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About Us

WPX Energy specializes in producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids from non-conventional resources such as tight-sands and shale formations, as well as from coalbed methane reserves. We’re in some of the best natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil basins in the nation: the Piceance, the Marcellus and the Bakken.

Our total proved reserves increased 5.5 percent in 2013 to 4.90 trillion cubic feet equivalent. Year-end 2013 domestic reserves were 4.76 Tcfe. Our domestic reserves reflect a mixture of 76 percent natural gas, 13 percent crude oil and 11 percent NGL.

WPX is based in Tulsa, Okla., with operations and interests in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, as well as Argentina and Colombia. In addition to our exploration and development activities, we also engage in natural gas sales and marketing.

WPX Energy, previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams, became a separate, independent company as of year end 2011. Today, we have an ownership interest in more than 14,000 oil and gas wells, operating just over half of them. Our production volumes are 80 percent natural gas and 20 percent crude oil and natural gas liquids.


We’ve received nearly 40 national, state and local awards for protecting air, land, water and quality of life, including nine in 2013 alone. Honors include: A Best Management Practices Award from the national Bureau of Land Management, HydroCarbon Producer of the Year from Platts Global Energy Awards, Carson National Forest Award from the U.S. National Forest Service for our work in New Mexico, Outstanding Operations honors from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and recognition from the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management for protecting deer and fish habitats.


Executive Leadership Team

Our executive leadership team has more than 200 collective years of experience in leadership and energy, particularly in acquiring, operating and developing natural gas and oil reserves from tight-sands and shale formations.


Meet Bill Stenzel

“We’re writing the book on how to do a lot of this stuff – the procedures and processes, and how to execute on our growth plan.”


Our Heritage

WPX Energy has three decades of experience in exploration and production. You may have previously known us as Williams E&P. We became a separate, independent company at year-end 2011 and began publicly trading as WPX on Jan. 3, 2012.


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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.



We’re in some of the best natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids basins in the nation.

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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