In the liquids-rich
Pioneer plans to continue running 12 rigs in 2012 and drill approximately 125 wells. The 2012 drilling program will continue to focus on liquids-rich drilling, with only 15% of the wells designated to hold strategic dry gas acreage. The original plan for 2012 called for an increase to 14 rigs on the assumption that 25% of the program would target dry gas drilling. However, in response to the current low gas price environment, the increase to 14 rigs has been delayed until 2013. It is now planned that the rig count will increase to 16 rigs in 2014 and 19 rigs in 2015.
Pioneer increased its
Pioneer’s gross well cost in the