Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 120,983 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 Aug 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 Aug 2020.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $280,640,310,867
National Energy Production Rank: #6

Colorado Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
Oil Well
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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 120,983 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 1,444 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,286 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 208 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,676 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 73,115 120,983 Up 65.47%
Total Producing Wells 38,613 35,230 Down -8.76%
Percentage of Wells Producing 53% 29% Down -45%
Active Producers 248 208 Down -16%
Total Permits 4,193 1,444 Down -66%
Average Well Depth 7,001 6,676 Down -5%
Average BOE per Well 1,298 1,286 Down -1%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Aug 2020 111M BBL 465.3M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Sep 2020 29M BBL 159M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Sep 2020 36.6M BBL 84.9M MCF
# 6 Colorado Aug 2020 14.2M BBL 186.6M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma May 2020 7.7M BBL 178.3M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Louisiana Aug 2020 1.3M BBL 118.7M MCF
# 10 California Jan 2020 13M BBL 43.6M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Aug 2020 6.4M BBL 60.7M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 857.7K BBL 88.6M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Mar 2020 288.6K BBL 41.7M MCF
# 14 Utah Jun 2020 2.6M BBL 20.6M MCF
# 15 Kansas Jul 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Mississippi Aug 2020 1.3M BBL 14.3M MCF
# 16 Montana Jul 2020 1.6M BBL 8.9M MCF
# 17 Alabama Jun 2020 360.7K BBL 7M MCF
# 18 Michigan Mar 2020 291.3K BBL 5.8M 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 Aug 2020 6.8M BBL 2,390 37
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Aug 2020 5.2M BBL 1,959 191
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Aug 2020 4.8M BBL 1,263 46
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 3.6M BBL 728 18
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Aug 2020 3.5M BBL 78 4
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 2.9M BBL 5,305 44
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 2.4M BBL 3,673 63
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 2M BBL 421 74
SIMCOE LLC N/A Aug 2020 1.9M BBL 1,284 N/A
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Aug 2020 1.9M BBL 1,212 36
CHEVRON USA INC San Ramon, CA Aug 2020 1.1M BBL 837 N/A
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Aug 2020 1.1M BBL 444 55
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 1M BBL 379 44
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 723K BBL 1,407 N/A
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Aug 2020 471.3K BBL 1,980 N/A
VERDAD RESOURCES LLC N/A Aug 2020 404.5K BBL 163 75
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Aug 2020 400.7K BBL 405 N/A
URSA OPERATING COMPANY LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 390.6K BBL 570 N/A
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 355.4K BBL 143 38
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Aug 2020 329.5K BBL 22 152
WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION Denver, CO Aug 2020 301.3K BBL 303 3
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 255.8K BBL 163 2
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Aug 2020 249.2K BBL 29 134
EDGE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 196K BBL 23 11
VANGUARD OPERATING LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 174.4K BBL 939 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 197.6M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 130.2M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 66.9M 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 35.2M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 33.6M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 25.2M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 24.5M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 24.4M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 21.5M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 21.2M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 20.3M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 19.4M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 18.9M 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
