Chapters: Mertzon, Texas, Spraberry Trend, Sherwood, Texas, San Angelo Metropolitan Area, Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Barnhart, Texas, Irion County Independent School District. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 32. Not illustrated. Free updatesMoreChapters: Mertzon, Texas, Spraberry Trend, Sherwood, Texas, San Angelo Metropolitan Area, Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Barnhart, Texas, Irion County Independent School District. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 32. Not illustrated.
Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Spraberry Trend (also known as the Spraberry Field, Spraberry Oil Field, and Spraberry Formation) is a large oil field in the Permian Basin of west central Texas, covering large parts of six counties, and having a total area of approximately 2,500 square miles. It is named for Abner Spraberry, the Dawson County farmer who owned the land containing the 1943 discovery well.
The Spraberry Trend is itself part of a larger oil-producing region known as the Spraberry-Dean Play, within the Midland Basin. Discovery and development of the field began the postwar economic boom in the nearby city of Midland in the early 1950s. The oil in the Spraberry, however, proved difficult to recover. After about three years of enthusiastic drilling, during which most of the initially promising wells showed precipitous and mysterious production declines, the area was dubbed the worlds largest unrecoverable oil reserve.
In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy ranked The Spraberry Trend third in the United States by total proved reserves, and seventh in total production. Estimated reserves for the entire Spraberry-Dean unit exceed 10 billion barrels, and by the end of 1994 the field had reported a total production of 924 million barrels. The Spraberry Trend covers a large area around 2,500 square miles and includes portions of two Texas geographical regions, the Llano Estacado and the Edwards Plateau.
As most often defined, the Spraberry includes portions of Irion, Reagan, Upton, Glasscock, Midland, and Martin Counties, although the underlying geol...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2396321