CONFORMED COPY 



	UNITED STATES
	SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

	Washington, D.C. 20549

	FORM 10-Q
	                      

	[X] Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of 
	the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
	For the period ended September 30, 2001

	OR

	[ ] Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 of 15(d) of 
	the Securities and Exchange Act of  1934
	For the transition period from         to        

	Commission file number 0-7246

	I.R.S. Employer Identification Number 95-2636730

	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
	(A Nevada Corporation)
	103 East Main Street
	Bridgeport, WV 26330
	Telephone: (304) 842-6256

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed 
all reports required to  be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of
      the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding
     12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant
     was required to file such reports), and (2) has been 
     subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 
      Yes  XX   No      

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of 
      the issuers classes of common stock, as of the latest
      practicable date: 16,245,752 shares of the Company's
      Common Stock ($.01 par value) were outstanding as 
      of September 30, 2001.


	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
	
	INDEX




PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION				Page No.


  Item 1.  Financial Statements

		Independent Auditors' Review Report		 1

		Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets -
		September 30, 2001 (unaudited) and December 31, 2000	 2

		Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - Three 
		Months and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2001 
		and 2000 (unaudited)		 	4

		Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows- Nine 
		Months Ended September 30, 2001 and 2000 (unaudited)	 5

		Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements	 6


	Item 2.	Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial 
		Condition and Results of Operations		10


	Item 3.	Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk	14


PART II	OTHER INFORMATION


	Item 1.	Legal Proceedings			15


	Item 6.	Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K		15











	PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION


	Independent Auditors' Review Report




The Board of Directors
Petroleum Development Corporation:


	We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance 
   sheet of Petroleum Development Corporation and subsidiaries as of September 
  30, 2001, and the related condensed consolidated statements of income for 
   the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2001 and 
   2000 and  the related condensed consolidated statements of cash flows 
   for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2001 and 2000.  These
   financial statements are  the responsibility of the Company's 
   management.

	We conducted our review in accordance with standards established 
   by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  A review of
   interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical 
   review procedures to financial data and making inquiries of persons 
   responsible for financial and accounting matters.  It is substantially 
   less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with generally
   accepted auditing standards,  the objective of which is the expression 
   of an opinion regarding the  financial statements taken as a whole. 
   Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

	Based on our review, we are not aware of any material 
   modifications that should be made to the condensed consolidated financial
  statements referred to above for them to be in conformity with accounting
  principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

	We have previously audited, in accordance with generally
   accepted auditing standards, in the United States of America, the 
   consolidated balance sheet of Petroleum Development Corporation
   and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2000 and the related 
   consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity, and
   cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in
   our report dated March 8, 2001, we expressed an unqualified opinion
   on those consolidated financial statements.  In our opinion, the 
   information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated
   balance sheet as of December 31, 2000 is fairly presented, in all
  material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet 
  from which it has been derived.



		KPMG LLP



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November  1,  2001



	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

	Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
	September 30, 2001 and December 31, 2000





		ASSETS

<table>
                                    <C>                                                               <C>              <C>
				2001   	2000  
			(Unaudited)

Current assets:
	Cash and cash equivalents 		$ 22,030,400	$ 46,872,000
	Accounts and notes receivable		   12,032,100	   23,648,000
	Inventories			     1,327,900	     1,097,900
	Prepaid expenses	  	     4,127,500	      7,134,800

		Total current assets	   39,517,900	    78,752,700



Properties and equipment		165,083,800	 141,298,600
	Less accumulated depreciation, depletion,
	and amortization	 	  41,478,700	   35,344,700
				123,605,100	 105,953,900

Other assets	  		    3,190,000	     2,977,900

			                           $166,313,000    $187,684,500
</TABLE>








	(Continued)








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	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

	Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Continued
	September 30, 2001 and December 31, 2000




               LIABILITIES AND
             STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
                            
<TABLE>
                                  <C>                                                                   <C>                 <C>

				2001   	2000   
				(Unaudited)

Current liabilities:
	Accounts payable and accrued expenses	  $ 25,799,000 	$ 31,722,500
	Advances for future drilling contracts	     11,493,300 	   43,809,400
	Funds held for future distribution	       6,868,500 	     2,440,100

