Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 121,303 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 Jan 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 Jan 2021.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $290,592,725,586
National Energy Production Rank: #7

Colorado Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Oil Well
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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 121,303 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 1,475 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,171 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? 6,706 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 120,628 121,303 Up 0.56%
Total Producing Wells 38,105 36,381 Down -4.52%
Percentage of Wells Producing 32% 30% Down -5%
Active Producers 239 209 Down -13%
Total Permits 1,606 1,475 Down -8%
Average Well Depth 6,668 6,706 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 1,374 1,171 Down -15%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jan 2021 120.6M BBL 486M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 12.4K BBL 641.7M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Dec 2020 3.5M BBL 389.6M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Feb 2021 25M BBL 137.4M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Feb 2021 30.7M BBL 78.8M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jan 2021 12M BBL 183.4M MCF
# 8 Oklahoma Oct 2020 10.2M BBL 189M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming Jan 2021 7.1M BBL 66.4M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 California Jul 2020 11.6M BBL 20.8M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Aug 2020 239.4K BBL 41M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Jan 2021 1.3M BBL 17.3M MCF
# 14 Kansas Dec 2020 2.3M BBL 10.1M MCF
# 14 Utah Nov 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Montana Nov 2020 1.4M BBL 8.8M MCF
# 16 Alabama Nov 2020 390.2K BBL 7M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jul 2020 265.3K BBL 5.7M 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 Jan 2021 6.2M BBL 2,449 14
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Jan 2021 5M BBL 2,003 107
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Jan 2021 4.4M BBL 1,726 27
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Jan 2021 3.7M BBL 84 2
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 2.9M BBL 5,404 53
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 2.8M BBL 710 16
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 2.3M BBL 3,722 183
SIMCOE LLC N/A Jan 2021 1.8M BBL 1,264 N/A
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Jan 2021 1.8M BBL 1,163 23
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 1.7M BBL 424 44
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Jan 2021 1.2M BBL 820 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 844.2K BBL 380 41
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Jan 2021 834.4K BBL 447 68
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 659.4K BBL 1,429 7
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO Jan 2021 550.4K BBL 477 4
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Jan 2021 449.5K BBL 2,029 N/A
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 431.7K BBL 142 36
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Jan 2021 396.4K BBL 28 135
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Jan 2021 384.8K BBL 404 N/A
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Jan 2021 295.8K BBL 175 97
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX Jan 2021 268.7K BBL 459 N/A
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO Jan 2021 263.1K BBL 307 N/A
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Jan 2021 246.2K BBL 163 4
VANGUARD OPERATING LLC Houston, TX Jan 2021 161.5K BBL 936 N/A
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Jan 2021 148.6K BBL 38 93

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Colorado Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Mcelmo Dome Unit 13-37-18 Colorado Montezuma County 169.3M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 111.7M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 59.6M 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 36.1M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC,NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 29.4M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 25.1M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 23.3M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 21.5M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 20.2M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 19.1M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 17.5M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 17M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Razor Colorado Weld County 17M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 16.9M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 16.3M 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
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 16.3M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 15M BBL OXY USA INC
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 14.2M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 13.9M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 13.4M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 12.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 11M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 10.8M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Pa Colorado Garfield County 10.1M BBL WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 9.9M 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 #128 #6 $2,821,132,568 20 Jan 2021 561.5K BBL 2.8M MCF 34.3K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #233 #12 $1,033,038,015 7 Jan 2021 170.5K BBL 452.9K MCF 8.2K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #231 #11 $838,578,521 8 Jan 2021 126 BBL 1.5M MCF 8.7K BOE
Baca County, CO #699 #27 $299,985,092 7 Jan 2021 1.5K BBL 16.4K MCF 142.8 BOE
Bent County, CO #787 #34 $57,494,688 1 Jan 2021 0 BBL 2.4K MCF 13.4 BOE
Boulder County, CO #675 #26 $269,042,269 8 Jan 2021 1.6K BBL 26.8K MCF 204.4 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #187 #10 $479,405,723 3 Jan 2021 237.8K BBL 1.1M MCF 14.5K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #277 #14 $3,466,777,036 17 Jan 2021 63.8K BBL 656.7K MCF 5.7K BOE
Delta County, CO #667 #25 $26,654,685 2 Jan 2021 0 BBL 39.3K MCF 218.7 BOE
Dolores County, CO #186 #9 $3,191,697,541 2 Jan 2021 138 BBL 2.6M MCF 14.6K BOE
Elbert County, CO #770 #33 $68,199,780 4 Jan 2021 711 BBL 468 MCF 26.23 BOE
Fremont County, CO #749 #31 $92,276,738 5 Jan 2021 1.8K BBL 0 MCF 62.93 BOE
Garfield County, CO #41 #2 $36,636,899,995 16 Jan 2021 99.6K BBL 34.9M MCF 197.3K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #458 #19 $158,595,162 2 Jan 2021 50 BBL 272.6K MCF 1.5K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #385 #18 $2,542,897,452 1 Jan 2021 0 BBL 474.1K MCF 2.6K BOE
Jackson County, CO #380 #17 $653,113,842 4 Jan 2021 70.3K BBL 89.7K MCF 2.8K BOE
Kiowa County, CO #616 #23 $318,109,790 10 Jan 2021 8.7K BBL 13.4K MCF 366.6 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #788 #35 $70,018,874 3 Jan 2021 114 BBL 1.6K MCF 13.17 BOE
La Plata County, CO #68 #4 $43,501,277,159 25 Jan 2021 1.6K BBL 18.9M MCF 105.4K BOE
Larimer County, CO #347 #15 $850,252,219 6 Jan 2021 55.2K BBL 350.3K MCF 3.7K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #161 #7 $9,059,716,826 3 Jan 2021 0 BBL 3.6M MCF 20.4K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #467 #20 $627,180,686 9 Jan 2021 40.1K BBL 12.3K MCF 1.4K BOE
Logan County, CO #646 #24 $297,253,547 15 Jan 2021 7.9K BBL 2.2K MCF 276.37 BOE
Mesa County, CO #185 #8 $2,121,212,005 7 Jan 2021 4.8K BBL 2.6M MCF 15.1K BOE
Moffat County, CO #348 #16 $1,989,433,013 20 Jan 2021 15.1K BBL 590.3K MCF 3.7K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #66 #3 $39,720,258,778 4 Jan 2021 6.6K BBL 20.3M MCF 113K BOE
Morgan County, CO #700 #28 $147,566,894 10 Jan 2021 4.1K BBL 210 MCF 140 BOE
Phillips County, CO #713 #30 $59,842,181 1 Jan 2021 0 BBL 21.7K MCF 120.63 BOE
Prowers County, CO #756 #32 $87,634,654 2 Jan 2021 7 BBL 7.8K MCF 43.9 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #100 #5 $17,826,545,883 25 Jan 2021 259.5K BBL 7.4M MCF 49.9K BOE
Routt County, CO #707 #29 $98,889,859 8 Jan 2021 3.4K BBL 3.2K MCF 133.93 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #575 #22 $942,387,868 1 Jan 2021 43 BBL 100.1K MCF 557.8 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #798 #36 $3,620,318 2 Jan 2021 0 BBL 1.5K MCF 8.33 BOE
Washington County, CO #492 #21 $961,471,422 25 Jan 2021 27.6K BBL 53.3K MCF 1.2K BOE
Weld County, CO #5 #1 $115,901,252,860 57 Jan 2021 10.3M BBL 82.9M MCF 807K BOE
Yuma County, CO #270 #13 $2,983,082,553 8 Jan 2021 0 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.2K BOE

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