WPX to develop San Juan Gallup oil discovery

09/09/2013
WPX Energy Inc., Tulsa, will drill 8-10 development wells in New Mexico in 2013 near a San Juan basin oil discovery at which the first four wells flowed at commercial rates from Cretaceous Gallup sandstone. Maximum rates at the first four wells were 488, 623, 1,004, and 800 boe/d. The company said it has already spudded three of the development wells. WPX is drilling 4,300-ft laterals in Gallup at 5,400 ft true vertical depth. The company didn't give the location of the discovery but said it is in an area of the basin that is not subject to seasonal closures. The company expects the new field to be producing 3,400 boe/d by yearend. It trucks the oil to a nearby pipeline injection point. W...
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