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    NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING – DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF UTAH

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    THE STATE OF UTAH TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS (Docket Nos. 2020-012, and 2020-013): Notice is hereby given that the Board of Oil, Gas and Mining (the “Board”), State of Utah, will conduct a hearing on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020, AT 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The hearing will be conducted electronically as allowed by Utah Executive Order 2020-1 (the “Executive Order”). In the event that the Executive Order is lifted before the prescribed hearing date the meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The hearing will be streamed live on the Department of Natural Resources YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/5-c5gv9JxUA. THE HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED as a formal administrative adjudication in accordance with the rules of the Board as set forth in Utah Administrative Code R641 et seq. and as provided for in Utah Code Ann. § 40-6-1 et seq. and Utah Code Ann. § 63G-4-101 through -601. DOCKET NO. 2020-012 CAUSE NO.196-51: In the matter of: Notice of Agency Action by the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Seeking an Order: (1) Forfeiting the reclamation bond provided by NORTHSTAR GAS COMPANY, INC. OF TEXAS for the State 2-7 gas well (located in Grand County, Township 17S, Range 24E, Section 2, Salt Lake Base and Meridian), the State 36-14 gas well (located in Grand County, Township 16S, Range 24E, Section 36, Salt Lake Base and Meridian), and the State 36-16 gas well (located in Grand County, Township 16S, Range 24E, Section 36, Salt Lake Base and Meridian); and (2) Authorizing the Division use the amount forfeited to plug and reclaim the wells secured by the reclamation bond. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Notice of Agency Action (“NOAA”) filed by Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (“Division”), that the Board enter an order: 1. Forfeiting the collateral bond provided to the Division, held by BBVA USA, provided to guarantee the plugging and restoration of the gas wells operated by Northstar Gas Company, Inc. of Texas (“Northstar”), identified as the State 2-7, State 36-14 and State 36-16 wells (Subject Wells); 2. Authorizing the Division to use the forfeited funds to complete the plugging and restoration of the Subject Wells as permitted by Utah Admin. Code R649-3-1.16; 3. Authorizing the Division to take any and all additional actions, as necessary, to recover the costs of plugging and reclaiming the Subject Wells to the extent the amounts forfeited are insufficient to complete the work; and 4. Grant further relief that the Board deems just and proper. DOCKET NO. 2020-013 CAUSE NO. 191-08: In the matter of the Request for Agency Action of RUNNING FOXES PETROLEUM CORPORATION, A/K/A RUNNING FOXES PETROLEUM, INC., for an order: (1) Conditionally approving the conversion of the TXO 14-3 well, located in the SW¼SW¼ of Section 14, Township 20 South, Range 23 East, SLM, Grand County, Utah, to a Class II injection well for enhanced recovery; and (2) Approving waterflood operations in the Dakota D-1 Sandstones in the SW¼SW¼ of Section 14 of Township 20 South, Range 23 East, SLM, Grand County, Utah, and certification of said operations as an enhanced recovery project. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING will be for the Board to receive testimony and evidence regarding a Request for Agency Action (“RAA”) Running Foxes Petroleum Corporation, a/k/a Running Foxes Petroleum, Inc. (“Running Foxes”), that the Board enter an order: 1. Conditioned upon approval of a complete UIC-1 application by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, approving the conversion of the TXO 14-3 Well (the “14-3 Well”) to a Class II injection well for waterflood enhanced recovery in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in said approved application; 2. Approving waterflood operations in the Dakota D-1 Sandstones, defined for purposes of this cause as: The stratigraphic equivalent of the interval between 1,518 feet and 1,530 feet as shown on the Dual Induction Log of the TXO 14-2 Well, located 300 feet FSL and 820 feet FWL in the SW¼SW¼ of Section 14, T20S, R23E, SLM, (the “Subject Formation”), within the SW¼SW¼ of Section 14, Township 20 South, Range 23 East, SLM (the “Project Area”), and certifying the waterflood operations within the Project Area as an “Enhanced Recovery Project” in accordance with Utah Code Ann. §§ 40-6-7(1) and 59-5-102(7) and Utah Admin. Code Rule R649-3-37; 3. Making such findings and orders in connection with this Request as it deems necessary; and 4. Providing for such other and further relief as may be just and equitable under the circumstances. Objections to the RAA and/or the NOAA must be filed with the Secretary of the Board at the address listed below no later than the 10th day of June, 2020. A party must file a timely written objection or other response in order to participate as a party at the Board hearing. Failure to participate can result in a default judgment. Natural persons may appear and represent themselves before the Board. All other representation of parties before the Board will be by attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Utah, or attorneys licensed to practice law in another jurisdiction which meet the rules of the Utah State Bar for practicing law before the Utah Courts. Persons interested in this matter may participate pursuant to the procedural rules of the Board. The RAA, the NOAA, and any subsequent pleadings, may be inspected at the office of the undersigned, and inspected online at the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining’s website at http://ogm.utah.gov/amr/boardtemp/redesign/books.html. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring auxiliary communicative aids and services to enable them to participate in this hearing should call Julie Ann Carter at (801) 538-5277, at least three working days prior to the hearing date.
    DATED this 21st day of May, 2020.
    STATE OF UTAH
    BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING
    Ruland J. Gill, Jr., Chairman
    /s/ Julie Ann Carter
    Board Secretary
    1594 West North Temple, Suite 1210
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
    (801) 538-5277
    Published in The Times-Independent, Moab, Utah, June 4, 2020.

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