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Niobrara Shale Rig Count
(as of 07/10/2020)

  Count Change From
Previous Week
Change From
Previous Year
Gas Count No change -1
Oil Count 3 -3 -26
Oil & Gas Count 1 1 -1
Vertical Count No change -1

Top Niobrara Shale Operators By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 07/10/2020)

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- -1
Phillips Exploration Co Lc 1 +1 +1
Subscribe to See 1 2 -1 -2
Subscribe to See 1 1 --- +1


Top Niobrara Shale County By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 07/10/2020)

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 3 5 -2 -19
SHERIDAN 1 +1 +1


 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    Last 12 Months
PDC Energy, Inc.    179
Mallard Exploration LLC    162
Bison Oil & Gas II LLC    93
   75
   71
   51
   51
   36

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)


Niobrara Shale - Drilling Permits ( June 10, 2020 - July 10, 2020)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
Black Oak Exploration
06-19-2020 Rawlins Frisbie Family 2-14 Oil Vertical Wildcat / Lkc Test Undrilled
Verdad Resources LLC
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-07h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-09h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-03h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-01h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-11h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-16h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-05h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
06-18-2020 Weld Timbro 0101-13h Oil Horizontal Wildcat Undrilled
PDC Energy, Inc.
06-17-2020 Weld Bross Federal 7n 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 369
PDC Energy, Inc. 183
Extraction Oil and Gas 163
146
103
Completions By
County
2019(YTD)
Count
Weld 1311
Laramie 73
Adams 71
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 Niobrara Shale Map

 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : July 10, 2020


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - July 10, 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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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
11/15/2017 Extraction Oil and Gas Not Disclosed Extraction Acquires 36,600 Net DJ Basin Acres for $214MM $214
 

  Niobrara Shale Transactions By Quarter ($MM)