Colorado Mineral Answers

Questions Answers
How does Colorado rank in the nation for oil and gas production? Colorado currently ranks #5 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.
How many wells were drilled in Colorado so far this year? Colorado has had 69,064 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 2,818 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,335 BBLs of oil equivalent (BOE) is the average amount produced by a single well in Colorado
How many active producers are there in Colorado? There are currently 209 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,828 feet is the average depth of a well in Colorado.

Colorado Oil & Gas Activity Summary

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 69,064 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #5 in the US based on BOE produced in 09-01-2019. You will also find information on the producers of wells as well as recent drilling permits, rigs and production data for producing wells which start in 03-01-1998 and go through 09-01-2019.

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 67,612 69,064 Up 2.15%
Total Producing Wells 38,312 35,785 Down -6.6%
Percentage of Wells Producing 57% 52% Down -9%
Active Producers 250 209 Down -16%
Total Permits 3,293 2,818 Down -14%
Average Well Depth 6,799 6,828 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,193 1,335 Up 12%

Colorado Map of Current Permits & Rigs

Annual Colorado Oil & Gas Production

Colorado Oil & Gas Wells Prepped for Production by Year

Colorado Top Producers by BOE Production for 09-01-2019

Producer Name Location Production Date BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP Denver, CO 09-01-2019 7,019,916 BOE 2,559 55
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO 09-01-2019 5,859,974 BOE 91 2
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 5,050,599 BOE 2,374 37
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 3,557,006 BOE 1,408 30
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 3,023,230 BOE 5,157 N/A
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 2,860,007 BOE 863 25
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 2,396,102 BOE 3,846 N/A
BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Houston, TX 09-01-2019 2,150,254 BOE 1,297 N/A
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 2,001,098 BOE 335 59
SYNERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION Platteville, CO 09-01-2019 1,746,653 BOE 725 35
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A 09-01-2019 1,519,008 BOE 1,186 25
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO 09-01-2019 1,413,935 BOE 436 60
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA 09-01-2019 1,192,254 BOE 863 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 1,027,271 BOE 418 44
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO 09-01-2019 909,259 BOE 1,406 16
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO 09-01-2019 680,421 BOE 520 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX 09-01-2019 522,460 BOE 572 18
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A 09-01-2019 491,547 BOE 1,989 N/A
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A 09-01-2019 398,418 BOE 175 36
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS LP Farmington, NM 09-01-2019 393,069 BOE 52 12

Colorado Oil & Gas Permits by Year

Colorado Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank County Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Adams County, CO #92 #6 $1,980,939,675 21 09-01-2019 801,734 BBL 2,441,587 MCF 40,289 BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #150 #10 $781,095,709 7 09-01-2019 338,367 BBL 566,175 MCF 14,424 BOE
Archuleta County, CO #188 #11 $752,739,230 7 09-01-2019 37 BBL 1,470,134 MCF 8,169 BOE
Baca County, CO #566 #30 $299,530,147 5 09-01-2019 4 BBL 19,648 MCF 109 BOE
Bent County, CO #574 #31 $56,926,224 2 09-01-2019 0 BBL 17,166 MCF 95 BOE
Boulder County, CO #476 #25 $265,406,670 6 09-01-2019 2,996 BBL 54,181 MCF 401 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #537 #27 $99,888,833 2 09-01-2019 1,419 BBL 20,715 MCF 162 BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #215 #13 $3,376,603,223 17 09-01-2019 71,510 BBL 654,369 MCF 6,019 BOE
Delta County, CO #655 #36 $24,475,516 1 09-01-2019 0 BBL 600 MCF 3 BOE
Dolores County, CO #149 #9 $2,565,024,934 3 09-01-2019 412 BBL 2,633,214 MCF 14,643 BOE
Elbert County, CO #614 #33 $67,797,046 4 09-01-2019 731 BBL 512 MCF 27 BOE
Fremont County, CO #612 #32 $90,868,545 4 09-01-2019 649 BBL 1,315 MCF 29 BOE
Garfield County, CO #29 #2 $35,069,999,929 16 09-01-2019 88,996 BBL 36,986,569 MCF 208,447 BOE
Gunnison County, CO #367 #20 $145,663,553 1 09-01-2019 2 BBL 245,426 MCF 1,364 BOE
Huerfano County, CO #313 #17 $2,528,211,526 1 09-01-2019 0 BBL 421,523 MCF 2,342 BOE
Jackson County, CO #204 #12 $553,245,328 6 09-01-2019 178,408 BBL 171,160 MCF 6,898 BOE
Kiowa County, CO #454 #22 $308,759,136 12 09-01-2019 10,690 BBL 28,503 MCF 515 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #643 #35 $70,374,276 3 09-01-2019 133 BBL 792 MCF 9 BOE
La Plata County, CO #48 #4 $42,474,027,628 24 09-01-2019 1,084 BBL 19,480,909 MCF 108,263 BOE
Larimer County, CO #235 #14 $717,348,938 7 09-01-2019 86,831 BBL 314,521 MCF 4,642 BOE
Las Animas County, CO #119 #8 $8,919,618,886 2 09-01-2019 0 BBL 3,885,418 MCF 21,585 BOE
Lincoln County, CO #342 #18 $591,330,338 8 09-01-2019 48,610 BBL 29,169 MCF 1,782 BOE
Logan County, CO #461 #23 $288,674,409 16 09-01-2019 10,678 BBL 20,284 MCF 469 BOE
Mesa County, CO #115 #7 $1,943,973,395 9 09-01-2019 10,218 BBL 3,907,000 MCF 22,046 BOE
Moffat County, CO #262 #16 $1,951,518,398 20 09-01-2019 20,549 BBL 549,765 MCF 3,739 BOE
Montezuma County, CO #32 #3 $38,060,606,206 5 09-01-2019 5,395 BBL 32,561,376 MCF 181,076 BOE
Morgan County, CO #519 #26 $144,357,317 10 09-01-2019 6,166 BBL 2,772 MCF 221 BOE
Phillips County, CO #467 #24 $58,633,576 2 09-01-2019 0 BBL 81,198 MCF 451 BOE
Prowers County, CO #559 #29 $87,146,474 5 09-01-2019 137 BBL 21,999 MCF 127 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #83 #5 $17,142,748,785 27 09-01-2019 271,866 BBL 7,668,331 MCF 51,664 BOE
Routt County, CO #555 #28 $94,994,790 10 09-01-2019 3,194 BBL 5,084 MCF 135 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #398 #21 $950,866,472 1 09-01-2019 98 BBL 178,977 MCF 998 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #641 #34 $3,626,317 2 09-01-2019 0 BBL 1,922 MCF 11 BOE
Washington County, CO #356 #19 $935,387,347 23 09-01-2019 32,228 BBL 77,561 MCF 1,505 BOE
Weld County, CO #1 #1 $96,115,581,259 53 09-01-2019 13,743,635 BBL 76,955,700 MCF 885,651 BOE
Yuma County, CO #244 #15 $2,943,346,617 9 09-01-2019 0 BBL 772,181 MCF 4,290 BOE