Niobrara (South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming)

The natural gas production of the Niobrara play is about 4.6 billion cubic feet per day, while the oil production is 287,000 barrels per day. This play is large, and spans four different states – South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. However, the majority of the drilling activity happens in the northeast section of Colorado. With companies who have development programs that are aggressive, it’s no surprise that this is one of the big plays in the country.