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

NET Holdings, Murphy enter Eagle Ford gas transport agreement

Nov 30, 2010

A unit of NET Holdings Management LLC executed a long-term, fee-based natural gas transportation agreement with Murphy Exploration & Production Co. USA covering a 100,000-acre dedication in the dry gas portion of the Eagle Ford shale.

Marathon buys stake in Eagle Ford from Denali Oil & Gas

Nov 29, 2010

Marathon Oil Corp. plans to pay Denali Oil & Gas $10 million in a transaction that marks Marathon’s entry into the Eagle Ford shale formation in the South Texas counties of Wilson and Atascosa.

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Nov 29, 2010 International News for Oil and Gas professionals

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Nov 22, 2010 International News for Oil and Gas professionals

DCP requests EOI for West Texas-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline

Nov 19, 2010

DCP Midstream has requested a nonbinding expression of interest for its proposed DCP Sandhills Pipeline.

Meritage continues Eagle Ford gathering expansion

Nov 18, 2010

Meritage Midstream Services has completed its Fasken Ranch natural gas lateral pipeline, an extension to the company’s Eagle Ford Escondido Gathering System in Webb County, Tex.

Koch proposes Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline

Nov 16, 2010

Koch Pipeline Co. LP proposed a new 16-in. OD pipeline to connect Eagle Ford shale crude oil producers in the Karnes County, Tex., area to Corpus Christi.

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Nov 15, 2010

El Paso plans one-rig Wolfcamp shale oil program into 2011

Nov 15, 2010 El Paso Corp. plans to spud a well during November in its Wolfcamp shale oil acreage in West Texas as part of a one-rig program focused on finding the optimal lateral length and completion method before the company ramps up Wolfcamp drilling activity during 2011.

EOG to continue selling certain natural gas assets

Nov 15, 2010 Houston independent EOG Resources Inc. plans to continue its strategy of selling certain natural gas assets going into 2011 after a comparison of its inventory of liquids-rich drilling opportunities against depressed gas prices, said Mark G. Papa, chairman and chief executive officer.

Enterprise to build Houston-area crude terminal

Nov 11, 2010

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to construct a crude oil storage facility, the Enterprise Crude Houston terminal, and associated pipelines to provide refiners in the Houston area with access to growing production from the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas.

El Paso plans one-rig Wolfcamp shale oil program into 2011

Nov 10, 2010

El Paso Corp. plans to spud a well during November in its Wolfcamp shale oil acreage in West Texas as part of a one-rig program focused on finding the optimal lateral length and completion method before the company ramps up Wolfcamp drilling activity during 2011.

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Nov 8, 2010

Southcross announces SESH interconnect

Nov 4, 2010

Southcross Energy announced construction of an 8-mile, 12-in. OD natural gas pipeline in Jones County, Miss.

Barclays: Shift to liquids to have slight effect on US gas production growth

Nov 3, 2010

The shift of capital spending and drilling toward liquids-rich and away from dry gas basins because of the relatively high price of oil to gas will only have a slight negative effect (if any) on US gas production, according to Barclays Capital Inc.

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