Geokinetics Inc. is planning to conduct a 3D seismic survey named “Delbert 3D” in Douglas and Elbert counties in Colorado, directly east of the town of Parker. The area of interest includes Townships 4,5,6, and 7 South and Ranges 63, 64, and 65 West although the boundaries of the survey area reach north including slivers of Township 4 South and East including some of Range 62 West. See accompanying map for survey boundaries.
This survey is being conducted for multiple companies and was approved at the COGCC on December 6th, 2011. It is not known when the survey will be begin, but rumors in the industry suggest it could start in the first or second quarters of 2012.
This survey follows another extensive survey to the north called “Gryphon 3-D”, currently being conducted by Geokinetics for Anadarko Exploration and Production Company which was approved in February 2011. This survey includes areas in the old Lowry Bombing Range.
The large extent of both the Delbert 3D and the Gryphon 3D surveys which are well outside of the established field boundaries of the prolific Wattenberg field to the north, highlight the strong commitment of the oil industry to determine the productivity of the entire Niobrara play.