Swan Energy Blog

  • Chairman's Update - 2018 Summer Update
    Chairman's Update - 2018 Summer Update

    Chairman's Update - 2018 Summer Update

    Swan Energy continued its excellent track record in the first half of 2018. Existing wells are producing, new wells are in the works, and exploration continues. Swan Resources Swan Resources has interest in 55 Oklahoma oil wells. These wells have together generated 1,750,953 (gross) BOE to date with a...



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  • What Is a Joint Venture?
    What Is a Joint Venture?

    What Is a Joint Venture?

    A Joint Venture (JV) is when two or more parties come together and participate in a specific project. In a JV, all parties are invested in the project in terms of money, time, and effort to build upon and accomplish a specific task. While Joint Ventures are generally small to medium size projects, major corporations also use this method in order to diversify.

    A Joint Venture can ensure the success of smaller projects for those that are just starting in the business world and can also benefit established corporations. Since the cost of starting a new project is generally high, a Joint Venture allows all parties to share the burden of the project, as well as the resulting profits.



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  • Oil and Gas Tax Incentives
    Oil and Gas Tax Incentives

    Oil and Gas Tax Incentives

    The successful production of domestic oil and gas means our country is safer, our economy is stronger, and we keep more Americans working.

    As a result, the federal government offers very attractive oil and gas tax incentives for investments in domestic oil and gas development. There are three primary incentives:

    • Intangible Drilling Costs
    • Tangible Drilling Costs
    • Percentage Depletion Deductions


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  • Winter 2015 – Update from the field
    Winter 2015 – Update from the field

    Winter 2015 – Update from the field

    Swan Energy’s Colorado projects saw a very active Q4.  We spudded 27 wells as part of four pads in Wattenberg.  Specifically, those wells include the Pratt pad where 6 wells were spud in addition to the Greenleaf pad (11 wells); Crow Creek pad (7 wells); and, Colt pad (3 wells).  For the year, Swan participated in 47 wells in Colorado, of which 22 are producing an average of 344 BOEPD and another 25 wells are under completion.

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  • NFIB Profiles Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis
    NFIB Profiles Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis

    NFIB Profiles Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis

    Twelve years ago, Brandon Davis was unemployed. While job hunting, he stumbled across an ad for a sales position at an oil company. Davis applied and landed the position, but it proved to be more than just a job—it was a stepping-stone for his entrepreneurial spirit. In 2008, he started Swan Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas producer. Here, Davis talks about the problems with Colorado and where his company is headed.

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  • EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

    EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

    The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. The oil industry and its backers welcome the long-awaited study, while environmental groups criticize it.

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  • Brandon Davis Comments on passing of Carl Swan
    Brandon Davis Comments on passing of Carl Swan

    Brandon Davis Comments on passing of Carl Swan

    “We are saddened by the loss of our friend and the namesake of Swan Energy, Carl Swan, who passed away on Friday, May 22 at the age of 89.  Carl touched so many people during his long life and helped too many of us to count. He was both a mentor and a friend, and I will never forget what he taught me about being successful in this business and in life. As a tribute to Carl, I named Swan Energy in his honor.  His legacy lives on.”

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  • Brandon Davis Named to “40 Under 40” by Denver Business Journal
    Brandon Davis Named to “40 Under 40” by Denver Business Journal

    Brandon Davis Named to “40 Under 40” by Denver Business Journal

    Brandon Davis has been honored by the Denver Business Journal as one of the city’s “40 Under 40” which recognizes 40 business professionals under the age of 40 years old for their business success and community contributions. Brandon was one of 375 people nominated for the honor.

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  • Energy Pipeline: Colorado’s oil production flips between fields
    Energy Pipeline: Colorado’s oil production flips between fields

    Energy Pipeline: Colorado’s oil production flips between fields

    In 2013, Colorado broke a 56-year old record for crude oil production. Data collected by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission showed a record-breaking 64.9 million barrels were produced in Colorado in 2013. The previous record was set in 1956, when Colorado produced 61.9 million barrels.

