Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-18-1954


This report contains information compiled from data in the files of the U.S. Geological Survey, the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, and oil and gas companies on nearly 3,000 of the more than 13,000 wells drills in New Mexico prior to September 1, 1953. The tabulation is believed to include all unsuccessful wildcat test wells, most of the unsuccessful field extension wells, and most of the discovery wells for the various producing areas, even though they may be shut or abandoned at the present time. In addition, the list contains some deep tests and some wells representative of the shut-in, abandoned, or producing areas. Wells less than 500 deep were not listed unless they were discovery wells or representative of a district. Wells that were producing but were abandoned later are not included in the tabulation unless they were discovery wells of a representative district.

The data are presented in tabular form and include the well location, county, field or geologic structure, name of operator, well number and name of lease, completion date, status of land, elevation of the well, total depth of well, name of surface and bottom rocks, oil or gas show or productive zones, and the present status of the well.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree


Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Vincent Cooper Kelley

Second Committee Member

Stuart Alvord Northrop

Third Committee Member

J. Paul Fitzsimmons




New Mexico, Oil Production, Gas Production, Delaware Basin, San Juan Basin

Document Type


dixon_fig_2.tif (546 kB)
Composite penetration sections of northwestern, northeastern, and southeastern New Mexico