Colorado Mineral Answers

Questions Answers
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 68,721 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 3,484 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,349 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? 6,828 feet is the average depth of a well in Colorado.

Colorado Oil & Gas Activity Summary

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 68,721 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #6 in the US based on BOE produced in 07-01-2019. 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 03-01-1998 and go through 07-01-2019.

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 67,114 68,721 Up 2.39%
Total Producing Wells 38,157 36,417 Down -4.56%
Percentage of Wells Producing 57% 53% Down -7%
Active Producers 263 212 Down -19%
Total Permits 3,105 3,484 Up 12%
Average Well Depth 6,765 6,828 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 1,166 1,349 Up 16%

Colorado Map of Current Permits & Rigs

Annual Colorado Oil & Gas Production

Colorado Oil & Gas Wells Prepped for Production by Year

Colorado Top Producers by BOE Production for 07-01-2019

Producer Name Location Production Date BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP Denver, CO 07-01-2019 7,620,798 BOE 2,649 154
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO 07-01-2019 6,324,385 BOE 92 2
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 4,820,439 BOE 2,388 45
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 3,587,632 BOE 1,378 100
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 3,205,829 BOE 5,136 20
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 2,896,637 BOE 878 53
BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY Houston, TX 07-01-2019 2,294,021 BOE 1,298 N/A
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 2,236,789 BOE 3,819 41
SYNERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION Platteville, CO 07-01-2019 1,833,361 BOE 767 73
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 1,815,511 BOE 317 158
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A 07-01-2019 1,755,584 BOE 1,228 68
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO 07-01-2019 1,304,854 BOE 413 98
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA 07-01-2019 1,157,081 BOE 855 N/A
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 984,564 BOE 1,406 16
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO 07-01-2019 934,139 BOE 417 53
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO 07-01-2019 658,542 BOE 556 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX 07-01-2019 589,499 BOE 576 18
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A 07-01-2019 509,559 BOE 2,046 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX 07-01-2019 443,925 BOE 414 N/A
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO 07-01-2019 406,737 BOE 293 N/A

Colorado Oil & Gas Permits by Year

Colorado Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank County Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Adams County, CO #115 #6 $1,857,037,515 25 07-01-2019 891,662 BBL 2,092,604 MCF 41,348 BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #197 #10 $738,443,886 9 07-01-2019 230,409 BBL 556,217 MCF 10,771 BOE
Archuleta County, CO #234 #11 $747,872,879 6 07-01-2019 0 BBL 1,325,928 MCF 7,366 BOE
Baca County, CO #539 #26 $299,497,963 8 07-01-2019 1,270 BBL 33,529 MCF 229 BOE
Bent County, CO #594 #31 $57,019,714 2 07-01-2019 0 BBL 16,416 MCF 91 BOE
Boulder County, CO #499 #23 $265,327,075 8 07-01-2019 3,564 BBL 57,008 MCF 436 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #557 #27 $88,086,747 3 07-01-2019 2,083 BBL 19,302 MCF 177 BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #252 #13 $3,369,074,942 16 07-01-2019 71,944 BBL 592,681 MCF 5,691 BOE
Delta County, CO #558 #28 $24,512,636 2 07-01-2019 0 BBL 31,464 MCF 175 BOE
Dolores County, CO #176 #9 $2,578,097,839 2 07-01-2019 214 BBL 2,733,794 MCF 15,195 BOE
Elbert County, CO #638 #33 $67,714,321 4 07-01-2019 631 BBL 517 MCF 24 BOE
Fremont County, CO #599 #32 $90,661,169 5 07-01-2019 2,119 BBL 2,314 MCF 84 BOE
Garfield County, CO #36 #2 $35,120,404,100 15 07-01-2019 99,574 BBL 37,327,192 MCF 210,693 BOE
Gunnison County, CO #379 #17 $145,246,976 2 07-01-2019 35 BBL 311,627 MCF 1,732 BOE
Jackson County, CO #251 #12 $542,169,570 5 07-01-2019 135,202 BBL 219,569 MCF 5,727 BOE
Kiowa County, CO #484 #21 $307,541,846 12 07-01-2019 10,897 BBL 32,799 MCF 545 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #649 #34 $70,511,698 3 07-01-2019 146 BBL 1,648 MCF 14 BOE
La Plata County, CO #55 #4 $42,539,484,883 22 07-01-2019 1,146 BBL 23,119,897 MCF 128,482 BOE
Larimer County, CO #293 #16 $700,696,111 8 07-01-2019 58,967 BBL 379,787 MCF 4,076 BOE
Las Animas County, CO #145 #8 $8,947,624,925 2 07-01-2019 0 BBL 3,993,815 MCF 22,188 BOE
Lincoln County, CO #413 #20 $585,991,217 8 07-01-2019 29,018 BBL 46,424 MCF 1,225 BOE
Logan County, CO #494 #22 $287,476,279 14 07-01-2019 10,336 BBL 22,339 MCF 469 BOE
Mesa County, CO #141 #7 $1,927,534,429 8 07-01-2019 11,558 BBL 4,352,055 MCF 24,563 BOE
Moffat County, CO #277 #15 $1,950,670,807 23 07-01-2019 25,768 BBL 656,874 MCF 4,508 BOE
Montezuma County, CO #38 #3 $38,434,205,566 3 07-01-2019 312 BBL 35,233,480 MCF 195,752 BOE
Morgan County, CO #532 #25 $143,422,980 12 07-01-2019 6,665 BBL 6,250 MCF 257 BOE
Phillips County, CO #500 #24 $59,079,403 2 07-01-2019 0 BBL 78,351 MCF 435 BOE
Prowers County, CO #579 #30 $87,228,018 5 07-01-2019 127 BBL 22,772 MCF 131 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #100 #5 $17,064,536,701 27 07-01-2019 299,961 BBL 7,567,562 MCF 52,041 BOE
Routt County, CO #573 #29 $94,482,550 12 07-01-2019 3,440 BBL 5,202 MCF 144 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #401 #19 $955,462,871 1 07-01-2019 40 BBL 243,038 MCF 1,352 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #657 #35 $3,649,517 1 07-01-2019 0 BBL 1,930 MCF 11 BOE
Washington County, CO #395 #18 $931,243,553 27 07-01-2019 30,957 BBL 71,723 MCF 1,431 BOE
Weld County, CO #2 #1 $93,748,794,694 52 07-01-2019 13,847,831 BBL 78,021,739 MCF 895,048 BOE
Yuma County, CO #275 #14 $2,955,583,410 11 07-01-2019 0 BBL 821,966 MCF 4,566 BOE