Summary descriptions of selected projects are listed below (# corresponds to Project Map):

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Oil & Gas Development (including Seismic)

 

  • #80 - Gunnison Energy North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan EA (BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest, Colorado). Edge prepared an EA for a 35-well, five-well pad oil and gas development in Delta and Gunnison counties, Colorado. Analyses included effects to water resources from hydraulic fracturing and effects to the threatened yellow-billed cuckoo and big game winter range. Edge also prepared the Biological Assessment and Biological Evaluation and Management Indicator Species Report.

 

  • #38 - Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Development EIS and Supplemental EIS (BLM Pinedale Field Office, Wyoming). Edge was the third-party contractor for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development EIS and Supplemental EIS (SEIS), one of the largest oil and gas NEPA projects in Wyoming.  The project included analyzing more than 4,000 new wells in the Pinedale Anticline Field as well as two 36-inch natural gas pipelines.  Edge was responsible for overall project management of the SEIS which included interfacing with the local BLM Project Manager in the Pinedale Field Office as well as BLM personnel in the Wyoming State Office.  Edge was also responsible for all subcontractors, participation in BLM interdisciplinary team meetings, and final preparation and review of all documents (Scoping Notice, Scoping Report, Preliminary Draft SEIS, Biological Assessment, Revised Draft SEIS, Comment Analysis, Final SEIS, and Administrative Record)

 

  • #46 - True Oil Lander Peak Exploration and Development EA (Bridger-Teton National Forest Big Piney Ranger District, Wyoming). This project included analysis for exploratory wells on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Sublette County. Edge also prepared the Biological Assessment, Biological Evaluation, and the Management Indicator Species Report. The project is adjacent to lands withdrawn under the Wyoming Range Legacy Act.

 

  • #60 - ASU (Anschutz, Shell and Ultra) Year-Round Demonstration Project EA (BLM Pinedale Field Office, Wyoming). This EA analyzed the impacts of year-round drilling in big game crucial winter range and greater sage-grouse nesting habitats from three well pads with two drilling rigs on each pad.

 

  • #62 - Questar Year-Round Drilling Proposal EA (BLM Pinedale Field Office, Wyoming). This EA included an analysis of year-round drilling and a liquids gathering system within Questar’s leases in the Pinedale Anticline.

 

  • #43 - Black Hills DeBeque Exploratory Proposal EA (BLM Grand Junction Field Office, Colorado). The EA included an analysis of a natural gas exploration program with 12 multi-well pads and associated roads, pipelines, and compressors in Mesa and Garfield counties, Colorado. The development is located in an area occupied by an extensive number of threatened and endangered plants (Colorado Hookless Cactus and Debeque Phacelia) as well as BLM special status plants. Edge prepared a Programmatic Biological Assessment to evaluate potential project effects to listed species. The project area also coincides with big game sensitive wildlife habitats.

 

  • #45 - Fram Americas, LLC Whitewater Unit Exploration and Development Project EA (BLM Grand Junction Field Office, Colorado). Edge conducted impact analysis for oil exploration within the Whitewater Unit in Mesa County, Colorado. The Proposed Action included construction of 12 multi-well pads and associated infrastructure including roads, pipelines, and storage facilities. A Programmatic Biological Assessment was prepared to address effects to listed species including Colorado hookless cactus and the Colorado endangered fish species.

 

  • Black Hills Homer Deep Master Development Plan EA (BLM Grand Junction Field Office, Colorado). The EA analyzed oil and gas development in Mesa and Garfield counties, Colorado. Edge also prepared the Biological Assessment addressing potential impacts to the threatened Colorado hookless cactus and the endangered Colorado River fish species.

 

  • #69 & #70 - Noble Energy Inc. Marys River and Huntington Oil and Gas Development Project EAs (BLM Elko District Office, Nevada). Edge analyzed two separate projects in two locations with the same Proposed Action which included construction and operation of up to 20 multi-well pads. Both projects are within priority greater sage-grouse habitat and portions of the California National Historic Trail coincide with the project areas.

 

  • Marys River 3D and Huntington Valley Seismic Projects (BLM Elko District Office, Nevada).  Edge prepared the EAs for 3D seismic on BLM-managed lands within the Wells and Tuscarora Field Offices, respectively.

 

  • #42 - Enterprise Meeker Gas Plant Expansion EA (BLM White River Field Office, Colorado).  Edge conducted impact analysis for expansion of the Meeker Gas Plant in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The project also included a transmission line to deliver power to the expanded facility.

 

  • #77 - Dawson 2D Seismic Wilderness and Roadless Analysis (Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah).  Edge prepared analyses to support a Categorical Exclusion for seismic activities within the High Uintas Roadless Area and Wilderness Areas.

 

  • #71 - Ball 3D Seismic Exploration Project (Pawnee Ranger District, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado).  Edge prepared the EA for 3D seismic activities on the Pawnee National Grasslands.

 

  • #78 - Alanco Energy Services, Inc. Indian Mesa Disposal Facility EA (BLM Grand Junction Field Office, Colorado). Edge prepared the EA for a disposal facility in Mesa County, Colorado. The project included installation of a 620 foot 7.2 kV overhead power line.