Monthly Archives: August 2014

Colorado fracking ban scorecard: 3 ruled illegal, 2 remain

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal –August 29, 2014 Three out of five Front Range cities’ bans on hydraulic fracturing in the last few years have been struck down by district court judges in recent weeks, and two others still stand. Both … Continue reading

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Synergy Resources Offers Strong Production Growth And Drilling Upside

Stephen Simpson, CFA Kratisto Investing – Seeking Alpha – Aug. 25, 2014 Summary Synergy continues to generate solid IPs from wells in its core Wattenberg acreage targeting the Niobrara and Codell formations. The company is about to start testing its … Continue reading

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Big Colorado landowners have traction in negotiating oil, gas siting

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – Aug 24, 2014 It was a clash between suburbanites and an oil and gas company. Why, the homeowners wanted to know, couldn’t the driller’s planned wells be located farther from homes? The answer, offered … Continue reading

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Lakewood company working to capture flared natural gas at oil well sites

By Austin Briggs – YourHub Reporter – August 25, 2014 LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood company has found a way to capture a byproduct of the booming energy economy — natural gas flared at remote oil well sites. Robert Zubrin, the founder and … Continue reading

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Niobrara and Codell Drilling Interest Spikes in Colorado’s Adams County

According to the September 2014 docket of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) there are petitions to approve spacing units to drill up to 24 Niobrara and/or Codell wells in 640 and 1280 acre spacing units.  The companies … Continue reading

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Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

By Anna Driver and Ernest Scheyder – Reuters – Wed Aug 20, 2014 NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 (Reuters) – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago … Continue reading

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Petroleum Engineers are Tops in Geosciences Compensation

According to a survey from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), Petroleum Engineers receive the highest median salary 0f $132K when compared to all other geoscience related disciplines.  For comparison, the median of all other professions was $35K.  Coming in at … Continue reading

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Earthquake Study Shows Natural Quakes Outshake Man-Made Tremors

By TAMARA AUDI – Wall Street Journal – August 18,2014 When it comes to making earthquakes, Mother Nature still packs the most powerful punch, a new study says. Quakes believed to be caused by human activity, such as those associated with oil … Continue reading

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