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

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count decreases to 1,871

Jul 18, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 4 units to settle at 1,871 rigs working during the week ended July 18, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Swift, Saka complete Eagle Ford development deal

Jul 15, 2014

Swift Energy Co., Houston, completed its agreement with PT Saka Energi Indonesia to fully develop 8,300 acres of Fasken properties in the Eagle Ford in Webb County, Tex.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count inches up to 1,875

Jul 11, 2014

The US drilling rig count reflected another uneventful week, again edging up only 1 unit to reach 1,875 rigs working during the week ended July 11, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

EIA: Texas, N. Dakota provided nearly half of US crude production in April

Jul 1, 2014

Crude oil production in the US during April totaled 8.4 million b/d, with Texas and North Dakota accounting for 4 million b/d, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration's Petroleum Supply Monthly Report.

Hawkwood acquires East Texas interests

Jul 1, 2014

Hawkwood Energy LLC, Denver, has entered the Eagle Ford and Woodbine plays of East Texas with two acquisitions.

AFPM’s Drevna says more clarity needed on future condensate exports

Jun 30, 2014

The oil and gas industry awaits greater clarification from the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which recently issued private rulings for two companies concerning condensate specifications and possible exports.

Comstock reports Eagle Ford shale well results

Jun 26, 2014

Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., reported successful results of its first well drilled in its East Texas extension of the Eagle Ford shale in Burleson County, Tex.

DOC authorizes EPP, Pioneer to export condensate

Jun 25, 2014

Two companies have received authorization from the US Department of Commerce to sell condensate to buyers outside the US, and analysts expect the sales—probably involving condensate from the Eagle Ford in South Texas—could begin in August.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,858

Jun 20, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 4 units to reach 1,858 rigs working during the week ended June 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Encana completes $3.1 billion purchase of Eagle Ford acreage

Jun 20, 2014

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Encana Corp., has completed its previously reported $3.1 billion purchase of 45,500 net acres in Karnes, Wilson, and Atascosa counties of south Texas from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LCC, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Williams to buy Access Midstream Partners

Jun 16, 2014

Williams, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire the 50% general partner interest it doesn’t now own in Access Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, along with limited partnership units raising its stake to 50% from Global Infrastructures Partners II for $5.995 billion cash.

Eagle Ford Breifs

Jun 10, 2014

ConocoPhillips ramps up Eagle Ford shale development

Jun 10, 2014

ConocoPhillips Corp. has raised its resource estimate in the Eagle Ford shale by 700 million bbl to 2.5 billion bbl of oil in place after pilot tests targeting shallower levels of the formation show the company's leasehold contains more oil than previously thought.

Tuscaloosa Briefs

Jun 10, 2014

Bakken production growth expected to slow as the play matures

Jun 10, 2014

Production growth from the Bakken tight oil formation is expected to moderate in the next 2 years as older wells decline and new wells strain to offset natural production declines, analysis by Wood Mackenzie Ltd. shows.

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