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Niobrara Shale Rig Count

  Count Change From
Previous Week
YTD Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 23 -2 0 1
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Most Active Operators By Rig Count

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
Extraction Oil and Gas 4 4 --- 5
Anadarko Petroleum Corp 3 2 +1 4
PDC Energy, Inc. 3 3 --- 3
Crestone Peak Resources LLC 2 2 --- 3
Noble Energy, Inc. 2 2 --- 2
Subscribe to See 2 2 --- 2
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- 1
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- 1
Subscribe to See 1 +1 2
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- 2


Most Active County By Rig Count

County Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
WELD 22 21 +1 26
WASHINGTON 1 1 --- 1


Disclosed 2017 Budgets & Drilling Plans


Pdc Energy, Inc. Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2017
Anadarko Petroleum Corp Plan to Operate XXX Wells in 2017
Noble Energy, Inc. Plan to Operate XXX Wells in 2017
Extraction Oil And Gas Plan To Complete XXX Wells in 2017
Synergy Resources Corp Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2017

 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
Company 2016    2017(YTD)
Anadarko Petroleum Corp 542      3
EOG Resources, Inc. 496      
Samson Exploration LLC 306      
291      
182      9
169      
161      
150      

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Jan 2017)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( December 21, 2016 - January 20, 2017)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
01-13-2017 Weld Razor Fed 29l-3236 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-13-2017 Weld Razor Fed 29l-3235 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-13-2017 Weld Razor Fed 29l-3234 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-13-2017 Weld Razor 29l-2036 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-13-2017 Weld Razor 29l-2035 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-13-2017 Weld Razor 29l-2034 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-11-2017 Weld Razor 30i-3146 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-11-2017 Weld Razor 30i-1947 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
01-11-2017 Weld Razor 30i-3147 Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Terrace South Well-undrilled
Red Hawk Petroleum, LLC
01-11-2017 Weld L.e. Gerkin 7h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wildcat Well-undrilled

  Well Activity SINCE 2016 For Niobrara Shale


  Wells Completed/Frac'd ( Jan - 2016 to Nov 2016)


 ( Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016)
Completions By
Company
YTD
Count
Anadarko Petroleum Corp 183
PDC Energy, Inc. 130
Noble Energy, Inc. 104
50
17


Completions By
County
YTD
Count
Weld 562
Laramie 6
Fremont 5
3
2





 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : January 20, 2017


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - January 20, 2017

 Niobrara Shale Overview



The Niobrara shale formation is situated in northeastern Colorado and parts of adjacent Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas.  Primarily an oil play, it is in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, which has long been a major oil and gas province. Technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the last decade has helped create new opportunities in this U.S. energy play.

Based on the industry’s plans, shale and other “tight rock” fields that now produce about half a million barrels of oil a day will produce up to three million barrels daily in the…


  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)