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Upstream - Colorado


Anadarko is among the largest producers of oil and clean-burning natural gas in the state.

Anadarko's Colorado History

Anadarko's history in Colorado dates back more than 30 years. The company's presence in this energy-rich area has grown over the last two decades primarily through two important acquisitions. 

In 2000, Anadarko became the owner of Land Grant properties across Colorado in addition to Wyoming and Utah through the acquisition of Union Pacific Resources Company. 

Other Strategic Moves Strengthen Anadarko in Colorado

The 2006 acquisition of Kerr-McGee brought 451,000 net acres in the D.J. Basin to Anadarko's portfolio. A large portion of that acreage was located on Anadarko's Land Grant generally in southwest Weld County.

In 2013, Anadarko announced a property exchange with another operator in the Wattenberg field that consolidated operated acreage positions, enabling more efficient development planning and infrastructure utilization, which includes Anadarko's working interest and significant infrastructure and midstream presence through its subsidiary  Western Gas Partners, LP (WES)

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Strong Colorado Roots

Anadarko employs approximately 1,000 men and women in Colorado. Our employees are geologists, engineers, accountants, information technology professionals, land professionals and more. They are also outdoor enthusiasts, mountain bikers, skiers and hikers who call more than 80 Colorado cities, towns and communities home, including:

Arvada, Ault, Aurora, Bailey, Bennett, Berthoud, Boulder, Briggsdale, Brighton, Broomfield, Byers, Carr, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Conifer, Dacono, Deer Trail, Denver, Eaton, Edgewater, Englewood, Erie, Estes Park, Evans, Evergreen, Federal Heights, Firestone, Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan, Fraser, Frederick, Gilcrest, Gill, Glendale, Golden, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Henderson, Highlands Ranch, Hudson, Indian Hills, Johnstown, Keenesberg, Kersey, Kiowa, Lakewood, Larkspur, LaSalle, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lone Tree, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Mead, Merino, Milliken, Monument, Morrison, Northglenn, Nunn, Orchard, Parker, Pierce, Pine, Platteville, Severance, Sterling, Strasburg, Superior, Thornton, Weldona, Wellington, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Wiggins, Windsor