Areas of Operations
The Tribe founded Red Willow in 1992 to control and operate the Tribe’s energy resources and
currently operates wells in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. In addition,
Red Willow has well interests and undeveloped acreage in Oklahoma, New York, Arkansas, Wyoming,
North Dakota and California and the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, we have interests in more
than 1800 wells in 10 basins on over 290,000 acres across the U.S.
The two divisions of Operations are On Reservation and Off Reservation.
The Southern Ute Indian reservation is located in southwestern Colorado on 700,000
acres in the northern half of the San Juan Basin. Production is primarily coal bed
methane from the Fruitland Coal, with conventional production from the Mesa Verde,
Pictured Cliffs and Dakota formations. The company partners with major operators,
including BP, Elm Ridge, ConocoPhillips and Energen in the San Juan Basin, and
has an interest in more than 1350 producing wells on nearly 27,000 acres of leasehold.
Red Willow operates more than 400 of these wells on the reservation. Reservation
properties provide a substantial inventory of 80-acre in-fill drilling
opportunities to provide a base for future activity.
To supplement the reservation assets, Red Willow made a strategic decision to build good
quality assets off-reservation, primarily through exploration. As can be seen from the
above Basin Map, the Company has interests in several of the primary stratigraphic basins in
North America, including the Gulf of Mexico. Although these basins represent our current
focus, the Company retains the flexibility and staff experience to respond to new opportunities
that meet our technical and economic criteria.
Red Willow is currently focusing on development and exploration projects in West Texas
and exploration in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.