East Denver Niobrara

East Denver Niobrara

  • • Highlands is generating strong cash-flow from the Powell & Wildhorse wells
  • • Significant potential cash-flow from drilling and completing up to a further 22 wells
Project: Completed Farm-In on 3,840 acres
Location: Arapahoe County, Colorado
NPV10 and IRR $23.3 million to $124.5 million depending on development plan
Status: In Production

Highlands has farm-in agreements in Arapahoe County, Colorado with Renegade Oil & Gas Company, LLC (‘Renegade’) and a major international oil and gas producer, which collectively allow Highlands to drill up to 24 9,000 ft horizontal wells in acreage highly prospective for the Niobrara shale formation.

On 6 February, 2018 Highlands announced that production from the Powell & Wildhorse wells has exceeded a combined 100,000 bbls since flowback began in November 2017. Further drilling is expected to commence in the Spring of 2018.

As depicted in the map above, Highlands’ land position is located in close proximity to numerous wells that have produced in excess of 100,000 barrels of oil in their first six months of production. An independent evaluation by third party engineering firm RPS indicates gross 1P Proved Reserves of 10.1 MMBoe and 2P Proved plus Probable Reserves of 12.9 MMBoe, indicating that 78% of the anticipated P50 type curve is considered Proved. Taking this into account and the excellent production profiles exhibited by the Powell and Wildhorse wells, Highlands views the East Denver Niobrara asset as a considerably de-risked project from a geologic and reservoir perspective.

Key Statistics

Farm-In Acreage 3,840 acres
Development Plan Drilling of 6-24 extended lateral wells in the Niobrara
RPS CPR Valuation
1) NPV10 range for six wells of US$23.3 million to US$30.1 million
2) Increases to between US$96.6 million and US$124.5 million for the potential 24 well development programme