Petroleum geology of the B chalk benches of the Niobrara Formation : Wattenberg, Silo, and East Pony fields, northern Denver Basin, CO/WY
The Denver Basin has been explored and exploited for its immense petroleum potential for over 120 years. It is historically known for its conventional drilling success in the Permian Lyons Sandstone, Upper Cretaceous “D” and Lower Cretaceous Muddy “J” sandstones. With recent advancements in drilling and completions technology, exploration in the Denver Basin has transitioned to be focused on the unconventional Cretaceous stratigraphy present in the basin. The Niobrara is currently being developed extensively within Wattenberg Field located just north-northeast of the Denver, CO. At the same time, ...
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