Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Geologic Map of Texas
Geologic Map of Texas showing known deposits of various minerals in the region of Terry County.

Easy access to natural resources provide advantages to any company which uses them in their manufacturing processes.

Natural Resources are the materials we derive from the earth. There are two kinds of natural resources in Terry County, Texas:

  • Non-Renewable
  • Renewable

Non-Renewable Resources Near Brownfield, TX

Non-renewable resources are those which will not replenish. These include oil and minerals. Terry County has 3,684 operational oil wells as of January 2019.

Top Producing Operators in Terry County, TX are:

  • Apache Corporation
  • Beach Exploration, Inc.
  • Boaz Energy II Operating, LLC
  • Breitburn Operating L.P.
  • Cimarex Energy Co. Of Colorado
  • Cross Timbers Energy, LLC
  • Devon Energy Production Co, L.P.
  • Endeavor Energy Resources L.P.
  • Estep Operating, LLC
  • Great Western Drilling Company
  • Occidental Permian LTD.
  • Oxy USA Inc.
  • Remuda Operating Company
  • Rocker A Operating Company
  • Sabinal Energy Operating, LLC
  • Texland Petroleum, L.P.
  • Trinity Eor, LLC
  • Walsh & Watts, Inc.
  • White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
  • XTO Energy Inc.

Terry County also boasts salt, is near to multiple sulphur-natural gas resources, and has an abundance of caliche.

A short distance east can be found plenty of gypsum, to the southeast are dimensional limestone deposits, and southwest dimensional sandstone.

In the northern part of the Texas Panhandle region can be found lime and helium.

Did you know?

In 1937, a discovery of rare meteorites was made near Brownfield, Texas.

The H3.7 chondrite meteorite contains Al, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, H, Mg, Ni, O, S, Si, Ti.

By 1971, only an estimated 30% of the meteorite had been recovered.

This included the second-largest meteorite ever found of this subtype.

Renewable Resources Near Brownfield, Texas

Brownfield and Terry County, Texas boast an abundance of renewable resources. Agriculture is strong and besides the traditional crops, Terry County has become the official Grape Capital of the state. The most common renewable resources produced are:

  • Cotton
  • Grapes
  • Peanuts
  • Guar
  • Hay
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower
  • Milo
  • Cattle
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