“We remain committed to facilitating oil and gas development on public lands in Utah using a balanced approach that ensures we are managing BLM-Utah lands with full public input and participation,” said Juan Palma, BLM-Utah State Director.
The draft EIS analyzes a proposal to drill up to 5,750 new oil and gas wells over a period of 16 years in an existing oil and gas producing area in Duchesne and Uintah Counties. The Newfield Exploration Company’s proposed Monument Butte Project encompasses nearly 120,000 acres south of Myton, Utah, and would result in approximately 170 miles of new roads accompanied by a similar amount of new pipelines and additional infrastructure. The total new surface disturbance would be approximately 16,129 acres. Additional information about the proposed project is included in the draft EIS, which can be found on the Vernal Field Office website at