Monthly Archives: May 2013

Anadarko to drill up to 300 Niobrara wells in 2013

Buried in the Appendix of a May 15, 2013 presentation to the Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference Anadarko Petroleum had only one slide that referred to its Niobrara drilling operations.  Their current plan is to drill 300 Niobrara wells in … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Commits 45% of Capital Program to Niobrara – A Premier Oil Play

Company accelerating to drill 500 wells/yr by 2016 with potentials of 1 MMBoe EUR from 9000 foot extended reach laterals in NE Colorado On May 22nd at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference Noble Energy presented the results and … Continue reading

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Niobrara Exploration Rockets Up Over 100% Year over Year

Close examination and breakdown of Baker Hughes Interactive Rig Count statistics for the week of 24 May 2013 shows that the number of  wells classified as “Exploration”  (otherwise known in the O&G industry as “Wildcats”) has rocketed (see accompanying chart) … Continue reading

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Boulder County’s oil, gas moratorium to end June 10

By John Fryar Longmont Times-Call – May 21, 2013 BOULDER — Boulder County’s moratorium on processing new applications for oil and gas drilling in unincorporated areas will end, as scheduled, on June 10, county commissioners decided Tuesday.

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Halliburton brings next generation of fracking equipment to Colorado

Cathy Proctor Reporter –Denver Business Journal Cutting-edge technology for hydraulic fracturing, developed by Halliburton Co., will be deployed in Colorado’s booming Niobrara oil fields in coming months. That new tech includes a solar-powered “SandCastle.”

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Mead unveils Wyo. energy policy 2 years in making

By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press – May 13, 2013 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead on Monday unveiled a state energy policy two years in the making that calls for maintaining Wyoming’s position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, … Continue reading

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Oil spills not always the gushers you see on TV

Sharon Dunn – The Greeley Tribune With a county as large as Weld, filled now with more than 20,000 wells all being operated by humans, there’s bound to be mishaps, screw ups and just plain mistakes — some that could … Continue reading

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New Colorado law sets stricter standards for reporting oil spills

By John Fryar Longmont Times-Call -May 12, 2013 Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that will require oil and gas companies to file reports within 24 hours whenever more than one 42-gallon barrel of oil is spilled outside of … Continue reading

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