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

WPX to develop San Juan Gallup oil discovery

Sep 9, 2013

WPX Energy Inc., Tulsa, will drill 8-10 development wells in New Mexico in 2013 near a San Juan basin oil discovery at which the first four wells flowed at commercial rates from Cretaceous Gallup sandstone.

WPX Energy increases Piceance basin drilling

Jun 5, 2013

WPX Energy Inc. plans to add two drilling rigs in western Colorado’s Piceance basin for the rest of 2013, making a total of seven compared with earlier plans for a five-rig drilling plan.

First Uinta basin ozone formation study released

Feb 25, 2013

A collaboration involving Utah's Division of Air Quality, county governments in eastern Utah, researchers from Utah State University, and the Western Energy Alliance has produced the first study of wintertime ozone formation conditions and characteristics in the Uinta basin.

Piceance Niobrara/Mancos horizontal work growing

Feb 19, 2013

Fourteen horizontal wells have been drilled in the Cretaceous Mancos shale in the Piceance basin in northwestern Colorado, said Dejour Energy Inc., Denver.

WPX gauges Piceance horizontal Niobrara gas find

Jan 23, 2013

WPX Energy Inc., Tulsa, has revealed a horizontal Niobrara shale gas discovery in the Piceance basin of Colorado that the company said has the potential to ultimately more than double its current 18 tcf equivalent of proved, probable, and possible reserves.

Encana, Nucor report joint Piceance basin gas drilling plan

Nov 26, 2012

Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. of Charlotte, NC, and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. agreed to a joint natural gas drilling program for the Piceance basin in Colorado in efforts to ensure Nucor a long-term, reliable gas supply while helping Encana with development costs, the companies said.

Encana, Nucor report joint Piceance basin gas drilling program

Nov 9, 2012

Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. of Charlotte, NC, and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. agreed to a joint natural gas drilling program for the Piceance basin in Colorado in efforts to ensure Nucor a long-term, reliable gas supply while helping Encana with development costs, the companies said.

Antero Resources agrees to sell Piceance basin assets

Nov 9, 2012

Antero Resources of Denver agreed to sell all of its natural gas and pipeline assets in the Piceance basin to a private company for $325 million in cash plus the assumption of all of Antero’s Rocky Mountain firm transportation obligations. The buyer was not identified.

Summit Midstream to acquire midstream assets in Piceance, Uinta basins

Sep 25, 2012

Summit Midstream Partners LLC, Dallas, agreed to acquire Canyon Pipeline LLC for $207 million from La Grange Acquisitions LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners LP.

Colorado: Dejour to spud Piceance Williams Fork well

Sep 4, 2012

Dejour Energy Inc., Denver, is moving in a rig to drill the first well at its 72% owned Kokopelli gas project in the Piceance basin in Colorado.

RPSEA picks nine small producer research projects

Jun 21, 2012

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America has chosen to negotiate towards funding nine research proposals designed to enable small producing companies to maximize oil and gas recovery in the US.

Salazar applauds collaboration, authorizes eastern Utah gas project

May 9, 2012

US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar hailed the collaboration that made an agreement possible as he signed the record of decision authorizing Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Greater Natural Buttes natural gas project in eastern Utah.

Uinta due $200 million oil shale joint venture

Apr 30, 2012

French, Canadian, and private US companies are set to launch a $200 million joint venture to develop oil shale in the Uinta basin of Utah.

Uinta due $200 million oil shale joint venture

Apr 20, 2012

French, Canadian, and private US companies are set to launch a $200 million joint venture to develop oil shale in the Uinta basin of Utah.

BLM seeks comments on Kokopelli pipeline's revised second phase

Apr 10, 2012

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a revised natural gas pipeline proposal south of Rifle, Colo.

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