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 Niobrara Shale Top Operators
Company    Last 12 Months
PDC Energy, Inc.    86
Occidental Petroleum Corp    75
GMT Exploration Company LLC    30

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 Niobrara Shale - Well Completion Trend

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 Niobrara Shale Rig Data : June 18, 2024

Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - June 18, 2024

 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   - -
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  Niobrara Shale - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce Date Buyer Seller Title Value $MM
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05/10/2021 Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Extraction Oil and Gas Bonanza Creek, Extraction to Merge; Rebrand as Civitas Resources ---
12/14/2020 Gondola Resources LLC Sandridge Energy, Inc. SandRidge to Sell North Park Niobrara Asset in $47MM Deal $47
11/09/2020 Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. HighPoint Resources Bonanza Creek to Acquire HighPoint Resources in $376MM Merger $376
07/20/2020 Chevron Corp Noble Energy, Inc. Chevron to Acquire Noble Energy in All-Stock Deal; $13B Including Debt $13,000
03/05/2020 Crestone Peak Resources LLC ConocoPhillips PE-backed Crestone Peak Acquires ConocoPhillips DJ Basin Asset $379
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

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