The Bakken play is already legendary, not just for the quality and quantity
of oil and gas produced, but also for the way the industry created a massive energy
complex from the ground up. Even closer at hand, the Niobrara is challenging landmen,
explorationists, and producers to unlock the secrets of the most complex formations in
resource development. The time and the place were idea for the launch of NAPE Rockies
last year, and this year will be an even bigger event featuring fresh perspectives from the
industry leaders working practically within sight of the convention center. To get any
closer to the big shales would require a hardhat.