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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Community Meeting on Risk Assessment for Extraction Operations in Broomfield

On March 22, 2019, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., City Council will hold a Community Meeting on Risk Assessment for Extraction Operations in Broomfield.  The Community Meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers.  The risk assessment was conducted for Broomfield by DNV GL USA* (DNV-GL) and was presented to City Council on February 19, 2019. The Study Session memo and risk assessment report can be viewed here

Written questions are encouraged and can be submitted until 5 p.m. March 18, 2019, via email to  

The panel for the Community Meeting will include Cynthia Spitzenberger and Marisa Pierce from DNV-GL, and Barbara Ganong, a petroleum engineer, who worked on Broomfield's behalf in the development of the risk assessment.

Broomfield contracted with DNV-GL to conduct a risk assessment of Extraction's well sites:

  • To identify risks and mitigation measures associated with those risks;

  • To identify risks associated with recent oil and gas incidents in other parts of Colorado and any additional mitigation measures;

  • To own a professional third party risk assessment associated with a new oil and gas development to use further in policy efforts; and

  • To identify other mitigation measures that should be added to Broomfield's regulations.

(*DNV GL USA is a global quality assurance and risk management company.) 

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