Indicators and Plans to Drill New SWDs in the Permian Increase 7% in December 2021

By Greg Tsichlis - January 12, 2022

Before any permit for a new salt water disposal or injection well can be filed in Texas or New Mexico a public notice of intent is required to be published for public viewing and comment. Only Sourcenergy captures and tracks these notices which provides insight into future drilling plans ahead of the drilling permit.

Sourcenergy reports an increase of 7% in the number of public notices of intent to drill new SWD wells in the Permian Basin for the month of December 2021 vs November 2021.  December totals come in at 44 vs 41 in November.

Plans to drill new SWDs in the Permian increase 7% in Dec 2021

Here are the top 10 operators (and wells) driving these plans for new injection and SWD wells:

  • Kinder Morgan (10)
  • Crockett Operating (8)
  • Cimarex Energy (5)
  • COG Operating (2)
  • Occidental Permian (2)
  • Strand Energy (2)
  • Tall Dune Resources (2)
  • Whetstone Resources (2)
  • Diamondback E&P (1)
  • Endeavor Energy Resources (1)

Counties (and wells) identified for these new SWDs include:

  • Scurry (10)
  • Bordon (8)
  • Culberson (6)
  • Gaines (5)
  • Martin (3)
  • Midland (3)
  • Pecos (3)
  • Ector (2)
  • Howard (2)
  • Lea (1)

Formations include:

  • Pennsylvanian, Canyon and Strawn
  • Wolfcamp/Cisco/Canyon Reef
  • Delaware Mountain Group
  • San Andres
  • Cisco/Canyon Reef
  • San Andres & Glorieta
  • Grayburg and San Andres
  • Lower Clearfork
  • Cherry Canyon & Brushy Canyon
  • Drinkard

Sourcenergy SWD Pre-Permit Alert allows you to track, monitor and analyze these plans and intent to drill new SWD and injection wells. Our data includes operator, lease, location, formation, well specifications and other details for these new well development plans.


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