Denver-Julesburg Basin

Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Last week, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) went airborne to survey methane emissions at major oil and gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.  This was the first of many flights scheduled for 2021, according to CDPHE. Aerial monitoring will continue over Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties, with more concentrated aerial surveys in…

July 23, 2021
Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Energy Services Inc. has further boosted its wireline presence in the Lower 48 following the acquisition of PerfX Wireline Services, its second takeover since May.  The Houston-based oilfield services company said last week it had acquired Minot, ND-based  PerfX in an all-stock deal. The deal follows the acquisition of Patriot Completions Solutions LLC in…

July 12, 2021
Pony Express Testing Support for Wyoming-to-Colorado Oil Pipe Expansion

Pony Express Testing Support for Wyoming-to-Colorado Oil Pipe Expansion

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC has launched a binding open season to gauge interest from crude oil shippers in securing expansion capacity on a section of the 830-mile pipeline. Pony Express has a capacity of roughly 400,000 b/d, and sources crude from the Williston, Denver Julesburg and Powder River basins. The system stretches from Guernsey,…

June 18, 2021
Civitas Looking to Create DJ Beast by Merging Crestone Peak with Bonanza, Extraction Tie-Up

Civitas Looking to Create DJ Beast by Merging Crestone Peak with Bonanza, Extraction Tie-Up

If all goes to plan, Civitas Resources Inc. could become a giant among giants in the Colorado oil and natural gas world as it looks to merge another Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin producer into its operations. DJ pure-plays Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. agreed to merge in early May. That…

June 7, 2021
NGL Energy Sees Momentum Building in DJ Basin, Permian Delaware

NGL Energy Sees Momentum Building in DJ Basin, Permian Delaware

NGL Energy Partners LP, which transports oil and also treats, recycles and disposes of water generated as part of the energy production process – said it got off to a slow start in calendar 2021 because of Winter Storm Uri and lingering effects of the pandemic. But the Tulsa-based company sees brighter days ahead with…

June 4, 2021
Taproot Adding More Oil Infrastructure in DJ

Taproot Adding More Oil Infrastructure in DJ

Denver-based Taproot Energy Partners LLC said its midstream affiliate plans to construct an oil gathering pipeline at its Platte River property in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin for Confluence Resources LP.  Taproot, which plans to have the project in service by July 1, said it now has more than 325,000 dedicated acres from five separate producers. …

May 21, 2021
Xcel Teams Up with Crestone Peak, Project Canary for Colorado RSG Pilot

Xcel Teams Up with Crestone Peak, Project Canary for Colorado RSG Pilot

Minneapolis-based utility Xcel Energy Inc. is continuing efforts to decarbonize its Colorado operations through a partnership with natural gas producer Crestone Peak Resources and methane emissions reduction specialist Project Canary. The trio on Wednesday announced a pilot project with Xcel purchasing natural gas from Crestone that has been certified as low-emission by Project Canary. The…

May 18, 2021
Bonanza Creek Moderating DJ Well Completions to Optimize HighPoint Takeover

Bonanza Creek Moderating DJ Well Completions to Optimize HighPoint Takeover

With its takeover of fellow Colorado pure-play HighPoint Resources Corp. now complete, Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. is looking to optimize the combined well completions and midstream gathering needs, according to CEO Eric Greager. Bonanza Creek completed its merger with HighPoint on April 1. The closing allows the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin operator to revamp the overall…

April 9, 2021
HighPoint Files for Chapter 11, but Bonanza Creek Merger Still Proceeding

HighPoint Files for Chapter 11, but Bonanza Creek Merger Still Proceeding

Colorado pure-play HighPoint Resources Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 after a senior notes exchange offer failed by merger partner Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. The Denver-based exploration and production (E&P) companies, which both train their talents on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, agreed in November to merge in an estimated $376 million transaction.  Bonanza Creek in…

March 16, 2021
Bonanza Creek Puts DUCs on Menu, Awaits Completion of HighPoint Merger

Bonanza Creek Puts DUCs on Menu, Awaits Completion of HighPoint Merger

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. expects to know before the end of March whether shareholders approve of the proposed tie-up with HighPoint Resources Corp., which would merge two big Colorado operators. Bonanza in November agreed to merge with Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin rival HighPoint in a $376 million transaction, combining their Weld County acreage and production. “We’re…

February 1, 2021
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