Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chinese company acquires stake in Carrizo’s Niobrara acreage

Houston Business Journal by Olivia Pulsinelli – October 26, 2012 Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) will form a new joint venture in Colorado’s Niobrara shale play with a subsidiary of a Chinese company. Haimo Oil & Gas LLC, … Continue reading

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Ultra Petroleum’s Niobrara Drilling Program Waits For Core Analysis

Ultra Petroleum’s horizontal drilling program in El Paso County, Colorado is on hold pending drill core analysis results from three wells that were drilled and cased earlier this year. The announcement that the core results are expected in November 2012 … Continue reading

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DJ – Niobrara Basin Rig Count Unchanged at 44

The rig count as reported by Baker-Hughes was unchanged for the week of October 26th,2012.  Twenty Eight of the 44 wells being actively drilled had horizontal trajectories and 11 were directional with the remainder being vertical. The majority of the … Continue reading

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Wyoming: Air tests clean at Pavillion gas field

Casper Star Tribune – October 26, 2012 After more than a year of testing, a Wyoming state study found no air quality problems near Pavillion’s natural gas field. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday that the Department of Environmental Quality used … Continue reading

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EOG Resources bets on extended laterals in the Niobrara

EOG Resources has petitioned the COGCC to vacate 90 existing 640-acre drilling and spacing units and create 45 1280 (approx) in their place.  The new drilling and spacing units to be established are located in the Hereford field in Weld … Continue reading

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Big oil weighs in big in Longmont fracking vote

Cathy Proctor – Reporter- Denver Business Journal Two groups opposed to a local Longmont ballot initiative that would ban fracking within the city limits have raised $507,500 to defeat it, according to documents filed with the Longmont City Clerk’s office.

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COGCC Public Hearing on Establishing New and Amended Rules for Statewide Setbacks

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a series of  pre-hearings and hearings for the purpose of establishing new and amended rules regarding oil and gas drilling in the state. The public and interested parties (must be registered) … Continue reading

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NuStar proposes pipelines to carry oil from Colorado’s Niobrara to Texas

Denver Business Journal by Mark Harden, New Media Editor – October 16, 2012 NuStar Energy LP of Texas is proposing to create a system of pipelines to carry crude oil from Colorado’s Niobrara shale formation to refineries in Texas and … Continue reading

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