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Petroleum Data for Texas & New Mexico

Statewide Data - Austin Office

The Library's Austin office provides access to well data outside of the Permian Basin.  It covers Texas Districts 1 through 10 as well as Texas State Waters.

To order scanned or continuous-paper well logs, or any other well data, from the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Texas Railroad Commission or the Texas General Land Office, you do not need to join the Library.

Our Austin Office has access to over 600,000 well logs at the BEG.  Approximately 250,000 of the logs are searchable in the Excel files below.  We also can search through an additional 350,000 logs.  Simply send
Ann Leist, P.G. in our Austin office a log request by e-mail, fax or phone.  Please include the API #, County, Operator, Lease, Well, Field, TD and completion date.

The Texas State Waters file is current through September 2006.  If you cannot find the logs you are looking for, or need more recently released logs, please e-mail Ann and she will try to find them for you.

Anderson to Ector Counties     

Edwards to Lampasas Counties

Lavaca to Schleiecher Counties

Scurry to Young Counties        

Zapata to Zavala Counties        

Category Prefixes                    

Log Abbreviations                    

Texas State Waters   

We also sell newly released Texas Railroad Commission logs (tif images on CD) that we mail monthly to subscribers for $50.00 per district per month, plus shipping.  Individual log images indexed in an Excel database are included.    

To Place an Order with our Austin Office:

1.  E-mail requests to:
2.  Fax requests to:    (512) 471-7227
3.  Call in requests to: (512) 773-5063

Invoices will be sent with each order and are due upon receipt.

Payments should be made to The Subsurface Library.

Bureau of Economic Geology
Texas Railroad Commission
General Land Office

Our Austin office, which is located inside the BEG, offers a well records service whereby we will search for well records at any of the above three agencies upon request.  The rate is $35.00 per hour, plus any copy, scanning or mailing fees.  Such records include the following from historical to present:  drilling permits, plats, plugging and completion reports, directional surveys, field files (maps and cross sections) and production.  More specifically, we can search the following collections for you:

1) Well Logs 1920-2013

2) Three Scout Ticket Collections 1920-1980

3) Three Well Record and Scout Note Collections 1920-1980

4) Drillers Logs 1920-1980

5) Strip Logs 1920-1980

6) Core Analysis 1945-1980

7) Mud Logs 1940-1980

8) Railroad Commission Field Maps 1920-1980

9) Railroad Commission County Maps 1920-2012

10) Railroad Commission Permits, Completions, Directional 
Surveys and Plugs

11) Railroad Commission Hearings and Field Research

12) Log and Map Reproduction Service

13) General Land Office Survey Maps

Pricing for hard-copy logs:

  • $2.50 per log, plus 48 cents per foot.
  • Shipping is extra.
  • Orders usually ship the next business day.
  • All paper logs are printed on continuous, high-quality, folded paper.

Pricing for scanned logs:

  • $5.00 per log.
  • Shipping is extra.
  • Orders usually ship the next business day.
  • Scanned logs are scanned as (.tif) files.  

600 West Ohio Avenue - Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-5588  or
Hours:  Monday - Friday  (8:00 - 5:00)