Permian Basin

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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 largest component basin, Delaware Basin is the second largest, and Marfa Basin is the smallest.

The Permian Basin is also a large oil and natural gas field located in the Mid-Continent Oil Producing Area

See also: University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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