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Energy Pipeline: Plugging old vertical wells could soon change Colorado’s landscapes

Sharon Dunn – Greeley Tribune – April 15, 2017 Soon, the city of Broomfield’s landscape could substantially change. Once an oil field, now filled with residential development, the area is dotted with storage tanks and well sites. If a plan by Extraction … Continue reading

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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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