Denver Play Map

Horizontal Production by Landing Bench

Summary – The graphic above presents all Denver Basin horizontals completed since 2008.

The Denver Basin, a.k.a. Denver-Julesburg Basin or DJ Basin, encompasses more than 70,000 square miles primarily in Colorado and Wyoming. Horizontal development is concentrated in the Niobrara and Codell formations.

Often compared to the Bakken formation of Williston Basin, the Niobrara is the leading source of oil production among the Rocky Mountain plays. This 300’ target interval consists of interbedded chalk and marl layers, and is often delineated into the Niobrara A, B, and C.

Located directly beneath the Niobrara, the Codell is a tight sandstone primarily sourced by the Niobrara and Greenhorn formations.

Methodology Overview – VSO sourced landing bench and production data from IHS to prepare these maps.

Reservoir & Geologic Studies – VSO has completed extensive analysis of well performance and productivity throughout the Denver Basin.  Additional reservoir and geologic capabilities include:

  • Assessment of Development Potential and Risks
  • Type Well Analysis
  • Evaluation of Well Performance and Interference
  • Midstream/Supply Studies
  • Audits/Evaluations of Producing Assets
  • Reservoir Quantity Maps – Gross and Net Isopachs
  • Reservoir Quality Maps – Porosity, TOC, OOIP
  • Key Cross-Sections
  • Pressure Trends
  • Maturity & GOR Impacts

For additional information and assistance with Denver Basin studies, please contact our team (consulting@vsoinc.com).

Well Data Source: IHS

Basin Shapefiles: Modified from EIA