. 2 and 4, Loma Novia (2nd Sand) Field, C.W. Hahl (04791) Lease, Well No. 1, Loma Novia (2nd  Sand) Field, and the Henne-Winch (04792) Lease, Well Nos. 1 and 2, Loma Novia (2nd Sand) Field, Duval County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $37,500 penalty
8A-0213024 (ckl) Lordstone Corporation (508933) Reed, W.G. (61359) Lease, Well No. 1, Ackerly (Dean Sand) Field, Martin County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $9,000 penalty
7B-0200719 (dwo) Cole Energy, Inc. (167194) Henderson (18884) Lease, Well No. 1, Echo, N. (Gray) Field, Coleman County, Texas Pay $11,000 penalty and Reimburse State Funds $7,403.75
06-0219131 (mfe) Trident Production, L.L.C. (869240) North Unit (04957) Lease, Well Nos. 1WS, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14W, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24W, 25, 26W, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33W, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 47, 48, 51, 59W, 60WS and 502WS, and the South Unit ((04841) Lease, Well Nos. 7W, 11, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27W, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 38W, 43, 44W, 45W, 46, 47, 51W, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59D, 60, 61W, 63W, 64, 65, 66W, 67W, 68, 69W, 74, 82, 83W, 84W, 89, 91WI, 501WS, 502WS, 503WS and 504WS, Bethany (Glen Rose 4300) Field, Harrison County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $206,500 penalty
 
Statewide Rules 14 and 16 - Plugging Violations and Log and Completion or Plugging Report
02-0214960 (mfk) Sonora Exploration Corporation (802203) State Tract 105 Lease, Well No. 12 (200770), Matagorda Bay Field, Calhoun County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $10,000 penalty
 
Statewide Rules 14 and 46 - Plugging Violations and Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs
08-0212598 (mfk) Dale R. Rittenhouse d/b/a Rittenhouse Oil & Gas Co. (713800) Orla "SWD" (25189) Lease, Well No. 1D, Olds (Delaware) Field,  Reeves County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $4,000 penalty
03-0216828 (ckl) Agoil, Inc. (008725)  and/or Comet Oil & Gas, Inc. (169600) Perlitz Lease, Well No. 2 (139552),  Racoon Bend (Gutowsky) Field, Austin County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $6,000 penalty
 
Statewide Rule 14 - Plugging Violations
7C-0212253 (mro) Bex, Inc. (068454) Brookshier, Gordon (02300) Lease, Well No. 1L, Leonard, North (3460 Sand) Field, and the Brookshier, Gordon (02435) Lease, Well No. 1AU, Leonard Field, Runnels County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty
10-0211091 (mro) Cpex, Inc. (186324) Sitter, Evan (02313) Lease, Well  No. 1, Panhandle Wheeler County Field, Wheeler County, Texas Pay $3,000 and Reimburse State Funds $4,561.40
08-0216484 (mfk) Automated Oil  Production, Inc. (037750) Charlie Lease, Well No. 1 (407381),  Wildcat Field, Ector County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $3,000 penalty
03-0216381 (mfk) Energy Oil & Gas Corporation (251882) Bingham, Mary P. Etal (05039) Lease, Well No. 3, Chenango (8100 Frio) Field, Brazoria County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $4,000 penalty
08-0214340 (mfk) Dale R. Rittenhouse d/b/a Rittenhouse Oil & Gas Co. (713800) Briseno (23589) Lease, Well No. 1, Spraberry (Trend Area) Field,  Martin County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and pay $3,000 penalty
01-0216004 (mfk) Schaaron International Energy (750430) Leasman-Hall Unit (12335) Lease,  Well No. 2, Pandora, NW (Austin Chalk) Field, and the West Unit (12174) Lease, Well No. 1, Wildcat Field, Wilson County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $7,000 penalty
06-0212255 (mfk) Max Energy, Inc. (534223) Rawles, F.L. (13057) Lease, Well  No. 1, Haynes (Mitchell) Field, Cass County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $3,000 penalty
01-0211276 (ckl) RSK Oil Co. (687575) Mamie Jo (100820) Lease, Well  Nos. 1, 2 and 4, Somerset Field, Bexar County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise  place in compliance and   pay $7,000 penalty
8A-0214293 (ckl) Sherri D. Hatfield, a Sole Proprietorship (366124) O.A. Pippin SWD (63572) Lease, Well No. 1, Tokio (Fusselman) Field, Terry County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $3,000 penalty
06-0214297 (ckl) Ralph N. Johnson d/b/a L & R Petroleum (480216) Woodlawn/Hill/Unit (05457) Lease, Well Nos. 207, 212, 801, 1101, 1301,  2013 and 2014, Woodlawn (Hill) Field, Harrison County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $14,000 penalty
7B-0216255 (dwo) Max Becker d/b/a Becker, Max (061173) Olson (17876) Lease, Well No.  2, Callahan County Regular Field, Callahan County, Texas Plug well(s) or otherwise place in compliance and  pay $3,000 penalty
10-0209251 (dwo) Billy Riley d/b/a B & R Oil & Gas (041155) Ace (04541) Lease, Well No. 3,  and the Keith (04519) Lease, Well No. 4, Panhandle Carson County Field, Carson 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 22, 1998.

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