		Total current liabilities	    44,160,800 	  77,972,000


Long-term debt			   15,000,000 	  17,350,000
Other liabilities			     4,307,300 	    4,396,800
Deferred income taxes			     7,818,700 	    5,708,800


Stockholders' equity:
	Common stock			       162,400 	      162,400
	Additional paid-in capital		 32,921,100 	 32,917,000
	Retained earnings		 61,795,900 	 49,177,500
	Accumulated other comprehensive income	       146,800	          -    

		Total stockholders' equity	 95,026,200 	 82,256,900


			                         $166,313,000     $187,684,500</TABLE>

 






	See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

	Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
	Three and Nine Months ended September 30, 2001 and 2000
                                   	(Unaudited)

<TABLE>
                               <C>                                                <C>                   <C>                <C><C>
			Three Months Ended	Nine Months Ended 
	   		September 30,     	    September 30,  
	  		2001  	  2000   	2001	      2000   

Revenues:
  Oil and gas well drilling operations	$13,752,800	$ 6,803,900	$ 56,980,900	$32,209,900
  Gas sales from marketing activities	  11,394,700  	 19,333,300	   57,132,400	  46,554,700
  Oil and gas sales		     6,330,200	   5,090,800	   20,372,300	  13,026,900
  Well operations and pipeline income	     1,347,800	   1,209,500	     4,037,300	    3,789,100
  Other income	    	        511,100	      381,100	     1,484,100	       805,600

			  33,336,600	32,818,600	140,007,000	 96,386,200

Costs and expenses:
  Cost of oil and gas well drilling
   operations 		11,882,300	  5,547,400	49,233,600	25,963,700
  Cost of gas marketing activities	11,013,100	19,092,300	56,293,200	46,433,100
  Oil and gas production costs	  2,435,900	   2,156,900	  6,620,300	  6,072,000
  General and administrative expenses	  1,143,200	   1,038,300   	  3,103,000	  2,749,800
  Depreciation, depletion, and 
    amortization		  2,215,000	   1,850,300	  6,195,200	  5,004,800
  Interest	     		     249,400	      437,500	     677,000	     727,500
			28,938,900	30,122,700      122,122,300	86,950,900

       Income before income taxes	  4,397,700	  2,695,900	17,884,700	  9,435,300

Income taxes	  	  1,220,200	     555,000	  5,266,300	 2,105,200

       Net income 	                            $ 3,177,500        $2,140,900      $ 12,618,400       $ 7,330,100

Basic earnings per common share 	$  .20	$  .13	$  .78	$  .45

Diluted earnings per common and
 common equivalent share	$  .19	$  .13	$  .76	$  .45

</TABLE>


	See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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	PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

	Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
	Nine Months Ended September 30, 2001 and 2000
	(Unaudited)

<TABLE>
                          <C>                                                                               <C>           <C>

				2001	2000
Cash flows from operating activities:
   Net income			$12,618,400 	$7,330,100 
    Adjustments to net income to reconcile
        to cash used provided by (used in) operating activities:
        Deferred federal income taxes		   2,012,000	     555,500 
        Depreciation, depletion & amortization	   6,195,200	 5,004,800 
        Leasehold acreage expired or surrendered	      378,300	    271,100 
        Amortization of stock award 		           4,100	        4,100 
       Gain on disposal of assets		          (6,800)	     (15,200)
       Decrease (increase) in current assets	14,637,900      (13,609,000)
       Increase in other assets		    (231,800)	   (340,700)
       Decrease in current liabilities	                            (33,811,200)	(9,214,100)
      (Decrease) increase in other liabilities	      (89,500)	    746,600 

		Total adjustments                        (10,911,800)     (16,596,900)

	Net cash provided by (used in) 
	operating activities	  	1,706,600        (9,266,800)

Cash flows from investing activities:
    Capital expenditures		                            (25,612,400)     (15,870,800)
    Proceeds from sale of leases		  1,407,400 	    529,400 
    Proceeds from sale of assets		          6,800	      15,200 

	Net cash used in
                   (24,198,200)     (15,326,200)

Cash flows from financing activities:
    Proceeds from exercise of stock options	              -     	     95,600 
    Net (repayment) proceeds from 
     revolving credit agreement  		(2,350,000)	 9,175,000


	Net cash (used in) provided
	 by financing activities	 	(2,350,000)	 9,270,600 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents	(24,841,600)    (15,322,400)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period	 46,872,000      29,059,200 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period	$22,030,400  $ 13,736,800 

</TABLE>




See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES


Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2001
(Unaudited)


1.	Accounting Policies

Reference is hereby made to the Company's Annual Report on 
        Form 10-K for 2000, which contains a summary of significant
        accounting policies followed by the Company in the preparation
        of its consolidated financial statements.  These policies were
        also followed in preparing the quarterly report included herein.

