Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 120,735 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 May 2020. 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 May 2020.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $277,431,551,375
National Energy Production Rank: #6

Colorado Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
Oil Well
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Other

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 120,735 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 1,375 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,255 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? 6,658 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 72,743 120,735 Up 65.97%
Total Producing Wells 38,621 36,376 Down -5.81%
Percentage of Wells Producing 53% 30% Down -43%
Active Producers 243 216 Down -11%
Total Permits 3,539 1,375 Down -61%
Average Well Depth 6,957 6,658 Down -4%
Average BOE per Well 1,291 1,255 Down -3%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas May 2020 102M BBL 453.9M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 Louisiana May 2020 2.8M BBL 304.9M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Jun 2020 26.4M BBL 147.2M MCF
# 6 Colorado May 2020 14.3M BBL 187.8M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Feb 2020 12.5M BBL 187.5M MCF
# 8 North Dakota Jun 2020 25.8M BBL 58.9M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming May 2020 3M BBL 135.8M MCF
# 11 California Nov 2019 15.3M BBL 35.2M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 943.5K BBL 91.9M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Jan 2020 287.3K BBL 42.9M MCF
# 14 Utah Mar 2020 3.4M BBL 23M MCF
# 15 Mississippi May 2020 856.9K BBL 12.2M MCF
# 15 Kansas Apr 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 16 Montana May 2020 1.2M BBL 7.5M MCF
# 17 Alabama Apr 2020 391K BBL 7.3M MCF
# 18 Michigan Jan 2020 308.9K BBL 6.4M 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 May 2020 7.8M BBL 2,533 13
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO May 2020 5.3M BBL 1,781 154
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO May 2020 4.7M BBL 2,047 42
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO May 2020 3.8M BBL 84 4
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO May 2020 3.4M BBL 621 28
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO May 2020 2.9M BBL 5,293 68
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO May 2020 2.3M BBL 3,626 79
BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Houston, TX May 2020 2M BBL 1,290 N/A
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO May 2020 1.7M BBL 409 69
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A May 2020 1.5M BBL 1,054 26
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA May 2020 1.2M BBL 847 1
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO May 2020 1.1M BBL 395 30
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO May 2020 961.3K BBL 383 32
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO May 2020 786.4K BBL 1,409 N/A
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO May 2020 560.6K BBL 463 N/A
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A May 2020 477.7K BBL 2,038 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX May 2020 423.5K BBL 574 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX May 2020 417.4K BBL 406 N/A
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO May 2020 380.1K BBL 129 30
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO May 2020 316.1K BBL 313 3
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS LP Farmington, NM May 2020 292.3K BBL 59 11
EDGE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO May 2020 277.2K BBL 25 25
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO May 2020 235.2K BBL 161 5
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A May 2020 188.6K BBL 30 132
VANGUARD OPERATING LLC Houston, TX May 2020 162.6K BBL 937 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 253.9M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 167.4M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 84.6M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,CHEVRON MIDCONTINENT LP,D & G ROUSTABOUT SERVICE,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,FEES JR AND SON OIL & GAS* WALTER S,FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,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 36.5M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 32.2M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Clough Colorado Garfield County 30.8M BBL MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 27.9M BBL 31 OPERATING,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 27.3M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 26.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY
Savage Colorado Garfield County 24.7M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 24.2M 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
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 24.2M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 23.5M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 22.4M BBL OXY USA INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 19.9M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 18.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY
Razor Colorado Weld County 17M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 16.5M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 16M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 15.7M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Pa Colorado Garfield County 14.9M BBL WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
N Parachute Colorado Garfield County 12.6M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 12.6M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC
Hill Ranch Colorado Las Animas County 12M BBL TIMBER CREEK OPERATING LLC,XTO ENERGY INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 11M BBL CHEVRON USA INC

