Tag Archives: Niobrara Formation

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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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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BLM to auction Niobrara drilling rights on Pawnee National Grassland

Cathy Proctor Reporter – Denver Business Journal – August 14, 2015 BLM to auction more drilling rights on Pawnee National Grassland For sale to the highest bidder: Thousands of acres of federally owned mineral rights in two southern Colorado counties and in … Continue reading

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More crude oil is being shipped out of Rockies by train, despite more pipes

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – July 17 2015 As the amount of oil production from Colorado’s Niobrara field north of Denver has skyrocketed in the last few years, pipeline and railroad companies that specialize in shipping oil out of … Continue reading

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Niobrara oil depends on railroads to get to market, say feds

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – March 30, 2015 About 64 percent of the crude oil produced in the Niobrara formation, the rock layer at the center of Colorado’s oil boom, gets to market via railroad tank cars, according to a … Continue reading

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Mapping project shows heavy oil, gas leasing in Arapahoe County

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – February 17, 2015 Arapahoe County is a checkerboard of oil and gas leases and rights — with holdings adjacent to schools, parks and housing developments, according to an analysis by Conservation Colorado. The nonprofit … Continue reading

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PDC Energy Zeros In On The Codell

It has long been known that the Niobrara Play in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) basin is a stacked play.  By definition a stacked play is a play with multiple pay horizons (petroleum producing geologic formations or units) which may be accessed … Continue reading

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