Centered in the prolific Delaware Basin, this part of the Permian is home to some of the most economical unconventional horizons in the world, including the Leonard/Avalon, Bone Spring, and Wolfcamp plays.
In Anadarko's Q2 operations report, the company noted: "Prior to the conclusion of the participation agreement with Shell on July 12, Anadarko completed all of the well proposals required to advance toward securing operatorship on approximately 70% of its JV acreage.
Completed in June 2017, the Nautilus gathering system is contracted out to Shell under a fixed-fee 20-year contract to support growing gas streams in the Delaware.
There is some fractionation capacity in the Permian, but most likely additional raw NGLs production go to Mont Belvieu, Texas, where there is an enormous amount of fractionation capacity.
By the end of the decade, Royal Dutch Shell's unconventional positions will be fast approaching a tenth of its upstream production base.