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

Plains All American to expand Cactus pipeline takeaway capacity

Nov 25, 2014

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of the Cactus pipeline in response to higher regional production forecasts and shipper demand.

Southcross completes acquisition of Eagle Ford pipeline system

Nov 24, 2014

Southcross Energy Partners LP, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in McMullen County, Tex.

Navitas to build Eaglebine natural gas gathering pipeline

Nov 20, 2014

Navitas Midstream Partners LLC, The Woodlands, Tex., will build the La Bahia natural gas gathering system, including a 20-in. OD pipeline extending from the northern end of the Eagle Ford shale (Eaglebine) in Brazos County, Tex., to a 120-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant the company is building in Grimes County, Tex. Navitas expects the plant to enter service in mid-2015.

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

Nov 17, 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.

BHI: Gains in Utica, Ohio headline latest US rig count

Nov 14, 2014

The US drilling rig count was up 3 units to reach 1,928 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 14, with notable gains in Ohio and more specifically the Utica basin, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

GCA: Falling oil price will unevenly affect US unconventional plays

Nov 10, 2014

Falling oil prices will have an uneven effect across US unconventional plays based on the qualities of reservoirs within any given play, Gaffney Cline & Associates said in a recent report, noting there exists a complex relationship between the pace of shale production and falling futures prices for light, sweet crude oil.

BHI: US rig count down slightly during October, past week

Nov 7, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 4 units to settle at 1,925 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

ETP to build plants, expand gathering for Eagle Ford, Eaglebine production

Nov 6, 2014

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas, has reached long-term gas gathering and processing agreements with producers in the Eagle Ford in South Texas and Eaglebine in southeast Texas.

Lone Star begins construction on third Mont Belvieu frac unit

Nov 6, 2014

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (70%) and Regency Energy Partners LP (30%), both of Dallas, has begun construction of a third 100,000-b/d NGL fractionation unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

PNR, Reliance seek divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business

Nov 4, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

GCA: Falling oil price to have uneven effect on US unconventional plays

Nov 4, 2014

Falling oil prices will have an uneven effect across US unconventional plays based on the qualities of reservoirs within any given play, Gaffney Cline & Associates (GCA) said in a recent report, noting there exists a complex relationship between the pace of shale production and falling futures prices for light, sweet crude oil.

PAA, EPP to expand Eagle Ford pipeline, build terminal

Nov 4, 2014

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) and Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) are constructing a condensate gathering system into their Three Rivers, Tex., terminal and doubling the mainline capacity on the Eagle Ford joint venture pipeline from Three Rivers to Corpus Christi, Tex.

Forum: US unconventional plays still profitable at $80/bbl oil or less

Oct 31, 2014

The US currently dominates global upstream capital spending, and producers in many unconventional plays can still make a profit with futures prices for benchmark light, sweet crude oil fetching a price less than $80/bbl, a Wood Mackenzie Ltd. senior analyst told an oil breakfast forum hosted by consulting firm Decision Strategies.

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.

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