Bill Barrett announced agreement to a strategic combination with Fifth Creek Energy in December 2017. Both companies became subsidiaries of a newly formed holding company called HighPoint Resources. HighPoint Resources is an independent oil and gas company operating in the oil-weighted areas of the DJ Basin. The company holds a 151,100 net acre position in the NE Wattenberg and Hereford field located in northern Weld County, Colorado. In the DJ Basin, HighPoint produces from the Codell and Niobrara formations.