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Santa Rita No. 1 Oil Well, Austin

The Santa Rita No 1 Oil Well was amont the earliest major finds of oil in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, which spurred on the exploration and development of the industry in the region.

The Santa Rita No 1 Oil Well was amont the earliest major finds of oil in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, which spurred on the exploration and development of the industry in the region. Discovered by the Texon Oil and Land Company in 1923, its reservoir lay in the 'Big Lime' dolomitic sands just above the 3050-foot level.


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About Santa Rita No. 1 Oil Well

 312-, 398 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, United States

 www.utsystem.edu

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