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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 #145 #6 $2,455,075,379 26 May 2020 484.2K BBL 2.1M MCF 28K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #235 #11 $940,254,971 8 May 2020 176.3K BBL 560K MCF 8.9K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #273 #13 $800,003,170 7 May 2020 212 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.3K BOE
Baca County, CO #648 #25 $298,389,401 7 May 2020 950 BBL 24.5K MCF 167.83 BOE
Bent County, CO #683 #30 $57,135,085 2 May 2020 0 BBL 18K MCF 100.03 BOE
Boulder County, CO #705 #31 $268,082,290 9 May 2020 319 BBL 10.8K MCF 70.97 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #167 #8 $280,952,543 3 May 2020 412.6K BBL 1.1M MCF 19.9K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #296 #15 $3,410,343,302 17 May 2020 59.9K BBL 592.1K MCF 5.2K BOE
Delta County, CO #653 #27 $25,441,043 1 May 2020 0 BBL 28.5K MCF 158.5 BOE
Dolores County, CO #186 #10 $2,740,526,937 2 May 2020 54 BBL 2.7M MCF 15.3K BOE
Elbert County, CO #747 #34 $67,864,788 4 May 2020 585 BBL 418 MCF 21.77 BOE
Fremont County, CO #740 #33 $91,398,424 4 May 2020 816 BBL 0 MCF 27.2 BOE
Garfield County, CO #34 #2 $35,552,110,091 18 May 2020 101.6K BBL 36.5M MCF 206.4K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #420 #18 $151,519,317 2 May 2020 0 BBL 305.6K MCF 1.6K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #481 #19 $2,524,727,360 1 May 2020 0 BBL 179.9K MCF 999.5 BOE
Jackson County, CO #345 #17 $621,346,972 4 May 2020 91.7K BBL 73.9K MCF 3.4K BOE
Kiowa County, CO #581 #22 $313,035,532 12 May 2020 7.1K BBL 28.3K MCF 395.4 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #796 #36 $69,908,844 3 May 2020 61 BBL 22 MCF 2.17 BOE
La Plata County, CO #57 #4 $42,769,123,324 26 May 2020 1.3K BBL 20.6M MCF 114.5K BOE
Larimer County, CO #280 #14 $796,156,608 4 May 2020 76.4K BBL 615.4K MCF 5.9K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #162 #7 $8,940,031,365 3 May 2020 0 BBL 4M MCF 22.3K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #652 #26 $605,510,866 7 May 2020 4.6K BBL 1.1K MCF 161.67 BOE
Logan County, CO #624 #24 $292,845,627 16 May 2020 4.5K BBL 16K MCF 242.27 BOE
Mesa County, CO #177 #9 $2,025,945,921 8 May 2020 7K BBL 3.1M MCF 17.6K BOE
Moffat County, CO #344 #16 $1,956,723,305 19 May 2020 9.3K BBL 569.9K MCF 3.4K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #56 #3 $38,866,097,271 4 May 2020 4.8K BBL 20.6M MCF 114.7K BOE
Morgan County, CO #738 #32 $145,833,461 11 May 2020 618 BBL 1.2K MCF 27.67 BOE
Phillips County, CO #582 #23 $58,881,716 3 May 2020 0 BBL 70.6K MCF 392.67 BOE
Prowers County, CO #679 #28 $86,987,674 4 May 2020 0 BBL 20.9K MCF 116.23 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #99 #5 $17,413,217,310 29 May 2020 275.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 50.1K BOE
Routt County, CO #681 #29 $95,752,376 10 May 2020 2.4K BBL 4.4K MCF 106.83 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #526 #21 $936,971,134 1 May 2020 78 BBL 116.5K MCF 649.83 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #767 #35 $3,579,057 2 May 2020 0 BBL 1.8K MCF 10.43 BOE
Washington County, CO #486 #20 $947,406,287 24 May 2020 16.9K BBL 74.6K MCF 980.6 BOE
Weld County, CO #2 #1 $107,535,747,453 58 May 2020 12.6M BBL 83.7M MCF 885.6K BOE
Yuma County, CO #261 #12 $2,940,919,376 10 May 2020 0 BBL 1.2M MCF 6.9K BOE

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