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WPX Energy specializes in producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids from non-conventional resources such as tight-sands and shale formations. We’re in some of the best resource plays in the nation: North Dakota’s Williston Basin, New Mexico’s San Juan Basin and Colorado’s Piceance Basin.

Our total proved reserves at Dec. 31, 2014, were 727 million barrels of oil equivalent, or 4.36 trillion cubic feet equivalent. Oil reserves increased 27 percent over the prior year to 131 million barrels. WPX replaced its oil production at a rate of 421 percent, excluding divestitures. 

Year-end 2014 proved reserves reflect 72 percent natural gas, 18 percent crude oil and 10 percent natural gas liquids, compared with 76 percent natural gas, 13 percent crude oil and 11 percent NGL at year-end 2013.

WPX is based in Tulsa, Okla., and employs approximately 1,000 people across our operations. WPX CEO Rick Muncrief joined the company last year. He is a petroleum engineer who has worked in the Rockies for most of his career, including 27 years with ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources and their predecessors.

Net cash provided by operating activities for full-year 2014 was approximately $1.07 billion, including $291 million in the fourth quarter. Net cash for 2014 increased 68 percent vs. $636 million in 2013.


WPX has a long history of innovation and stakeholder engagement, recognized through more than 40 local, state, federal and industry awards. Last year we received 5 awards for ethics, exploration, air quality, best practices and wildlife habitat improvements.



WPX is now recognizing a blended type curve of approximately 750 Mboe for its wells in the Middle Bakken and Three Forks formations, up 25% from previous estimates of 600 Mboe.



Rick Muncrief testified on Capitol Hill, saying: “This is a critical hour where we have the opportunity to match policy with America’s power and capacity to produce record-setting levels of energy.” 


Our Heritage

WPX has been producing oil and gas since the early 1980s. We started in the San Juan Basin, which remains a part of our long-term 20/20 strategy. We originally were part of a pipeline company before spinning off at year-end 2011.


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The Strength of Our People

The Strength of Our People

Learn what it’s like to work at WPX. We’re always looking for great people to join our team.

Shared Interests

Shared Interests

We’re committed to the environment and quality of life in all of our communities.

Williston Basin

Williston Basin

WPX has reduced cycle times in the Williston Basin by more than 30% since we entered the Bakken Shale oil play.

Our Values

Our Values

The need to speak with integrity, clarity and transparency is the only way we know to do business. You can count on the strength of our word.

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