Rockies/Other

Bakken Shale

Bakken Overview: The Bakken Shale and the underlying Three Forks formation are both part of the Williston Basin, which spans portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Read More

Bakken Counties: ND: Billings, Burke, Divide, Dunn, McKenzie Read More

Bakken Pipelines (natural gas): Northern Border, WBI Energy Transmission Read More

Bakken Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Bakken play. View Table

Green River Basin

Green River Overview: The Green River Basin (GRB) is actually a subset of what the United States Geological Survey calls the Greater Green River Basin, which also includes the Great Divide, Vermillion, and Washakie Basins in Wyoming, and the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado. Read More

Green River Counties: WY: Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta Read More

Green River Pipelines (natural gas): CIG, Kern River, Northwest Pipeline, Opal Hub, Overland Trail Transmission, Questar, Questar Overthrust, Rockies Express, Ruby, WIC Read More

Green River Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Green River play. View Table

Monterey

Monterey Overview: The Monterey Shale, which is primarily a crude oil formation that is located in both onshore and offshore Southern California at depths between 8000’-14000’, has the potential to be massive. Read More

Monterey Counties: CA: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey Read More

Monterey Pipelines (natural gas): PG&E, SoCal Gas Read More

Niobrara/Denver-Julesburg Basin

Niobrara DJ Overview: The Niobrara-DJ Basin is a crude oil and liquids rich gas play that is located in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming. Read More

Niobrara DJ Counties: CO:Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas Read More

Niobrara DJ Pipelines (natural gas): Cheyenne Hub, Cheyenne Plains, CIG, PSCO, Rockies Express, Southern Star, Tallgrass, WIC Read More

Niobrara DJ Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Niobrara play. View Table

Paradox Basin

Paradox Overview: Located mostly in Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado, the Paradox Basin has been traditionally known more for its conventional oil & gas production. Read More

Paradox Counties: UT: Emery, Garfield, Grand, San Juan, Wayne Read More

Paradox Pipelines (natural gas): Northwest Pipeline, Southern Trails, TransColorado Read More

Paradox Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Paradox play. View Table

Piceance Basin

Piceance Overview: Located in Northwest Colorado, the Piceance (pronounced pee-aunts) Basin is a tight sands formation that lies at depths between 6000’-10000’, and features liquids rich natural gas. Read More

Piceance Counties: CO: Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat Read More

Piceance Pipelines (natural gas): CIG, Northwest Pipeline, Questar, Rockies Express, TransColorado, White River Hub, WIC Read More

Piceance Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Piceance play. View Table

Powder River Basin

Powder River Overview: Traditionally more known for its coal production, the Powder River Basin in Northeast Wyoming and Southeast Montana is making headlines today for its unconventional oil and gas potential. Read More

Powder River Counties: WY: Campbell, Converse, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara Read More

Powder River Pipelines (natural gas): Bison Pipeline, CIG, Grasslands, KMI-Casper, MIGC, Tallgrass, WBI Energy Transmission, WIC Read More

Powder River Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Powder River play. View Table

San Juan Basin

San Juan Overview: The San Juan Basin, which is located primarily in Northwest New Mexico and extends into Southwest Colorado, is a hodgepodge of oil and natural gas production from both conventional and unconventional tight sands, coal bed methane (CBM), and shale formations. Read More

San Juan Counties: NM: McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval Read More

San Juan Pipelines (natural gas): El Paso, Northwest Pipeline, Southern Trails, TransColorado, Transwestern Read More

San Juan Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the San Juan play. View Table

Uinta Basin

Uinta Overview: Much like the Permian basin in West Texas, the Uinta Basin in Northeast Utah, which began producing natural gas and oil in commercial volumes in 1925 and 1949, respectively, has experienced a rebirth in recent years. Read More

Uinta Counties: UT: Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Uintah Read More

Uinta Pipelines (natural gas): Kern River, Northwest Pipeline, Questar, WIC Read More

Uinta Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Uinta play. View Table