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The Permian Basin is a basin in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas, from just south of Lubbock to just south of Midland & Odessa, and it extends Westward into the Southeastern part of New Mexico. It is so named because it has one of the thickest deposits of rocks from the Permian geologic period in the world. Midland Basin is the largest component basin, Delaware Basin is the second largest, and Marfa Basin is the smallest. It underlies an area approximately 250 miles wide and 300 miles long. Image File history File links Counties included in the Permian Basin. ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ... Lubbock is a city located in Lubbock County, in the north west of the state of Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 199,564. ... Sand storm that passed over Midland, Texas, February 20, 1894 at 6:00 p. ... Odessa is a city located in Texas. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... Sedimentary, volcanic, plutonic, metamorphic rock types of North America. ... The Permian is a geologic period that extends from about 280 to 248 million years before the present (mya). ... In geology, a period or age is a time span of many millions of years that are assumed to have had similar characteristics. ... The Delaware Basin is a basin in West Texas and southern New Mexico that is famous for holding large oil fields and for exposing a fossilized reef. ...


The Permian Basin is also a large oil and natural gas field located in the Mid-Continent Oil Producing Areaformat this article to print. The entire Permian Basin during 1966 produced a total of 607 million barrels of oil and 2.3 trillion cubic feet of gas for a total of $2 billion. A cumulative total of 11.3 billion barrels of oil had been produced. Intrastate and interstate gas pipeline systems were expanded throughout the area, and Midland-Odessa was the headquarters for the oil and gas industryqv in the Permian Basin area. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on petrochemical refineries and supplemental construction work in the Permian Basin, which was rated the largest inland petrochemical complex in the United States. Some of the more commonly known Permian Basin petrochemical products were synthetic rubber, plastics, emulsion paints, solvents, food wrappers, nylon, ammonia, nitric acid, hydrogen, and fertilizer. In 1992 the Texas counties of the Permian basin produced over 217 million barrels of oil. Total production for that region up to the beginning of 1993 was over 14.9 billion barrels Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Natural gas (commonly refered to as gas in many countries) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... Map of the Mid-continent Oil Field The Mid-continent Oil Field in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, was discovered and exploited during the first half of the 20th century. ...



The following counties are all part of the Permian Basin: Andrews County, Texas pop. 13,004; Borden County, Texas pop. 729; Crane County, Texas pop. 3,996; Dawson County, Texas pop. 14,985; Ector County, Texas pop. 121,123; Eddy County, New Mexico pop. 51,658; Gaines County, Texas pop. 14,467; Glasscock County, Texas pop. 1,406; Howard County, Texas pop. 33,627; Lea County, New Mexico pop. 55,511; Loving County, Texas pop. 67; Martin County, Texas pop. 4,746; Midland County, Texas pop. 116,009; Pecos County, Texas pop. 16,809; Reeves County, Texas pop. 13, 137; Terrell County, Texas pop. 12,761; Upton County, Texas pop. 3,404; Ward County, Texas pop. 10,909; Winkler County, Texas pop. 7,173; Andrews County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Borden County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Crane County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Dawson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Ector County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Eddy County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Gaines County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Glasscock County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Lea County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Loving County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Midland County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Pecos County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Reeves County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Terrell County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Upton County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Ward County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Winkler County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


As of the 2000 census the Permian Basin had a population of 499,521.


Other counties sometimes considered part of the Permian Basin are: Brewster County, Texas pop. 8,866; Culberson County, Texas pop. 2,975; Jeff Davis County, Texas pop. 2,207; Mitchell County, Texas pop. 9,698; Presidio County, Texas pop. 7,304; Reagan County, Texas pop. 3,326; Scurry County, Texas pop. 16,361; Sterling County, Texas pop. 1,393; Brewster County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Culberson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Jeff Davis County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Presidio County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Reagan County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Scurry County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Sterling County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...


If you include those counties the population of the Permian Basin comes to 551,651.



See also: University of Texas of the Permian Basin The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (commonly called UT Permian Basin) is located in Odessa, Texas. ...


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Nassir Alnaji Master's Thesis - Permian Basin Geology (6656 words)
The Permian Basin of west Texas and Southeastern New Mexico is one of the major petroleum producing regions of the United States.
The sedimentary section of the Permian Basin is composed of Paleozoic carbonates that accumulated on the shelf of the basin while siliciclastic and some carbonates accumulated on the slope and within the basinal regions.
The basin is generally characterized by thicker beds of carbonates on or close to the shelf with the shelf margin becoming steeper and sandstone beds in basin becoming thinner.
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