Growing in A
New PlayNorthern Delaware, New Mexico

About the PlayPermian

The Northern Delaware basin, which is located within the greater Permian area, has been drawing a lot of attention and for good reason. The geology with 5,000 feet of oil-rich stacked pay creates outstanding well economics. We closed on our two acquisitions in May and June of 2017. The two deals combined add 91,000 net surface acres in the Permian, and give us a strong foundational footprint in the region.

"While we expect to pursue additional trades and grassroots leasing, this bolt-on achieves the scale necessary for efficient long-term development in the basin," said CEO Lee Tillman in March 2017 following the announcement of the acquisition of Black Mountain assets. The acreage is estimated to hold approximately 1.45 billion BOE of total resource potential.


Latest Activity3Q 2017

Our Northern Delaware production averaged 9,000 net boed in 3Q 2017, reflecting a full quarter of production and five wells to sales in Eddy and Lea Counties. The Company transitioned to a dedicated completions crew at the end of 3Q, and added a fourth rig in October.

Regional Office: Carlsbad, NM

9,000 Net BOED in 3Q 2017


Net surface acres in the Permian basin


expected gross operated wells to sales in second half 2017

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CEO Lee Tillman's keynote remarks at the 2017 New Mexico Oil & Gas Association's Annual Conference.



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