Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 121,533 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #6 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Sep 2021. 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 Mar 1998 and go through Sep 2021.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $275,653,917,852
National Energy Production Rank: #6

Colorado Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
Oil Well
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Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 Acreage
Fringe Acreage

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Colorado Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Colorado rank in the nation for oil and gas production? Colorado currently ranks #6 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 121,533 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 1,029 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,130 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 212 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,749 feet is the average depth of a well in Colorado.

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Colorado Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 120,686 121,533 Up 0.7%
Total Producing Wells 36,595 36,966 Up 1.01%
Percentage of Wells Producing 30% 30% Up 0%
Active Producers 230 212 Down -8%
Total Permits 559 1,029 Up 84%
Average Well Depth 6,717 6,749 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,200 1,130 Down -6%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Sep 2021 120.5M BBL 494.3M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 3 New Mexico Oct 2021 39.4M BBL 196.7M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Sep 2021 1.7M BBL 316M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Oct 2021 36.6M BBL 99.9M MCF
# 6 Colorado Sep 2021 12.5M BBL 175.2M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Jun 2021 9.8M BBL 187.7M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Sep 2021 5.8M BBL 69.5M MCF
# 10 Arkansas Apr 2021 246.5K BBL 38.5M MCF
# 11 Utah Jul 2021 3M BBL 21.3M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Mississippi Sep 2021 1.2M BBL 19.3M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Kansas Aug 2021 0 BBL 10M MCF
# 15 Alabama Aug 2021 386K BBL 6.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan May 2021 244K BBL 2.8M MCF
# 18 California Mar 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF

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Annual Colorado Oil & Gas Production

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Colorado Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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Colorado Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Browse All Producing Colorado Companies

Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in Colorado

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP Denver, CO Sep 2021 6.4M BBL 2,465 24
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Sep 2021 5.8M BBL 1,959 11
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Sep 2021 4.2M BBL 92 N/A
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 2.9M BBL 5,490 39
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 2.5M BBL 765 18
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 2.1M BBL 3,866 107
BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Houston, TX Sep 2021 1.9M BBL 1,283 N/A
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 1.9M BBL 458 19
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Sep 2021 1.6M BBL 1,163 4
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 1.1M BBL 201 27
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Sep 2021 1.1M BBL 786 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 962.5K BBL 442 N/A
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Sep 2021 753.9K BBL 49 23
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Sep 2021 602.6K BBL 454 N/A
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 555.3K BBL 1,427 7
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Sep 2021 520K BBL 196 34
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO Sep 2021 495.1K BBL 486 4
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Sep 2021 429.6K BBL 62 N/A
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Sep 2021 421.9K BBL 1,992 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Sep 2021 383.9K BBL 413 N/A
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Sep 2021 381.4K BBL 862 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX Sep 2021 244.9K BBL 455 N/A
PETRO OPERATING COMPANY LLC N/A Sep 2021 226.2K BBL 27 N/A
VANGUARD OPERATING LLC Houston, TX Sep 2021 163K BBL 932 N/A
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 157.2K BBL 30 N/A

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Browse All Producing Colorado Properties

Colorado Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Mcelmo Dome Unit 13-37-18 Colorado Montezuma County 154.5M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 102M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 57.1M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,D & G ROUSTABOUT SERVICE,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,FEES JR AND SON OIL & GAS* WALTER S,FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,HEC PETROLEUM INC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,MARALEX RESOURCES, INC,PETRO MEX RESOURCES,SWEVCO - SABW LLC,VANGUARD OPERATING LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch Colorado Weld County 37.5M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC,NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 27.7M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 23.1M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 23.1M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 20.3M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 19.8M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 19.3M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 18.4M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Razor Colorado Weld County 17.3M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 16.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 16M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 15.4M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 15M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC,CHEVRON MIDCONTINENT LP,ENDURING RESOURCES LLC,FOUR STAR OIL & GAS COMPANY,HIGH RIVER RESOURCES OPERATING LLC,HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY,MALLON OIL COMPANY,MERRION OIL & GAS CORP,RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY,SAMSON RESOURCES COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 14M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 13.9M BBL OXY USA INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 13.2M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Guttersen Colorado Weld County 12.5M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PATINA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PDC ENERGY INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 12.4M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 11.8M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 11.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 10.3M BBL BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 10.3M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC

