Monthly Archives: June 2015

EIA Report – New Niobrara Wells Averaging 500 BOEPD

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Drilling Productivity Report for key tight oil and shale gas regions for June, 2015 shows new wells drilled in the region will be averaging 500 BOEPD by July 2015. This figure is up approximately … Continue reading

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Colorado to define bigger role for local governments in oil and gas

Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal, June 19, 2015 The biggest recommendations to come out of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force in February called for requiring oil and gas companies to share more information with local governments before … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips Investor Update shows Niobrara Production at 1000+ BOED

In their most recent Investor Update Package, ConocoPhillips reported that production from their Niobrara wells were now averaging over 1000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOED) over a 30 day period.  The company continues to optimize its completion design  and … Continue reading

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Despite oil slump, one energy company wants to add wells in Colorado

Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal – June 10, 2015 Bill Barrett Corp. is stepping up its oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, with the Denver-based energy company saying Wednesday it would accelerate its plans to drill new oil … Continue reading

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

Jeff Brady – National Public Radio – June 04, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. The oil industry … Continue reading

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Nearly Half Country’s Frac Sand Comes From Wisconsin, USGS Says

By Rich Kreme – Wisconsin Public Radio – Friday, May 29, 2015 The U.S. Geological Survey has come out with new estimates suggesting that Wisconsin produced and shipped nearly half of all frac sand used in the nation last year. … Continue reading

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