WPX Energy Inc is a Delaware Corporation formed in 2011 to effect the separation from The Williams Companies, Inc. of Williams' exploration and production business. The Company is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. The Company is focused on profitably exploiting of its significant natural gas reserves base and related NGLs in the Piceance Basin of the Rocky Mountain region, and on developing and growing oil positions in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and the San Juan Basin in the southwestern United States. Its other areas of domestic operations include natural gas plays in the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania, the San Juan Basin and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The Company also engages in sales and marketing activities that include the sale of natural gas, oil and NGL production, along with third party purchases and sales of natural gas, which include natural gas purchased from working interest owners in operated wells and other area third party producers. Its sales and marketing activities also include the management of various natural gas related contracts such as transportation, storage and related price risk management activities. The Company's operations are located in the United States and South America and are organized into domestic and international reportable segments. Domestic includes natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids development, and production and gas management activities located in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in the United States.; its development and production techniques includes; production from tight-sands and shale formations as well as coal bed methane reserves in the Piceance, Williston, San Juan, Powder River, Appalachian and Green River Basins. Associated with its commodity production are sales and marketing activities, referred to as gas management activities, that include the management of various commodity contracts such as transportation, storage and related derivatives coupled with the sale of commodity volumes. Its International primarily consists of ownership in Apco, an oil and gas exploration and production company with activities primarily in Argentina and Colombia. The Company competes with other oil and gas concerns, including major and independent oil and gas companies in the development, production and marketing of natural gas; also compete in areas such as acquisition of oil and gas properties and obtaining necessary equipment, supplies and services. In its gas management services business, competes directly with large independent energy marketers, marketing affiliates of regulated pipelines and utilities and natural gas producers; and also compete with brokerage houses, energy hedge funds and other energy-based companies offering similar services. The Company's operations are subject to governmental laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, and increasingly strict laws, regulations and enforcement policies.