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Petition for Nontributary Determination for Denver-Julesburg Basin

Noble Energy, Inc., July 26, 2010
Sussex and Shannon Members of Pierre Shale Formation

Noble Energy, Inc. has filed a petition requesting a nontributary determination for produced water withdrawn from certain geologic formations through gas wells constructed in, or to be constructed in, Boulder County within a defined portion of the Denver-Julesburg geologic basin pursuant to Rules and Regulations for the Determination of the Nontributary Nature of Ground Water Produced through Wells in Conjunction with the Mining of Minerals (“Produced Nontributary Ground Water Rules”), 2 CCR 402-17.   The formations that are the subject of the petition are the Sussex and Shannon Members of the Pierre Shale Formation.