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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.

U.S. operators are teed up for a drilling resurgence

Alex Endress, Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Drilling activity is noticeably higher, as American drillers climb out from historically low levels.

Foothills Exploration announces acquisiton of Uinta-Piceance basin assets

Foothills Exploration, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration company engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the Rockies, today announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed seller.

Crestline acquires DJ basin assets from Double Eagle

CL Energy Opportunity Fund, a fund managed by Crestline Investors, has announced the acquisition of the non-operating working interests in the DJ basin of Colorado from Double Eagle Energy Rockies LLC, an affiliate of Double Eagle Energy Holdings II LLC, a Fort Worth-based E&P company.

Extraction Oil & Gas closes DJ basin acquisitions

Extraction Oil & Gas, an E&P company with primary assets in Wattenberg field in the Denver-Julesburg basin of Colorado, has closed two separate transactions to acquire approximately 16,800 net acres in the DJ basin for an aggregate cash consideration of $177 million.

Operators in Colorado dodge $10 billion-a-year threat to output

Oil and natural gas explorers from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to Synergy Resources Corp. have escaped a vote in Colorado that would’ve limited drilling and threatened to halt about $10 billion worth of oil and natural gas production a year.

Executive viewpoint

John C. Tobin, Natural Resources Education Program

Well, good luck with that

Bill Barrett Corp. to resume DJ basin development campaign

Bill Barrett Corporation will resume its extended reach lateral (XRL) development program in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) basin during the third quarter of 2016, the company said Monday.

Memorial Production Partners sells non-core properties in Permian, Rockies

Memorial Production Partners (MEMP) has closed a transaction to sell certain assets in the Permian basin for a cash consideration of approximately $37.4 million.

Noble, PDC Energy trade acreage in Colorado's DJ basin

PDC Energy has entered into definitive agreements with Noble Energy and certain affiliates to consolidate certain acreage positions in the Wattenberg area of northern Colorado.

Encana to sell DJ basin assets for $900 million

Encana’s wholly owned subsidiary, Encana Oil & Gas (USA), has reached an agreement to sell its Denver Julesburg (DJ) basin assets in Colorado to a new entity 95% owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and 5% by The Broe Group.

Marcellus shale gas revolution deals blow to Rockies’ producers

Eight years ago, a group of companies led by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners began building a $6.8 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from America’s Rocky Mountains to fuel-hungry markets in the East.

Frontier fracing showdown pits Feds against Western boom states

High noon for the Obama administration’s stricter rules for fracing on public lands has arrived on the Wyoming range.

Noble Energy agrees to improve air emission controls in DJ basin

Noble Energy, Inc. has announced an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Colorado to improve emission control systems on a number of oil storage tanks located within the Denver-Julesberg basin (DJ basin) that may no longer comply with air regulations.

ShaleTech: U.S. Rockies

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Capital shift squeezes unconventional prospects