Niobrara Exclusives

Niobrara’s horizontal development has a strong inventory and could still exceed 500,000 bbl/d and 1,200 MMcf/d, with four counties in particular proving themselves core.

Price might need to deteriorate further for U.S. production to resume as some companies are building a war chest of wells ready to pump when WTI rebounds.

The EIA estimates oil production from the seven most prolific shale plays will rise to 5.6 MMbbl/d in April. This increase over March would be the smallest projected since February 2011.

Niobrara Gross Acreage

Company Net Acreage
Anadarko 1,160,000
Encana 850,000
Noble Energy 609,000
WPX Energy 581,188
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