2.	Basis of Presentation

The Management of the Company believes that all adjustments
        (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) necessary to a 
        fair statement of the results of such periods have been made.
        The results of operations for the nine months ended September
       30, 2001 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be 
        expected for the full year.

3.	Oil and Gas Properties

Oil and Gas Properties are reported on the successful efforts method.

4.	Earnings Per Share

Computation of earnings per common and common equivalent 
        share are as follows for the three and nine months ended 
        September 30, 2001 and 2000:

<TABLE>
                <C>                     	<C>                   <C>                        <C>                   <C>
 	 Nine Months Ended
    	    September 30,    
  		2001   	   2000    	   2001   	   2000  

Weighted average 
         common
 shares outstanding	16,245,386	16,243,456	16,244,654	16,128,434

Weighted average 
        common and
common equivalent 
shares outstanding	16,594,984	16,589,452	16,656,149	16,395,403

Net income 	$ 3,177,500	$ 2,140,900	$12,618,400 	$ 7,330,100

Basic earnings 
        per common share	$  .20	$  .13	$  .78	$  .45

Diluted earnings 
        per common and
common 
       equivalent share	$  .19	$  .13	$  .76	$  .45
</TABLE>






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5.	Business Segments (in Thousands)
	
 PDC's operating activities can be divided into three major segments:
        drilling and development, natural gas sales, and well operations.  
        The Company drills natural gas wells for Company-sponsored 
        drilling partnerships and retains an interest in each well.  
        The Company also engages in oil and gas sales to residential,
        commercial and industrial end-users.  The Company charges
        Company-sponsored partnerships and other third parties
        competitive industry rates for well operations and gas 
        gathering.  Segment information for the three and nine months
        ended September 30, 2001 and 2000 is as follows:
  	
<TABLE>
                                      <C>                                      <C>                        <C>                 <C><c>
			Three Months Ended  	Nine Months Ended 
			September 30,    	  September 30,    
			   2001   	   2000    	  2001 	2000 
REVENUES
	Drilling and Development	$ 13,753 	$  6,804  	$  56,981	$ 32,210
	Natural Gas Sales	   17,725 	  24,424 	    77,505	   59,582
	Well Operations 	     1,348 	    1,210 	      4,037	     3,789
	Unallocated amounts (1)	        511 	        381 	      1,484	        805
	 	Total 	$33,337 	$32,819	$140,007 	$96,386
390: </TABLE>
    
	(1)   Includes interest on investments and partnership management fees
                         which are not allocated in assessing segment 
                                 performance.

                             
<TABLE>
                                                  <C>                          <C>                       <C>               <c> <c>
	  		Three Months Ended  	Nine Months Ended
	    		September 30,      	   September 30,   
	  		2001  	   2000   	   2001        2000 
	SEGMENT INCOME BEFORE 
	  INCOME TAXES
	  Drilling and Development	$1,870 	$1,256 	$ 7,747         $6,246
	  Natural Gas Sales	  2,505 	  2,232 	 10,812           4,964 
	  Well Operations 	     944 	     340 	   1,739           1,013
	  Unallocated amounts (2)
	    General and Administrative 
	     expenses		(1,143)	(1,038)	 (3,103)         (2,750)
	    Interest expense	   (249)	   (438)	    (677)             (728)
	    Other (1)	    	    471	    344 	  1,367               690
	Total	                           $4,398                $ 2,696                $17,885         $ 9,435 
</TABLE>

	(2)	Items which are not allocated in assessing segment performance.

