JurisdictionUnited States
Federal Onshore Oil & Gas Pooling & Unitization - part 1
(Oct 2014)


J. David Chase
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Casper, Wyoming
Michael (Mickey) L. Coulthard
U.S Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office
Salt Lake City, Utah
Joseph Galluzzi
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pat Gallagher
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office
Lakewood, Colorado
William A. Lambert
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Fluid Minerals Division
Billings, Montana

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J. DAVID CHASE is the chief of the Reservoir Management Group (RMG) for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Casper, Wyoming. He is responsible for the following BLM programs in Wyoming: unitization and communitization, drainage, gas storage, Indian diligence, and reasonable foreseeable development scenarios for NEPA documents. After receiving a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming in December 1983, he started his BLM career in Lander in February 1984 as a drilling and production engineer. He transferred to Rock Springs in June 1987 to work with the BLM as a reservoir engineer. In August 1993, when the RMG was formed, Dave moved to Casper to work as a reservoir engineer before becoming the chief in July 2008. Dave has a wide range of knowledge working with all aspects of unitization agreements including lease suspensions and unavoidable delay requests, paying well determinations and establishment/revisions of participating areas. He also has a wide range of knowledge with well spacing and communitization agreements. During the past five years, Dave has presented agreements training to various BLM, ONRR, and industry personnel in a wide variety of settings.

MICHAEL L. (MICKEY) COULTHARD is a Petroleum Engineer with the Bureau of Land Management's Utah State Office Reservoir Management Group located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mickey has 30 years' experience (3 in Wyoming and 27 in Utah) regarding the administration and approval procedures for Federal Unit Agreements.

JOSEPH GALLUZZI is a geologist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During his time with the BLM, Joe has also worked at the Carlsbad Field Office (Carlsbad, New Mexico), where he...

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