Piceance/Uinta Tight Gas

Piceance/Uinta Description ImageThe Piceance and Uinta basins are in northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado. Both the Piceance and Uinta are tight gas resources plays. The primary target of gas development has been the Williams Fork formation, of Cretaceous age, in the Mesaverde group. The Williams Fork is a several-thousand-foot thick section of shale, sandstone, and coal deposited in a coastal plain environment. The formation has long been known to contain natural gas. However, the sandstone reservoirs have low permeability and limited areal extent, which made gas wells uneconomic in the past.

Key players in the Piceance and Uinta resource plays include Chevron, Encana, ExxonMobil, Noble Energy, Bill Barrett Corp., Antero Resources, Delta Petroleum, Laramie Energy, and Harvest Natural Resources – to name just a few.

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Piceance/Uinta News

Jaggers joins Ute Energy as president, CEO

Jul 2, 2010

The board of Ute Energy LLC, Denver, has named Joe Jaggers as president and chief executive officer.

PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Qatargas names chief executive officer

Jul 12, 2010 Qatar named Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al-Thani as chief executive officer of Qatargas. Al-Thani succeeds Faisal Al-Suwaidi.

OGJ Newsletter

Aug 9, 2010 Internatinoal News for oil and gas professionals

Watching Government: Studying CBM water

Aug 16, 2010 Regulatory framework complications, and not water quality, limit effective management of produced water from coalbed methane wells in five western US basins, a new National Research Council (NRC) report concluded.

Piceance basin oil-shale study finds 1.5 trillion bbl in place

Aug 30, 2010 An estimated 1.5 trillion bbl of oil in place lies in Western Colorado's Piceance basin oil shale, the US Geological Survey said in the first comprehensive assessment published since 1989.

Williams Partners to buy Williams' Piceance basin gathering, processing

Oct 28, 2010

Williams Partners LP will buy Williams Cos. Inc.’s gathering and processing assets in Colorado’s Piceance basin for $782 million, the companies reported.

Barrett runs two rigs in Utah's West Tavaputs

Nov 3, 2010

Keying off a record of decision on the federal environmental impact statement covering the West Tavaputs project in Utah’s Uinta basin, Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, expects to drill as many as 20 wells in the field by yearend.

Wyoming gas storage open season oversubscribed

Nov 4, 2010

Peregrine Midstream Partners LLC reports an open season for firm services at a proposed high-deliverability, multicycle gas storage facility in Uinta County, Wyo., was strongly oversubscribed.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 8, 2010

Watching Government: Taking a second look

Nov 8, 2010 The US Bureau of Land Management's field office in Vernal, Utah, intends to prepare an air-quality supplement to the Greater Natural Buttes Gas Development Project draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) it announced on Oct. 19.

GAO report sees flaws in DOI tracking of gas venting, flaring

Dec 1, 2010

The US government is losing income from oil and natural gas leases because the Department of the Interior does not accurately track losses from natural gas venting and flaring, the Government Accountability Office said in a report it released on Nov. 29.

GAO report sees flaws in DOI tracking of gas venting, flaring

Dec 6, 2010 The US government is losing income from oil and gas leases because the Department of the Interior does not accurately track losses from natural gas venting and flaring, the Government Accountability Office said in a Nov. 29 report.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 13, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals

Uinta basin cat cracker project taking shape

Mar 24, 2011

The Uinta basin’s high pour point crudes may soon get a processing unit in the Vernal, Utah, area that would increase netbacks to producers and improve air quality in the federal attainment area.

EPP to expand Rockies NGL system

May 6, 2011

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to expand the Rocky Mountain segment of its Mid-America Pipeline NGL system, adding as much as 85,000 b/d of incremental transportation capacity.

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