Houston-based independent Rosehill Resources Inc. this month has placed 13 Permian Basin wells into production in the northern and southern parts of the Delaware sub-basin.

The new wells brought average net production to 22,000 boe/d month-do-date, which is 16% higher than the average during 2Q2019 of 18,934 boe/d. Rosehill expects total 3Q2019 production to be 8% higher sequentially.

Full-year guidance remains unchanged at 20,000-21,500 boe/d, but Rosehill said it plans to resume drilling this month on a two-well pad in the northern Delaware targeting the Wolfcamp B formation. It also plans to drill two wells in the southern Delaware in early October.

In 2Q2019 earnings reports, some Texas operators were among those that demonstrated capital discipline through taking a pause on new drilling and executing on production targets by getting more from existing well inventories. With Texas rig counts still falling as of early September, and production slowdowns forecast for the Permian, announcements of new drilling may become increasingly sparse.

As of late August, Rosehill’s capital expenditure guidance for 2019 was $220-240 million. The company reported a 2Q2019 net income of $11.2 million (78 cents/share), up by 22% from 2Q2018 earnings. 

Rosehill formed in 2016 after a merger between KLR Energy Acquisition Corp., a blank check company, and Tema Oil and Gas Co. The Permian pure-play, which is Delaware-focused, operates roughly 13,600 net acres in the basin.