Efficient Operations Focused on Safe, Responsible Development.

PDC Energy follows a simple and effective business strategy of maximizing margins and cash flow while maintaining a strong balance sheet and solid debt metrics. The Company is focused on horizontal drilling and low-risk organic development of oil and natural gas reserves from shales and tight reservoir rocks.

Geographical diversity

We currently operate in two geographically distinct areas of the country, with primary interests in the Wattenberg Field and Delaware Basin.

  • Denver – Julesburg Basin
    • Core Wattenberg Field – Weld County, Colorado
  • Permian Basin
    • Delaware Basin – Reeves County, West Texas

Emphasis on oil and NGL

Our focus is on horizontal Niobrara and Codell development in the liquid-rich Wattenberg Field, where liquid content in new horizontal wells is expected to average 50% – 75% of the production stream. In the Delaware Basin, the Company is primarily targeting Wolfcamp A and B development where we expect the Eastern acreage block to be 70-80% liquids and the Central block 60-70% liquids.

Drilling and development

Annual production for 2021  averaged 195,000  Boe per day and proved reserves at year-end 2021  totaled 814  MMboe.

Fiscal management and marketing strategy

We are committed to maintain a strong balance sheet as part of our fiscal strategy.  This is partially done through the utilization of an active hedging program for oil and natural gas aimed at reducing the potential effects of variable commodity prices while insulating our cash flow that funds our capital investment program.

Commitment to Health, Safety and Environment

At PDC Energy, our core values emphasize integrity and respect for the environment and for the health, safety and well-being of our employees and the communities where we live and work. We seek to live our core values every day.


Long Term Strategy and Current Focus


Senior Management


Four Decades of Profitable Growth


Our Philosophy