Drilling Opportunities in Converse, Niobrara Co.

 
Hundreds of new oil and gas wells could be drilled over the next several months in Converse and Niobrara counties. 
 
The Bureau of Land Management has completed environmental studies, clearing the way for potential new drilling. Now, more than 440 new wells could be drilled. 
 
Joe Meyer, manager of the Casper BLM office, says drilling interest especially in northern converse county has picked up since last year. He says about 20-companies have applied for drilling permits, including Chesapeake Energry, EOG, and Samson Oil and Gas.