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Colorado Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank Production Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Adams County, CO #97 #6 $3,031,190,351 19 Sep 2021 751.8K BBL 2.9M MCF 41.3K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #209 #12 $1,099,313,779 8 Sep 2021 176.5K BBL 462.6K MCF 8.4K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #240 #13 $817,020,537 8 Sep 2021 138 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.4K BOE
Baca County, CO #630 #26 $254,174,844 7 Sep 2021 1K BBL 16.6K MCF 126.63 BOE
Bent County, CO #654 #29 $46,096,233 2 Sep 2021 0 BBL 15.1K MCF 83.97 BOE
Boulder County, CO #593 #24 $246,607,142 6 Sep 2021 1.9K BBL 28.3K MCF 221.97 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #202 #11 $570,462,485 3 Sep 2021 121.5K BBL 944.8K MCF 9.3K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #283 #15 $3,271,755,370 18 Sep 2021 56.5K BBL 463.6K MCF 4.4K BOE
Delta County, CO #675 #31 $24,732,004 1 Sep 2021 0 BBL 9.5K MCF 53.27 BOE
Dolores County, CO #183 #10 $2,675,359,848 1 Sep 2021 0 BBL 2M MCF 11.2K BOE
Elbert County, CO #712 #33 $65,322,298 4 Sep 2021 599 BBL 401 MCF 22.23 BOE
Fremont County, CO #667 #30 $91,337,045 5 Sep 2021 1.9K BBL 130 MCF 67.17 BOE
Garfield County, CO #38 #2 $36,275,769,982 15 Sep 2021 68K BBL 31.1M MCF 175.1K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #465 #20 $163,038,206 1 Sep 2021 33 BBL 175.3K MCF 975.27 BOE
Huerfano County, CO #371 #16 $2,002,377,048 1 Sep 2021 0 BBL 388.5K MCF 2.1K BOE
Jackson County, CO #684 #32 $634,717,641 2 Sep 2021 1.4K BBL 0 MCF 46.87 BOE
Kiowa County, CO #540 #21 $308,325,332 13 Sep 2021 8.1K BBL 23.9K MCF 405.87 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #726 #34 $61,022,733 3 Sep 2021 132 BBL 1.4K MCF 12.6 BOE
La Plata County, CO #60 #4 $36,762,450,249 26 Sep 2021 1.4K BBL 17.5M MCF 97.3K BOE
Larimer County, CO #167 #8 $1,017,556,236 5 Sep 2021 269.8K BBL 1.1M MCF 15.1K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #144 #7 $7,814,108,632 3 Sep 2021 0 BBL 3.6M MCF 20K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #435 #18 $638,572,020 9 Sep 2021 34.6K BBL 11.5K MCF 1.2K BOE
Logan County, CO #544 #22 $295,729,426 16 Sep 2021 9.3K BBL 14.7K MCF 394.17 BOE
Mesa County, CO #174 #9 $2,045,567,770 6 Sep 2021 3.6K BBL 2.3M MCF 13K BOE
Moffat County, CO #434 #17 $1,754,039,083 19 Sep 2021 13.8K BBL 138.8K MCF 1.2K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #56 #3 $32,738,575,982 3 Sep 2021 5.6K BBL 20M MCF 111.3K BOE
Morgan County, CO #638 #27 $144,962,877 12 Sep 2021 3.2K BBL 378 MCF 111.83 BOE
Phillips County, CO #581 #23 $69,710,250 2 Sep 2021 0 BBL 46K MCF 255.8 BOE
Prowers County, CO #648 #28 $71,341,750 4 Sep 2021 0 BBL 17.8K MCF 99.07 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #89 #5 $16,487,477,943 25 Sep 2021 237.7K BBL 8M MCF 52.8K BOE
Routt County, CO #621 #25 $98,852,219 7 Sep 2021 3.7K BBL 4K MCF 147.43 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #746 #35 $3,517,261 2 Sep 2021 0 BBL 488 MCF 2.67 BOE
Washington County, CO #438 #19 $945,807,678 28 Sep 2021 25.4K BBL 61.6K MCF 1.1K BOE
Weld County, CO #6 #1 $118,222,971,866 61 Sep 2021 10.7M BBL 81.4M MCF 811.2K BOE
Yuma County, CO #241 #14 $2,615,349,075 9 Sep 2021 0 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.2K BOE

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