Industry in West Texas: Midland & Odessa

West Texas Industry

The Oil Industry in West Texas

Midland and Odessa are cities located in West Texas right between Fort Worth and El Paso. It is a region that shares the largest oil basin in the United States – and the second largest in the world. At 194,000 square kilometers, the Permian Basin produces 57% of the oil in Texas (430 million barrels) and represents 14% of the country’s crude production (approximately 2 billion barrels per year).

Several formations such as Yates, San Andres, Clear Fork, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Yeso, Bone Spring, Avalon, Canyon, Morrow, Devonian and Ellenberger, are part of the Permian Basin, which has an oil and natural gas production that goes up to eight kilometers below the surface. Industry experts mention that the basin has resources greater than what has been produced during the last 90 years.

Midland

Known as the “Tall City” for its impressive buildings that can be seen from miles away, Midland is a city in constant evolution. In just one year (2011-2012), its population had an increase of 4.6%, thanks in large part to the new Power Tower.

The city plays an important role in the energy industry – after Houston. Its geographic location provides it with the essential elements for the growth of the wind industry, which is why, in collaboration with the Texas Tech University system, Midland has begun to raise funds for the formation of the National Institute of Renewable Energy (NIRE) .r which, in collaboration with the Texas Tech University system, Midland has begun to raise funds for the formation of the National Institute of Renewable Energy (NIRE).

Odessa

Approximately 30 kilometers west of Midland is Odessa, a city that has important tourist attractions, such as the Odessa Meteor Crater, the second largest in the North American nation, and a replica of the English Stonehenge, located on the European continent.

Approximately 30 kilometers west of Midland is Odessa, a city that has important tourist attractions, such as the Odessa Meteor Crater, the second largest in the North American nation, and a replica of the English Stonehenge, located on the European continent. .

Odessa has three main industries: medicine, energy and education. And to merge two of its economic engines, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers educational programs in Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear) and Petroleum Engineering.

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