Eagle Ford

Eagle Ford Shale Description ImageThe Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas runs from the US-Mexico border north of Laredo in a narrow band extending northeast for several hundred miles to just north of Houston. It is located directly below the Austin Chalk. The average thickness of the Eagle Ford shale is about 475 feet. The more active part of the region is mainly in McMullen, Maverick, Dimmit, La Salle, Karnes, Live Oak, and Atascosa counties. The formation produces both natural gas and oil, but it is the oil-producing and gas condensate areas that are hottest right now.

Houston-based Apache Corp. and EOG Resources are two of the largest lease-holders in the Eagle Ford. Other major players include Petrohawk, Swift Energy, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Murphy Oil, Chesapeake, Cabot Oil & Gas, and Pioneer Natural Resources.

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Eagle Ford Shale News

Cabot to sell gas assets in Green River basin

Jul 28, 2011

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. agreed to sell its producing natural gas assets and acreage in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah to an undisclosed third party for $285 million. The assets being sold are primarily in Wyoming’s Green River basin.

Meritage Midstream expands South Texas gathering line

Jul 15, 2011

Meritage Midstream Services LLC, Golden, Colo., plans to build a rich-gas gathering system, the Cuervo Creek Pipeline, in Webb County, Tex.

Mitsui joins SM Energy in Eagle Ford shale

Jun 29, 2011

A subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. will acquire a 12.5% working interest in the nonoperated Eagle Ford shale position of SM Energy Co., Denver.

NuStar, Velocity partner to ship Eagle Ford condensate

Jun 27, 2011

NuStar Logistics LP and Velocity Midstream Partners have signed a letter of intent to develop a pipeline system transporting west Eagle Ford shale condensate from Velocity's Gardendale hub to NuStar's North Beach Corpus Christi, Tex., terminal facility.

Plains to expand Bone Spring, Permian takeaway capacity

Jun 17, 2011

Plains All American Pipeline LP is undertaking a construction and expansion project serving the Bone Spring play in the Delaware basin of West Texas.

Marathon to buy Eagle Ford assets from Hilcorp Resources

Jun 1, 2011

Marathon Oil Corp. agreed to purchase Eagle Ford shale assets in south Texas from privately held Hilcorp Resources Holdings LP for $3.5 billion subject to closing adjustments, customary terms and conditions, and federal government approval.

Velocity Midstream begins building Eagle Ford oil line

May 19, 2011

Velocity Midstream Partners LLC has begun building the 12-in. OD Gardendale Pipeline, which will transport light crude and condensate through Webb, Dimmit, and La Salle counties, to Velocity's Gardendale Hub and Terminal near Gardendale, Tex.

Plains All American to build Eagle Ford oil pipeline

May 18, 2011

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to build a 300,000 b/d, 130-mile crude oil and condensate pipeline, a marine terminal facility, and 1.5 million bbl of storage to serve growing Eagle Ford production in South Texas.

Eagle Ford target of more pipeline, fractionation plans

May 10, 2011

DCP Midstream LLC, Denver, and Targa Resources Partners LP, Houston, have reached agreements that will, according to the joint announcement, provide a “long-term anchor commitment” to DCP Midstream’s Sandhills Pipeline and an interconnect of the pipeline to a new delivery point with Targa’s Cedar Bayou fractionators’ plant at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

EPP to extend Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline

May 6, 2011

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to build an 80-mile extension of its 350,000-b/d Eagle Ford shale crude oil pipeline, allowing it to serve growing production areas in the southwestern portion of the play.

EOG Resources sells $637 million in assets

May 6, 2011

EOG Resources Inc. has sold $637 million worth of assets in its goal of divesting $1 billion worth of assets this year, EOG Chief Executive Officer Mark Papa said May 6, adding most of the assets sold were mature gas-producing properties in South Texas and New Mexico.

KMEP to buy Petrohawk shale assets; build liquids pipeline

May 5, 2011

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Petrohawk Energy Corp.’s 50% interest in KinderHawk Field Services in the Haynesville shale and a 25% interest in Petrohawk’s natural gas gathering and treating business in the Eagle Ford shale. KMP also will build a 300,000-b/d crude-condensate pipeline to move Petrohawk Eagle Ford production to the Houston Ship Channel.

Harvest, Valero to build Eagle Ford oil line

May 3, 2011

Valero Energy Corp. and Harvest Pipeline Co. plan to build a 50,000 b/d crude oil pipeline from the Eagle Ford shale to Valero’s 85,000 b/d Three Rivers refinery.

Energy Transfer increases Eagle Ford gas pipeline, processing capacity

Apr 25, 2011

Energy Transfer Partners LP will expands and extend its previously announced Rich Eagle Ford Mainline (REM) natural gas pipeline and build a new processing facility in Jackson County, Tex.

NuStar buys refinery near Eagle Ford play

Apr 20, 2011

NuStar Energy LP, San Antonio, has closed the purchase of a small San Antonio refinery in a deal linked to the nearby Eagle Ford shale play.

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