Category Archives: Geology

Geologic Discussions

Cirque Resources Spearheads Fort Hays-Codell Exploration in Northern DJ Basin

Corrected on September 17, 2014: Earlier version incorrectly referenced well completion in the Ft. Hays member of the Niobrara The Niobrara formation, deposited between 87 and 82 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous is composed of two structural units, the Smoky … Continue reading

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Bakken in Full Development; Niobrara Hot for E&P, Whiting Exec Says

Richard Nemec – July 17, 2014 – NGIs Shale Daily Excerpt from Article: Even with its increased concentration in North Dakota, Whiting has what Williams called “an awful lot” of oil plays in the Niobrara. “We have outstanding oil saturation, … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Niobrara Plan Focuses on Optimal Downspacing

Noble Energy at the February 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summit presented results from 2013 and their plans for 2014 development.  The company reported record reserves of 1.4 BBoe, up 19 percent and their first Integrated Development Plan (IDP) at Wells Ranch … Continue reading

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DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn’t taint water

KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated Press – Friday, July 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) – A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at … Continue reading

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Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids

Rockpick Commentary: It is important to point out that this study involves Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells where fracking fluids and produced water are disposed of regularly. This study is NOT about fracking fluids or the process of fracking a … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Commits 45% of Capital Program to Niobrara – A Premier Oil Play

Company accelerating to drill 500 wells/yr by 2016 with potentials of 1 MMBoe EUR from 9000 foot extended reach laterals in NE Colorado On May 22nd at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference Noble Energy presented the results and … Continue reading

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Niobrara Exploration Rockets Up Over 100% Year over Year

Close examination and breakdown of Baker Hughes Interactive Rig Count statistics for the week of 24 May 2013 shows that the number of  wells classified as “Exploration”  (otherwise known in the O&G industry as “Wildcats”) has rocketed (see accompanying chart) … Continue reading

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Chama Resources Wildcat Rumored to have hit a Gusher in Mississippian Age Limestones

Today it was reported by the Denver Business Journal that Chama Oil & Minerals LLC has hit a gusher of over 2000 bopd from the company’s PRONGHORN STATE 16-15-48 #1-P well located at 38.73687 -102.77848 in the Denver-Julesberg Basin.  Details of the discovery … Continue reading

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