1Q 2016 DELAWARE BASIN HIGHLIGHTS
WPX is increasing its EURs for its Delaware Basin wells in the Permian to 900 Mboe, up 34 percent from its acquisition type curve of 670 Mboe. The company plans to increase its rig count in the Delaware from two to three during the second half of the year without increasing its capital budget.
Delaware production averaged 17.4 Mboe per day in the first quarter, up 6 percent vs. the sequential quarter. Notably, WPX’s oil production increased 32 percent vs. the sequential quarter. Natural gas and NGL production was impacted by an outage at a third-party gas processing plant.
Subsequent to the close of the first-quarter, WPX completed the Lindsay 2-4H well in the Wolfcamp A that achieved a rate of 2,060 Boed at a flowing casing pressure of 3,700 PSI during initial production.
The 2-4H follows another Lindsay Wolfcamp A well – the 16-2H – completed in February that posted 30-day production averaging 1,342 Boed at a flowing casing pressure of 3,960 PSI. Both of the Lindsay wells represent early-time production records for WPX’s 1-mile Wolfcamp wells using 1,500-pound completions.
WPX’s first completion in the Delaware using 2,000 pounds of sand per foot – the Haley 36-1H – now has cumulative production of 121 Mboe through 120 days. The well is averaging 73 percent oil. Production at the end of April was 868 Boed.
WPX drilled eight Wolfcamp A wells (gross) in the Delaware Basin in the first quarter, reducing drilling times by 10 percent vs. a year ago to an average of 34.8 days per well. The company’s vision is to reach 20 days per well in the Wolfcamp.
“This is a transformative opportunity that fits perfectly with our strategy to increase our oil production and high-quality oil inventory,” said Rick Muncrief, WPX CEO. View Video
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