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Release Date: 12/21/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

BLM Buffalo Releases Programmatic EA for Crazy Cat Project Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a proposed oil and gas development program in the Crazy Cat East Project Area.

Anadarko Petroleum Company (APC) is proposing to explore and potentially develop oil and natural gas resources in an area of approximately 36,099 acres in Johnson and Campbell Counties, Wyo.   The proposal includes the drilling of about 36 new oil and gas wells using horizontal drilling techniques. The proposed drilling will occur on 24 new well pads.  APC will design about 10 of the 24 proposed well pads to accommodate multiple wells per pad.

The target zones for the proposal include the Mowry, Niobrara, Frontier, Sussex, and Shannon formations.  The proposal would also include, but are not limited to, the installation of the equipment to facilitate mineral production should wells be commercially productive.

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 Buffalo Field Office website at

The public comment period runs from Dec. 21, 2012, through Jan. 25, 2013.  Comments should be addressed to Assistant Field Manager Minerals and Lands, BLM Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY, 82834.  Comments may also be emailed to; please include "Crazy Cat East" in the subject line.

For more information, please contact BLM Natural Resource Supervisor Casey Freise, 307-684-1100.

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.

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Last updated: 12-21-2012