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MEMBERS

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UINTA BASIN COMMUNITY OUTREACH DINNER

October 12, 2017

The Uinta Basin Community Outreach Dinner Series is designed to bring industry and the Basin community together to facilitate an open dialogue and continuing education regarding the numerous issues facing both oil and gas operators as well as local citizens and governments. The October 12 dinner will feature a company and community safety presentation by Mr. Rick Salazar of EP Energy. Additionally, Mr. Jordan Mathis of the TriCounty Health Department will give a presentation on the ULead program designed to assist oil and gas operators in finding and repairing leaks in their facilities as a means to improve air quality. Please plan to join UPA, Uintah County, Duchesne County and the Utah Royalty Owners Association for this important event!

COMING UP

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-15T15:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-05-17T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-06-21T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-07-26T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-08-23T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-09-20T21:24:04MDT


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-10-18T08:30:00MDT


Location:

210 Senate Building


Event Description:

See Event

Legislative Interim Day

Start Date:

2017-11-15T21:24:04MST


Location:

State Capitol


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-06-19T12:00:00MDT


Location:

Denver (TBD)


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-17T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-08-21T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-18T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-10-16T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-11-20T14:00:00MST


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Upstream Committee

Start Date:

2017-12-18T14:00:00MST


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-18T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-06-15T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Big West Oil


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-20T11:30:00MDT


Location:

HollyFrontier


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-08-17T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Silver Eagle Refining


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-21T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Chevron


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-10-19T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-11-16T11:30:00MST


Location:

Big West Oil


Event Description:

Refining Committee

Start Date:

2017-12-21T11:30:00MST


Location:

HollyFrontier


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-13T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Sinclair


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-11T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-08T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-09-12T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-10-10T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-11-14T11:30:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery Environmental Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-12-12T11:30:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-08T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-13T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-10T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-05-18T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-06-15T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-08-17T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-09-20T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-10-19T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-11-16T09:00:00MST


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

Charity Golf Planning Committee

Start Date:

2017-05-18T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Tesoro


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-05-24T09:00:00MDT


Location:

Vernal City Office


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-06-28T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-07-26T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-08-23T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-09-27T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-10-25T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date:

2017-12-06T08:00:00MST


Location:

Utah Dept. of Natural Resources


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-06-07T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-07-05T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-08-02T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-09-06T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-10-04T13:30:00MDT


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Utah Air Quality Board

Start Date:

2017-12-06T13:30:00MST


Location:

Utah Department of Environmental Quality


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-06-08T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-07-19T11:30:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-08-10T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-09-14T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-10-12T11:00:00MDT


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-11-09T11:00:00MST


Event Description:

Refinery PSM Subcommittee

Start Date:

2017-12-14T11:00:00MST


Event Description:

Utah Oil and Gas Collaborative Group

Start Date:

2017-07-13T09:00:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center


Event Description:

Utah Energy Infrastructure Board

Start Date:

2017-07-12T10:00:00MDT


Location:

OED Office


Event Description:

Golf Planning Committee

Start Date:

2017-07-12T12:00:00MDT


Location:

Soldier Hollow G.C.


Event Description:

Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force

Start Date:

2017-07-13T13:00:00MDT


Location:

210 Senate Building - Capitol


Event Description:

Uinta Basin Industry Roundtable

Start Date:

2017-07-13T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center


Event Description:

Transportation Funding Workgroup

Start Date:

2017-07-17T10:00:00MDT


Location:

Senate Majority Caucus Rm. - Capitol


Event Description:

UPA Midyear Meeting

Start Date:

2017-08-02T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Zermatt Resort - Midway


Event Description:

See Event

UPA / Dept. of Ag Octane Meeting

Start Date:

2017-09-05T14:00:00MDT


Location:

Department of Agriculture


Event Description:

UPA Tax Committee

Start Date:

2017-09-06T11:00:00MDT


Location:

Conference Call


Event Description:

7 County Infrastructure Coalition

Start Date:

2017-09-01T10:00:00MDT


Location:

Carbon County Administration Building


Event Description:

Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands

Start Date:

2017-09-21T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Capitol 450


Event Description:

SITLA Board of Trustees

Start Date:

2017-09-21T09:00:00MDT


Location:

SITLA Office


Event Description:

Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee

Start Date:

2017-10-04T10:30:00MDT


Location:

210 Senate Building - State Capitol


Event Description:

Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force

Start Date:

2017-10-05T08:00:00MDT


Location:

