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WPX produces oil in the southern end of the San Juan Basin from the Gallup Sandstone and has a legacy natural gas position in the northern end of the basin, including considerable dry Mancos upside.

San Juan Basin production averaged 31.9 Mboe per day in the second quarter, compared with 33.1 Mboe per day in the preceding quarter.

WPX completed a six-well pad in the West Lybrook unit in the second quarter. The combined lateral length of the wells exceeded eight miles. Drilling averaged 7.7 days per well.

Four of the wells were completed with 1,000-pound-per-foot completion designs. The other two were completed with a 1,500-pound design. D&C costs, including facilities, averaged $4.1 million for the 1.5-mile laterals (3).

economic benefits

$286 million

Our 2015 full-year capital spending in the San Juan Basin

$75-$90 million

Our 2016 planned capital spending in the San Juan Basin

$35.8 million

Royalties paid for our production on federal, state and Indian lands in 2015

$21.6 million

Severance and ad valorem taxes we paid in 2015

$10.1 million

Royalties paid to private landowners for our 2015 oil and gas production

$8.6 million

Our 2015 state-wide payroll in New Mexico


Committed to New Mexico

The U.S. Forest Service presented WPX with the Carson National Forest 2012 Stewardship Award, which highlights the company’s efforts to help preserve natural resources in New Mexico’s Jicarilla Ranger District.

The award recognizes WPX’s use of green well completions, environmentally-sound construction practices and reducing truck traffic.

“We want to be known for doing the right thing,” said WPX’s San Juan director. “This kind of recognition validates everything we’ve done to reach out and involve others in our plans.”

Environmental Strength

The Bureau of Land Management honored WPX for a three-year effort to create an environmental assessment plan for its Middle Mesa project. We’ve also won a Cooperative Excellence award, fish and deer habitat awards and a Best Management Practices award.

Community Contacts

Learn more about WPX Energy in your community.
Contact the representative for your area:

Kelly Swan

Leasing Information

For information on leasing your mineral rights with WPX, please contact the WPX representative in your area:

Tom Black

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Environmentally Sound

Environmentally Sound

We believe doing what is right and going far beyond what is required is the only way to operate.

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.

We Are WPX

We Are WPX

Learn more about us, our history, our corporate values and why we believe a single word – strength – personifies WPX.

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A "thank you" goes a long way. Heather Riley, Chad Odegard, Randy VanDanBerg and Andrea Felix from our San Juan Basin team delivered these cards 800 miles from our office in Aztec,N.M., to WPX CEO Rick Muncrief. They were written by some of our neighbors in response to how we took care of them during a fire this summer. You can see the story at
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41% oil volume growth in 2015

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