Author Archives: RockPick

Longmont mulls stand against statehouse bill that would compensate drillers for losses

By John Fryer – The Denver Post – February 20, 2017 Rep. Perry Buck’s measure would make governments that impose a moratorium compensate oil, gas companies Longmont’s City Council is to consider taking a formal stand Tuesday night against a … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips may restart Niobrara Operations in 2017

At their fourth quarter earnings call on February 2nd, ConocoPhillips  – EVP, Production, Drilling & Projects, Al Hirshberg mentioned that the company may target a rig to operate in the Niobrara later in 2017. Also mentioned in an article about COPs earnings at Seeking … Continue reading

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A drilling rig in a residential Greeley neighborhood? It’s not what you think

Sharon Dunn – The Greeley Tribune – January 13, 2017 Bobbie Burke looked out her front window in west Greeley on Wednesday morning and saw an almost unbelievable sight. A drilling rig — in her neighborhood. Upon closer inspection, the … Continue reading

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New Colorado Mineral Owner Organization Formed

A new organization has been formed to exclusively represent Colorado Mineral and Royalty Owners called CAMRO, Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners. CAMRO was formed as a result of a long-running displeasure with the policies of the National board … Continue reading

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Has Colorado’s Rig Count Hit Bottom?

With all the recent talk of OPEC and Russia coming to an agreement on limiting oil production to stabilize crude oil prices at a meeting in Algeria on September 26-28, 2016, one wonders how the outcome will affect activity in … Continue reading

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Top producers invest in west Texas but insist Colorado’s D-J Basin still has room to run

Drilling in Colorado is funding exploration in the Permian Basin By ALDO SVALDI – The Denver Post – August 28, 2016 PDC Energy last week said it plans to invest $1.5 billion in the Delaware Basin in west Texas — money it won’t … Continue reading

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Bill Barrett Corp. to begin drilling in Denver-Julesburg Basin again

By ALDO SVALDI – Denver Post – August 15, 2016 Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp. will revive its horizontal drilling program in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, with plans to bring a dozen new wells into production by the first quarter of next … Continue reading

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Land-use hearings can frustrate residents, but officials have multiple factors to consider

Catherine Sweeney – The Tribune – August 6, 2016 Rockpick’s Take: Excellent article on how to present your concerns to commissioners on land use decisions For the past few years, residents such as Maydean Worley have stormed out of Greeley and … Continue reading

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