Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 121,443 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #7 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Jun 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 Jun 2021.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $270,821,633,724
National Energy Production Rank: #7

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 #7 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 121,443 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 1,225 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,170 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 216 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,734 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 120,756 121,443 Up 0.57%
Total Producing Wells 36,799 35,397 Down -3.81%
Percentage of Wells Producing 30% 29% Down -4%
Active Producers 231 216 Down -6%
Total Permits 651 1,225 Up 88%
Average Well Depth 6,707 6,734 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,196 1,170 Down -2%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jun 2021 117.8M BBL 494.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Jul 2021 36.6M BBL 184.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jul 2021 34.1M BBL 92.8M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2021 10.6M BBL 198.6M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2021 12M BBL 176.1M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Jun 2021 6M BBL 69.8M MCF
# 10 Louisiana Jun 2021 471.3K BBL 64.5M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Arkansas Feb 2021 203.9K BBL 30.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Jun 2021 1.2M BBL 18.3M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Utah Apr 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas May 2021 0 BBL 9.9M MCF
# 15 Alabama May 2021 392.4K BBL 6.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan Feb 2021 260.5K BBL 2.6M MCF
# 17 California Dec 2020 2.3K BBL 20.3K 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 Jun 2021 6.4M BBL 2,498 13
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Jun 2021 5.6M BBL 1,941 32
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Jun 2021 4.4M BBL 1,779 8
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Jun 2021 3.6M BBL 89 N/A
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 2.9M BBL 5,486 67
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 2.7M BBL 757 26
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 2.1M BBL 3,854 135
BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Houston, TX Jun 2021 1.9M BBL 1,283 N/A
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Jun 2021 1.8M BBL 1,214 7
SIMCOE LLC N/A Jun 2021 1.7M BBL 1,293 8
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 1.7M BBL 450 26
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Jun 2021 1.1M BBL 795 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 946.2K BBL 439 12
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Jun 2021 598.2K BBL 440 44
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 584.9K BBL 172 32
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 552K BBL 1,276 7
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Jun 2021 538.4K BBL 188 50
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO Jun 2021 503.9K BBL 484 4
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Jun 2021 465.4K BBL 48 64
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Jun 2021 440.6K BBL 1,952 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Jun 2021 381K BBL 414 N/A
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Jun 2021 349.9K BBL 45 18
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 255.5K BBL 465 N/A
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO Jun 2021 242.2K BBL 300 N/A
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 240.7K BBL 162 7

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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 56.5M 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 37M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC,NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 27.5M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 23M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 22.7M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 20.2M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 19.6M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 18.7M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 18.2M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Razor Colorado Weld County 17.2M 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 15.9M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 15.3M 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 13.9M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 13.8M BBL OXY USA INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 13.1M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 12.4M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 11.3M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Guttersen Colorado Weld County 11.2M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PATINA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PDC ENERGY INC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 11.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 10.3M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 10.2M BBL BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL

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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 #121 #6 $2,899,252,059 19 Jun 2021 538.2K BBL 2.6M MCF 32.4K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #229 #12 $1,071,167,296 7 Jun 2021 135.4K BBL 483K MCF 7.2K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #224 #11 $794,764,676 9 Jun 2021 172 BBL 1.3M MCF 7.5K BOE
Baca County, CO #612 #26 $253,835,315 8 Jun 2021 1.2K BBL 19.3K MCF 148.7 BOE
Bent County, CO #656 #32 $45,892,697 2 Jun 2021 0 BBL 13.1K MCF 73.27 BOE
Boulder County, CO #602 #24 $245,544,688 7 Jun 2021 1.2K BBL 24.3K MCF 176.5 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #200 #10 $534,462,451 2 Jun 2021 146.7K BBL 1M MCF 10.5K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #289 #14 $3,247,513,407 19 Jun 2021 58.5K BBL 519.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Delta County, CO #601 #23 $24,413,952 3 Jun 2021 0 BBL 31.8K MCF 176.8 BOE
Dolores County, CO #635 #28 $2,644,932,571 1 Jun 2021 0 BBL 19.2K MCF 107.03 BOE
Elbert County, CO #703 #34 $64,380,186 3 Jun 2021 737 BBL 402 MCF 26.8 BOE
Fremont County, CO #648 #31 $92,079,632 5 Jun 2021 2.4K BBL 150 MCF 82.33 BOE
Garfield County, CO #43 #2 $35,763,544,701 15 Jun 2021 60.6K BBL 30.3M MCF 170.4K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #432 #17 $159,319,666 2 Jun 2021 0 BBL 235.3K MCF 1.3K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #369 #16 $1,995,316,972 1 Jun 2021 0 BBL 431.9K MCF 2.4K BOE
Jackson County, CO #673 #33 $634,252,730 3 Jun 2021 1.5K BBL 0 MCF 51.7 BOE
Kiowa County, CO #531 #20 $305,782,788 13 Jun 2021 8.9K BBL 25.6K MCF 440.47 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #720 #35 $60,864,267 3 Jun 2021 151 BBL 1.5K MCF 13.6 BOE
La Plata County, CO #66 #4 $36,521,198,202 27 Jun 2021 1.3K BBL 18M MCF 100.1K BOE
Larimer County, CO #173 #8 $937,450,582 6 Jun 2021 331K BBL 1M MCF 16.6K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #157 #7 $7,746,814,209 3 Jun 2021 0 BBL 3.5M MCF 19.8K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #434 #18 $628,037,028 8 Jun 2021 37K BBL 12K MCF 1.3K BOE
Logan County, CO #555 #22 $292,932,926 16 Jun 2021 8.4K BBL 8.4K MCF 329.27 BOE
Mesa County, CO #179 #9 $1,997,855,547 6 Jun 2021 4.8K BBL 2.5M MCF 14.1K BOE
Moffat County, CO #337 #15 $1,745,594,920 21 Jun 2021 20.8K BBL 452.1K MCF 3.2K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #59 #3 $32,376,662,769 5 Jun 2021 5.8K BBL 22.1M MCF 123.4K BOE
Morgan County, CO #622 #27 $144,372,653 13 Jun 2021 4K BBL 338 MCF 138.53 BOE
Phillips County, CO #639 #29 $68,087,834 2 Jun 2021 0 BBL 16.6K MCF 92.3 BOE
Prowers County, CO #645 #30 $71,057,497 4 Jun 2021 0 BBL 15.4K MCF 85.73 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #99 #5 $16,257,280,402 27 Jun 2021 255.8K BBL 6.6M MCF 45.6K BOE
Routt County, CO #603 #25 $97,998,955 9 Jun 2021 4.2K BBL 4.7K MCF 167.87 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #538 #21 $780,231,954 1 Jun 2021 20 BBL 70.9K MCF 395 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #746 #36 $3,495,439 2 Jun 2021 0 BBL 615 MCF 3.37 BOE
Washington County, CO #446 #19 $937,485,072 26 Jun 2021 24.5K BBL 63.2K MCF 1.1K BOE
Weld County, CO #6 #1 $115,287,344,240 56 Jun 2021 10.3M BBL 83.2M MCF 808.8K BOE
Yuma County, CO #255 #13 $2,592,856,278 8 Jun 2021 0 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.1K BOE

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