An even bigger beast?

Tease Image
Photo by Staff

USGS scientists drill a test core into the Mancos shale in Delta, to aid in the assessment for oil and gas resources. Photo by Joshua Hicks, USGS


Industry thinks huge USGS Mancos shale estimate may be low

When WPX Energy drilled a natural gas well into the Mancos shale formation near Parachute a few years ago, it proved so productive the company called it “The Beast.”
Now that could be said of the Mancos shale as a whole, if recent estimates are correct.
The U.S. Geological Survey recently revised its estimate of the undiscovered, technically recoverable Mancos shale resource in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin sharply upward, to 66.3 trillion cubic feet, up from a 1.6-tcf estimate in 2003. And some industry representatives say the actual number is likely higher.

One hospitalized after two SUVs collide

One driver was hospitalized Saturday night after a two-car wreck that left a sport-utility vehicle nose-down in an irrigation ditch outside Whitewater, the Colorado State Patrol said.



  • Video
    Journey to museum
    dinotease

    A block of dinosaur bones is loaded for transport to Dinosaur Journey.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week in Sports
    Jr-tennis-062516 tease

    Biking scenic Steamboat Springs, GJ Rockies, Junior tennis tournament.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week’s Best Photos
    062116 3a Splash Pad tease

    Bike to Work Day, splash pad fun at Lincoln Park, drone work for BLM.

  • Video
    Bike To Work Day
    biketease

    City and county employees enjoyed Bike To Work Day with breakfast gathering.

  • Video
    Missing snakes
    062216harlinsmall

    Harlin Wall talks about a shipment of snakes delivered to airport. 

  • Lifestyle
    Behind the wheel
    062016firstcar

    First cars hold a special place in our memories.


NEWS »
OPINION »

SPORTS & OUTDOORS »
LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT »

POLL
Should School District 51 expand its bilingual programs?


Search More Jobs


NIE
Newspapers In Education


COLORADO »
NATION »
NIE










THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy