Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 121,664 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #5 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Mar 2022. 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 Mar 2022.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $286,592,281,774
National Energy Production Rank: #5

Colorado Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 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 #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 121,664 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 614 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,204 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 204 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,783 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 120,801 121,664 Up 0.71%
Total Producing Wells 37,155 37,086 Down -0.19%
Percentage of Wells Producing 31% 30% Down -1%
Active Producers 224 204 Down -9%
Total Permits 764 614 Down -20%
Average Well Depth 6,750 6,783 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,136 1,204 Up 6%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Mar 2022 114.3M BBL 483.7M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2021 77.7K BBL 679.1M MCF
# 3 New Mexico Apr 2022 41.7M BBL 201.8M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Mar 2022 2.8M BBL 347.4M MCF
# 5 Colorado Mar 2022 13.8M BBL 184.9M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Apr 2022 29.9M BBL 77.7M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Dec 2021 9M BBL 185.3M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Mar 2022 990.1K BBL 67.8M MCF
# 10 Arkansas Jul 2021 265.6K BBL 38.8M MCF
# 10 California Aug 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Utah Jan 2022 3.2M BBL 20.4M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Mississippi Mar 2022 1.2M BBL 18.8M MCF
# 13 Montana Feb 2022 1.3M BBL 8.2M MCF
# 14 Kansas Feb 2022 0 BBL 8.4M MCF
# 15 Alabama Jan 2022 388.1K BBL 5.9M MCF
# 17 Michigan Oct 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 Mar 2022 5.9M BBL 2,622 14
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Mar 2022 5.2M BBL 1,938 16
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Mar 2022 4.1M BBL 1,697 N/A
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Mar 2022 4.1M BBL 93 N/A
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 3.1M BBL 6,893 17
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 2.4M BBL 797 19
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 2.2M BBL 4,319 3
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Mar 2022 1.8M BBL 1,153 26
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 1.7M BBL 485 42
SIMCOE LLC N/A Mar 2022 1.6M BBL 1,310 7
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Mar 2022 1.1M BBL 787 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 979.3K BBL 448 11
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 932.5K BBL 204 10
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Mar 2022 854.8K BBL 449 N/A
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Mar 2022 688.2K BBL 196 36
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO Mar 2022 533.6K BBL 486 8
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 509.5K BBL 1,428 47
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Mar 2022 486.7K BBL 52 14
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Mar 2022 464.6K BBL 59 N/A
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Mar 2022 408.4K BBL 1,987 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Mar 2022 337.4K BBL 407 N/A
EDGE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2022 273.6K BBL 44 19
CUB CREEK ENERGY N/A Mar 2022 244.6K BBL 64 N/A
PETRO OPERATING COMPANY LLC N/A Mar 2022 237.1K BBL 37 N/A
FUNDARE RESOURCES OPERATING COMPANY LLC N/A Mar 2022 235.7K BBL 305 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 154.6M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 102M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 58.8M 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,LOCIN OIL CORPORATION,MARALEX RESOURCES, INC,PETRO MEX RESOURCES,SWEVCO - SABW LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch Colorado Weld County 38.5M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC,NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 28M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 23.4M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 23.3M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Clough Colorado Garfield County 20.6M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 