Petroleum potential of the Codell sandstone member Carlile shale, north central Denver Basin, Colorado and south eastern Wyoming
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The Upper Turonian Codell Sandstone Member of the Carlile Shale in the northern Denver Basin is a hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone that has produced primarily from the Wattenberg Field, northeastern Colorado, since the early 1980s. Until recently, attempts to produce from the Codell Sandstone north of Wattenberg Field have resulted in promising hydrocarbon shows with minimal to no economic value. Current horizontal drilling and multistage fracturing technology is proving the Codell Sandstone can be produced from outside of Wattenberg Field with exceptional potential hydrocarbon recoveries. ...