Ursa to host community meeting on Tuesday
Ursa Resources will host a meeting Tuesday in Battlement Mesa to update the community on current and planned oil and gas operations.
The meeting comes as the operator seeks state approval on applications for two proposed well pads, totaling as many as 53 wells, within the Battlement Mesa Planned Unit Development. The proposals were slated for a hearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Glenwood Springs next week. However, Ursa successfully petitioned to have the hearing continued to August.
The community meeting Tuesday will provide an update on those permit applications, as well as other current and planned activities, said Don Simpson, vice president of business development for Ursa.
The operator recently notified Garfield County of its plans for a well pad within 700 feet of Grand Valley High School. The proposed location is in unincorporated Garfield County, south of Parachute and across the river from Battlement Mesa. Under new state rules, Garfield County commissioners opted to consult with Ursa on siting that proposal.
Ursa has regularly hosted community meetings since purchasing the assets of Antero Resources in the Piceance Basin in 2012.
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Tuesday’s meeting will take place at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District headquarters, 0124 Stone Quarry Road. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
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