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DJ Basin Challenges Impacting Drilling Decisions

February 8, 2019 |
The DJ Basin continues to face both regulatory and midstream challenges. In November, Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative to increase well setbacks. Now, a lawsuit arguing Colorado’s forced pooling statute is unconstitutional further mires the outlook for development in...
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STACK Economics Come Into Focus

August 30, 2018 |
Higher oil prices have lifted drilling activity across the country, and Oklahoma is no exception.  In the STACK, a handful of operators are driving the majority of area activity, and those operators have touted the potential of the region...
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DJ Basin: Is the Future Setback?

July 17, 2018 |
Over the past few years as the importance of shale hydrocarbons in the US has risen, a number of state and local governments have attempted to increase their involvement in oversight of US hydrocarbon development. Examples across the US...
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Stacked Pay? An Update on Dry Utica

May 11, 2018 |
Being able to drill multiple horizons in a play, as emphasized in regions like the Permian and STACK, increases the drilling location inventory and longevity of a play. What about Appalachia? Utica production has primarily been focused in Ohio;...
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