Tag Archives: Oil

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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Domestic oil production surges in last part of year despite tumbling prices

by Adam Wilmoth – December 24, 2014 Oil production in recent weeks has blown past 1985 highs, but that trend is likely to change soon as companies are beginning to announce plans to cut their 2015 drilling budgets. Continental Resources Inc., … Continue reading

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EOG Resources Hitting the Pay Zone in Wyoming DJ Basin

At their August 5th, 2014 investor presentation, EOG Resources announced drilling results from their Wyoming based DJ basin properties.  The company is targeting both the Codell and Niobrara formations in Wyoming’s DJ basin. The company has 39 net wells in … Continue reading

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Niobrara Productivity Evident In Most Recent EIA Report

MARCH 11, 2014 – A report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and … Continue reading

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New Wyoming oil, gas map released

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG Star-Tribune business editor The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released its annually updated map of oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming. The map includes the boundaries of producing and abandoned oil and gas fields in Wyoming, … Continue reading

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Help wanted: Energy firms competing for hires

Sector to create at least 200,000 new jobs, especially for engineers RockPick’s Editorial: This article while it does not directly refer to the Niobrara Play is relevant because when the Niobrara Play heats up it will create even more demand … Continue reading

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The Facts About Fracking

The real risks of the shale gas revolution, and how to manage them. Wall Street Journal – June 25 -2011 The U.S. is in the midst of an energy revolution, and we don’t mean solar panels or wind turbines. A … Continue reading

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