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Gallup Oil Update

WPX sold its one millionth net barrel of oil from the Gallup play in September 2014 in less than 18 months after initial production while averaging 1.5 rigs during this time. 

WPX completed 29 gross (25 net) wells in the first nine months of the year in the San Juan Basin, including 16 gross (14 net) wells during the third quarter. WPX expects to spud 48 Gallup oil wells in 2014 vs. the company’s original plan of 29 at the beginning of the year.

WPX now owns or controls 84,000 net acres in the Gallup oil window, an increase of 68 percent vs. the second quarter. The company recently added a third rig in the play.

In September, WPX beat its prior best drilling time in the Gallup by 21 percent, drilling a well in 9.5 days. The well had a total depth of 10,390 feet. WPX is now averaging 12.5 days on its Gallup wells from spud to rig release, an improvement of 25 percent vs. 16.6 days per well in the third quarter a year ago.

economic impact

$210 million

2014 planned investment in local drilling and development

$6 million

Royalties received by private landowners in 2013

$18.4 million

Royalties for our wells on federal, state and Indian lands in 2013

$5 million

Statewide payroll in 2013

$9.5 million

Severance and ad valorem taxes paid in 2013


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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 Ken McQueen, 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. 

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