The company buys Permian acreage for more than $300 million.
Competition for rigs and talent in shale plays might speed up mergers, analysts say.
Transactions involving its South Texas, East Oklahoma, Arkoma Basin and Rockies gas assets are on the horizon says company exec.
The company’s stock rises after it escaped $14 billion judgment with largest contamination bill ever.
The purchase increases Athlon’s holdings in the basin by 23,500 net acres.
Enduring's Midland and Delaware basin holdings may fetch $2 billion.