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Horizontal Drilling Boosts Production In Wolfcamp/Spraberry

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By Keefe Borden, Hart Energy
April 10, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Advances in technology have transformed the Spraberry/Wolfcamp fields in the Delaware Basin of West Texas — once dismissed as the most uneconomic oil field in the U.S — to the most active stacked fields in the country, an oil industry executive said recently.

Scott Sheffield, chairman and chief executive of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD), told attendees at the recent DUG Permian Basin conference in Fort Worth, Texas, that the field is undergoing an important renaissance, but its future was not always that rosy.

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