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In America's largest oilfield, whir of activity confounds OPEC

Reuters  |  LEA COUNTY, N.M. 

By Ernest ScheyderLEA COUNTY, N.M. (Reuters) - As oilfield workers for Lilis Energy Inc threaded together drill pipes one recent morning in the Permian Basin, a bulldozer cleared sagebrush to make way for the company's fifth well since January. Lilis aims to expand production sevenfold this year in America's most active oilfield.The whir of activity is all the more impressive after the small firm nearly collapsed in late 2015 - amid unrestrained production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). As per-barrel prices plummeted, Lilis piled on debt and struggled to ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 11:03 IST
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