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By Joseph R. Dancy

The Permian Basin is the largest petroleum-producing basin in the United States. Located in West Texas and the southeastern portion of New Mexico, this legendary geologic region has provided a platform from which fortunes have been both made and lost. The prolific hydrocarbon bounty of this area results from one of the thickest known deposits of Permian-aged rocks in the world, formed from ancient and biologic-rich seas. The U.S. Permian Basin is named for the Permian geological age, an era that existed roughly 250 to 300 million years ago. An oil and gas producing Permian Basin also exists spanning across several countries in Central and Northern Europe.

Oil and gas developers originally considered the Permian Basin area a “graveyard.” The cable tool drilling technology commonly used in the early days of oil and gas exploration did little to change how industry investors perceived the area. This was particularly true before 1922 when this industry-standard technology produced many dry holes and marginal wells.

However, this “graveyard” perception changed upon the drilling and subsequent completion of the Santa Rita #1 discovery well in 1923. On May 25,1923 Mitchell County, oil and natural gas began to show at the well. On May 28, a loud roar was heard and Santa Rita No. 1 blew in. People as far away as Fort Worth traveled to see the well. When the necessary casing and other well equipment arrived a month later, it was brought under control and the first commercial well in the Permian Basin went into production.

The Santa Rita oil well, named after the patron saint of impossible dreams, launched the first Permian Basin boom and has been fueling the dreams of West Texas wildcatters ever since.

Today, the Santa Rita’s original wooden rig resides at its permanent home on the campus of University of Texas. The riches that have poured from the oil-rich university lands in West Texas have made the UT System one of the wealthiest educational institutions in the country, with an endowment worth more than $30 billion, second only to Harvard.

As of 2023, the greater Permian Basin accounts for nearly 40 percent of all oil production in the United States and nearly 15 percent of its natural gas production, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Texas produces more oil than any other state by far. In 2022, Texas produced a total of 1.8 billion barrels of oil, leaving New Mexico, which produced 574.3 million barrels in the same year, in a distant second place. Virginia is the nation’s smallest producing state in the country, at five thousand barrels per year.

Texas Oil 2023

●      Crude oil proved reserves (million barrels): 18,622

●      5-year change in proved reserves (percent): +51.7%

●      5-year change in proved reserves (million barrels): +6,350

●      Number of operating refineries: 30

●      Drilling rigs 371

●      Oil wells 160,768

●      Gas wells 70,246


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Licensed Septic Contractors

  • Bulls Septic (Odessa/Midland) 432-202-9177
  • J&B services (Odessa/Midland) 432-260-0092
  • Terrett Septic Tank Co. (Odessa/Midland) 432-684-6427
  • Bobby Stalvey (Odessa/Midland) 432-684-7143
  • K&M Contracting (Waco) 254-292-9669
  • Brookshire Septic (Waco) 254-744-0194
  • Jernan Construction (Waco) 254-848-4848

Licensed Irrigators

  • ROTH Irrigation (Odessa/Midland) 432-238-2310
  • Hart Irrigation (Odessa/Midland) 432-238-2310
  • All Star Sprinkler (Odessa/Midland) 432-880-4825
  • Eternal Trees & Landscape (Odessa/Midland) 432-269-6988
  • Living Water Irrigation (Odessa/Midland) 432-631-2138
  • CLS Clements Lawn (Odessa/Midland) 432-520-4657
  • CGW Lawn Sprinkler (Waco) 254-723-8278
  • Talbert Irrigation (Waco) 254-218-3517
  • Rain on Demand (Waco) 254-855-7106