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Niobrara Shale Rig Count
(as of 04/13/2021)

  Count Change From
Previous Week
Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 11 No change -8
Oil & Gas Count 1 No change -1

Top Niobrara Shale Operators By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 04/13/2021)

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 2 2 --- ---
PDC Energy, Inc. 1 1 --- -2
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Top Niobrara Shale County By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 04/13/2021)

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 7 8 -1 -8
ADAMS 3 2 +1 +2
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 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    Last 12 Months
PDC Energy, Inc.    149
Bison Oil & Gas II LLC    113
Mallard Exploration LLC    110
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   85
   67
   58
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   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( March 14, 2021 - April 13, 2021)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
Magpie Operating Inc
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 1h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 2h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 3h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 4h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 5h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 6h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 7h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 8h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
04-05-2021 Larimer Bunker 8 9h Oil HORIZONTAL Loveland Undrilled
Mull Drilling Co., Inc.
03-23-2021 Cheyenne Crosby 1 Oil VERTICAL Smoky Creek Undrilled
Bayswater Exploration and Production

  Niobrara Shale - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2021 YTD)


 Niobrara Shale - Well Completion Trend


Completions By
Company
2019(YTD)
Count
Occidental Petroleum Corp 449
PDC Energy, Inc. 307
Extraction Oil and Gas 179
168
151
Completions By
County
2019(YTD)
Count
Weld 1601
Adams 92
Laramie 82
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 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : April 13, 2021


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - April 13, 2021

 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)
Liberty Pipeline   - -
Weld County Tri-Midstream System   - -
Pierce Plant & Gathering System   - -
Cheyenne Connector Pipeline   - -
Grasslands Terminal   - -
Total   -
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  Niobrara Shale - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce Date Buyer Seller Title Value $MM
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07/20/2020 Chevron Corp Noble Energy, Inc. Chevron to Acquire Noble Energy in All-Stock Deal; $13B Including Debt $13,000
03/05/2020 Crestone Peak Resources LLC ConocoPhillips PE-backed Crestone Peak Acquires ConocoPhillips DJ Basin Asset $379
01/09/2020 Kimbell Royalty Partners LP Springbok Energy Springbok Sells Mineral Interests to Kimbell for $175MM; Multiple Plays $175
12/10/2019 York Capital Management Bayswater Exploration and Production DJ Basin E&P Gets Capital for 64 Well Development Project $125
08/26/2019 PDC Energy, Inc. SRC Energy Inc PDC Acquires DJ Basin Pure-Player SRC Energy $1,700
05/10/2019 Occidental Petroleum Corp Anadarko Petroleum Corp Oxy to Acquire Anadarko in Deal Worth $38B ($57B Including Debt) $57,000
07/16/2018 Fremont Petroleum Not Disclosed Fremont Petroleum Bolts On 2,700 Niobrara / Greenhorn Acres ---
04/18/2018 Not Disclosed Ward Energy Partners Ward Energy Partners Unloads Niobrara Assets ---
 

  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)