An Anadarko Petroleum-drilled horizontal well on the old Lowry bombing range is yielding the equivalent of 200 barrels of oil a day in the first month of production, according to data filed with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
How much oil will be consistently produced at the site is still to be determined, as production dropped to the equivalent of 127 barrels of oil a day after 90 days.
“It is a solid well, but we have to see where it stacks up,” said John Christiansen, a spokesman for Texas-based Anadarko.
Additional test wells have to be drilled and data analyzed to determine how much oil and gas is in the area, he added.
Anadarko has a huge stake in the Niobrara Shale in Colorado, most of it in Weld County. According to data published by the state, the energy company has six drilling permits in Arapahoe County and 11 more pending.