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 18.5M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 17.4M BBL OXY USA INC
Razor Colorado Weld County 16.7M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,WHITING OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 15.6M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 15.5M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 15.2M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 14.7M BBL CHEVRON USA INC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 14.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 12.6M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
Pa Colorado Garfield County 11.6M BBL WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 10.4M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 9.5M 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 $2,558,960,793 26 Aug 2020 688.9K BBL 2.5M MCF 37.1K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #251 #11 $952,542,731 8 Aug 2020 163.3K BBL 549.3K MCF 8.4K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #312 #15 $809,300,330 7 Aug 2020 142 BBL 908.3K MCF 5K BOE
Baca County, CO #693 #27 $298,890,325 7 Aug 2020 1K BBL 16.9K MCF 128.93 BOE
Bent County, CO #717 #32 $57,155,300 2 Aug 2020 0 BBL 17.8K MCF 99.23 BOE
Boulder County, CO #644 #25 $268,076,729 7 Aug 2020 2K BBL 32.9K MCF 249.63 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #175 #8 $343,362,997 3 Aug 2020 394.6K BBL 1.2M MCF 20.2K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #286 #13 $3,424,483,666 18 Aug 2020 63.2K BBL 729.8K MCF 6.1K BOE
Delta County, CO #683 #26 $25,580,022 2 Aug 2020 0 BBL 27.7K MCF 154.33 BOE
Dolores County, CO #206 #10 $2,767,652,397 1 Aug 2020 41 BBL 2.5M MCF 14.1K BOE
Elbert County, CO #774 #34 $67,917,777 4 Aug 2020 655 BBL 445 MCF 24.37 BOE
Fremont County, CO #754 #33 $90,864,173 4 Aug 2020 1.2K BBL 0 MCF 41.57 BOE
Garfield County, CO #36 #2 $35,794,493,658 16 Aug 2020 85.4K BBL 36.2M MCF 204.4K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #452 #19 $152,553,837 2 Aug 2020 23 BBL 292.9K MCF 1.6K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #404 #18 $2,527,809,143 1 Aug 2020 0 BBL 449.8K MCF 2.4K BOE
Jackson County, CO #368 #16 $633,328,802 4 Aug 2020 81.8K BBL 91K MCF 3.2K BOE
Kiowa County, CO #585 #23 $314,233,560 13 Aug 2020 9.3K BBL 27.6K MCF 466.2 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #793 #35 $69,922,572 3 Aug 2020 95 BBL 1.3K MCF 10.57 BOE
La Plata County, CO #67 #4 $42,945,905,226 24 Aug 2020 398 BBL 17M MCF 94.5K BOE
Larimer County, CO #296 #14 $810,881,061 5 Aug 2020 73.1K BBL 573.1K MCF 5.6K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #166 #7 $8,956,386,733 3 Aug 2020 0 BBL 3.9M MCF 22K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #466 #20 $611,807,086 8 Aug 2020 39.1K BBL 15.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Logan County, CO #605 #24 $293,611,991 15 Aug 2020 8.4K BBL 14.9K MCF 365.87 BOE
Mesa County, CO #197 #9 $2,050,233,684 9 Aug 2020 5.6K BBL 2.8M MCF 16.2K BOE
Moffat County, CO #372 #17 $1,964,590,982 18 Aug 2020 13.2K BBL 472.8K MCF 3K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #65 #3 $39,076,965,874 3 Aug 2020 6.5K BBL 18.6M MCF 103.7K BOE
Morgan County, CO #708 #31 $146,054,798 10 Aug 2020 3.1K BBL 1.9K MCF 115.67 BOE
Phillips County, CO #696 #28 $59,084,975 2 Aug 2020 0 BBL 22.5K MCF 125.43 BOE
Prowers County, CO #699 #29 $87,171,825 4 Aug 2020 0 BBL 22K MCF 122.6 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #104 #5 $17,509,530,346 26 Aug 2020 269.7K BBL 7.4M MCF 50.3K BOE
Routt County, CO #700 #30 $96,544,358 9 Aug 2020 2.9K BBL 3.9K MCF 121.3 BOE
San Miguel County, CO #552 #22 $940,104,481 1 Aug 2020 49 BBL 118.9K MCF 662.3 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #797 #36 $3,598,769 2 Aug 2020 0 BBL 1.4K MCF 8.1 BOE
Washington County, CO #509 #21 $949,952,772 26 Aug 2020 26K BBL 28K MCF 1K BOE
Weld County, CO #2 #1 $109,679,345,356 55 Aug 2020 12.2M BBL 88.4M MCF 900.3K BOE
Yuma County, CO #278 #12 $2,949,869,566 9 Aug 2020 0 BBL 1.2M MCF 6.6K BOE

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