This request is for a competitive Request For Proposal (RFP) procurement to establish an On-Call Oil and Gas Field Closure Services at Denver International Airport (DEN). DEN is committed to several sustainability initiatives over the next five years to reduce its carbon footprint. The five-year plan, part of DEN’s Vision 100 plan, focuses on efforts that supplement the work already being done at DEN and ways DEN can improve its environmental performance across all aspects of the operation.
While DEN has been slowly plugging oil & gas wells over the past few years, the Vision 100 plan calls for the plugging efforts to accelerate to permanently cease all oil & gas operations at DEN. The current DEN oil & gas field has been shut in since May 2018 due to the elimination of a third-party gas gathering system to accept the natural gas produced by the wells. Without a gas gathering system, DEN is unable to produce oil and gas from its wells, so the field was shut-in. Since May 2018, DEN has expended O&M funds to maintain this condition and perform the regulatorily required maintenance and testing activities with no corresponding revenue offset. The work requires specialized and knowledgeable oil field operators to plug and permanently close each of DEN’s 64 remaining wells, deconstruct the well equipment, deconstruct the 38 associated tank batteries, remove underground oil flowlines and reclaim the surface land area by removing concrete pads, road base and flattening gravel berms.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has specific regulatory requirements for this comprehensive activity that DEN and its contractors must adhere to.
The Division of Small Business Opportunity Office has determined no goals for this opportunity.