WPX’s total Delaware production averaged 40.7 Mboe/d in the second quarter, up 41 percent vs. first-quarter 2017 and 56 percent vs. a year ago. Second-quarter Delaware oil production jumped 49 percent vs. the most recent quarter.
Notably, second-quarter 2017 marked the first time for WPX’s Delaware Basin operations to post the highest production among WPX’s three operating areas. WPX entered the play in the second half of 2015.
WPX brought 16 wells to first sales in the basin during the second quarter, including nine Wolfcamp A laterals, three Wolfcamp D laterals, and the previously mentioned laterals in the Second Bone Spring Sand and the Third Bone Spring.
WPX’s easternmost Wolfcamp A well to date – the Blue 34-1H well – had 30-day production averaging 1,560 Boe/d (69% oil). A Second Bone Spring Sand well had 30-day production averaging 1,215 Boe/d (56% oil). A Third Bone Spring well had 30-day production averaging 1,647 Boe/d (50% oil). In the Wolfcamp D interval, the East Pecos 22-9H had 30-day production averaging 2,051 Boe/d (31% oil).
WPX believes that data from its spacing test on its CBR-22 pad in the Delaware Basin validates 330-foot wine-racked spacing for Wolfcamp A laterals in the Stateline area at current market pricing. Interference tests thus far continue to show only minimal downhole pressure communication between wells.
Initial flowback on nine wells started at the end of the first quarter when WPX completed these wells in the upper and lower Wolfcamp A landing zones, testing 15 wells per section. All nine wells in the spacing test are still free-flowing, with 90-day average cumulative production of 106,000 Boe per well (51% oil).
Additionally, WPX has installed 30 miles of the planned 50-mile crude oil gathering system in the basin. The trunkline is designed to have a capacity of approximately 125,000 barrels of oil per day. The system will be part of the 50/50 midstream joint venture with Howard Energy Partners.
2Q 2017 RESULTS
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