    Monthly production figures for 2014 appear to be running ahead of 2013’s figures. However, COGCC won’t have final, verified 2014 crude oil production figures for several months. Will 2014 be another record-breaking year for Colorado? Although it is still too early to tell, looking at the factors behind the production records set in 1956 and 2013 record may give clues as to what the future holds for Colorado crude oil production.



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  • Fracking in Colorado

    Fracking in Colorado

    Energy production in Colorado looks differently than it did 153 years ago. The advent of environmental regulations, coupled with the oil and natural gas industry’s investment in technology, have moved Colorado to the forefront of responsible energy production.

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  • CU-Boulder Study: Some Chemicals in Fracking Fluid Not More Toxic Than Household Products
    CU-Boulder Study: Some Chemicals in Fracking Fluid Not More Toxic Than Household Products

    CU-Boulder Study: Some Chemicals in Fracking Fluid Not More Toxic Than Household Products

    Some of the chemicals found in fracking fluid collected in five states — including Colorado — were no more toxic than common household substances, according to a newly released study by researchers at the University of Colorado.

    The study, published Wednesday in the journal Analytical Chemistry, found that the “surfactant” chemicals in the fracking fluid samples also were found in everyday products such as toothpaste, detergent, ice cream and laxatives.

    Michael Thurman, co-founder of CU’s Laboratory for Environmental Mass Spectrometry, said this is the first published paper to identify some of the organic fracking chemicals going down into wells.



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  • November 2014 Industry News Update
    November 2014 Industry News Update

    November 2014 Industry News Update

    There is plenty of news about the price of oil these days and much of it is good for our Joint Ventures in Colorado and Oklahoma. Just consider these very positive points from the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

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  • Field Update: Nov. 2014
    Field Update: Nov. 2014

    Field Update: Nov. 2014

    Swan Energy has participated in 40 new wells, with 12 of them in Oklahoma and 28 in Colorado. So far this year 1,312,962 BOE have been produced from our 103 wells, generating over $111,000,000 in gross revenue. Swan and its partnerships are currently participating in 7,500 BOEPD or approximately $637,500 per day.

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  • Swan Energy Announces Partnership with Colorado Avalanche
    Swan Energy Announces Partnership with Colorado Avalanche

    Swan Energy Announces Partnership with Colorado Avalanche

    Swan Energy announced today that it has partnered with the Colorado Avalanche and Pepsi Center to feature the corporate logo embedded in the ice for all Avalanche games during the 2014-15 season.  The partnership launched when the Swan Energy logo was displayed for the Avalanche’s first home pre-season game against the Anaheim Ducks.

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  • Crude Oil and Lease Condensate Production at Highest Volume Since 1986
    Crude Oil and Lease Condensate Production at Highest Volume Since 1986

    Crude Oil and Lease Condensate Production at Highest Volume Since 1986

    Crude oil and lease condensate production in the United States exceeded 8.6 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in August, a production volume not observed since July 1986, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly.

    More than half of total U.S. production was accounted for by record production from three basins in three states. Production from the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico accounted for 1.66 million bbl/d, while the Eagle Ford Shale in the Western Gulf Basin, also located in Texas, produced 1.57 million bbl/d. The Bakken Shale in North Dakota’s Williston Basin accounted for 1.13 million bbl/d.



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  • Ice Bucket Challenge
    Ice Bucket Challenge

    Ice Bucket Challenge

    Swan Energy Employees Accept the Ice Bucket Challenge A group of Swan Energy headquarters employees accepted the ice bucket challenge. They did their part to raise funds and awareness for the good work of the ALS Association.

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  • IEA: North American Oil Spells Big Changes Ahead for Oil Markets
    IEA: North American Oil Spells Big Changes Ahead for Oil Markets

    IEA: North American Oil Spells Big Changes Ahead for Oil Markets

    The global oil landscape is rapidly changing, with “shockwaves” from supply growth in the US due to shale gas, light tight oil as well as the Canadian oil sands extending to “virtually all recesses of the global market,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) wrote in a May 14 report.

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