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

NET Holdings, Murphy enter Eagle Ford gas transport agreement

Nov 30, 2010

A unit of NET Holdings Management LLC executed a long-term, fee-based natural gas transportation agreement with Murphy Exploration & Production Co. USA covering a 100,000-acre dedication in the dry gas portion of the Eagle Ford shale.

Chesapeake to acquire more Eagle Ford shale acreage

Nov 30, 2010

Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to pay $200 million to Australian independent Antares Energy Ltd. and its partner for rights to drill on 23,180 acres in the South Texas Eagle Ford shale, which is primarily a liquids play, Antares said.

Enterprise brings fourth Mont Belvieu NGL fractionator online

Dec 1, 2010

Enterprise Products Partners LP has begun operations at its fourth NGL fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex., at nameplate capacity of 75,000 b/d.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 6, 2010 International News for Oil and Gas professionals

Frac services costly in tight supply, operators say

Dec 6, 2010 Operators faced with costly delays in obtaining fracturing crews are considering their options, and some are assembling their own company-owned fracture stimulation fleets and also entering long-term service contracts.

El Paso, KKR form midstream joint venture

Dec 7, 2010

El Paso Midstream Group Inc., a subsidiary of El Paso Corp., and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. have created a midstream joint venture covering producing areas from Utah to Pennsylvania to Texas.

Velocity begins construction of Eagle Ford liquids gathering system

Dec 8, 2010

Velocity Midstream Partners LLC has begun construction on the initial 53 miles of its oil and condensate gathering system for Rosetta Resources Inc. and other producers in the liquids-rich portion of the Eagle Ford shale.

Shale gas supply expected to keep US prices low in 2011

Dec 13, 2010 While another year of price distress awaits US producers of natural gas from shale reservoirs, technology has lowered breakeven thresholds of important plays, speakers said at an industry conference in Houston.

Report: Imports, unconventional gas to meet surging Chinese gas demand

Dec 13, 2010 In a prewinter analysis of Chinese natural gas demand for the 2010-11 heating season, Poten & Partners, New York, reports that the country's National Development and Reform Commission had demanded a 20% increase in gas supplies to avoid a recurrence of last winter's shortages.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 13, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals

OPEC retains current production

Dec 13, 2010

As was generally expected, oil ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries made no official production changes during their brief Dec. 11 session in Quito, Ecuador.

Regency announces Eagle Ford gas gathering expansion

Dec 14, 2010

Regency Energy Partners LP announced a series of expansion projects totaling 200 MMcfd along its rich-gas gathering system in South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale.

Koch Pipeline shareholders approve Eagle Ford oil line

Dec 17, 2010

Koch Pipeline Co LP received final shareholder approval to build a pipeline into Karnes County, Tex., that will transport 120,000 b/d of Eagle Ford shale crude by late 2012.

OPEC retains current production

Dec 20, 2010 As was generally expected, oil ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries made no official production changes during their brief Dec. 11 session in Quito, Ecuador.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 20, 2010
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