<TABLE>
                                                      <C>                                                           <C>          <C>
			                  September 30, 2001	December 31, 2000
	SEGMENT ASSETS
		Drilling and Development	$ 13,926 	$  31,592 
		Natural Gas Sales	 129,024   	  139,116 
		Well Operations 	   12,267 	      8,490 
		Unallocated amounts 
	  	  Cash		     2,583 	      1,567 
	  	  Other	   	     8,513 	     6,920 
	Total 		                           $166,313            $187,685 
</TABLE>







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6.	Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

	The Company utilizes commodity based derivative instruments 
                       as hedges to manage a portion of its exposure to price 
                       volatility stemming from its integrated natural gas 
                       production  and marketing activities.  These instruments 
                       consist of natural  gas futures and option contracts 
                       traded on the New York   Mercantile Exchange.  
                       The futures and option contracts hedge
                       committed and anticipated natural gas purchases 
                       and sales,  generally forecasted to occur within a 
                       12 month period.  The  Company does not hold or 
                        issue derivatives for trading or  speculative 
                        purposes.  Interest rate swap agreements 
                        are used to reduce the potential impact of increases in
                        interest rates on variable rate long-term debt.

	Statement of Accounting Standards No. 133 and No. 138, 
                        Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging 
                        Activities (SFAS No. 133/138), was issued by the 
                        Financial Accounting  Standards Board.  SFAS No. 
                        133/138 standardized the  accounting for derivative 
                         instruments, including certain derivative 
                         instruments embedded in other contracts.  The
                       Company adopted the provisions of the SFAS 133/138 
                       effective January 1, 2001.  The natural gas futures and 
                       options and the interest rate swap are derivatives 
                       pursuant  to SFAS 133/138.  The Company's 
                       derivatives are treated as hedges of committed 
                       and/or anticipated transactions and have a total 
                       estimated fair value of $146,800 (net of tax)
                       on September 30, 2001.  On adoption of this Statement 
                       on January 1, 2001, the Company recorded a net
                       transition adjustment of ($12,079,100) (net of 
                      related income tax  benefit  of $8,052,700) which 
                      was recorded in  accumulated other 
                      comprehensive income (AOCI).
                       During the nine months  ended September 30, 2001, 
                       the Company reclassified  $10,608,800 from AOCI 
                       into cost of gas marketing activities and oil and
                       gas sales relating to the transition adjustment 
                        included in AOCI on January 1, 2001.  

	Changes in fair value related to qualifying hedges of firm 
                        commitments or anticipated transactions through 
                         the use of  natural gas futures and option contracts
                         and the interest rate swap agreement are deferred 
                         and recorded in AOCI and subsequently recognized 
                         in income when the underlying hedged
                         transaction occurs.  In order for the contracts to 
                         qualify as a hedge, there must be sufficient hedging 
                         effectiveness.  The change in the fair value of 
                         derivative instruments which do not qualify for 
                         hedging  are recognized into income currently.



















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7.	Comprehensive Income

	Comprehensive income includes net income and certain items 
                     recorded directly to shareholders' equity and classified 
                     as Other  Comprehensive Income.  The Company 
                     recorded Other  Comprehensive Income for the first 
                     time in the first quarter of 2001. The following table 
                     illustrates  the calculation of comprehensive  
                     income for the  three and nine months ended
                     September 30, 2001.

                          
<TABLE>
                                      <C>                                                                    <C>          <C>
    
					Three months ended    Nine months ended 
   					September 30, 2001    September 30, 2001

	Net Income				$3,177,500		$ 12,618,400 

	Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income (net of tax)
	    Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle -
	    January 1, 2001 (net of tax of $8,052,700)		             -       		(12,079,100)
	    Reclassification adjustment for settled contracts included
	      in net income (net of tax of $266,300
	      and $7,072,500, respectively)		    399,400	 	10,608,800 
	Changes in fair value of outstanding hedging positions 
	     (net of tax of $482,700 and $1,078,100, respectively)
				  	  (724,000)	  	1,617,100 
	Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income	  	  (324,600)	     	   146,800
	Comprehensive Income		                          $ 2,852,900	                        $12,765,200 
</TABLE>

	There were no items in Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income during 2000.

8.	Commitments and Contingencies

	The nature of the independent oil and gas industry involves a 
                     dependence on outside investor drilling capital and 
                     involves   a concentration of gas sales to a few 
                     customers.  The Company  sells natural gas to various 
                     public utilities and industrial customers.  

