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

Eagle Ford water recycling thrives following change in Texas Railroad Commission rules

Aug 13, 2014

Amidst the worst Texas drought since the National Drought Mitigation Center's record keeping began 119 years ago, operators in Texas' Eagle Ford shale are taking full advantage of the recently adopted Texas Railroad Commission regulations giving operators more flexibility to recycle wastewater generated during hydraulic fracturing operations.

Report pegs average Eagle Ford shale EUR at 168,000 bbl/well

Aug 13, 2014

The average estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) of wells drilled during 2008 through mid-2013 in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas was 168,000 bbl/well, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Encana dives into Eagle Ford; deal will double oil production

Aug 13, 2014

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. took a leap forward on plans to increase oil production with its $3.1 billion purchase of assets in the Eagle Ford shale.

Eagle Ford Briefs

Aug 13, 2014

Sanchez says Eagle Ford acreage holds untapped potential

Aug 13, 2014

Sanchez Energy Corp. believes there is untapped Lower Eagle Ford shale potential in the South Texas acreage it is acquiring from subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

High cost of maintaining Eagle Ford roads strains DeWitt County

Aug 13, 2014

Development of the Eagle Ford shale has transformed rural DeWitt County, Tex., into one of the top oil and gas producing counties in Texas, bringing with it a welcome economic stimulus.

KMI executes $71-billion consolidation purchase

Aug 11, 2014

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP), Kinder Morgan Management LLC (KMR), and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP reported that KMI will acquire all of the outstanding equity securities of KMEP, KMR and El Paso, creating a single publicly traded security, KMI. The total purchase price of the transaction was $71 billion: $40 billion KMI equity, $4 billion cash, and $27 billion assumed debt.

AMP acquires additional midstream assets in Eagle Ford

Aug 8, 2014

American Midstream Partners LP (AMP) has opted to use, and has received approval of, its right-of-first-offer to acquire the Gonzales County, Tex., full-well-stream gathering system from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for total consideration not to exceed $110 million. The deal is expected to close late this year or in early 2015.

Magnum Hunter to move headquarters to Dallas

Aug 7, 2014

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Houston to the Dallas area effective on or about Dec. 31.

KMEP plans additional expansion to KMCC pipeline

Aug 5, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has entered into a long-term transportation agreement with Republic Midstream Marketing LLC to build an interconnect and other facilities for the Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate (KMCC) pipeline.

WoodMac: Wolfcamp spending could surpass that of Bakken by 2017

Aug 4, 2014

Activity in the Wolfcamp shale is expanding and, by as early as 2017, could overtake the Bakken in tight oil spending, according to analysis on the West Texas-New Mexico play from Wood Mackenzie.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,889

Aug 1, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 6 units to 1,889 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 1, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

SM Energy to acquire North Dakota assets from Baytex

Jul 31, 2014

SM Energy Co., Denver, has agreed to acquire 61,000 net acres in Divide and Williams Counties, ND, from Baytex Energy Corp., Calgary, for $330.5 million, effective July 1. The deal is expected to close toward the end of the third quarter.

PwC: 2Q oil and gas M&A activity strongest in 5 years

Jul 30, 2014

The US oil and gas industry experienced a substantial rise in mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter, according to a quarterly report by PwC US Energy Practice.

EIA: Summer natural gas injection continues at a record pace

Jul 28, 2014

The US Energy Information Administration’s current Short-Term Energy Outlook projects a record build of nearly 2,600 bcf from the beginning of April through the end of October, which would put inventories at 3,431 bcf at the end of October. In line with EIA's expectations, working natural gas storage midway through the summer storage injection season is on pace to for a record overall build.

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