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Niobrara Shale Rig Count

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

Top Niobrara Shale Operators By Rig Count/Locations

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
Anadarko Petroleum Corp 6 6 --- 4
Chesapeake Energy Corp 3 3 --- 1
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Top Niobrara Shale County By Rig Count/Locations

County Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
WELD 20 22 -2 26
CONVERSE 9 11 -2 7
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Disclosed Niobrara Shale 2018 Budgets & Drilling Plans


Anadarko Petroleum Corp Wells Drilled in 2018
Src Energy Inc Wells Drilled in 2018
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Wells Drilled in 2018
Bill Barrett Corp. Wells Drilled in 2018
Samson Resources Ii Llc Wells Drilled in 2018

 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    2018(YTD)
Anadarko Petroleum Corp    113
SRC Energy Inc    60
EOG Resources, Inc.    48
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   Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Feb 2018)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( January 25, 2018 - February 24, 2018)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K31-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K31-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K31-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte P-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte P-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte P-35-2mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K-35-34mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K-35-34mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte K-35-34mrlnb Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled
02-16-2018 Weld Northplatte 31-35-2mrlnc Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Wattenberg Undrilled

  Niobrara Shale - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2018 YTD)


 Niobrara Shale - Well Completion Trend


 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : February 24, 2018


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - February 24, 2018

 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 per day, will produce up to three million barrels per day in…


Latest Midstream Projects

Project Name Completion date Capacity (MBOPD)
Pierce Plant & Gathering System  - -
Pierce Plant & Gathering System  - -
Cheyenne Connector Pipeline  - -
Grasslands Terminal  - -
Grasslands Terminal  - -
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  Niobrara Shale - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce DateBuyerSellerTitleValue $MM
12/05/2017 Bill Barrett Corp. Fifth Creek Energy Bill Barrett and PE-backed Fifth Creek to Merge $649
11/27/2017 Not Disclosed Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. Carrizo Exits DJ Basin; Sells Off Assets for $140MM $140
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  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)