	Substantially all of the Company's drilling programs 
                             contain a repurchase provision where Investors 
                             may tender their partnership units for  repurchase 
                             at any time beginning with the third anniversary 
                     of  the first cash distribution.  The provision provides 
                             that the Company is obligated to purchase an 
                             aggregate of 10% of  the initial subscriptions 
                             per calendar year (at a minimum price 
                     of four times the most recent 12 months' cash 
                     distributions),  only if such  units are tendered, 
                             subject  to the Company's financial ability to do
                             so.  The  maximum  annual 10% repurchase 
                             obligation, if tendered by the  investors, is 
                             currently approximately $1,188,000. 
                     The Company has adequate capital 
                              to meet this obligation.

	The Company is not party to any legal action that would materially affect the
                         Company's results of operations or financial condition.












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Item 2.	Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
			Results of Operations
	
	Results of Operations

Three Months Ended September 30, 2001 Compared with September 30, 2000

 Revenues.  Total revenues for the three months ended September 
       30, 2001 were $33.3 million compared to $32.8 million for 
                the three months  ended  September 30, 2000, an increase of 
        approximately $500,000,  or 1.5 percent.  Such increase was 
        primarily a result of increased drilling  revenues and oil 
        and gas sales offset in part by decreased gas 
        marketing activities.  Drilling revenues  for the three 
        months ended  September 30, 2001 were $13.8 million 
        compared to $6.8 million for the three months ended 
        September 30, 2000,  an increase of  approximately $7.0 
        million, or 102.9 percent.  
       Such increase was due to an  increase in drilling and 
       completion  activities, which was a direct result of an 
       increase in drilling funds from the Company's public 
       drilling programs.  Natural gas sales from the 
       marketing activities  of Riley Natural Gas 
       (RNG),  the Company's marketing 
       subsidiary for the three months ended September
       30, 2001 were $11.4 million compared to $19.3 million 
        for the three months ended September 30, 2000, a decrease 
        of approximately $7.9 million or  40.9 percent.  Such 
        decrease was due to lower average sales prices of natural
        gas marketed. Oil and gas sales from the Company's 
        producing properties for  the three months ended September 
        30, 2001 were $6.3 million compared to  $5.1 million for the 
        three months ended September 30, 2000, an increase of 
        approximately $1.2 million, or 23.5 percent.  Such increase
         was due to increased  production from new wells drilled 
         along with higher average sales prices of  natural gas from 
         the Company's producing properties.  Financial results depend
         upon many factors, particularly the price of natural gas and 
         our ability to market  our production on economically 
         attractive terms. Price volatility in the natural gas market 
         has remained prevalent in the last few years. From the third
         quarter of 1998 through the first quarter of 1999, we 
         experienced a decline in energy commodity prices.
         However, in the summer of 2000 and continuing into
         early 2001, prices improved. For  the months of April,
         2000 through September 30, 2001, we had certain 
         natural gas hedges in place that generally prevented 
         us from realizing the full impact of this price
         environment.  Our realized natural gas price for each month
         in the third quarter of 2001 was higher than the previous
         year. In the final months of 2000 and the first quarter of 
         2001, the NYMEX futures market reported 
         unprecendented natural gas contract prices.
         During the three months ended September 30, 
         2001, the hedging activities resulted in
         oil and gas sales being $759,100 higher than 
         if the Company had not hedged. Well 
         operations and pipeline income for the three
         months ended September 30, 2001 was 
         $1.3 million compared to $1.2 million for 
         the three months ended September 30, 2000,
         an increase of approximately $100,000 or 8.3 
         percent. Other income for the three
         months ended September 30, 2001 was 
         $511,000 compared to $381,000 for the three
         months ended September 30, 2000, an increase
         of approximately $130,000, or 34.1
         percent. Such increase resulted from interest
         earned on higher average cash balances.













