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

Enterprise, Anadarko expand Eagle Ford shale cooperation

Mar 29, 2011

Enterprise Products Partners LP has signed a 6-year agreement to provide Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with midstream services in the Eagle Ford shale play of South Texas.

Enterprise signs 10-year Eagle Ford oil transport deal

Mar 23, 2011

Enterprise Products Partners LP has entered into a 10-year agreement with two producers in the Eagle Ford shale play of South Texas to provide 50,000 b/d of firm crude oil transportation and marketing services on its new 140-mile, 24-in. OD crude oil pipeline currently under construction.

KMEP enters Bakken, Eagle Ford rail terminal partnership

Mar 2, 2011

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) and Watco Cos. LLC will build and operate several rail facilities in key markets for loading and unloading crude oil, along with other commodities and products tied to the oil and gas industry.

Shale plays show how resource work helps economies

Feb 25, 2011

The economic goodness of resource development is, or should be, axiomatic.

Energy Transfer to build 400 MMcfd Eagle Ford pipeline

Feb 18, 2011

Energy Transfer Partners LP will build a new 160-mile, 30-in. OD natural gas pipeline in the Eagle Ford shale.

NuStar acquires majority stake in Turkish products terminals

Feb 10, 2011

NuStar Energy LP has closed on a joint venture with Turkish companies S-Oil and Aves giving NuStar majority ownership and operational control of two petroleum terminals in Turkey.

Copano to build Eagle Ford NGL pipeline; supply Formosa

Jan 25, 2011

Copano Energy LLC entered into a long-term fractionation and product sales agreement with Formosa Hydrocarbons Co. Inc. and, to facilitate deliveries of mixed NGLs to Formosa, also formed a 50-50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners to construct, own, and operate a 12-in. OD NGL pipeline (Liberty Pipeline).

Halliburton's profits climb on liquids-rich shale plays

Jan 25, 2011

Halliburton Co. said higher drilling activity in oil and natural gas shale plays boosted its fourth-quarter earnings, more than offsetting declines in revenue from restrained international markets and suspended deepwater activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

Forest Oil announces $600-650 million budget for 2011

Jan 21, 2011

Forest Oil Corp. announced a 2011 budget of $600-650 million, saying 80% of the budget will be allocated to liquids-rich plays such as the south Texas Eagle Ford oil play and the Granite Wash liquids-rich assets in the Texas Panhandle.

Eagle Ford generates another gathering, processing agreement

Jan 20, 2011

DCP Midstream LLC, Denver, reported signing a long-term gas gathering and processing agreement with a joint venture operating in the south-central Texas Eagle Ford shale gas play.

Harvest to build Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline

Jan 11, 2011

Harvest Pipeline Co. has started to construct a 25-mile crude oil pipeline from near Cotulla in LaSalle County, Tex., to an interconnect near Fowlerton, Tex., with its existing 140-mile Pearsall pipeline.

Pioneer to apply Tunisian proceeds to US plays

Jan 6, 2011

OMV AG will pay $866 million for the Tunisian oil and gas properties of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Dallas, which plans to redeploy the proceeds to its Eagle Ford shale and Spraberry plays in the US.

Texas: 12-13-well Eagle Ford program planned

Jan 5, 2011

GeoResources Inc., Houston, expects to spud the first well this month in an expected 12-13-well Eagle Ford shale drilling program in South Texas in 2011.

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Dec 27, 2010

Enterprise, Chesapeake outline Eagle Ford gas transport, processing plans

Dec 20, 2010

Enterprise Products Partners LP has entered into 10-year agreements to handle a substantial portion of Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s liquids-rich natural gas production in the Eagle Ford shale.

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