Monthly Archives: May 2012

Marathon Oil takes first steps to drill Soapstone Prairie, Meadow Springs Ranch

By Bobby Magill – The Coloradoan – May 29, 2012 Marathon Oil took its first step to drill for oil and gas on two Fort Collins-owned natural areas Tuesday. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved Marathon’s drilling plan … Continue reading

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Anadarko Lowry Bombing Range Wildcat Initial Production Figures Are Released

Today the COGCC released the long awaited initial production (IP) results from Anadarko’s wildcat well, STATE OF CO 5-24HZ located on the Lowry Bombing Range. IP results showed  200 BOE/day in the first month of production and had dropped to … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Spending $8 Billion to Drill Colorado’s Shale Oil Fields

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post 05/22/2012 Noble Energy Inc. is expanding its operations in Colorado with $8 billion in investment over the next five years. The company is developing horizontal wells that stretch nearly two miles through the … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Energy Seeks to Sell Large Land Position in the DJ Basin

Chesapeake Energy has put up 503,863 Net Acres of land for sale in the DJ basin. The acreage for sale traverses much of the Rocky Mountain Front Range from Platte and Goshen Counties, Wyoming on the north end to Douglas … Continue reading

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Last Chance to attend Tight Oil Niobrara Congress 2012 and Receive special Niobrara News Reader Discount

There is still time left to sign up for the Tight Oil Niobrara Congress for 2012 and Gala Dinner on Thursday May 24th, and receive a special Niobrara News reader discount of 15%. Hear E&P Operators Experience Share in Latest … Continue reading

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Sinclair can’t condemn property for petroleum pipeline, Colorado Supreme Court rules

Denver Business Journal – Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 The Colorado Supreme Court    on Monday ruled that Sinclair Transportation Co. doesn’t have the legal authority to condemn private property for construction of a petroleum pipeline. But the seven-member court … Continue reading

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Loveland enacts emergency fracking ban, Fort Collins may follow

FORT COLLINS – New oil and gas drilling and fracking are now temporarily banned in Loveland and may soon be in Fort Collins as well. The Loveland City Council Tuesday night passed an emergency nine-month moratorium on new oil and … Continue reading

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Douglas County aims for uniform oil and gas regulations

Rhonda Moore – Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert had a long learning curve on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force and he hopes to bring that lesson to the table for county … Continue reading

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