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Niobrara Shale Rig Count
(as of 09/19/2020)

  Count Change From
Previous Week
Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 4 -1 -18
Oil & Gas Count No change -1

Top Niobrara Shale Operators By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 09/19/2020)

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 2 2 --- ---
Noble Energy, Inc. 1 +1 -1
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- -1
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Top Niobrara Shale County By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 09/19/2020)

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 4 4 --- -13
ARAPAHOE 1 1 --- +1


 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    Last 12 Months
PDC Energy, Inc.    165
Mallard Exploration LLC    158
Bison Oil & Gas II LLC    133
   94
   73
   57
   54
   49

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( August 20, 2020 - September 19, 2020)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
PDC Energy, Inc.
09-10-2020 Weld Torreys Federal 10n Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer Federal E-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer O-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer Y-u-32hnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer 34-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer Federal 14-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer Federal J14-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer J24-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer 44-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled
09-06-2020 Weld Mule Deer 24-32-29xrlnb Oil HORIZONTAL Wattenberg Undrilled

  Niobrara Shale - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2020 YTD)


 Niobrara Shale - Well Completion Trend


Completions By
Company
2019(YTD)
Count
Occidental Petroleum Corp 372
PDC Energy, Inc. 285
Extraction Oil and Gas 164
144
135
Completions By
County
2019(YTD)
Count
Weld 1332
Adams 85
Laramie 74
30
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 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : September 19, 2020


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - September 19, 2020

 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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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 ---
12/05/2017 Bill Barrett Corp. Fifth Creek Energy Bill Barrett and PE-backed Fifth Creek Merge $649
11/27/2017 Verdad Resources LLC Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. Carrizo Exits DJ Basin; Sells Off Assets for $140MM $140
 

  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)