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	Costs and expenses.  Costs and expenses for the three months
       ended September 30, 2001 were $28.9 million compared to $30.1 million
       for the three months ended September  30, 2000, a decrease of 
       approximately  $1.2 million or 3.9 percent.  Oil and gas well drilling 
       operations costs for the  three months ended September 30, 2001 
       were $11.9 million compared to $5.5 million for the three months 
       ended September 30, 2000, an increase of approximately $6.4
       million or 116.3 percent. Such increase was due to 
       the increased drilling activity referred to above.  The cost of gas 
       marketing activities for the three months ended September 30, 
       2001 were $11.0 million compared to $19.1 million for the 
       three months ended September 30, 2000,  a decrease of
       $8.1 million or 42.4 percent.  Such decrease was due to the gas
       marketing activity of RNG with volumes purchased at lower 
        average sales prices.  Based on the nature of the Company's
        gas marketing activities,  hedging did not have a significant 
        impact on the Company's net margins  from marketing activities 
        during either period.  Oil and gas production costs from the 
        Company's producing properties for the three months 
        ended September 30, 2001 were $2.4 million compared to 
        $2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2000,
        an increase of approximately  $200,000 or 9.0 percent. Such 
        increase was  due to the increased production from the 
        Company's producing  properties. General and administrative
        expenses for the three  months ended September 30, 2001 
        increased  by approximately $100,000 as compared to the 
        three months ended September 30, 2000. Depreciation, 
        depletion, and amortization costs for the three months 
        ended September 30, 2001 were $2.2 million 
        compared to $1.9 million for the three months ended 
        September 30, 2000, an increase of approximately  $300,000 
        or 15.7 percent.  Such increase was due to the increased 
        amount of investment in oil and gas properties owned by 
         the Company. Interest costs for the three 
        months ended September 30, 2001 were $249,000 compared to 
        $437,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2000, a decrease of
       approximately $188,000 or 43.0 percent. The decrease was due to lower 
       average outstanding balances and lower interest rates on the Company's
       credit facility.

	Net income.  Net income for the three months ended September 
      30, 2001 was $3.2 million compared to a net income of $2.1 million for the
       three months ended September  30, 2000, an increase of approximately 
       $1.0 million or  47.6 percent.  

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2001 Compared with September 30, 2000

	Revenues.  Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2001 
         were $140.0 million compared to $96.4 million for the nine months ended
         September 30, 2000, an increase of approximately $43.6 million, or 
         45.2  percent.  Such increase was primarily a result of 
        increased drilling  revenues, gas marketing activities 
        and oil and gas sales.  Drilling revenues for the nine 
       months ended September 30, 2001 were $57.0 million 
      compared to $32.2  million for the nine months ended 
      September 30,  2000,  an increase of  approximately 
      $24.8 million, or 77.0 percent.   Such increase was 
      due to an increase in drilling and completion 
      activities, which was a direct result  of an increase 
      in drilling funds  from the Company's public drilling
      programs.  Natural gas sales  from the marketing 
     activities of Riley Natural Gas (RNG),
     the Company's marketing subsidiary
                          for the nine months ended September 30, 
                          2001 were $57.1 million compared to $46.6 
                          million for the nine months ended September
                         30, 2000, an increase of  approximately $10.5 
                         million or 22.5 percent.  Such increase was due to
                 volumes of gas sold at higher average sales prices.  
                        Oil and  gas sales from the Company's producing  
                        properties for the  nine months ended September 
                        30, 2001 were $20.4 million compared to $13.0 
                        million for  the nine months ended 
               September 30, 2000, an increase of  
                       approximately $7.4  million or 56.9 percent.
                       Such increase was  due to    





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increased production from new wells drilled along with higher 
average sales prices of natural gas and oil from the Company's 
producing properties.  Financial results depend upon many 
factors, particularly the price of natural gas and our ability to market
our production on economically attractive terms. Price volatility in
the natural gas market has remained prevalent in the last 
few years. From the third quarter of 1998 through the
first quarter of 1999, we experienced a decline in energy 
commodity prices.  However, in  the summer of 2000 and
continuing into early 2001, prices improved. For the months of 
April, 2000 through September 30, 2001, we had certain 
natural gas hedges in place that  generally prevented us 
from realizing the full impact of this price environment. 
Despite this limitation, our realized natural gas price for each 
month in the first nine months of 2001 was  higher than the 
previous year. In the final months of 2000 and the first quarter
of 2001, the NYMEX futures market reported unprecendented 
natural gas contract prices. During the nine months ended
September 30, 2001, the hedging activities resulted in oil and 
gas sales being $3.2 million lower than if the Company had 
not hedged. Well operations and pipeline income for the 
nine months ended September 30, 2001 was $4.0 million 
compared  to $3.8 million for the nine months ended September 
30, 2000, an increase of approximately  $200,000 or 5.2 percent.
Other income for the nine months ended September 30, 2001 was 
$1.5 million compared to $806,000 for the nine months ended 
September 30, 2000, an increase of approximately $694,000, 
or 86.1 percent. Such increase resulted from interest
earned on higher average cash balances.

