JPT Quiz—Do you Really Know the Permian? Answers and Explanation

Permian production surpassed 3 million B/D earlier this year and continues to grow. What’s the basin’s current outbound pipeline capacity?

  1. 2.7 million B/D
  2. 3.1 million B/D
  3. 3.6 million B/D
  4. 4.0 million B/D

Correct Answer: 3.1 million B/D, according to Rystad Energy

Of the 476 rigs working in the Permian as of July 13, this many were targeting gas:

  1. 1
  2. 10
  3. 100
  4. 150

Correct Answer: 1

Explanation: There is just one according to a Baker Hughes rig report. For the North American rig report click here.

There is a growing number of wells injecting produced water into what deep formation in the Permian?

A.  San Andres

B.  Yeso

C.  Ellenburger

D.  Mountain Group

Correct Answer: Ellenburger

Explanation: More is flowing into the Ellenburger, a deep formation, because the shallower San Andres and Mountain Group are near capacity.

Related Read: Rising Tide of Produced Water Could Pinch Permian Growth

Regional sand mines are a growing source of proppant in the Permian. Now they supply what percentage of the proppant?

  1. 10%
  2. 15%
  3. 25%
  4. 50%

Correct Answer: 25%

Explanation: It has gone from near zero to 25% in a few years, and it's rising.

Related Read: Is the Permian Barreling Toward a Breaking Point?

Three major pipeline projects are scheduled to come on line next year in the Permian, providing much-needed takeaway relief. All three will connect the basin to this Texas shipping hub:

  1. Houston
  2. Beaumont-Port Arthur
  3. Corpus Christi
  4. Freeport

Correct Answer: Corpus Christi


JPT Quiz—Do you Really Know the Permian? Answers and Explanation

24 July 2018



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