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. The formation is now estimated to be a third bigger than original estimates.
Access Midstream’s operations are focused in Converse County, Wyoming, and cover 311,000 acres. We currently have gathering, compression and processing services in place for two gas gathering systems consisting of 100 miles of in-service pipeline with an average daily throughput of 9 million cubic feet (Mmcf).