20.6M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 20M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 18.8M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Razor Colorado Weld County 17.8M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,FUNDARE RESOURCES OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 16.2M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 16.2M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 15.9M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Guttersen Colorado Weld County 15.5M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PATINA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PDC ENERGY INC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 15.2M BBL ARKOMA OPERATIONS LLC,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 14.2M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 13.9M BBL OXY USA INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 13.4M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 13.3M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 12.5M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 11.2M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 10.8M BBL BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 10.4M 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 #100 #6 $3,450,121,975 20 Mar 2022 805.6K BBL 3M MCF 43.7K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #175 #10 $1,225,639,580 8 Mar 2022 318.9K BBL 499.4K MCF 13.4K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #192 #13 $879,032,276 7 Mar 2022 78 BBL 1.9M MCF 10.8K BOE
Baca County, CO #620 #28 $255,851,420 8 Mar 2022 1.4K BBL 14.3K MCF 129.07 BOE
Bent County, CO #653 #32 $46,564,745 2 Mar 2022 0 BBL 12.3K MCF 68.63 BOE
Boulder County, CO #605 #27 $247,182,094 4 Mar 2022 1.3K BBL 22K MCF 168.1 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #173 #9 $661,487,280 3 Mar 2022 209.3K BBL 1.1M MCF 13.5K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #269 #15 $3,329,550,326 16 Mar 2022 58.7K BBL 562K MCF 5K BOE
Delta County, CO #595 #26 $25,916,939 2 Mar 2022 0 BBL 36.3K MCF 201.8 BOE
Dolores County, CO #178 #11 $2,738,933,175 3 Mar 2022 382 BBL 2.3M MCF 12.8K BOE
Elbert County, CO #671 #34 $66,864,997 3 Mar 2022 1K BBL 222 MCF 36.1 BOE
Fremont County, CO #655 #33 $92,952,243 4 Mar 2022 1.8K BBL 150 MCF 62.3 BOE
Garfield County, CO #43 #2 $37,309,797,595 14 Mar 2022 77.9K BBL 29.8M MCF 168.2K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #350 #17 $176,871,102 2 Mar 2022 75 BBL 443.6K MCF 2.4K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #361 #19 $2,012,013,521 1 Mar 2022 0 BBL 417.2K MCF 2.3K BOE
Jackson County, CO #359 #18 $693,781,585 2 Mar 2022 54.4K BBL 100K MCF 2.3K BOE
Kiowa County, CO #549 #23 $313,976,467 12 Mar 2022 7.8K BBL 23.8K MCF 395.37 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #699 #35 $61,383,102 3 Mar 2022 96 BBL 1.4K MCF 11.2 BOE
La Plata County, CO #62 #4 $37,349,373,992 24 Mar 2022 587 BBL 17.1M MCF 95.5K BOE
Larimer County, CO #160 #8 $1,144,934,835 7 Mar 2022 274.5K BBL 1.3M MCF 16.6K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #146 #7 $7,918,258,606 3 Mar 2022 0 BBL 3.4M MCF 19.4K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #442 #20 $665,482,677 10 Mar 2022 35.3K BBL 10.3K MCF 1.2K BOE
Logan County, CO #557 #24 $301,123,302 15 Mar 2022 9.4K BBL 10K MCF 371.43 BOE
Mesa County, CO #181 #12 $2,111,075,129 8 Mar 2022 3.1K BBL 2.2M MCF 12.3K BOE
Moffat County, CO #333 #16 $1,777,450,380 18 Mar 2022 10.6K BBL 446.1K MCF 2.8K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #52 #3 $33,557,040,793 4 Mar 2022 5.8K BBL 24.3M MCF 135.2K BOE
Morgan County, CO #625 #29 $147,123,311 11 Mar 2022 3.2K BBL 227 MCF 109.43 BOE
Phillips County, CO #577 #25 $71,649,032 2 Mar 2022 0 BBL 44.1K MCF 245.2 BOE
Prowers County, CO #637 #31 $71,949,549 4 Mar 2022 0 BBL 16.4K MCF 91.47 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #76 #5 $16,847,160,288 23 Mar 2022 258.6K BBL 9.9M MCF 64.1K BOE
Routt County, CO #633 #30 $100,340,370 5 Mar 2022 2.7K BBL 1.4K MCF 98.77 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #526 #22 $787,909,383 1 Mar 2022 115 BBL 88.3K MCF 494.47 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #713 #36 $3,570,485 2 Mar 2022 0 BBL 796 MCF 4.4 BOE
Washington County, CO #444 #21 $963,250,628 24 Mar 2022 24.3K BBL 74.8K MCF 1.2K BOE
Weld County, CO #4 #1 $125,106,625,466 59 Mar 2022 11.6M BBL 84.2M MCF 856.7K BOE
Yuma County, CO #254 #14 $2,648,149,159 8 Mar 2022 0 BBL 1M MCF 6K BOE

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