Permian Basin 2018

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Page 2 of 99 | October 2018 | 1 4 Table of Contents On the cover, hardy wildflowers blossom at a wellsite in Pecos County after a late March shower in the southern Delaware Basin. (Photo by Mieko Mahi, courtesy of Hart Energy's Oil and Gas Investor) 14 32 52 70 Permian Basin: The 2018 Playbook A supplement to E&P and Oil and Gas Investor 2018 Unconventional Playbook Series The Permian Basin Playbook is the 31 st in Hart Energy's exclusive series of comprehensive reports delving into North America's most compelling unconventional resource plays. Our lineup of topics addresses the plays everyone is talking about and delivers answers to essential questions on reservoirs, active operators, economics, key technologies and infrastructure issues. Some playbooks also feature a full-color map highlighting fields, drilling activity and significant wells. To learn more, visit OVERVIEW The Permian—Wide Vistas Ahead? The industry is starting to feel the strain from the region's frantic rate of development. KEY PLAYERS Permian Players Picking Up Production Pace These top 20 Permian operators are leading the way. TECHNOLOGY Downhole Tech Solutions Drive Down Cost, Up Production Contractors and operators alike are pushing the innovation envelope. MIDSTREAM 3.2 Million Hangry Barrels The Permian takeaway situation will get worse before it gets better. DUC and Abnormal DUC Counts Rise in Permian Infrastructure bottlenecks are impacting completion times. PRODUCTION FORECAST The Permian Shuffle Operators continue moves to cut operating costs and increase efficiencies. Apache Prepares to Boost Production at Permian's Alpine Recent report indicates a steep production increase is on course for third- and fourth-quarter 2018. REFERENCES Additional Information on the Permian Basin For more details on the Permian, consult these selected sources. Hart Energy © 2018 HART ENERGY 1616 S. Voss, Suite 1000 | Houston, Texas 77057 Tel: +1 (713) 260-6400 | Fax: +1 (713) 840-8585 Group Managing Editor, Print Media JO ANN DAVY E&P Executive Editor JENNIFER PRESLEY E&P Editor-in-Chief STEVE TOON Oil and Gas Investor Senior Editor, Exploration RHONDA DUEY Editor-at-Large NISSA DARBONNE Oil and Gas Investor Senior Editor, Digital News Group VELDA ADDISON Associate Managing Editor ARIANA HURTADO E&P and Special Projects Assistant Editor ALEXA WEST Contributing Editors STEPHEN G. BECK BLAKE WRIGHT Corporate Art Director ALEXA SANDERS Senior Graphic Designer MAX GUILLORY Production Manager SHARON COCHRAN Ad Material Coordinator CAROL NUNEZ Vice President, Marketing GREG SALERNO For additional copies of this publication, contact Customer Service +1 (713) 260-6442. Senior Vice President, Media RUSSELL LAAS Publisher, Oil and Gas Investor KEVIN HOLMES Publisher, Midstream Business DARRIN WEST Vice President, Editorial Director PEGGY WILLIAMS Chief Financial Officer CHRIS ARNDT Chief Executive Officer RICHARD A. EICHLER 88 66 84

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