ISSUES

Sage Grouse

Jonah Energy is known for its significant protection measures voluntarily put in place to protect sage grouse and their habitat. NPL development would be consistent with the State of Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Core Area Protection Strategy (State of Wyoming 2015) and the BLM Wyoming Sage-Grouse RMP Amendments (BLM 2015e), or more current guidance as it is adopted. These strategies identify various protection measures that would be applied to the NPL Project to maintain the health and viability of Sage-Grouse populations in the project vicinity.

Jonah Energy is a recognized leader in improving wildlife habitat within project areas. 

  • Wildlife habitats have been identified and will be protected

  • Significant protection measures voluntarily in place to protect sage grouse and their habitat

  • Directional drilling minimizes wildlife impacts and surface disturbance

 

Air Quality

Jonah Energy minimizes emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from natural gas production and gathering activities in the Jonah field and the future NPL project by:

  • gathering system pressure reduction

  • continuing facility consolidation and upgrades

  • utilizing clean natural gas as a fuel source for drilling, completions and production processes

  • implementing flareless-flowback green-well completion techniques

  • leak detection and repair program exceeding state and federal regulations to reduce methane emissions 

  • installing remote telemetry process equipment monitoring

  • generating 1.74 Megawatts a day of solar and fuel cell energy to power well-automation

Water

Jonah Energy is committed to protect water resources in the project area.

  • Best Management Practices will control surface runoff and protect natural drainages.

  • Comprehensive groundwater sampling and testing program to monitor groundwater quality
     

Surface Disturbance and Reclamation
 

Jonah Energy respects the land and our neighbors who live and work nearby.

 

  • During the project, only 4.5% of the leased acres will be impacted short-term, and all but approximately 1% will be reclaimed

  • Best Management Practices will be implemented to protect soil properties

  • Directional drilling on multi-well pads will minimize impacts

  • Minimal access roads and equipment areas will be maintained

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Jonah Energy LLC

PO Box 2060

Pinedale, Wyoming 82941

 

83 Luman Road

Pinedale, Wyoming 82941

 

307.537.6000