Monthly Archives: November 2014

ConocoPhillips’ Shale Operations In The Face Of Sub-$70 WTI

Callum Turcan – Seeking Alpha – November 28, 2014 Summary OPEC decided to meet its current production target, which caused a 7% slide in oil prices. ConocoPhillips is investing heavily in shale plays that are very vulnerable to swings in … Continue reading

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OPEC leaves oil output unchanged

Saudis and their Gulf allies hope to put economic pressure on rival producers. By George Jahn – The Associated Press – November 28, 2014 VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold … Continue reading

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Sonnenberg on the Greenhorn: “Its early on. Its a play of the future.”

“Don’t forget about the Fort Hays.”  Those words were the refrain from noted Niobrara geologist and expert, Dr. Steve Sonnenberg, Professor and Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines. Speaking at the Niobrara Completions and Well … Continue reading

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Researchers assess emissions from Colorado oil and gas fields

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – November 16, 2014 The shale drilling boom that is sweeping across the country and unlocking vast oil and gas reserves also has unleashed a wave of air pollutants. Scientific studies from research groups around … Continue reading

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Early Results from EOG Resources Niobrara Program Showing IP of 1000 BOEPD

EOG Resources reported on November 5th that early results from the company’s DJ basin Niobrara and Codell drilling program were on target with I.P. rates of 1000 BOEPD.  In their 3rd Qtr earnings transcript found at Seeking Alpha,  – Executive VP, Exploration … Continue reading

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Special Discount on Niobrara Completions & Well Spacing Congress for Niobrara News Readers

Niobrara News readers can now enjoy a special discount of 15% on the Niobrara Completions & Well Spacing Congress occurring on November 18-19, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado.  To receive your discount visit Niobrara Completion & Well Spacing Congress and … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips digs into Aurora drilling and fracking controversy

By Rachel Sapin, Staff Writer, November 6, 2014 – Aurora Sentinel AURORA | Porscha Hicks-Plant squinted at the multiple layers of steel casing and cement that surround a drill pipe as it plunges thousands of feet below the surface. As … Continue reading

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Saudis Go Back to the Future to Take on U.S. Shale Rivals

Rockpick: With Niobrara Oil on average being profitable at just over $55 bbl, the Niobrara overall is still viable at current prices, however it looks like the Saudi’s are determined to demonstrate their considerable power in the marketplace to their … Continue reading

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