TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its San Juan Basin gathering system for consideration of approximately $309 million.
WPX received $285 million cash subject to closing adjustments and a commitment by the purchaser estimated at $24 million to expand the system to support WPX’s development in the basin’s Gallup oil play.
WPX has rapidly grown its footprint in the Gallup oil play to approximately 100,000 acres. Year-over-year, WPX increased Gallup oil volumes by 128 percent in 2015 to an average of 8,900 barrels per day.
The company also expects to complete the previously announced sale of its Piceance Basin subsidiary for $910 million in the second quarter.
“These actions provide us with flexibility to manage our balance sheet, enhance our liquidity and develop the world-class resources we have in our portfolio,” said Rick Muncrief, WPX president and chief executive officer.
About WPX Energy, Inc.
WPX is an oil-focused energy company with operations in the Permian’s Delaware Basin, the Williston Basin and the San Juan Basin. The company reshaped its holdings through more than $5 billion of transactions and posted double-digit oil volume growth in each of the past four years.
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