Jill Fulcher

Shareholder

303-407-4438 | direct

303-407-4499 | firm

800-886-6566 | fax

jfulcher@bwenergylaw.com

“One of the biggest challenges facing the energy industry is regulatory uncertainty. My goal is to clear the regulatory path so industry can do what it does best – economically and efficiently recover oil and gas, and move the product to market."

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OVERVIEW

 

Jill Fulcher focuses her practice on representing companies before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  Since 2014, she has successfully obtained Commission approval for more than 400 requests for relief pertaining to drilling and spacing units, increased well density, reduced setbacks, statutory pooling, and unitization.  Jill has also successfully represented clients before the COGCC for contested matters related to horizontal wellbore spacing units, APD approvals, unconventional resource units, and enhanced recovery operations.  Additionally, she represented clients before the COGCC during the Enforcement and Penalty Rulemaking, Complainant Rulemaking, Clean-up Rulemaking and Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking.

 

In addition to representing companies before the COGCC, Jill assists clients in navigating local and federal regulations.  She assists clients with local permitting and transportation access issues, as well as obtaining surface locations.  Jill has helped companies enter Memoranda of Understanding with local governments, and assisted clients in defending cases before the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

 

When she graduated law school, Jill knew she wanted to focus her legal career on representing oil and gas companies.  Through her family, Jill has strong ties to the energy industry, and believes there’s no better industry that typifies risk and reward.

 

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Litigation

  • Represented operator before Interior Board of Land Appeals related to environmental group’s challenge to a UIC permit.

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Regulatory

  • Represented oil and gas companies before the COGCC for drilling and spacing unit applications, statutory pooling applications, and unconventional resource unit applications.

  • Represented operator before the COGCC on approval of APDs contested by western slope local governments.

  • Represented operator in multi-day hearings before the COGCC for approval of enhanced recovery unit over protest of overriding royalty interest owners.

  • Represented operators before the COGCC for enforcement matters, including successfully resolving numerous enforcement matters through settlement.

  • Assist operators in obtaining variances and exceptions to COGCC regulations.

  • Represented operators in last four major rulemakings before COGCC.

  • Assist oil and gas companies in obtaining permits from local governments and departments of transportation.

Transactional

  • Represent companies in drafting, revising and complying with terms of joint operating agreements, surface use agreements and oil and gas leases.

  • Negotiate surface use agreements on behalf of oil and gas companies with private surface owners.

Industries

  • Exploration & Production

  • Marketing / Sales / Royalties

Practice Areas

  • Commission / Regulatory

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Activities

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

  • Young Professionals in Energy

  • Women in Energy

  • Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources and Energy Section

  • Denver Bar Association

  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association – Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Committee and Environmental Health and Safety Committee

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. 2012

  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2008

Speeches and Publications

  • Fundamentals of Drilling and Spacing Units and Statutory Pooling, Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination, Paper No. 17, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, co-author with Mike Wozniak (2015)

  • Leasing Waterways in the Rocky Mountain Region, The Rocky Mountain Landman, Vol. 31, Issue 7 (February 2014)

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