EXPLORATION Arizona's Holbrook salt basin holds oil, gas opportunities

Edgar B. Heylmun Consulting Geologist Tucson Ridgeway Arizona carbon dioxide well east of Springerville, Ariz. Photo by Steven Rauzi, Arizona Geological Survey. Good opportunities for oil and gas production exist in the Holbrook basin of central eastern Arizona. The nearest oilfield services are at Farmington, N.M., 200 miles to the northeast. For the most part, the Holbrook basin is readily accessible from existing roads, with Interstate 40 highway running the length of the basin. Holbrook basin The Holbrook salt basin of eastern Arizona ranges in elevation from less than 5,000 ft to more than 8,000 ft. The basin extends eastward into New Mexico. ...

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