Permian Resources continues to make moves in its core acreage areas in the Delaware Basin and progress realizing synergies related to its $4.5 billion acquisition of Earthstone Energy, the company said in a May 7 earnings release.

The company raised its tally of first-quarter acquisitions to about $270 million. In January, the company said it would acquire Delaware leasehold in two bolt-on deals. The two transactions added 11,500 net leasehold acres and 4,000 net royalty acres in Eddy County, New Mexico, for $175 million.

Permian Resources said it continues to strengthen its acreage position in the core of the Delaware through bolt-on acquisitions and additional properties acquired through its ongoing grassroots program.

The bolt-on deals, from undisclosed third-party sellers, consist of predominantly undeveloped acreage offset by Permian Resources' “highly capital efficient Parkway asset,” the company said.

Inventory on the acquired acreage comprises two-mile locations with high net revenue interests, which the company said would immediately compete for capital. The company closed one transaction during the first quarter. The second is pending and expected to close late in the second quarter.

"The acquired acreage is analogous to our high-quality Parkway position. This area represents one of the highest returning assets within our portfolio, with returns driven by reduced D&C costs and strong oil cuts. We are excited to begin development on the acquired acreage later this year," said Co-CEO Will Hickey.

Permian Resources also continues to execute on its ground game through smaller grassroots acquisitions and leasehold transactions. During the first quarter, the company completed approximately 150 grassroots leasing and working interest acquisitions. The majority of these acquisitions are slated for near-term development, making them highly accretive, the company said.

Through the combined efforts, the company said it had added approximately 11,200 net leasehold acres and 4,500 net royalty acres—slightly less leasehold and more royalty acres than disclosed in January. Permian Resources said the acquisitions were transacted at approximately $9,500 per net leasehold acre and approximately $5,000 per net royalty acre after adjusting for production value. Permian Resources has identified approximately 110 gross operated locations on the acquired properties. In total, these acquisitions contributed less than 100 boe/d of total production in the first quarter.

Permian Resources additionally reported that the integration of its $4.5 billion Earthstone deal is ahead of schedule. Permian Resources, which acquired Earthstone in November, upped its annual synergy target from the deal by $50 million to $225 million.