Senate 210 - State Capitol


Event Description:

Oil and Gas Collaborative Meeting

Start Date:

2017-10-12T09:00:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center, Duchesne


Event Description:

Uinta Basin Industry Roundtable

Start Date:

2017-10-12T11:30:00MDT


Location:

Duchesne Event Center, Duchesne


Event Description:

Uinta Basin Community Outreach Dinner

Start Date:

2017-10-12T18:00:00MDT


Location:

Crossroads Center, Roosevelt


Event Description:

Legislative Clean Air Caucus

Start Date:

2017-10-17T18:30:00MDT


Location:

Copper Room - Senate Building


Event Description:

Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands

Start Date:

2017-10-19T08:30:00MDT


Location:

450 State Capitol


Event Description:

Latest News

Spills, DOGM Administration & Processes Presented at O&G Collaborative

The October 12 Uinta Basin Oil & Gas Collaborative Meeting featured speakers from the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, Department of Environmental Quality and TriCounty Health Department.  Approximately 100 industry, regulatory agency and county personnel met at the Duchesne Event Center.  This quarterly meeting is coordinated by UDOGM as a means to further the coordination and collaboration between all the various industry stakeholders in the Uinta Basin.

New EPA Region 8 Director Selected

President Trump has named Doug Benevento as the EPA Region 8 Director.  Region 8 oversees all environmental regulation in Utah and most other Rocky Mountain States.  Mr. Benevento, a Colorado native, has currently been serving as Director of Energy Policy for Xcel Energy.  He has also served as head of Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment.

October Board of Oil, Gas and Mining

The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City.  The meeting will be streamed live on the Department of Natural Resources YouTube channel.

Non-Compete Legislation Open House Scheduled

Some UPA Members may be interested in the ongoing issue surrounding non-compete legislation.  The following invitation to an October 24th informational open house has been circulated by the Salt Lake Chamber.

Employment Law Seminars Available at UBTech

The Uintah Basin Technology College in Vernal is offering two upcoming seminars aimed at assisting local employers stay in compliance with rapidly changing employment law and practices.  

Comments Sought on BLM Lease Sale

The Utah State BLM Office is seeking comment on two environmental documents - a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) - evaluating the offering of about 51,400 acres of federal minerals in southeastern Utah for oil and gas leasing.

Badlands Energy

Badlands Energy, Inc. is an E&P company that has been involved in the Uinta Basin for over a decade. The Company also operates in California and has been involved in exploration projects in Wyoming and Nevada.

The Utah operations comprise the largest and most active acreage position in the Company with over 90,000 acres under lease. In addition to managing the leasehold, Badlands also operates some 140 oil and gas wells in the Riverbend, Wilkin Ridge and Gate Canyon areas. Currently the Company is engaged in a nine well pad drilling program in the Riverbend area that could expand into a much larger program in the future. Recently the Company entered into a joint venture with MC Oil and Wyatt Energy to exploit a 5,000+ leasehold (South Altamont) within the giant Altamont/Bluebell Field. The Company has completed its first oil well the South Altamont program that has resulted in a 30 day average of + 400 BOPD. Permitting for additional locations is underway. In California the Company is active in the San Joaquin Basin with over 34,000 acres under lease. In April we will be the operator drilling a wildcat well northwest of Bakersfield.

Initially operating as a public company known as Gasco Energy, Inc., we underwent a restructuring that was completed in October of 2013. This resulted in a recapitalization followed by taking the company private. The final step in this was a name change to Badlands Energy, Inc. The Company is now sufficiently funded to aggressively pursue additional opportunities in addition to growing its current operating base.

Badlands is staffed by a seasoned group of geoscientist, engineers and field operations people who have many years of experience not only in the Uinta Basin but also in North America and internationally and have expertise in seismic acquisition, drilling operations and all facets of the petroleum industry. The team has a long history of working together as partners or as part of the Gasco team. Much of that experience has been in the Altamont-Bluebell field complex with significant expertise in the drilling a completion of Green River and Wasatch wells. In addition, the team has been active in the development of Wasatch/Mesa Verde, Spring Canyon and Mancos gas wells.

In summary, Badlands has been an active and successful player in the Uinta Basin area for a significant amount of time and has acquired the expertise necessary to prosecute a comprehensive and profitable program in not only the Uinta Basin, but in most hydrocarbon provinces. The office team in Denver in conjunction with a very competent and experienced field group headquartered in Myton, Utah gives Badlands the ability to operate successfully in the Uinta.

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