Some may think it’s all about the oil in the Permian Basin, where production has surprised at 3.8 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) and rising as operators perfect drilling and completion techniques while driving down costs.

But if a company operates in the Delaware Basin, “it really is all about the water,” said Rita Behm, regional engineer manager for Cimarex Energy Co., during AAPG’s “Global Super Basins 2019: The Permian” conference in January.

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