The Permian Basin continues to make headlines nearly every day for its production growth, value creation and challenging midstream woes. ExxonMobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. have recently unveiled their big ambitions for the Permian. The dramatic takeover fight for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. centers on Permian heavyweight Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s ambitions for developing APC’s Permian acreage.

But let’s not forget that scores of smaller, private E&Ps are chasing big Permian dreams too. They will continue to lease acreage and build their production throughout the Permian and innovate through technology. Several are pushing the economic boundaries to the west in the Delaware part of the basin, and further north and south in the Midland Basin.

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