Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 121,351 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Colorado is ranked #8 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Mar 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 Mar 2021.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $293,909,139,189
National Energy Production Rank: #8

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 #8 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 121,351 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 1,476 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,217 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 210 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,718 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 120,696 121,351 Up 0.54%
Total Producing Wells 38,434 32,320 Down -15.91%
Percentage of Wells Producing 32% 27% Down -16%
Active Producers 239 210 Down -12%
Total Permits 1,063 1,476 Up 39%
Average Well Depth 6,689 6,718 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,316 1,217 Down -8%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Louisiana Feb 2021 18.6M BBL 1.6B MCF
# 2 Texas Mar 2021 125M BBL 502.1M MCF
# 3 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.6K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Apr 2021 27M BBL 152.3M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Apr 2021 34.8M BBL 92.7M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Dec 2020 11.1M BBL 198.8M MCF
# 8 Colorado Mar 2021 11.7M BBL 165.4M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 California Sep 2020 9.9M BBL 19.7M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Mar 2021 1M BBL 72.8M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Arkansas Oct 2020 254.5K BBL 40.9M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Mar 2021 1.4M BBL 15.2M MCF
# 14 Utah Jan 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Montana Nov 2020 1.4M BBL 8.8M MCF
# 15 Alabama Feb 2021 367.8K BBL 6M MCF
# 16 Kansas Feb 2021 0 BBL 7.7M MCF
# 17 Michigan Nov 2020 264.2K BBL 3.2M 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 2021 6.3M BBL 2,404 14
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Mar 2021 4.9M BBL 1,959 74
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Mar 2021 4.2M BBL 1,719 21
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Mar 2021 3.9M BBL 92 2
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 3M BBL 5,476 53
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 2.4M BBL 754 11
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Mar 2021 1.9M BBL 1,164 20
SIMCOE LLC N/A Mar 2021 1.8M BBL 1,266 1
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 1.7M BBL 433 21
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Mar 2021 1.2M BBL 817 N/A
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 761.6K BBL 404 41
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Mar 2021 744.6K BBL 444 57
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 635.5K BBL 1,427 7
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Mar 2021 444.9K BBL 2,034 N/A
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 393.5K BBL 147 32
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Mar 2021 389.3K BBL 28 79
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Mar 2021 388.9K BBL 183 99
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Mar 2021 381.4K BBL 407 N/A
CUB CREEK ENERGY N/A Mar 2021 268.5K BBL 55 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX Mar 2021 258.8K BBL 462 N/A
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO Mar 2021 248.2K BBL 312 N/A
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Mar 2021 235.2K BBL 163 8
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Mar 2021 218.2K BBL 38 60
VANGUARD OPERATING LLC Houston, TX Mar 2021 149.4K BBL 938 N/A
TIMBER CREEK OPERATING LLC N/A Mar 2021 126.9K BBL 441 N/A

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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 154.6M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 101.9M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 55.3M 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 27.1M 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 22.4M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 19.9M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 19.4M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 17.7M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 17.4M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Razor Colorado Weld County 17M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 16M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 15.7M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 15M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 14.9M 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
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 13.8M BBL OXY USA INC
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 13.7M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 12.8M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 12.3M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 11.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 10.8M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 10.2M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 9.9M BBL BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL
Guttersen Colorado Weld County 9.4M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PATINA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PDC ENERGY 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 #136 #6 $2,917,269,069 21 Mar 2021 492.7K BBL 2.6M MCF 31.2K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #239 #11 $1,060,044,126 9 Mar 2021 179.1K BBL 487K MCF 8.6K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #313 #15 $847,142,466 8 Mar 2021 101 BBL 914.8K MCF 5K BOE
Baca County, CO #669 #28 $300,223,531 8 Mar 2021 961 BBL 16.9K MCF 126.4 BOE
Bent County, CO #686 #31 $58,038,335 2 Mar 2021 0 BBL 15.1K MCF 84.2 BOE
Boulder County, CO #635 #25 $270,026,316 7 Mar 2021 1.8K BBL 26K MCF 206.17 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #213 #10 $515,428,740 3 Mar 2021 196.4K BBL 1.1M MCF 12.8K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #292 #14 $3,478,729,926 18 Mar 2021 65K BBL 680.8K MCF 5.9K BOE
Delta County, CO #634 #24 $27,094,109 2 Mar 2021 0 BBL 37.8K MCF 210.17 BOE
Dolores County, CO #203 #8 $3,191,934,217 2 Mar 2021 0 BBL 2.5M MCF 14.3K BOE
Elbert County, CO #736 #34 $68,257,342 4 Mar 2021 695 BBL 429 MCF 25.57 BOE
Fremont County, CO #691 #32 $92,330,883 5 Mar 2021 2.3K BBL 150 MCF 79.13 BOE
Garfield County, CO #67 #2 $36,856,289,816 14 Mar 2021 61K BBL 21.6M MCF 122.5K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #469 #18 $160,238,180 2 Mar 2021 24 BBL 259.8K MCF 1.4K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #451 #17 $2,548,822,135 1 Mar 2021 0 BBL 311.3K MCF 1.7K BOE
Jackson County, CO #712 #33 $659,168,705 1 Mar 2021 1.5K BBL 0 MCF 50.03 BOE
Kiowa County, CO #562 #22 $319,795,153 13 Mar 2021 9.7K BBL 32.3K MCF 504.63 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #756 #35 $70,087,619 3 Mar 2021 89 BBL 1.6K MCF 12.1 BOE
La Plata County, CO #74 #4 $43,656,551,413 25 Mar 2021 1.3K BBL 16.1M MCF 89.9K BOE
Larimer County, CO #272 #12 $905,125,484 6 Mar 2021 135.1K BBL 422K MCF 6.8K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #173 #7 $9,098,634,357 3 Mar 2021 0 BBL 3.7M MCF 20.6K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #480 #19 $629,781,636 9 Mar 2021 38.8K BBL 10.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Logan County, CO #592 #23 $298,327,980 17 Mar 2021 8.4K BBL 15.2K MCF 365.97 BOE
Mesa County, CO #208 #9 $2,131,084,546 7 Mar 2021 4.4K BBL 2.3M MCF 13.2K BOE
Moffat County, CO #359 #16 $1,995,189,007 21 Mar 2021 18.6K BBL 533.6K MCF 3.5K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #69 #3 $39,840,899,272 3 Mar 2021 7.4K BBL 21.2M MCF 118.2K BOE
Morgan County, CO #652 #26 $148,060,437 11 Mar 2021 4.6K BBL 392 MCF 158.1 BOE
Phillips County, CO #680 #30 $59,992,915 1 Mar 2021 0 BBL 18K MCF 100.13 BOE
Prowers County, CO #678 #29 $88,018,164 4 Mar 2021 0 BBL 19.2K MCF 107 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #105 #5 $17,896,283,619 25 Mar 2021 260.1K BBL 7.4M MCF 50.1K BOE
Routt County, CO #653 #27 $99,230,677 8 Mar 2021 3.9K BBL 4.4K MCF 156.47 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #546 #21 $946,552,004 1 Mar 2021 83 BBL 114K MCF 636.23 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #772 #36 $3,627,025 2 Mar 2021 0 BBL 1K MCF 5.5 BOE
Washington County, CO #495 #20 $965,360,623 26 Mar 2021 25.9K BBL 57K MCF 1.1K BOE
Weld County, CO #9 #1 $118,312,100,079 54 Mar 2021 10.2M BBL 81.3M MCF 792.2K BOE
Yuma County, CO #284 #13 $2,993,864,388 7 Mar 2021 0 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.3K BOE

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