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Niobrara Shale Rig Count
(as of 10/22/2021)

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Previous Week
Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 14 4 10
Oil & Gas Count 1 No change 1

Top Niobrara Shale Operators By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 10/22/2021)

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 2 1 +1 +1
Great Western Oil & Gas Co., Llc 2 2 --- +2
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Top Niobrara Shale County By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 10/22/2021)

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 7 6 +1 +4
RAWLINS 2 +2 +2
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 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    Last 12 Months
Nickel Road Operating LLC    82
GMT Exploration Company LLC    69
Occidental Petroleum Corp    33
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   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( September 22, 2021 - October 22, 2021)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
MURFIN DRILLING COMPANY, INC
09-29-2021 Dundy Agri 31-jan Oil Vertical Wildcat Spudded
BLACK OAK EXPLORATION, LLC
09-23-2021 Rawlins Mary 27-jan Oil Vertical Unnamed Spudded

  Niobrara Shale - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2021 YTD)


 Niobrara Shale - Well Completion Trend


Completions By
County
2021(YTD)
Count
Weld 337
Adams 19
Larimer 17
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 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : October 22, 2021


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - October 22, 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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05/10/2021 Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Extraction Oil and Gas Bonanza Creek, Extraction to Merge; Rebrand as Civitas Resources ---
12/14/2020 Gondola Resources LLC Sandridge Energy, Inc. SandRidge to Sell North Park Niobrara Asset in $47MM Deal $47
11/09/2020 Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. HighPoint Resources Bonanza Creek to Acquire HighPoint Resources in $376MM Merger $376
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
 

  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)