Right now, Colorado is a major player in the crude oil market. According to the Colorado energy office, in 2016, Colorado produced over 116 million barrels of crude oil, placing us seventh in the U.S. for crude oil production. Colorado, while not the largest producer in the U.S., definitely has promise when it comes to oil and gas investment opportunities. Today in our blog at Northern Oilfield Services, we talk about some of the best places you can set up your oilfield wellhead in Colorado.

If you are looking to start your very own wellhead in Colorado, you are going to need drilling equipment and more. Contact us at Northern Oilfield Services today to either buy or rent the oilfield supply you need to get the ball rolling.

Northeastern Colorado

When looking to set up your oilfield wellhead in Colorado, the answer is most certainly the northeastern region of Colorado. Ask anyone in the oil and gas industry, and they will tell you that northeastern Colorado is the place you want to set up your frac site and drilling equipment. The two main hotspots are the Denver-Julesburg Basin and the Niobrara Shale rock formation. While there is some overlap between the two areas, there are some key differences that set them apart.

Denver-Julesburg Basin

Oil production started in Colorado all the way back in the mid-1800s and has been gathering steam ever since. In 2016, over 80% of Colorado’s crude oil production came out of the Denver-Julesburg Basin alone — nearly 3 years later the area is just as fruitful and alive as ever. The Denver-Julesburg Basin is also known as the D-J Basin and has it’s core in northeastern Colorado — though it does reach into parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. So, if you are looking to set up your oilfield wellhead in Colorado, take a good look at the Denver-Julesburg area.

Looking to set up your wellhead in Denver-Julesburg but don’t have the drilling equipment you need yet? Contact us at Northern Oilfield Services, we are an oilfield supply company that can make it easier than ever to get your oilfield wellhead up and running.

Niobrara Shale

The Niobrara Shale is a rock formation that spans much of northeastern Colorado, and parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The Niobrara Shale is a location within the D-J Basin, but it’s resources are only obtainable through the hydraulic fracturing process (fracking). The Niobrara Shale was only recently discovered around 1970 and the word of the resource-rich shale spread like wildfire. Oilfield supply companies have been rushing to counties like Weld and Yuma County in a mad dash to get access to the Niobrara Shale oil and natural gas deep within the ground.

When looking for a great spot to place your oilfield wellhead in Colorado, you can’t go wrong with the Niobrara Shale if you plan on fracking. If you’d like to access the shale’s oil and natural gas reserves, but don’t have the right fracking equipment, contact us at Northern Oilfield Services today. We are an oilfield supply company that can provide the fracking equipment you need for the Niobrara Shale by either renting or selling the tools you need.