	Costs and expenses.  Costs and expenses for 
         the nine months ended September  30, 2001 were 
        $122.1 million compared to $87.0 million for the nine 
        months ended September 30, 2000, an increase of 
        approximately $35.1 million or 40.3 percent.  Oil and 
        gas well drilling operations costs for the nine months
       ended September 30, 2001 were $49.2 million 
       compared to $26.0 million for the nine months ended 
850:    September  30, 2000, an increase of approximately 
       $23.2 million or 89.2  percent. Such increase was 
       due to the increased drilling activity referred 
852:    to above.  The cost of gas marketing activities 
       for the nine months ended  September 30, 2001 
       were $56.3 million compared to $46.4 million for the
854:    nine months ended September 30, 2000, an increase 
       of $9.9 million or 21.3 percent.  Such increase was 
      due to the increased gas marketing  activity of 
      RNG with volumes purchased  at higher average 
      sales prices.   Based on the nature of the 
      Company's gas marketing activities, 
858:   hedging did not have a significant impact on the 
      Company's net margins from marketing activities 
      during either period.  Oil and gas production 
860:   costs from the Company's producing properties 
     for the nine months ended September 30, 2001 
     were $6.6 million compared to  $6.0 million for 
     the nine months ended September 30, 2000, an 
863:  increase of  approximately  $600,000 or 10.0 percent. Such 
864:  increase was due to the increased production from the 
865:  Company's producing properties.  General and administrative 
866:  expenses for the nine months  ended September 30, 2001 
867:  increased to $3.1 million compared 
868:   with $2.7 million for the nine  months ended September 30, 2000,
869:   an increase of $400,000 or 14.8 percent. Such increase
870:   was due to higher corporate expenses as a result of the significant 
871:   growth and geographic diversification of the Company's drilling and
872:   production operations. Depreciation, depletion,
873:   and amortization costs for the nine months ended September 30,
874:   2001 were $6.2 million compared to $5.0 million for the nine months 
875:   ended September 30, 2000, an increase of  approximately $1.2 or 
876:   24.0 percent.  Such increase was due to the increased amount of 
877:   investment in oil and gas properties owned by the Company. 
878:   Interest costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2001
879:   were $677,000 compared to $728,000 for the nine 
880:   months ended September 30, 2000, a decrease of 
      approximately  $51,000. The decrease  was due to lower 
      interest rates on the  Company's credit facility.

	Net income.  Net income for the nine months ended 
         September 30, 2001 was  $12.6 million compared to a net 
         income of $7.3 million for the nine months ended September
 30, 2000, an increase of approximately $5.3 million or 72.6 percent.  


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Liquidity and Capital Resources

	The Company funds its operations through a combination
                 of cash flow from operations, capital raised through drilling 
                 partnerships, and use of the Company's credit facility. 
                 Operational cash flow is generated by sales of natural gas 
                 from the Company's well interests, well drilling and operating 
                 activities for the Company's investor partners, natural gas 
                 gathering and transportation, and natural gas marketing.
         Cash payments from Company-sponsored partnerships are
                 used to drill and complete  wells for the partnerships, with 
                 operating cash flow accruing to the Company to the extent
         payments exceed drilling costs.  The Company utilizes its 
                 revolving credit arrangement  to meet the cash flow 
                 requirements of its operating and investment activities.

	Sales volumes of natural gas have continued to increase 
                 while natural gas prices fluctuate monthly.  The Company's 
                 natural gas sales prices are subject to increase and 
                 decrease based on various market-sensitive indices.
                 A major factor in the variability of  these indices is the 
                seasonal variation of demand for the natural gas,
                which typically  peaks during the winter months.  The 
                volumes of  natural gas sales are expected to continue 
                to increase as a result of continued drilling activities 
                and additional investment  by the Company in oil and
                 gas properties.  The Company utilizes 
                commodity-based derivative instruments (natural 
                gas futures and  option contracts traded on the NYMEX)
                as hedges to manage a portion of its exposure to this 
                price volatility.  The futures contracts hedge committed
                and anticipated natural gas purchases 
                and sales, generally  forecasted to occur within a three 
                to twelve-month period.  

	The Company has a bank credit agreement with Bank One, 
                formerly First National Bank of Chicago, which provides a 
                borrowing base of $30.0 million, subject to adequate oil 
                and natural gas reserves.  As of September 30, 2001, 
                the outstanding  balance was $15.0 million. 
                Interest accrues at prime, with LIBOR (London Interbank
                Market Rate) alternatives available at the discretion of the
                Company.   No principal  payments are required until the 
                credit agreement  expires on December 31, 2004. 

