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What Is the Niobrara Shale?

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The Niobrara Shale is a name given to a large shale rock formation, part of which resides in Northeast Colorado. Oil and natural gas are found deep below this rock formation, at depths of 3,000 to 14,000 feet. Mining companies routinely drill vertical and horizontal wells to get to the oil and gas in the Niobrara formation.

If you are a landowner with property in the Niobrara Shale region, and you are in need of legal support in a matter related to the leasing of your property to a mining company, it is to your benefit to contact a Colorado oil and gas law attorney at Cantafio & Song PLLC. Our highly trained attorneys have assisted a number of landowners in oil and gas leasing matters, and they possess the necessary experience to pursue a favorable outcome to your case. Our firm is available to help you in any part of Colorado state, including Denver, Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Avon.

Why Hire an Oil and Gas Lawyer?

Currently, the Niobrara Shale formation is seeing strong results as regards the isolation and production of oil. Many mining companies are leasing oil and gas rights from landowners and buying acreage throughout the formation. If you are interested in leasing mineral rights to a mining company, you will want to contact an experienced attorney who can represent you in any negotiations having to do with the drafting and signing of an agreement.

Contact a Colorado oil and gas lawyer if you are interested in leasing the mineral rights to your property in the Niobrara Shale formation. 

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