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

PwC: US oil, gas transaction value hits 10-year high in 3Q

Oct 29, 2014

Driven by a rise in billion-dollar deals, midstream activity, and interest in upstream shale plays from foreign buyers, mergers and acquisitions in the US oil and gas industry reached the highest levels in the past decade during the third quarter, according to a quarterly report from PwC US Energy Practice.

Carrizo adds 6,820 net acres in Eagle Ford acquisition

Oct 27, 2014

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, has completed its acquisition of 6,820 net acres primarily in LaSalle, Atascosa, and McMullen counties, Tex., part of the Eagle Ford shale, from Eagle Ford Minerals LLC (EFM) for $250 million in cash.

Williams Partners, Access Midstream Partners to merge

Oct 27, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Access Midstream Partners LP, both owned by Williams Cos., Tulsa, have agreed to merge. Williams in June purchased the remaining 50% general partner interest that it didn’t previously hold in Access Midstream, giving way to the merger proposal.

BHI: Permian, Eagle Ford help boost US rig count 9 units to 1,927

Oct 24, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 9 units to reach 1,927 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 24, boosted by gains in Texas, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Marathon Oil sees promise in Oklahoma's Scoop, Stack plays

Oct 21, 2014

Marathon Oil Corp. is using extended-reach laterals to improve initial production rates in the emerging South-Central Oklahoma Oil Province (Scoop) resource play.

BHI: US drilling rig count drops 12 units to 1,918

Oct 17, 2014

The US drilling rig count declined 12 units to settle at 1,918 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Dallas-Ft. Worth area presents lessons in enduring economic growth for shale regions

Oct 16, 2014

The birthplace of the shale revolution-the Barnett shale in North Texas-may well hold the key to enduring economic success for communities experiencing the newfound growth associated with unconventional resource development across the US.

EOG Resources improves Eagle Ford completions

Oct 16, 2014

EOG Resources Inc. said completion design advances in the Eagle Ford shale contributed to several noteworthy well results in the second quarter.

SM raises initial production rates in the Eagle Ford shale

Oct 16, 2014

An improved completion design that utilizes longer laterals and increased sand loadings is raising initial production (IP) rates for SM Energy Corp's Eagle Ford shale wells in Webb County, Tex.

PNR head urges DOC to issue condensate export permits to others

Oct 15, 2014

The head of an independent oil and gas company that in late June received one of the first two federal approvals to export condensate urged the US Department of Commerce to begin issuing similar permits to other applicants.

BHI: US drilling rig count falls to 1,922

Oct 3, 2014

The US drilling rig count lost 9 units to settle at 1,922 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 3, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

NGSA forecasts lower winter gas prices on a combined analysis

Oct 1, 2014

In its 14th annual Winter Outlook assessment of the natural gas market, the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) expects downward price pressure on the natural gas market compared with last winter.

Cabot to add 30,000 net acres to Eagle Ford leasehold

Sep 24, 2014

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, has agreed to acquire 30,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford shale from an undisclosed seller for $210 million. The transaction is expected to close in October.

Investors watch with interest as Mexican energy reforms unfold

Sep 23, 2014

Mexico is implementing key aspects of its energy reform more quickly than some observers had expected. So far this year, the country has passed 21 new and amended laws relating to the sector and selected the oil and gas fields that will be placed on the block in the country’s first competitive upstream bid round, set for mid-2015.

WoodMac: EOR could boost US tight oil output 3 million b/d by 2030

Sep 23, 2014

Additional volumes from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) slated to come on stream after 2020 could boost tight oil production in the US by 1.5-3 million b/d by 2030, up to 25% more oil than is being forecasted today, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie.

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