West Texas: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Preserving the Permian

Pioneer and The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum are natural partners. Both organizations share an enthusiasm around the ongoing story of the oil industry in West Texas, and both are eager to play a role in community education and learning.

The Petroleum Museum, founded in 1975, is the nation’s largest museum dedicated to the petroleum industry and the men and women who pioneered it. Through its many interactive exhibits, educational programs and community events, the museum takes visitors on a unique journey through 230 million years of history, providing enjoyment to children and adults alike. 

When The Petroleum Museum embarked on a capital campaign in 2011 to raise $15 million for renovations, exhibit expansions and much-needed infrastructure improvements, Pioneer and CEO Scott Sheffield gave the project a face and heart in the community, donating a substantial $1 million toward the goal. As one of the largest operators in the Permian Basin, Pioneer is honored to help the museum preserve the petroleum and energy story and define its future for generations to come.

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