But with at least three major pipeline projects scheduled to come online next year, producers are now seeing the problem as a mere footnote in the basin’s ongoing story of surging production growth. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has enough pipe space to transport all its oil out of the basin through 2020 while Diamondback Energy Inc. has substantial capacity coming on new pipelines next year, the companies said Wednesday.
This year, the number of wells drilled but waiting to be fracked has increased 50 percent to 3,722, indicating a new wave of production is set to be unleashed once the pipes are ready, spending budgets are approved and frack crews are available.
TPL reports being party to 303 DUCs. Could it be true that they have partial royalty rights on 8% of all the wells in the Permian?