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environmentally sound

we care about building a good record everywhere we work.

Land

We seek innovative and environmentally friendly solutions. Whether it’s working for close to a year with Nabors Drilling Company to modify an existing rig to fit into the tight narrow canyons of the Rockies, or working on a three-year effort to create an environmental assessment plan for the Middle Mesa project in New Mexico, WPX is committed to the environment.

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Water

In Colorado, we recycle nearly 100% of our water and have won environmental awards for those efforts. We’ve made multimillion-dollar investments in infrastructure and technology at our water treatment facilities, because it’s the right thing to do. In the process we’ve eliminated hauling 90,000 truckloads of water per year. 

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Hydraulic Fracturing

WPX was one of the first in line to voluntarily disclose details about hydraulic fracturing on a national registry – even before states required this data. You can read our full disclosures here under “WPX Energy”.

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Good Stewards

Through innovation, we strive to limit our environmental footprint. From water recycling to wildlife protection, we treat each operating area with respect.

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Natural Leaders

We have in-house environmental specialists in each of our operating areas. They are experts in air quality, environmental permitting, regulatory analysis and compliance. 

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100% recycled

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WPX RECYCLES nearly 100% OF OUR WATER IN COLORADO. IN PENNSYLVANIA, WE RECYCLE OUR FRACTURING FLOWBACK AND PRODUCED WATER TO REUSE AT OTHER DRILLING SITES.



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Shared Interests

Shared Interests

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

Our Innovations

Our Innovations

Learn more about some of our innovative technologies – like the split rigs we developed to access tight, narrow canyons in Western Colorado.

Proven Partners

Proven Partners

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear what one of our landowners, Bob Duggan, has to say.

Awards

Awards

We’re grateful for the honors that come with receiving more than 40 local, state and national awards for the way we do business.

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One of WPX's own got a $30,000 haircut yesterday in support of the IGW Peds Cancer Foundation. Curt Heckman graciously volunteered to cut off 10 years' worth of hair to raise funds for valuable services that IGW provides to the youth of New Mexico. The event raised over $30,000 thanks to the generosity of WPX employees, vendors and the Farmington community. Check out the news story and accompanying video to see more: http://goo.gl/v6Nppn
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One of WPX’s own got a $30,000 haircut yesterday in support of the IGW Peds Cancer Foundation. Curt Heckman graciously volunteered to cut off 10 years’ worth of hair to raise funds for valuable services that IGW provides to the youth of New Mexico. The event raised over $30,000 thanks to the generosity of WPX employees, vendors and the Farmington community. Check out the news story and accompanying video to see more: http://goo.gl/v6Nppn


Farmington man cuts off 10 years' worth of hair to raise money for IGW Peds Cancer Foundation
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Statistics show 1 in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they turn 20. Monday, one man in Farmington sacrificed something near and dear to him to help raise money for families battling pediatric cancer.
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Water Management and Drilling Innovation Award – Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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