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A new oil drilling operation near Punkin Center is being planned by Smith Energy Operating Co. of Lubbock. The company recently received a permit from the Texas Railroad Commission to drill the No. 1 Cline 10 about 10 miles northwest of Lamesa. That location is about a mile east of Punkin Center. Planned as a directional vertical well, it is scheduled for a total depth of 12,500 feet. The survey location is 1,026 feet from the north line and 1,406 feet from the east line of Section 10, Block M of the EL&RR Railroad Co./W.E. Bartless Survey, Abstract 924. ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331