Category Archives: Production

Content related to oil production in the Niobrara

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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Colorado firewater: mostly natural, industry leaks seldom to blame, CU study finds

By Bruce Finley – Denver Post – July 11, 2016 95 percent of methane gas came from naturally occurring microbial processes, often underground coal seams, usually not oil and gas industry Some Coloradans can light their water on fire: methane … Continue reading

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Forget fracking. Choking and lifting are latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust

By Swetha Gopinath and Amrutha Gayathri – Reuters – March 9, 2016 (Reuters) – Something is awry in the beleaguered U.S. shale patch: older wells, which normally gush oil or natural gas in their first few months before rapidly depleting, … Continue reading

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Analysts pile on with downgrades of Denver oil company’s stock

Ben Miller – Contributing Writer – Denver Business Journal – March 2, 2016 One day after announcing that a $255 million asset sale had fallen through, eight analysts downgraded shares of this Denver oil company’s stock. On Monday afternoon, Bonanza Creek … Continue reading

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Oil’s Next ‘Scary Price Point’ May Close The Spigot

BY GILLIAN RICH, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY – January 15, 2016 Oil prices are nearing the point where pumping crude out of the ground ceases to be economical across the U.S., meaning the flow of oil — and cash for production … Continue reading

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Weld’s top oil, gas exploration companies reporting increased fourth-quarter production

Sharon Dunn – Greeley Tribune – December 18, 2015 Weld County’s two largest oil and gas drillers have updated their production levels for the last few months of the year, noting increased drilling efficiencies without spending more money. Both Anadarko Petroleum … Continue reading

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Groups appeal suspension of federal oil, gas drilling rules

By MEAD GRUVER – Associated Press – December 3, 2015 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups have appealed a judge’s decision to suspend new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land across the U.S. pending the outcome of a … Continue reading

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