BLM Casper Approves EA for Scott Field Development Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office (CFO) announces the availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the Samson Resources Company Scott Field Development Project Environmental Assessment (EA) in Converse County, Wyo.

 

The CFO prepared this EA in response to a proposal from Samson Resources Company to explore and develop oil and natural gas resources within an area encompassing the existing Scott Field, located 20 miles north of the town of Douglas, Wyo.  This approved exploration and development plan will be available for use in processing subsequent site-specific applications for permit to drill (APDs) and associated infrastructure.

 

The plan includes the drilling of about 150 new oil and gas wells using horizontal and vertical drilling techniques.  The drilling will occur on 40 new well pads with two to six wells to be drilled from each pad.

 

Electronic copies of the FONSI, DR, and EA are available by visiting the BLM website at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cfo/scott-field.html.

 

For more information, please contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist Shane Gray at (307) 261-7648.

 

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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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