Fram plans 108 wells to tap oil beneath Grand Mesa
November 9, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – An oil company says it plans to drill 108 wells on 26,000 acres to tap oil beneath the Grand Mesa south of Grand Junction.
The Daily Sentinel reports Fram Operating LLC revealed those numbers Tuesday during a meeting that’s part of federal land managers’ preparation of an environmental analysis of the project.
Fram originally sought up to 500 wells in the area that some residents worry could affect Grand Junction’s watershed.
Fram project manager David Cook says the company expects to drill about 25 wells over four years.
A master development plan submitted by the company says oil had been discovered in the 1970s and 1980s but that was before the Trans-Colorado gas pipeline was built in 1996.