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Exxon Mobil acquires 48,000 acres in Permian Basin

XTO Energy operates 11 horizontal, 4 vertical rigs across Permian Basin

Exxon Mobil has executed two agreements to obtain horizontal development rights in 48,000 acres in the core of the Permian Basin, the company announced Thursday.

Permian BasinThe two agreements include an acquisition and farm-in adjoining XTO Energy’s existing acreage position in Martin and Midland Counties, providing rights to all intervals within the basin.

The acreage will be operated by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary XTO Energy Inc.

“We are continuing to grow our position in a prolific area of the Permian Basin,” said Randy Cleveland, president, XTO Energy. “The recent emergence of strong Lower Spraberry results, combined with the established Wolfcamp intervals, demonstrates the significant potential of the stacked pays in the Midland Basin core.”

Permian Basin

Randy Cleveland, president, XTO Energy.

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has executed five agreements in the Permian Basin since January 2014, providing the company with over 135,000 operated net acres.

“We are encouraged by the horizontal well productivity and cost reductions we have achieved to date,” Cleveland said.

“We expect to drive continued improvements in productivity and cost as we develop our substantial inventory of wells across the multiple stacked pays.”

XTO is currently operating 11 horizontal and four vertical rigs across its Permian Basin leasehold of more than 1.5 million net acres, with net oil-equivalent production exceeding 115,000 barrels per day.

XTO is a natural gas and oil producer with expertise in developing American tight gas, shale gas, coal bed methane and unconventional oil resources.

XTO has operations in all major U.S. producing regions and holds more than 11 million acres.

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