Monthly Archives: April 2012

Noble Energy’s Formula of Innovation and Execution in the Niobrara begins to Pay Dividends

At The Howard Wiel 40th Annual Energy Conference, Noble Energy presented investors with results of its Niobrara drilling program in the Wattenberg Field. In its presentation Noble showed that its diligent program of drilling and innovation has yielded big dividends … Continue reading

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No Drilling at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Barr Lake Under Oil and Gas Rules Mulled by Commerce City Council

By Monte Whaley The Denver Post 04/17/12 COMMERCE CITY  — Oil and gas companies would be barred from drilling at or near Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge or Barr Lake State Park, under proposed restrictions being considered by city officials.

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Sonnenberg Encourages O&G Operators to Explore the Fort Hays and Greenhorn Formations

Dr. Steve Sonnenberg, Professor and Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines started the first session of The 1st Annual Niobrara Shale Conference with his talk on “Exploring the Geology of the Niobrara Shale”. … Continue reading

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EPA fracking regulations to cut emissions by 95 percent

By Jason Shueh – Greeley Tribune – Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released regulations targeting air pollution generated from thousands of oil and gas wells across the country. The EPA labeled the regulation as a … Continue reading

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Mineral owners warn against quick-decision leases with oil and gas

By Jason Shueh  Greeley Tribune -Tuesday, April 17, 2012 DENVER — Weld County landowners with the rights to the oil and gas under their property received a word of caution Tuesday from veteran mineral rights holders, who warned them to … Continue reading

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Visit Niobrara News at the 1st Annual Niobrara Shale Conference & MHIAC, April 17th – 18th

Niobrara News will be attending the 1st Annual Niobrara Shale Conference held along with the Mile High Industrial & Automation Conference at the Colorado Convention Center on April 17th and 18th. Registration is free so register now. Visit us at … Continue reading

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Task force calls for state, local collaboration on regulating Colorado oil, gas operations

Denver Business Journal – Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:13am MDT A task force seeking ways to smooth over conflicts between state and local authorities on how Colorado regulates energy development near communities says “collaboration and coordination” need to be … Continue reading

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Anadarko Seeks to Open a New Chapter in the Niobrara Play with a 6 Well Wildcat Pad Outside of the Wattenberg Field

In a bold move, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) has 6 permits pending before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) for a 6 well pad of horizontal wells just 5 miles directly south of Watkins, CO in Arapahoe County.  … Continue reading

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