Colorado Oil & Gas Activity

Colorado statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1998 and contains information on the 122,799 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 Dec 2023. 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 2024.

Colorado State Summary Stats

Colorado Oil & Gas State Income: $326,676,645,675
National Energy Production Rank: #7

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 #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 122,799 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Colorado? There have been 575 permits approved in Colorado.
What is the average boe produced by well in Colorado? 1,283 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 189 active producers in the state of Colorado.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Colorado? 6,865 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 122,300 122,799 Up 0.41%
Total Producing Wells 36,560 35,889 Down -1.84%
Percentage of Wells Producing 30% 29% Down -2%
Active Producers 212 189 Down -11%
Total Permits 280 575 Up 105%
Average Well Depth 6,852 6,865 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 1,169 1,283 Up 10%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Dec 2023 133.7M BBL 555.4M MCF
# 2 New Mexico Jan 2024 56.6M BBL 264.8M MCF
# 4 Oklahoma Sep 2023 18.9M BBL 215M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jan 2024 32.9M BBL 91.1M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Dec 2023 323.6K BBL 4.8M MCF
# 6 Arkansas Jul 2023 888.9K BBL 277.5M MCF
# 7 Colorado Dec 2023 15M BBL 186M MCF
# 8 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 BBL 275.7M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 10 California Jun 2023 BBL MCF
# 10 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Dec 2023 6.8M BBL 128.7M MCF
# 12 Utah Oct 2023 5.1M BBL 25.6M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Dec 2023 1.2M BBL 17.8M MCF
# 14 Montana Nov 2023 1.8M BBL 9.1M MCF
# 15 Alabama Oct 2023 BBL MCF
# 15 Kansas Nov 2023 BBL 8.3M MCF
# 16 Michigan Jul 2023 BBL 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
PDC ENERGY INC Denver, CO Dec 2023 7.1M BBL 2,341 90
KERR MCGEE OIL & GAS ONSHORE LP Denver, CO Dec 2023 5.5M BBL 2,465 28
NOBLE ENERGY INC Denver, CO Dec 2023 5.3M BBL 1,579 45
KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP Cortez, CO Dec 2023 3.8M BBL 88 N/A
WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 2.8M BBL 7,013 50
CRESTONE PEAK RESOURCES OPERATING LLC N/A Dec 2023 2.5M BBL 885 12
CAERUS PICEANCE LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 2.2M BBL 4,250 N/A
EXTRACTION OIL & GAS LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 1.9M BBL 813 3
SILVER MOUNTAIN ENERGY LLC N/A Dec 2023 1.7M BBL 8 N/A
GREAT WESTERN OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 1.6M BBL 463 N/A
SIMCOE LLC N/A Dec 2023 1.4M BBL 1,318 N/A
SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC N/A Dec 2023 1.1M BBL 648 N/A
BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 930.5K BBL 298 6
BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 720.6K BBL 370 4
MALLARD EXPLORATION LLC N/A Dec 2023 600.1K BBL 101 8
RED WILLOW PRODUCTION COMPANY Ignacio, CO Dec 2023 494.7K BBL 472 5
BISON OIL & GAS II LLC N/A Dec 2023 493.2K BBL 95 7
BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL Denver, CO Dec 2023 436K BBL 361 N/A
PICEANCE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 426.1K BBL 1,400 10
EVERGREEN NATURAL RESOURCES LLC N/A Dec 2023 370K BBL 1,964 N/A
HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY Houston, TX Dec 2023 320.5K BBL 418 N/A
FUNDARE RESOURCES OPERATING COMPANY LLC N/A Dec 2023 220.2K BBL 313 33
CATAMOUNT ENERGY PARTNERS LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 219.6K BBL 40 1
AXIS EXPLORATION LLC N/A Dec 2023 187.2K BBL 7 N/A
EDGE ENERGY LLC Denver, CO Dec 2023 181.6K BBL 38 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 197.6M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Yc Colorado Montezuma County 131M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Federal Colorado Garfield County 82.1M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,D & G ROUSTABOUT SERVICE,DIAMOND OIL & GAS INC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,FEES JR AND SON OIL & GAS* WALTER S,FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,HEC PETROLEUM INC,LOCIN OIL CORPORATION,MARALEX RESOURCES, INC,NORTHSTAR GAS COMPANY INC,PETRO MEX RESOURCES,SWEVCO - SABW LLC,VISION ENERGY LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch Colorado Weld County 43.3M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC,NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Guttersen Colorado Weld County 31.2M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PATINA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PDC ENERGY INC
Doe Canyon Colorado Dolores County 30.8M BBL KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO LP
Fee Colorado Rio Blanco County 28.3M BBL BROWN INC* TOM,CHEVRON USA INC,KOCH EXPLORATION COMPANY, LLC,LASSO OIL & GAS LLC,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,SWEVCO - SABW LLC
Clough Colorado Garfield County 27.2M BBL BARRETT RESOURCES CORP,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Puckett Colorado Garfield County 25.6M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Wells Ranch State Colorado Weld County 25.3M BBL NOBLE ENERGY INC,PDC ENERGY INC
Emerald Colorado Rio Blanco County 23.9M BBL BAYSWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION LLC,CHEVRON USA INC,EAGLE OPERATING INC,PLUG NICKEL OIL COMPANY INC,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Chevron Colorado Garfield County 21.8M BBL BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY LLC,CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,PDC ENERGY INC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Savage Colorado Garfield County 21.5M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC,ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC,MUSTANG RESOURCES LLC,WPX ENERGY ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC
Southern Ute 32-9; Colorado La Plata County 21.1M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
Southern Ute Colorado La Plata County 19.9M BBL ARKOMA OPERATIONS LLC,BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,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
Razor Colorado Weld County 19.9M BBL BNN WESTERN LLC,FUNDARE RESOURCES OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Sheep Mountain Unit Colorado Huerfano County 18.6M BBL OXY USA INC
State Antelope Colorado Weld County 17.6M BBL BONANZA CREEK ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY LLC
Union Pacific Colorado Rio Blanco County 16.9M BBL CHEVRON USA INC,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Southern Ute 32-8; Colorado La Plata County 16.6M BBL SIMCOE LLC
Southern Ute 33-10; Colorado La Plata County 14.5M BBL BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY,SIMCOE LLC
N.parachute Colorado Garfield County 13.8M BBL CAERUS PICEANCE LLC
Cascade Creek Colorado Garfield County 13.7M BBL OXY USA WTP LP,PICEANCE ENERGY LLC
Anschutz Equus Farms Colorado Weld County 12.9M BBL BARRETT CORPORATION* BILL
Mclaughlin, A C Colorado Rio Blanco County 12.6M BBL CHEVRON USA INC,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC

