Press Release: The Longest Running Water Management Event in The Rockies Returns To Denver This Month

Produced Water Reuse Initiative 2014Pressure to reuse produced water in tight oil and shale gas plays in the Rocky Mountains is ever increasing, with a recent study by Ceres showing that reusing produced water can achieve a cost reduction of 24-46% per barrel.

The program for the 4th Annual Produced Water Reuse 2014: Rocky Mountains Tight Oil & Shale Gas Plays Initiative, (Denver, October 29-30) has purposely been redesigned to reflect this and focus on cost-reduction strategies for produced water reuse in the Bakken and the DJ, Powder River, Uinta & Piceance Basins. “There is no other conference that delivers real-life, useful and practical insight from the operators’ perspective instead of sales pitches – which is really important in the industry right now, to allow information and ideas to flow so that operators can get their costs down and start reusing produced water more effectively. This event delivers that insight.” Says Elspeth Brown, director of the conference. Continue reading “Press Release: The Longest Running Water Management Event in The Rockies Returns To Denver This Month” »

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Who’s Who in the Niobrara

Detailed Niobrara Stratigraphy

Detailed Niobrara Stratigraphy

Who’s Who in the Niobrara is a list of companies actively operating in the Niobrara based on Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission records. The list, specifically geared towards companies that are using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to develop the Niobrara, contains the latest available data on each company’s Niobrara position regarding acres leased, their Niobrara development strategy, and their latest technological developments available in public records.

While the list is mostly complete for the large to medium sized operators in the play, it is not inclusive of all operators in the Niobrara,  however the list does represent 80 to 90 percent of companies that have been active in the last year to date.

 

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Anadarko also operates as KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP

  • 350,000 Wattenberg Acres
  • 13 Operating Rigs
  • 1 -1.5 BBOE Net Resources
  • Concentrating on their Core Wattenberg Field acreage
  • Optimizing EURs
  • Testing Well Spacing and Frac Designs
  • Leveraging Efficiencies
  • 500+ MMBOE Resource Potential Upside

Source: 2014 Anadarko Investor Conference Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Niobrara” »

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Rising U.S. Crude Exports Move Closer to 1957 Record

Oil tanker approaching FPSO - Image Credit - Jon Olav Eikenes

Oil tanker approaching FPSO – Image Credit – Jon Olav Eikenes

By Lynn Doan and Dan Murtaugh – Oct 1, 2014 – Bloomberg

U.S. oil exports are set to surpass a record held since 1957 as traders find ways around a four-decade ban on supplies leaving the country.

The U.S. sent 401,000 barrels a day abroad in July, 54,000 shy of the record set in March 1957, according to data compiled by the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical unit. WhileCanada accounted for 93 percent of the shipments, Italy, Singapore andSwitzerland also took oil from U.S. ports. Coupled with Alaskan supplies bound forAsia, total U.S. exports will reach 1 million barrels a day by the middle of 2015, according to Citigroup Inc. (C) Continue reading “Rising U.S. Crude Exports Move Closer to 1957 Record” »

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NARO Press Release: Mineral Owners’ Strong Turnout Imperative at Task Force Meeting

National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO): Anti-oil and gas activists planning to show up in force to silence mineral/royalty owner’s voice

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Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force Meeting

October 9, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm –  
Public comment: 5 PM to 7 PM-
October 10, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm  

Holiday Inn, Durango, CO
21636 Highway 160 West 
Durango, Colorado 81301
Hotel Front Desk: 970-385-6400 

It cannot be stressed enough that, “the mineral owner must not lose sight of the fact that the largest contribution of capital in the whole process comes from us the owners of the minerals…” stated Neil Ray, immediate past president of NARO Rockies. Continue reading “NARO Press Release: Mineral Owners’ Strong Turnout Imperative at Task Force Meeting” »

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Judge: Broomfield fracking ban doesn’t apply to a Denver oil and gas company

City_of_Broomfield_Logo – Reporter – Denver Business Journal

Broomfield’s ban on fracking doesn’t apply to Sovereign Operating Co., a Denver-based oil and gas company that had reached a “memorandum of understanding” with the city before voters in November 2013 narrowly approved a ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing within the town’s borders.

The Sept. 25 judicial decision was hailed by the Colorado Oil & Gas Association(COGA).

“This is yet another victory for certainty and clarity in the way Colorado regulates oil and gas operations,” said Tisha Schuller, COGA’s president.

“In just the last several months three previous rulings have found that fracking bans are on their face unlawful, and now another court has found that agreements between a city and a local operator prior to bans passing are binding,” Schuller said. Continue reading “Judge: Broomfield fracking ban doesn’t apply to a Denver oil and gas company” »

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Colorado oil and gas task force IDs legal, health issues as priorities

Colorado_State_SealBy Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – September 25, 2014

The gubernatorial task force charged with reducing land-use and local-control conflicts over oil and gas drilling in Colorado identified health, technology and legal issues it wants to examine.

At their first meeting Thursday, panel members agreed that before moving forward, they need more information and must clearly define the problem.

“If we can’t agree on what the problems are, it will really be difficult to come to solutions,” said panel member Bruce Rau, chairman of the Colorado Association of Home Builders.

The charge for the 21-member panel — handpicked by Gov. John Hickenlooper — is to develop recommendations for balancing state and local control of oil and gas drilling that may be turned into legislation. Continue reading “Colorado oil and gas task force IDs legal, health issues as priorities” »

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PENN STATE: Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

Source: Denver Business Journal - Frack Fluids

Source: Denver Business Journal – Gelled “frack” fluid dangles in mid-air above a cup during a test that water temperature and sand-water-chemical mixtures are correct. The test is performed before and during every hydraulic fracturing job.

By Patricia Craig – September 10, 2014

UNVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hydraulic fracturing — fracking or hydrofracturing — raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.

In a paper published in the current issue of the Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, Terry Engelder, professor of geosciences, Penn State; Lawrence Cathles, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, Cornell University; and Taras Bryndzia, geologist, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., report that injected water that remains underground is sequestered in the rock formation and therefore does not pose a serious risk to water supplies. Continue reading “PENN STATE: Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater” »

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PRESS RELEASE: NARO – Rockies Disappointed in Fort Collins City Council’s Vote to Appeal Judge’s Ruling to Overturn Energy Development Moratorium

NARO_Rockies_Logo_LargeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – National Association of Royalty Owners -Rockies Disappointed in Fort Collins City Council’s Vote to Appeal Judge’s Ruling to Overturn Energy Development Moratorium 

Continued efforts to ban energy development are an affront to real property rights held by mineral owners in Fort Collins

DENVER (September 24, 2014) – Last night, Fort Collins City Council passed a resolution that directs the interim city attorney to appeal a ruling that overturned Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on fracking. The resolution passed by a vote of six to one.  The National Association of Royalty Owners – Rockies Chapter questions the wisdom of the decision.

“We are disappointed that the Fort Collins City Council voted to continue on a path that seeks to prevent royalty interest owners and mineral owners from benefiting from their real property rights within the Fort Collins city limits,” said Michelle Smith, president of NARO-Rockies. “Not only are such bans on energy development unfair to mineral owners, but Colorado families rely upon local energy development for jobs, lower cost of living, and the taxes that fund roads, schools, and parks.” Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: NARO – Rockies Disappointed in Fort Collins City Council’s Vote to Appeal Judge’s Ruling to Overturn Energy Development Moratorium” »

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