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WPX’S NIOBRARA PROJECT IS THE WINNER OF OIL AND GAS INVESTOR MAGAZINE’S BEST DISCOVERY AWARD.

 

WPX originally announced the discovery in January 2013. You can see a timeline of our delineation efforts here.

The Niobrara discovery well produced more than 3.2 billion cubic feet of cumulative gas production in its first 2.5 years. WPX is working to better assess the resource play and identify ways to reduce drilling and completion costs while optimizing ultimate recovery.

WPX has the lease rights to approximately 180,000 net acres of the Niobrara/Mancos shale play underlying its existing leasehold in the Piceance Basin.

During first-quarter 2015, WPX completed its first two-well horizontal Niobrara pad. Both wells produced an initial high of more than 10 million cubic feet per day at a flowing pressure of 7,500 pounds per square inch.

 

Niobraragrowth June2015

SEE OUR DISCOVERY WELL

Meet some of the people who are part of our Niobrara project team. They talk about the history of the project and how the site for the discovery well was located, planned and developed.

SCIENCE DRIVES NIOBRARA SUCCESS

The team had to determine the tools and equipment necessary to drill the pilot well that could handle tremendously high temperatures – which reached up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit in certain spots.

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 Niobrarashaletimeline June2015



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