Monthly Archives: October 2014

Niobrara Oil Still Profitable at $80 bbl

According to a Bloomberg article titled Break-Even Points for U.S. Shale Oil, Niobrara shale oil is still profitable at $80 bbl the in the Wattenberg Hz.  Wattenberg Tier 2 profitability is marginal at an oil price of $80 bbl with an … Continue reading

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Niobrara Denver-Julesburg Crude Takeaway Expansions

Sandy Fielden, RBN Energy LLC, October 1, 2014 The Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of the Niobrara shale in Northeast Colorado is one of the hottest crude plays around at the moment. RBN expects DJ Basin crude production to nearly double from 235 … Continue reading

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Shell testing new laser-based sensor to find shale gas

Ryan Holeywell  – Fuel Fix – October 7, 2014 HOUSTON – Royal Dutch Shell is testing a new device that uses lasers to help identify shale gas reservoirs, Wyoming-based oilfield service company WellDog announced Tuesday. The device, which weights more than … Continue reading

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Longmont could still be sued over oil and gas rules despite deal to drop case

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – October 20, 2014 A deal to drop a lawsuit over Longmont’s 2012 oil and gas rules doesn’t protect the city from future suits over those regulations — or other cities that might consider copying Longmont’s … Continue reading

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Geologic Hazards in Colorado

Colorado’s great diversity of rocks, geologic structures, soil types, topography, and climatic conditions combine to create vigorous and diverse geologic processes.  When humans move into this dynamic environment, these natural processes can become problematic as geologic hazards. For example, naturally occurring, … Continue reading

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The incredible shrinking Keystone

By ELANA SCHOR – 10/14/14 – Politico The pipeline that launched so many street protests, ad campaigns and political headaches for the White House is increasingly irrelevant in the midterm elections and the energy markets — even for the groups that … Continue reading

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Colorado’s court rulings against fracking bans drawing national attention

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – October 15, 2014 Colorado is at the forefront of a national conversation on how close oil and gas operations should be to homes, schools and neighborhoods. “People are watching Colorado, across the board, politically and … Continue reading

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Where are the oil and gas jobs concentrated? Study says downtown Denver

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – October 9, 2014 The biggest concentration of oil industry jobs in Colorado isn’t in the Front Range or Western Slope oil and gas fields. It is in the office towers of downtown Denver. About … Continue reading

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