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Oil and Gas Production - Southern Ute Indian Tribe




























Oil and Gas Production - Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Areas of Operations

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe formed Red Willow in 1992 to take greater control over the Tribe’s energy resources in the San Juan Basin. Red Willow became an operator and also a working interest partner in non-operated wells. Since that beginning, Red Willow has diversified its asset base beyond the reservation and now has reserves and production in the Deep Water Gulf of Mexico, the Delaware Basin in West Texas and Jonah Field in the Green River Basin, Wyoming.

Areas of Operations


Red Willow is organized around an Onshore Division and Deep Water Gulf of Mexico Division.

Onshore Division

Areas of operations and growth in the onshore division currently include the San Juan Basin, Delaware Basin, and several projects in the greater Rocky Mountain region. Red Willow’s activity in the San Juan Basin is focused on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation located in Southwestern Colorado. Production is primarily coalbed methane from the Fruitland Coal with some conventional production from the Mesa Verde, Pictured Cliffs, and Dakota Formations. Red Willow operates approximately 700 wells and is a non-operating partner in approximately 900 wells. Operators include BP, ConocoPhillips, ChevronTexaco, and Elm Ridge.

Red Willow’s assets in the Delaware Basin are located in Reeves County, Texas. Red Willow currently does not operate in the Basin and has partnered with established regional operators such as Occidental Petroleum and Concho Resources. Red Willow has working interests in over 200 wells in the basin.

Future Opportunities

Red Willow continues to actively pursue both exploration and exploitation investment opportunities. Outside sources, existing partnerships, and in-house professionals generate many of these opportunities. Red Willow has a proven and experienced team that is capable of executing exploration and operations anywhere in the country. Red Willow takes considerable pride in being a respected partner and works hard to maintain positive relationships in the industry and local communities. The company plans to grow in areas that can continue to add value to the organization and its owners and meet the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship.

Deep Water Gulf of Mexico Division

Red Willow continues to enhance its portfolio of exploration opportunities by acquiring new leases in semi-annual federal lease sales. Exploration agreements are in place with partners in Green Canyon through 2018 and in Mississippi Canyon through 2020. Red Willow continues to focus on relatively high chance factor prospects that are located near existing infrastructure. This strategy results in quick cycle times from drill bit to first production and also results in high rates of return on investment.