Permian Basin Remains Top Oil Producer in the U.S.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 and is filed under Uncategorized

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Texas is the top oil producing state in the country and the Permian Basin remains the top tight oil producing basin in the U.S.

Permian Basin Production Tops the Nation

According to a recent EIA report, “Production in Texas, the largest oil-producing state, is driven by two major oil-producing regions, the Permian and the Eagle Ford. As defined in EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report, the Permian region makes up a large geographic area with producing zones each more than 1,000 feet thick and with multiple stacked plays. Because of its large geographic size, the Permian offers a lot of potential for testing and drilling, and the multiple stacked plays allow producers to continue to drill both vertical wells and hydraulically fractured horizontal wells.”

The report went on to say, “Although overall U.S. oil production has been declining since mid-2015, production has continued to increase in the Permian region. In 2016, Permian production averaged 2.0 million b/d, a 5% increase from the level in 2015. EIA expects this trend to continue, with Permian production projected to average 2.3 million b/d in 2017 and 2.5 million b/d in 2018.”

With this kind of growth anticipated in the Permian, increased land and production acquisitions are expected in 2017. This is a good sign for Permian investors.

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