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European oil major Royal Dutch Shell filed for six horizontal drilling permits with the Railroad Commission of Texas for projects on five leases split between Winkler and Loving counties in the Permian Basin.

Half of those wells target the Wolfcamp geological layer while the others target the Bone Spring formation. Total drilling depths of the projects range from 10,000 to 12,300 feet.

Three of the wells are on a pair of leases in Winkler County managed by the state-owned mineral rights company University Lands. Royalties from those three wells will go to the Permanent University Fund, or PUF, a public account supporting the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems. Read more…