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Geographically, the Puckett field is 27 miles southeast of Fort Stockton in central Pecos County, Texas. Structurally, it is a large faulted anticline on the north flank of Val Verde basin.
The geological evolution of this feature was controlled, primarily, by three periods of uplift and erosion--one in early Pennsylvanian time, a second in either late Pennsylvanian time or early Permian, and a third movement, sometime after the close of the Permian.
The discovery of gas here in 1952 opened one of the world's largest gas reserves and has contributed immensely to the unraveling of the geologic history of the Val Verde basin.
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