Redesign of the APD and NEPA Process

Report
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Texas
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Master
Development Plan
Kansas
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Carlsbad Field Office Natural Resource Specialist Team
September 23, 2014
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Kansas
Carlsbad Field Office
Oklahoma
What is a MDP?
Need for MDP
CFO Workload
Benefits to MDP
MDP Process
Next Steps
New Mexico
Outline:
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• Submission format for two or more APDs.
Kansas
• Share common plans for future production
Texas
• Share a common Surface Use Program
Oklahoma
• Share a common Drilling Program
New Mexico
What is a MDP?
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Texas
Kansas
Carlsbad Field Office
New Mexico
Need for MDP:
Sustainable and Multiple Land
Management
Best Management Practices
Smarter Development
Reduce Repetitive Paperwork
Streamline Approval Process
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Carlsbad Field Office
Kansas
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2013
1,829 NEPA Projects
900 APD’s
6,600 Sundries
932 ROW’s
2014
1,531 NEPA Projects to Date
928 APD’s (June 2014)
6,180 Sundries (June 2014)
589 ROW’s (Pending)
Oklahoma
 Budget Reduction
 Vacant Positions
 Resource Management
Plan Revisal
 Listing of the Lesser Prairie
Chicken
 Potential listing of the
Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
New Mexico
Carlsbad Field Office Issues
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Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas
Increases processing
efficiency by eliminating
redundant paper work and
duplicative environmental
reviews of individual APDs.
New Mexico
What are the Benefits?
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Oklahoma
Texas
Ability to better plan for field development, work
around constraints, and minimize environmental
impacts from access routes, production facilities,
flowlines, and utilities. Simplifies NEPA process.
New Mexico
What are the Benefits?
Kansas
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What are the Benefits?
Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas
• Reduces the need for additional site-specific
NEPA analysis.
New Mexico
• Allows for analysis of the site specific and
cumulative effects of all oil and gas
development in relation to other resource
uses, in one public process, rather than
analyzing APDs individually through multiple
and often redundant NEPA documents.
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Where is a MDP Appropriate?
• Similar subsurface geology
• Similar surface resources
• Similar environmental issues
Kansas
• Similar producing zones
Texas
• Production of drilled wells is a certainty
Oklahoma
• In-fill drilling (multiple in-fill wells scattered throughout
field)
New Mexico
• Intense drilling activity (planned cluster of wells or
pods)
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New Mexico
What is the Process?
Oklahoma
• Survey plat
Kansas
• APD that references MDP
Texas
• The information within a MDP does not have
to be repeated within the individual APD.
Oklahoma
Texas
Use of MDP Template
MDP Database
GIS needs
Cooperative Planning between
Operators/Pipeline/Electric
Companies
New Mexico
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Next Steps
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Texas
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Questions

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