Midland Basin

Permian Basin, also called West Texas Basin, large sedimentary basin in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, U.S., noted for its rich petroleum, natural gas, and potassium deposits. The Permian Basin is made up of three component parts: the eastern Midland Basin, the Central Basin Platform, and the western Delaware Basin. The Midland Basin is in the eastern Permian Basin and is within Texas’s borders.

During the last decade, hydrocarbon exploration and production in the Midland Basin were driven by development of the organic-rich, lower permeability units within the Wolfcamp and Spraberry formations. The primary counties that make up the Midland Basin includes Borden, Dawson, Martin, Midland, Upton, Reagan, Glasscock, Andrews, Crane, Gaines, Ector, Terry, Lynn, Howard and Irion counties.

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Top 5 Operators in the Permian Basin by Wells Drilled in 2022

Pioneer Resources – The largest driller and producer in the Midland Basin with 869,000 gross acres (more than 75% held by production), 5,300 active wells. Pioneer Natural Resources Company ranks #1 in wells drilled in 2022 with 525 wells drilled in the Mid Continent of the US.

Diamondback Energy – Diamondback Energy Permian Basin acreage position is 150,000 acres and ranks #4 in wells drilled in 2022 with 301 wells drilled in the Mid Continent of the US.

Endeavor Energy Resources – Endeavor’s sizeable acreage position consists of approximately 370,000 net acres, much of it contiguous, located in the core of the Midland Basin, primarily split between Martin, Midland, and Reagan counties in Texas. Endeavor Energy Resources ranks #8 in wells drilled in 2022 with 278 wells drilled in the Mid Continent of the US.

XTO Energy Inc. – XTO Energy holds more than 1.6 million acres in the Permian Basin. XTO plans to increase total daily production to 1 million oil-equivalent barrels. XTO Energy ranks #3 in wells drilled in 2022 with 333 wells drilled in the Mid Continent of the US.

Crownquest Operating, LLC – Crownquest core properties, and therefore the properties which CrownQuest operates, consist of approximately 86,300 net acres. Crownquest Operating ranks #10 in wells drilled in 2022 with 153 wells drilled in the Mid Continent of the US.

Top 5 Counties in the Midland Basin by Wells Drilled 2022

Martin County, TX ranks #3 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Jun 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 11,334 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Jun 2022.

Midland County, TX ranks #1 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Jun 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 13,822 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Jun 2022.

Howard County, TX ranks #5 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Aug 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 12,502 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Aug 2022.

Upton County, TX ranks #7 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Jun 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 12,536 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Jun 2022.

Glasscock County, TX ranks #12 in the state for BOE produced in the most recent month (Jul 2022). The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1993 and contains information on the 7,279 wells that have been drilled from Jan 1993 to Jul 2022.

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