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Assuming Bakken rig count stays flat, production could roll over as early as July, with a 5% production decline from current volumes by the end of 2016.

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.

Niobrara Gross Acreage

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