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Niobrara Wattenberg tight oil unconventional play

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The Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Shale is found throughout multiple basins in the Rocky Mountains region. The vast majority of development has been concentrated in the rich gas play in the Wattenberg field which is the sole focus of this analysis. The Wattenberg field in Colorado sits atop a geothermal anomaly. It has an extremely high temperature gradient that contributes to the field's significant gas and condensate volumes versus oil. The play's lower temperature gradients are...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • DJ Niobrara map - focus on wells drilled through 2013 in the Wattenberg Core and Greater Wattenberg
  • Key companies: Image 1
  • Type well annual production - Greater Wattenburg
  • Type well cash flow - Greater Wattenburg


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Niobrara - Wattenberg geological characteristics
  • Niobrara - Wattenberg reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Wattenberg Core economic metrics

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