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What if fracking went away?

Some people talk about wanting fracking to go away…forever. Their goal is to stop oil and gas development in favor of simply “keeping it in the ground.” That mindset has even crept into the San Juan Basin and other energy-rich areas…

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What the frack? We have answers

Sometimes, just hearing the word is enough to get people all worked up. But why? Hydraulic fracturing has been around since the 1940s. That’s right, oil and gas companies have used the technique for nearly 70 years now. The process…

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A Salute to Our Closest Constituents

WPX works with Native American workers and mineral owners in both North Dakota and New Mexico where we have close business ties with the Three Affiliated Tribes and Navajo allottees. Here in the San Juan Basin, the primary vendors we hire…

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Local Rig Count Rising

According to a story in the Farmington Daily Times, “A recent increase in drilling rigs in the San Juan Basin has some wondering if the downturn in oil and gas production might be starting to turn around.” The story quotes Wally…

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Rigs = More Revenues & Royalties

Business Editor Leigh Irvin with the Farmington Daily Times reached out to WPX to talk about the number of industry rigs (4) in the San Juan Basin. The number of rigs is rising compared to the past few years when local activity basically…

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WPX Partnership Protects Mule Deer

Scientists are doing a study to examine the relationship between energy and the mule deer population in the San Juan Basin near Navajo Lake. WPX sponsored the seven-year, half-a-million dollar project that involves the Farmington BLM office and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The…

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Keeping It Clean

Reporter Frances Madeson recently reached out to us to talk about the formation of our Rodeo unit. We covered a variety of topics, including the “wash station” you see pictured, which helps ensure that we’re not tracking mud and sediment…

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“Making History, Preserving History”

Back in 2013, WPX made some history in the San Juan Basin with our oil discovery in the Gallup Sandstone formation. You can read that press release here. Since then, WPX has invested more than $1 billion in northwest New…

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See You In 2017

At WPX, we always wish you well! We’re so grateful for our vendors, suppliers, neighbors, lessors, Navajo allottee friendships and the community support we see for local drilling. The San Juan Basin continues to play a really important role in our nation’s energy…

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Emissions Management at WPX

We know methane is a greenhouse gas with a higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide. Methane is the primary component of natural gas and is produced along with oil in all of our basins. WPX is committed to the responsible…

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