Uinta basin’s multiple pays drawing more operators

Northeastern Utah’s Uinta basin is under intense exploration and development for oil and gas in multiple formations by numerous operators.The area is showing promise for Berry Petroleum Co., Bakersfield, an experienced California heavy oil producer that is expanding into natural gas, coalbed methane, and light oil. Berry has extended operations into the Piceance, Denver-Julesburg, Williston, Uinta, and other US onshore basins.Initial performance of two discovery wells the company reported in mid-January 2006 on its Lake Canyon prospect on the west side of the Uinta basin “suggests that expected reserves per well are on par with the Brundage Canyon field that is currently being...

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