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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 08/26/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

BLM Casper Releases EA for
Samson Hornbuckle Oil Field Development Program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Proposed Field Development Program in and Adjacent to the Hornbuckle Field in Northern Converse County, Wyo.

Samson Resources Company is proposing to construct 48 wells pads, as well as supporting infrastructure, within the Hornbuckle Field and adjacent areas in order to develop existing oil reserves within the Sussex Formation as well as determine the potential for commercial oil/gas production from other geologic formations within the overall project area.

The project proposal would involve the drilling of a combination of both horizontal and vertical wells within the overall project area to develop and explore the federal mineral estate. As identified in the EA the typical well pad would be designed for two wells to be drilled from each pad so that there could be up to 96 wells drilled from the proposed 48 well pads.

The EA has been prepared to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. The EA is available for public review and comment by visiting the BLM website at

The public comment period runs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 26, 2011. Comments should be addressed to Assistant Field Manager Minerals and Lands, BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY, 82609. Comments may also be emailed to; please include "Hornbuckle" in the subject line.

For more information, please contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist David Korzilius at (307) 261-7600.

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. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 08-26-2011