The recent sale of oil and gas infrastructure in Rio Blanco County represents the end of an era for Chevron and the beginning of a new one for Texas-based Scout Energy Partners. Scout recently purchased the “Rangely Weber Sand Unit and associated facilities,” according to Mike Mercer, Scout’s VP of operations.
Mercer spoke with HT via email this week to provide an update on the recent acquisition of the assets, a deal he said closed on Dec. 1. “We are officially the owner, and operating the asset, but until all regulatory approvals have been received, it will be a cooperative effort between Scout and the previous operator,” said Mercer.
He noted, “Rangely has been a great oilfield, producing for almost 90 years and we see future value in the field,” adding that as the new operator, Scout wants to “work well with the community” and plans to explore options for community engagement and stewardship in the future. For the time being though, Mercer explained “we are focusing on a good handoff with the previous operator.”
As far as work out in the field goes, Scout plans to keep local service-providers/contractors in their current roles, but “under new contracts with Scout since prior service agreements were not transferred,” according to Mercer.
Community members, elected officials, landowners, stakeholders or otherwise can get in contact with Scout via their 24hr emergency phone number (970-675-3700). Their Rangely office can be reached at 970-458-5659 and their corporate office in Dallas, Texas, at 972-277-1397.
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