	The Company closed its first drilling program of 2001 
                  in the second quarter  and has drilled the wells in the 
                 second and third quarters of 2001. This program 
                closed with investor subscriptions of $9.4 million 
                 compared to the first program of  2000 which 
                 closed with investor subscriptions of $5.0 million. 
                 The Company closed its second drilling program 
                 of 2001 in September, 2001 and drilled some of the wells
         during the third quarter with the remainder to be drilled in
                 the fourth quarter 2001.   This second drilling program of
                 2001 closed with subscriptions of $12.7 million 
         compared to the second program of 2000 which closed 
                 with subscriptions of  $11.6 million. Additional programs are
                 scheduled to close in November and December
        of 2001. The Company generally invests, as its equity 
                contribution to each drilling  partnership, an additional
                sum approximating 20% of the aggregate subscriptions
        received for that particular drilling partnership.  As a result, 
                the Company is subject  to substantial cash commitments 
                at the closing of each drilling partnership.  The 
        funds received from these programs are restricted to use 
                in future drilling operations.   No assurance can be made 
                that the Company will continue to receive this level of 
        funding from these or future programs.

	The Company continues to pursue capital investment 
        opportunities in producing natural gas properties as well 
        as its plan to participate in its sponsored  natural gas 
                drilling partnerships, while pursuing opportunities for 
                operating improvements and costs efficiencies. 
                Management  believes that the Company  has 
                adequate capital to  meet its operating 
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New Accounting Standard

	In June, 2001, the Financial Accounting Board 
                Issued SFAS No. 143, "Accounting for Asset Retirement 
               Obligations". The pronouncement is effective  for the 
               Company's year beginning January 1, 2003.  At the present 
               time, the Company has not determined the impact SFAS
               No. 143 will have on its consolidated financial statements 
               upon adoption.


I
tem 3.	Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk

Interest Rate Risk

There have been no material changes in the reported market 
        risks faced by the Company since December 31, 2000.

Commodity Price Risk

	The Company utilizes commodity-based derivative instruments 
         as hedges to manage a portion of its exposure to price risk from 
                 its natural  gas sales and cost of marketing activities. These 
                 instruments consist of  NYMEX-traded natural gas futures 
                 contracts and option contracts. These hedging arrangements 
                 have the effect of locking in for specified periods 
         (at predetermined prices or ranges of prices) the prices the 
                 Company will receive for the volume to which the hedge 
                 relates. As a result, while these  hedging arrangements 
                 are structured to reduce the Company's exposure
         to decreases in price associated with the hedged commodity, 
                 they also limit the benefit the Company might otherwise have 
                 received from price increases associated with the hedged 
                 commodity. The Company's policy  prohibits the use of 
                 natural gas future and option contracts for speculative
         purposes. As of September  30, 2001, PDC had entered 
                 into a series of  natural gas future contracts and options 
                 contracts. Open future contracts maturing in 2001 are for
                 the sale of 677,440 dt of natural gas with a 
         weighted average price of $3.35 dt resulting in a total 
                 contract amount of  $2,265,897.  Open option contracts
                 maturing in 2001 are for the sale of  228,900 dt with a 
                 weighted average floor price of $3.75 dt. The fair market
         value of the futures contracts and options is $1,173,547
                 as of September 30, 2001 on a pre-tax basis.

























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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION



Item 1.	Legal Proceedings

	The Company is not a party to any legal actions that would materially
                        affect the Company's operations or financial statements.


Item 6.	Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

	(a)	None.

(b)	No reports on Form 8-K have been filed during the quarter 
                         ended September 30, 2001.




					SIGNATURES
	
	Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 
                       1934 the registrant  has duly caused this report to be 
                       signed on its behalf by the undersigned 
                                  thereunto  duly authorized.
	
	
				Petroleum Development Corporation
					(Registrant)
	
	
	
	
Date:	 November  6, 2001      	  /s/ Steven R. Williams         
				Steven R. Williams
				President
	
	
Date:	 November  6, 2001      	  /s/ Dale G. Rettinger          
				Dale G. Rettinger
				Executive Vice President
				and Treasurer










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