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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 #106 #6 $5,211,300,943 17 Dec 2023 978.2K BBL 4.4M MCF 57.3K BOE
Arapahoe County, CO #129 #7 $2,139,219,057 7 Dec 2023 779.4K BBL 1.6M MCF 34.9K BOE
Archuleta County, CO #247 #12 $1,009,510,804 8 Dec 2023 150 BBL 1.5M MCF 8.4K BOE
Baca County, CO #625 #27 $259,963,203 4 Dec 2023 1.3K BBL 9.5K MCF 99.3 BOE
Bent County, CO #688 #33 $47,768,523 1 Dec 2023 BBL 1.5K MCF 8.33 BOE
Boulder County, CO #613 #26 $249,422,940 2 Dec 2023 927 BBL 15.9K MCF 119.43 BOE
Broomfield County, CO #167 #8 $1,389,743,636 3 Dec 2023 239K BBL 2M MCF 19.4K BOE
Cheyenne County, CO #305 #15 $3,516,267,457 17 Dec 2023 53.3K BBL 496.6K MCF 4.5K BOE
Delta County, CO #596 #25 $28,878,909 2 Dec 2023 BBL 30.2K MCF 167.87 BOE
Dolores County, CO #216 #10 $2,919,342,096 3 Dec 2023 232 BBL 1.9M MCF 11K BOE
Elbert County, CO #414 #19 $113,900,286 4 Dec 2023 40.4K BBL 59K MCF 1.6K BOE
Fremont County, CO #645 #29 $98,261,234 5 Dec 2023 1.8K BBL 131 MCF 60.9 BOE
Garfield County, CO #52 #2 $40,316,686,230 13 Dec 2023 79.5K BBL 28.7M MCF 162.2K BOE
Gunnison County, CO #434 #20 $202,146,571 2 Dec 2023 BBL 258.3K MCF 1.4K BOE
Huerfano County, CO #387 #18 $2,134,699,618 1 Dec 2023 BBL 407.3K MCF 2.2K BOE
Jackson County, CO #315 #16 $827,067,949 2 Dec 2023 95.2K BBL 159.7K MCF 4K BOE
Kiowa County, CO #556 #24 $331,710,183 10 Dec 2023 6.6K BBL 14.1K MCF 301.3 BOE
Kit Carson County, CO #678 #32 $62,169,118 4 Dec 2023 312 BBL 1.3K MCF 18.07 BOE
La Plata County, CO #79 #4 $38,879,290,285 22 Dec 2023 67 BBL 16.9M MCF 93.9K BOE
Larimer County, CO #255 #13 $1,480,089,357 6 Dec 2023 89.9K BBL 777.6K MCF 7.3K BOE
Las Animas County, CO #169 #9 $8,212,644,050 4 Dec 2023 BBL 3.3M MCF 18.8K BOE
Lincoln County, CO #498 #22 $729,035,004 10 Dec 2023 22.7K BBL 3.7K MCF 779.73 BOE
Logan County, CO #552 #23 $320,024,124 10 Dec 2023 7.2K BBL 12.8K MCF 312.4 BOE
Mesa County, CO #225 #11 $2,296,762,408 7 Dec 2023 2K BBL 1.7M MCF 9.8K BOE
Moffat County, CO #369 #17 $1,857,682,007 19 Dec 2023 13.5K BBL 404.8K MCF 2.7K BOE
Montezuma County, CO #63 #3 $35,512,606,903 5 Dec 2023 7.8K BBL 22.3M MCF 124.4K BOE
Morgan County, CO #644 #28 $152,731,944 9 Dec 2023 1.9K BBL 82 MCF 64.93 BOE
Phillips County, CO #713 #34 $75,833,133 1 Dec 2023 BBL 56 MCF 0.3 BOE
Prowers County, CO #658 #31 $73,670,877 3 Dec 2023 BBL 6.3K MCF 35.4 BOE
Rio Blanco County, CO #103 #5 $18,085,714,544 21 Dec 2023 258.4K BBL 9.1M MCF 59.2K BOE
Routt County, CO #648 #30 $104,504,735 5 Dec 2023 1.4K BBL 934 MCF 53.93 BOE
Sedgwick County, CO #718 #35 $3,730,005 1 Dec 2023 BBL 13 MCF 0.03 BOE
Washington County, CO #447 #21 $1,027,777,895 21 Dec 2023 25.1K BBL 82.2K MCF 1.2K BOE
Weld County, CO #6 #1 $151,404,060,349 54 Dec 2023 12.3M BBL 88.4M MCF 902.4K BOE
Yuma County, CO #282 #14 $2,743,097,736 3 Dec 2023 BBL 987.2K MCF 5.4K BOE

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