Bill Barrett Corporation is a Delaware corporation that was formed in January 2002. In December 2004, it completed its initial public offering. The Company, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources, and all of the Company's assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States where the Company has grown through acquisitions and exploration of key assets in the Piceance, Colorado; Uinta, Utah; Denver-Julesburg, Colorado, Wyoming and Powder River, Wyoming Basins. The Company through its operations has transitioned its portfolio to have a balance in the mix of oil, natural gas and NGLs for both production and reserves. The Company also operates an early stage oil program in Powder River Basin and hold acreage in a number of exploration areas. The Company had 61 operated wells and completed 44 operated wells and had four rigs operating at the end of 2013 in the DJ Basin. The Company's oil production is sold at the lease and trucked to markets. The gas production is gathered and processed by third parties and the Company receives residue gas and NGL revenue under percentage of proceeds contracts. The Uinta Oil Program includes four areas of development that are located around the basin that the Company refers to as Blacktail Ridge, Lake Canyon, East Bluebell and South Altamont. During 2013, the Company conducted two 80-acre spacing pilot projects, one each in the southern and northern portions of the Blacktail Ridge area. In 2014, the Company will concentrate on development in the East Bluebell area and employ an average of two rigs for approximately 35 wells. The Powder River Oil Program targets various Cretaceous oil bearing horizons including the Parkman, Sussex, Shannon, Niobrara, Turner and Frontier formations through horizontal wells. The natural gas production in Gibson Gulch area is currently gathered through the Company's own gathering system and Summit Midstream Partner, LLC's gathering system and delivered to markets through interstate pipelines. The Company sells its production to purchasers under contracts with daily, monthly, seasonal, annual or multi-year terms, all at market prices. Purchasers include pipelines, processors, marketing companies, local distribution companies and end users. The Company competes with other companies who have greater resources. These companies not only explore for and produce oil, natural gas and NGLs, but also carry on midstream and refining operations and market petroleum and other products on a regional, national and international basis. These companies have a greater ability to continue exploration activities during periods of low oil, natural gas and NGLs market prices. Its operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection.
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