U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
|Release Date: 12/08/11|
BLM Lander Seeks Input on Proposed Enhanced Oil Recovery Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project approximately 53 miles west of Casper in Natrona County, Wyo.
Elk Petroleum, Inc., operator of the Grieve Unit in central Wyoming, has submitted a proposal to conduct EOR in the existing oil field. The Grieve Unit has been a producing field since the 1950s. Approximately 77 percent of the surface and minerals are administrated by the BLM and the remaining are state and private holdings.
It is estimated that four new well pads, access roads, CO2 pipeline, power lines and all other new project facility disturbance would result in a maximum initial surface disturbance of approximately 160 acres. All areas of new disturbance not needed for the life of the project would be reclaimed and long term surface disturbance for the proposed project is estimated to be less than 20 acres.
The Lander Field Office will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. Information, including a map of the area, can be found on the website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/grieveunit.html.
Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EA. Comments should be submitted by Jan. 13, 2011, and may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include "Grieve Unit" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Chris Krassin, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.
Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, please contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist Chris Krassin at 307-332-8400.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Lander Field Office 1335 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
|Last updated: 12-08-2011|
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