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Piceance Mesaverde tight gas unconventional play

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Report summary

The Mesaverde Formation is a giant tight gas resource located in thePiceance Basin of northwest Colorado. The play emerged in the late 1990s but was not heavily developed until the mid 2000s when hydraulic fracturing became key to unlocking significant resources. Today the play produces an average of 1.9 bcfed but its economics are marginal under the pressure of current low US natural gas prices. Until gas prices improve markedly and to some degree after the story for this play will...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

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This report includes 14 images and tables including:


  • Piceance Mesaverde map - NGL producing areas highlighted
  • Timeline: Image 1
  • Key companies: Image 1
  • Type well annual production - Valley
  • Type well cash flow - Valley
  • Type well annual production - Highlands
  • Type well cash flow - Highlands


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Piceance Mesaverde geological characteristics
  • Piceance Mesaverde reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Valley Piceance Mesaverde economic metrics
  • Highlands Piceance Mesaverde economic metrics

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