Halliburton scouting drilling areas in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Halliburton scouting drilling areas in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The sight of new oil rigs popping up around Lubbock County seems to suggest that the often talked about oil boom is headed our way. Along with that, rumors that Halliburton is buying land in Lubbock County are circulating.

We contacted Halliburton and in an email statement, Senior PR representative Susie McMichael told us, "Halliburton has visited several locations in the area, but there has been no land purchase made yet."

We also looked up the drilling permits that have been filed in the past few years and in Lynn, Terry and Lubbock counties, a total of almost 250 new drilling permits have been filed and approved since 2010. This is compared to nearly 150 the three years prior.

Terry County has the most, with 68 in 2011, followed by Lynn County who had 31 in 2011. Each county had 48 and 21 in 2012 respectively. Lubbock has been slightly behind those two counties with 10 in 2011 and 16 in 2012.

We also spoke with oil experts off-camera about the potential of an oil boom. According to these experts, it's too early to tell for sure if Lubbock will experience a boom and admitted we won't for a couple of years.

They say the boom will be largely based on the kind of productivity these early wells get. If it's good, they say, that's when we will see a mad rush to the area.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:18:31 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
  • In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:49 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:17:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

  • 1 student injured in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody

    1 student injured in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:27:44 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:53:21 GMT

    One student was injured in a school shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL. Police say the shooter is another student.

    One student was injured in a school shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL. Police say the shooter is another student.

Powered by Frankly