WorldOil Colorado Petroleum Council responds to Gov. Hickenlooper's safety proposals Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) today released a statement in response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s proposals on industry safety. Highlands Natural Resources provides update for East Denver Niobrara project Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, has announced that it has successfully drilled and set surface casing in both the Wildhorse 5-64 15-16-1BHZ and Powell 5-64-15-16-1CHZ wells. Highlands Natural Resources begins drilling at its East Denver Niobrara Project Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully mobilized and assembled a horizontal drilling rig at its East Denver Niobrara Project, a shale oil and gas project in Colorado, and commenced drilling its first well on Aug. 10, 2017. Multiple completion technologies yield the best of all worlds Multiple completion technologies can be combined in one well for a hybrid solution to improve stimulation in extended reach laterals. LINN Energy announces sale of Wyoming assets for $71.5 million LINN Energy, Inc., has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interest in properties located in Salt Creek field in Wyoming to Denbury Resources Inc. for a contract price of $71.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. Drillers add most rigs in 16 months amid market optimism Growing confidence that crude prices will rise in coming months is sustaining the expansion of oil drilling in the shale patch. ShaleTech: Niobrara Shale “Go long” typical game plan, as key players consolidate holdings Highlands Natural Resources farms into DJ basin acreage Highlands Natural Resources has entered into a farm-in agreement in Arapahoe County, Colo., with Renegade Oil and Gas Company, which will allow it to drill up to six horizontal wells in acreage prospective for the Niobrara shale formation. Driving efficiency in cemented liner completions Expanding the boundaries of ball-drop technology has led to a simple, yet effective design for reducing completion time and improving operational efficiency. DJ basin beats Bakken, Permian, Eagle Ford on commerciality of fraclog The heart of the DJ basin, Weld County, exhibits the most commercial fraclog with an average completion cost per barrel of $4.70, according to a study by Rystad Energy.