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The Niobrara Shale

The Niobrara Shale is a liquids-rich formation that stretches across part of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming at 3,000 to 14,000 feet below the surface. The play’s productive area is roughly 120 miles wide and 125 miles long in the Powder River Basin, and roughly 100 miles wide and 240 miles long in the Denver-Julesburg or DJ Basin, both with an average thickness of 300 feet.

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