Great Western’s mission is to produce energy in a safe and responsible way to improve people’s lives.
Great Western’s focused area of operations is in one of the most prolific and active areas of the continental United States: the Denver Julesburg Basin in northern Colorado.
The DJ Basin is a 70,000 square mile area extending over northeast Colorado and into southeast Wyoming and southwest Nebraska. Recent successes with horizontal drilling have brought substantial potential for domestic energy production to this area. Operationally, the DJ Basin offers several competitive strengths, including lower cost development, long-lived production, and a robust, intelligent infrastructure of gathering, processing, transportation and other services to support this opportunity.
Our singular focus in the DJ Basin is along the western flank of the Wattenberg field (Weld and Adams County), where we have used innovation and technology to drastically increase our efficiencies and lessen our impact on the environment.
- Since 2015, Great Western reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 48% per barrel of oil produced. This has been achieved through increased pipeline connectivity, joint efforts with counter parties, and on-site technological enhancements.
- These innovations have all led to the accomplishment of Great Western eliminating 44,086 truck trips during the production of nearly nine million barrels of oil equivalent. Not only does this reduce emissions, it significantly lessens wear, tear and repair on local roads, reduces traffic and noise, and is a major improvement to safety in our communities.
- Great Western leverages a dual-crew strategy on our sites that allows oil and natural gas to be extracted quickly with fewer disturbances. This has increased our efficiencies in drilling and completions and allowed us in some instances to cut in half our active time on a location and increases cash on cash cycle times.