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October 10, 2006
Contact: Merry Gamper 307-367-5313
Dennis Stenger 307-367-5302

BLM Seeks Public Input on Wildlife Exception

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment as part of its analysis of a request from Ultra Resources, Inc. to drill a deep test well from the Mesa 9-33 pad.

Ultra is seeking an exception for wildlife stipulations and in return will not conduct any drilling activity on the 2005-2006 winter pads, Mesa 7-34 or the Mesa 10-35 pads during the 2006-2007 winter restriction dates. No completion activity is currently proposed. This is a cooperative effort and Shell Rocky Mountain Production has agreed they will not carry out drilling or completion activities on the Mesa 7-29 pad until after the winter restrictions are lifted. Previous activity in winter 2005-2006 was allowed through the a Finding of No Significant Impact, Decision Record and Environmental Assessment for the ASU Year-Round Drilling Demonstration Project of September 2005. The drilling of the deep test well is in support of the Pinedale SEIS.

The BLM will accept comments until Monday, October 30, 2006. The Pinedale BLM is located at 432 East Mill Street, Pinedale, Box 768, Pinedale, Wyoming, 82941. To provide comments via e-mail, use the following BLM address: pinedale_wymail@blm.gov. Please include in the subject line: Ultra Deep Well

For more details, contact Merry Gamper, Pinedale BLM Field Office, 307-367-5313


Last updated: 03-03-2007