Through three decades of operating in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin we’ve built a shared philosophy with our Colorado neighbors – together, we can enhance the state’s economy through energy development while protecting the air, water and land we all cherish.
The DJ Basin is a large formation in northwestern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Our operations are focused in the liquids-rich area within Weld County. In this highly productive area, we continue to apply new technology and develop acreage sustainably and responsibly.
We are active in the local communities where we operate, and support key environmental, education and community health initiatives across the state.
UPDATE: We assembled a multi-disciplinary team to review our operations in the DJ Basin to implement the COGCC’s May 2, 2017 Notice to Operators. Learn more about these activities here.
Learn more about our Colorado operations here.
For the latest financial information on our DJ Basin operations, please see our latest presentation.
For information on employment with Noble Energy in Colorado, click here.
Making Oil Transfers Safer, Cleaner, Simpler
In the DJ Basin, many refiners purchase our products by offloading from our oil storage tanks to their oil trucks. It’s a bit more complex than pumping gasoline at the neighborhood station. Crude oil properties vary, so quantity, temperature and grade all need to be measured during the transfer.
Typically, that process requires someone to climb onto the storage tank and lift a hatch to conduct sampling. A new process we partnered in developing eliminates that requirement, reducing both safety risks to workers and vapor emissions from the opened hatch. The process, called ATLAS (for Alternative Truck-loading Anson System), is now in place at 60 percent of our DJ Basin locations – all those at which automation is available.
Emissions control was the primary intent when we began researching alternative transfer methods in connection with an enforcement action by the U.S. Government and State of Colorado. But worker safety has emerged as an equally strong benefit with the ATLAS system, which keeps workers at ground level. In-tank measures are now automated and a separate gauge measures oil properties within the transfer piping.
The new system has been tested and verified to be at least as accurate as existing approved methods, and has now been adopted as an official measurement standard by the API standards committee. API standards, set by the American Petroleum Institute, govern many elements of industry operations.
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