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Brighton works with oil, gas drillers to protect water

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. For almost a month last spring, Brighton business owners found out just how important the oil and gas industry was to their town. In March, shortly after the Brighton City Council put a four-month moratorium on oil and gas development — to some residents and business owners, seemingly out of the blue, with ...

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Synergy Resources of Platteville to drill in western Nebraska

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Platteville-based Synergy Resources Corp. is finally jumping into some exploration opportunities in western Nebraska. The company in the coming months will partner with two other oil and gas exploration companies to drill wells and develop acreage in Nebraska. Company officials have been watching the area for a couple of years now, waiting for ...

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This week’s top energy jobs

Peter Hobbs | Breaking Energy The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, ...

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Anadarko reports $266 million profit during second quarter

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Anadarko Petroleum has made $266 million in profit during the second quarter. The Casper Star-Tribune has reported that the Texas based company’s on-shore operations in the Rocky Mountain region saw a 24 percent rise in production when compared to last year. The majority of the increase has come from its operations in northeastern Colorado. ...

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Niobrara production continues to grow

Although the Wattenberg Field in Colorado has been in development since its discovery in 1970, it continues to show promise for both operators and investors according to a recent article by the Motley Fool. The deployment of hydraulic fracturing in the area has led to a resurgence in profitability for companies like Synergy Resources and Anadarko Petroleum. Horizontal drilling methods ...

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Executive profile of Barton Brookman at PDC Energy


By: Anne Cumming Rice, Greenly Tribune For most of his career, Barton Brookman has been well-acquainted with the oil fields of northern Colorado. And after 30 years, he’s still amazed at the ways the oil and gas industry uses technology to reinvent itself. “The Wattenberg Field has been revolutionized multiple times,” said Brookman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of ...

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