Already one of the most active oil and gas regions in the country, Western Wyoming could see yet another increase in production wells if Chevron USA, Inc. gets BLM approval of its Table Rock Field near Rock Springs.
The federal agency is seeking public comments on the proposal.
The energy giant is planning on drilling up to 88 new wells. Under the proposal 33 shallow oil wells, 20 deep gas wells and as many as 35 water injection wells would be drilled in the Table Rock Field.
According to the BLM, roughly 300 acres would be disturbed by the drilling and each well drilled would have a lifespan of 40-55 years.
Wyoming continues to experience a boom boom in oil and gas drilling which has generated revenue and more infrastructure into the state but some drilling operations have raised concerns about water and air quality.
In particular, the focus has been on Pavillon, where there is evidence of groundwater contamination for drilling processes.
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