WPX NEW MEXICO

Monthly Archives: July 2016


Summer Traffic Advisory

Please expect the possibility of increased truck traffic on County Road 7820 beginning July 22 and lasting through August. This relates to activity in our Kimbeto Wash unit. The Federal Indian Minerals Office and the Bureau of Land Management approved the unit in March 2016. Workers will be onsite…

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FINAL WRAP UP: Emergency Ends Safely

The fire at a WPX oil production facility in San Juan County, NM, is out. Security is in place at the site to maintain safety and to allow the investigation and cleanup to begin next. At its height, the blaze…

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UPDATE 6: Third Day of Response Under Way

Conditions on Thursday morning at the WPX oil production site in San Juan County, NM, remain relatively unchanged from overnight. Small fires remain inside 4 of the 36 temporary storage tanks. All operations at the site remain shut-in. The company…

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UPDATE 5: Fire Out at Vast Majority of Oil Tanks

The vast majority of temporary storage tanks at the WPX oil production site in San Juan County, New Mexico, are no longer burning. Small fires remain at only 4 of the 36 tanks. Some individuals were able to temporarily access…

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Learn more about our background in NM

The San Juan Basin is the very first place WPX began to explore for oil and natural gas. Our business background in northwest New Mexico dates back to 1983. More information, including a fact sheet, on our operations in the San…

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UPDATE 4: Fire 75% Out: Precautions Remain in Place Overnight

The fire at a WPX oil production site in San Juan County, New Mexico, is approximately 75 percent out as the incident approaches the 24-hour mark. Precautions including a public safety perimeter and the county’s incident command structure are scheduled…

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UPDATE 3: Fire Dwindling: Air Quality Monitoring Occurring

A fire that started late Monday evening at a WPX oil production site in San Juan County, New Mexico, continues to smolder after gradually dissipating overnight and early Tuesday. A total of five fire-fighting crews from different jurisdictions assisted with response…

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UPDATE 2: Fire Weakening

A fire that started late Monday evening at a WPX oil production site in San Juan County, New Mexico, is lessening in strength early Tuesday morning. More than 50 emergency responders and WPX personnel are involved in the response effort that…

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WPX Responding To Fire

WPX personnel and public service agencies are responding to a fire that began at a company site at approximately 10:15 p.m. mountain time on Monday evening. The company has shut-in all operations at the site where six new oil wells are…

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