Permian (West Texas / Southeastern New Mexico)

With a natural gas production of 5 billion cubic feet per day and an oil production of 1.3 million barrels each day, The Permian in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico is one of the larger shale plays in the United States. In fact, drilling in this area started in the 1920s. However, since the advent of the technology available to drill for both the oil and natural gas, companies that drill here have been able to get more from their efforts.