Wattenberg Gas And Condensate Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Anadarko
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Denver Julesburg (D-J) Basin, Colorado
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas And Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The 3rd largest field in the USA, the Wattenberg Field is some 50 to 70 miles long
  • Wells in the Wattenberg Field range in depth from about 6,000 to 8,000 feet. As many as five zones may be productive, and many wells can be completed in three or more zones throughout the operating life of a well.


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  • 1970 - Wattenberg Gas And Condensate Field discovered
  • 2006 - Anadarko increased its share through acquisition of Kerr-McGee


  • ¬ÉThe reservoirs targeted in the field are Cretaceous in age and include the Dakota, J, and Codell sandstones, Niobrara shale/Greenhorn shale and Limestone, and the Sussex and Shannon formations. Both the J sandstone and Dakota produce primarily gas, the Codell and Niobrara

produce both oil and gas, and the Sussex and Shannon produce mainly oil


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