Niobrara ///

Colorado drillers fuel record oil output in rush to finish wells

Booming oil production in Colorado is fueling record output in the Niobrara basin that spans four states.

U.S. output builds on OPEC cutbacks, gas rides LNG expansion

Shale operators are increasing U.S. crude production in response to oil prices that are, so far, trending more favorably this year, due largely to decisions by OPEC and Russia to curb production.

Highlands Natural Resources reports completion of hydraulic fracturing at East Denver

Highlands Natural Resources, the London-listed natural resources company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed hydraulic fracturing operations, and is now preparing both the Wildhorse and Powell wells for flowback and production of oil and gas at its East Denver Niobrara Project in Colorado.

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

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

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

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

“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 & 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

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

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.

ShaleTech: Niobrara-Codell shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Attractive sweet-spot margins help ease pain of low prices

PetroShare acquires acreage in Wattenberg field

CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- PetroShare Corp. announced Monday that under its strategic land and leasing services agreement with Kingdom Resources, LLC, it has accepted an assignment of approximately 309 net acres covering all depths in parts of Township 1 South, Range 67 West, Adams County, Colorado.

Williams, Crestwood Midstream commission Niobrara gas plant

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Williams Partners and Crestwood Midstream Partners have announced the commissioning of the Bucking Horse gas processing facility located in Converse County, Wyoming, adding 120 MMcfd of processing capacity in the Powder River basin Niobrara shale play.

ShaleTech: Niobrara-Codell

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Production rising despite anti-drilling backlash