Apache Corporation believes they've found 3 billion barrels of oil in West Texas

Apache Corporation believes they've found 3 billion barrels of oil in West Texas
Oil rig in the Permian Basin. (Source: KWES)

(KWES) - A Houston drilling company believes it's standing on a whole lot of oil in West Texas.

After two years of drilling, Apache Corporation may have struck it big.

The company thinks it's sitting on three billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

They found it in an area primarily in Reeves County and they're calling the area Alpine High.

The company says it's in a remote and difficult location, which is why it hasn't been worked over by other companies.

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