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Farmington Field Office Scheduled Onsite Inspections

What are Onsite Inspections?

Before approval of the APD, an onsite inspection will be conducted with the operator to further identify site-specific resource protection concerns and requirements.  Prior to, or in conjunction with, the onsite inspection, the surface management agency will advise the operator if any special inventories or studies are required, such as for cultural resources or threatened and endangered species.

April 20, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, the Farmington BLM office will conduct an onsite inspection of two oil well pad projects proposed by DJR Operating, LLC. Both well pads, pipelines, and access roads would be on BLM surface. The well pads would be 7.12 acres each to hold up to five new oil wells.

  • The Escrito A12-2408 well pad would be in NENE Section 12; T24N R8W in San Juan County, NM. This well pad would have a new 446 foot access road and 1654 foot underground pipeline.
  • The Escrito C17-2407 well pad would be in NENW Section 17; T24N R7W in Rio Arriba County, NM. This well pad would have a new 72 foot access road and a new 63 foot underground pipeline.

We will meet at the 44 Store at 9 a.m. on Tuesday April 20, 2021 and then proceed to the locations. The 44 Store is located south of Bloomfield on Hwy 550 past the 113 mile marker.  

Because of the pandemic, please RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 15. Attendees are expected to provide their own personal protective equipment.

Please see the attachments for more information:

Escrito Project Map
A12 NOS
C17 NOS

Gary Smith
Natural Resource Specialist
(505) 564-7701
g1smith@blm.gov

May 6, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, the Farmington BLM office has scheduled an onsite inspection for two new proposed oil well pad projects by DJR Operating, LLC. Both well pads are in the Nageezi area in T24N R9W; San Juan County, New Mexico.

  • The Nageezi Unit L26-2409 well pad is proposed to be in NWSW Section 26 on Navajo Allotted surface. This well pad would have 7.37 acres of initial disturbance and would hold up to six new oil wells. Approximately one mile of new access road and one mile of new underground pipeline would be constructed for this well pad on BLM and Navajo Allotted surface.  A 1.8 acre staging area would be located on NESE Sec 27; BLM surface.
  • The Nageezi Unit M25-2409 well pad is proposed to be in SWSW Section 25 on BLM surface. This well pad would have 7.13 acres of initial disturbance and would hold up to five new oil wells. A 2 acre staging and water storage pad would be constructed adjacent to the NW corner of the well pad.  Approximately 2134 ft of new access road and 9803 ft of pipeline would be constructed on BLM surface.  7140 ft of new pipeline would be constructed on State of New Mexico surface.  

We will meet at the Hilltop store at 9 a.m. on Thursday May 6 and then proceed to the locations.  The Hilltop store is on Hwy 550 south of Bloomfield at the 7150 Road turnoff.

Because of the pandemic, please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday May 4. Attendees are expected to provide their own personal protective equipment.

Gary Smith
Natural Resource Specialist
(505) 564-7701
g1smith@blm.gov

Contact Information

David J. Mankiewicz
(505) 564-7731