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COGA Congratulates Winners of the 2015 Outstanding Operator Awards

August 26, 2015

COGA Congratulates Winners of the 2015 Outstanding Operator Awards


DENVER (August 26, 2015) – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioner, the agency responsible for regulating oil and gas in the state, announced its 2015 Outstanding Operator Awards at the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit, today. 


Operators were acknowledged for excellence in the following categories:

•             Local government coordination for emergency response

•             Water quality protection and new technology application

•             Environmental protection

•             Community relations

“I’d like to extend a special congratulations to today’s award recipients: Encana Corporation, Noble Energy, Bonanza Creek, and WPX Energy for their exceptional work and for leading by example,” said Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.  “Our industry has gone to great lengths to build bridges with local governments and communities around the state to ensure that we are putting safety first, being good stewards of the environment, and listening to the concerns of impacted residents.  Every operator remains committed to these principles, and we look forward to continuing our work.”




Encana Corporation

Award recipients:

•             Jeff Balmer, General Manager and Vice President

Western Operations Area


•             Danny Knutson, Manager

Field Safety Operations, DJ Basin




Noble Energy, Inc.


Award recipients:


•             Abby Bazin

Senior Engineer. Global Water Strategy


•             Caleb Douglas

Completions Engineer




Bonanza Creek Energy, Incorporated


Award recipient:


•             Dave Lillo

Senior Vice President, Production and Operations




WPX Energy


Award recipients:


•             Susan Alvillar

Community Relations Manager


•             Tyler Bittner

District Manager


The full and detailed schedule of the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit is available on the COGA website.


For those who are unable to attend the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit in person, they can still stay up to speed on what is happening by following #RMES2015 or @RMEnergySummit on Twitter.  COGA will also be releasing new episodes of its Podcast “What Turns You On” throughout the week that will feature interviews with conference speakers and industry heavyweights.  Subscribe HERE.


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Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas. COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that aggressively promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply, and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership.

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