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Release Date: 12/08/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

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:

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; 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. 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.

Lander Field Office   1335 Main Street      Lander, WY 82520  

Last updated: 12-08-2011