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Halker Consulting Joins Denver Metro Chamber and the CEC

May 5, 2015

Proud Member of DMCC

Halker is proud to announce our membership in the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the CEC.


Additionally, the firm is participating in the the Chamber’s Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC), a group formed in 2006, dedicated to strengthening the business climate in Colorado supporting all sectors of the energy industry — fossil fuels, renewable resources, energy efficiency, and conservation. Click here to learn more about the CEC.

Take a Look Inside Halker’s New Durango, CO Office

September 30, 2014

Halker Consulting has expanded its operations in the San Juan Basin region and, as a result, has moved into a new, larger office space in downtown Durango, Colorado.

The new office address is: 101 W. 11th Street, Unit 103, Durango, Colorado 81301

The office will serve San Juan Basin operators across western Colorado as well as in Utah and New Mexico. Take a look at the new space below.


Halker Named One of The Denver Post’s Top Workplaces for 2014

April 18, 2014

TWP_Denver_Portrait_2014_AWEarlier this week, The Denver Post released its annual list of the Denver metro area’s top workplaces – a list that is based 100 percent on employee feedback and includes more than 130 local companies – and for the first time Halker Consulting made the cut.

I cannot overstate how proud I am of this accomplishment.

When we started Halker Consulting in 2006, we set out to not only create a world-class, full-service engineering firm but we wanted it to be a place that was focused on the well-being and happiness of the people who would come to work with us. We believed at the time – and still do – that a company is only as strong as its employees, and when they aren’t happy, aren’t empowered, the whole enterprise suffers. People can’t perform at their best if they don’t feel supported, don’t feel free to express their opinions, or don’t feel like they have the tools they need to do their best work.

This has not always been easy goal to reach. We’ve gone through a period of very rapid growth in recent years, and managing the transition from a small group to a larger one (we now have more than 100 employees spread across five offices) has taken a concerted effort on the part of everyone at Halker. We’ve all worked hard to maintain that small company feel by fostering an open, collaborative environment at all levels and by building our corporate culture around community, creativity and autonomy.

That’s why it’s great to hear comments from Halker employees like the three below, which were included as part of The Denver Post study.

“It is exciting most every day. The people I work with care about each other.”

“Great team atmosphere and support structure.”

“I find the flexibility, casual environment, and empowerment to be the best aspects of working at Halker Consulting.”

It’s simple; at Halker Consulting people come first. This recognition from The Denver Post is an honor in itself, but it is also a great reminder of what we all know to be true: this is a special place to come to work to every day and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve all accomplished these last eight years.

Eagle Ford Spending Reaching New Heights

January 13, 2014

Protect your investment in the Eagle Ford with Halker Engineered solutions delivered efficiently, within your budget and without sacrificing the quality or safety of your project.

Partial Article taken from Jan. 13, 2014:


Eagle Ford Spending Could Reach $30 Billion in 2014

Investment Will Propel Production Well Past 1 Million b/d

Jan 8, 2014 By 

Eagle Ford Oil Production

Eagle Ford Oil Production

Eagle Ford spending could stretch to new heights this year.

Eagle Ford oil production will surpass 1 million b/d early this year (combined oil and condensate production already has) and strong growth won’t stop there.

GlobalData expects development spending could reach as high as $30 billion. If that happens, Eagle Ford oil production won’t just reach 1 million b/d, it’ll blow right past it. Other research organizations estimate spending somewhere in the $20-25 billion range.

If spending ends up closer to $20 billion, it will tie directly to cost savings the industry is capturing across the board and not necessarily due to less activity.

U.S. Oil Production Growth

November 26, 2013

Halker Consulting operates in the Bakken, Permian and Niobrara. As producers plan to develop other unconventional plays Halker Consulting looks to support them with engineering, design and consulting services.

Partial Article taken from Nov. 26, 2013:


6 Regions Drive 90% Of U.S. Oil Production Growth, 100% Of Natural Gas Growth

By Sumit Roy

U.S. oil production will grow again next month, led by shale plays in six regions. “These six regions accounted for nearly 90% of domestic oil production growth and virtually all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-12,” according to the Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report.

Oil & Gas Prod

Notably, North Dakota’s Bakken is expected to surpass 1 million barrels per day in oil production in December, up 26,000 barrels per day from November. Only the sizzling Eagle Ford play in South Texas will see more growth, as can be seen from the table above. The furious drilling for oil in these plays has the consequence of increasing natural gas output as well (see “Natural Gas Now A Byproduct Of Oil Drilling; Output To Climb As Long As Oil Prices Stay High“). The Bakken and Eagle Ford will see a month-over-month increase of 27 mmcf/d and 101 mmcf/d, respectively.

However, the Marcellus shale is the predominant driver of natural gas production growth. It alone is anticipated to add a whopping 411 million cubic feet per day to the nation’s output in a single month. The gas-heavy play is considered economic even with prices trading below $4/mmbtu.


Innovation is Key

November 11, 2013

Halker Consulting Multi-well Facility Engineering and Design leverages an innovative but proven modular approach to scalable, centralized and consolidated surface processing solutions that help operators capitalize on multiple well strategies.

Partial Article taken from Oil & Gas Journal Oct. 21, 2013:


Well spacing as a nuance in field efficiency.

September 3, 2013

In the Platts blog, “The Barrel,” the author discusses well spacing as an important factor in balancing well field development and cost. This deeper insight on the “downspacing” of wells is one of many aspects to maximizing field production and cost management.

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To learn about how Halker engineers work in conjunction with well spacing, click here to read about our key factors of field facilities and infrastructure.