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

Sanchez lines up funds to quicken Eagle Ford work

Oct 8, 2012

Sanchez Energy Corp., Houston, will accelerate its 2012-13 drilling program in the Eagle Ford shale play, in which it holds 95,000 net acres in the volatile oil, black oil, and gas-condensate windows, with $144.6 million in proceeds from a private placement of preferred stock.

Texas: Penn Virginia adds Eagle Ford shale acreage

Oct 3, 2012

Penn Virginia Corp., Radnor, Pa., has increased its acreage position in the Eagle Ford shale play to 30,000 net, 40,100 gross acres with the acquisition of 4,100 net acres in Gonzales and Lavaca counties, Tex., for $10 million.

Halcon updates multistate resource play operations

Oct 2, 2012

Halcon Resources Corp., Houston, plans to add four to six operated rigs by the end of 2012 to the 11 it is currently running in its resource-style drilling program in the wake of its acquisition of GeoResources Inc. and assets in East Texas.

Sanchez lines up funds to quicken Eagle Ford program

Oct 1, 2012

Sanchez Energy Corp., Houston, will accelerate its 2012-13 drilling program in the Eagle Ford shale play, in which it holds 95,000 net acres in the volatile oil, black oil, and gas-condensate windows, with $144.6 million in proceeds from a private placement of preferred stock.

Crimson completes Eagle Ford well in Zavala County, Tex.

Sep 21, 2012

Crimson Exploration Inc., Houston, completed its KM Ranch No. 2H well in the Eagle Ford shale in Zavala County, Tex., and reported gross initial production rate of 457 b/d of oil and 326 Mcfd of natural gas.

Enterprise starts up second 300-MMcfd train at Eagle Ford plant

Sep 11, 2012

Enterprise Products Partners LP has started up a second 300-MMcfd train at the partnership’s Yoakum cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Lavaca County, Tex.

Barclays: BHP Billiton upbeat on Eagle Ford shale

Sep 10, 2012

BHP Billiton reported strong rates of return in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas where the Australian firm is aggressively pursuing development, Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Yeager told the Barclays Capital CEO Energy & Power Conference in New York on Sept. 4.

Barclays: BHP Billiton upbeat on Eagle Ford shale

Sep 5, 2012

BHP Billiton reported strong rates of return in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas where the Australian firm is aggressively pursuing development, Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Yeager told the Barclays Capital CEO Energy & Power Conference in New York on Sept. 4.

Flint Hills eyes boost of Eagle Ford feed

Aug 27, 2012

Flint Hills Resources is considering a revamp of its 230,000-b/d Corpus Christi West refinery in Texas to increase runs of crude oil from the nearby Eagle Ford shale play.

KKR to partner in Comstock’s Eagle Ford shale program

Aug 13, 2012

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP will participate with Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., in future Eagle Ford shale development in South Texas.

PAA, EPP form Eagle Ford shale crude pipeline joint venture

Aug 7, 2012

Plains All American Pipeline LP and Enterprise Products Partners LP have formed a 50-50 crude oil pipeline joint venture in South Texas, consolidating portions of previously announced pipeline projects servicing the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas.

IHS: Eagle Ford shale compared favorably with Bakken formation

Aug 6, 2012

The Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas is a contender for the best tight oil play in the US based on strong drilling results, large prospective area, and magnitude of resource potential, said a new report from IHS Inc.

KKR to participate in Comstock's Eagle Ford program

Jul 31, 2012

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP will participate with Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., in future Eagle Ford shale development in South Texas.

Drought raising water costs, scarcity concerns for shale plays

Jul 30, 2012

The most widespread drought across the US in more than 50 years is calling attention to the volume of water that the oil and gas industry uses for hydraulic fracturing in shale plays, forcing drillers to pay higher prices and to seek alternate water sources.

IHS: Eagle Ford shale compared favorably with Bakken formation

Jul 26, 2012

The Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas is a contender for the best tight oil play in the US based upon strong drilling results, large prospective area, and magnitude of resource potential, said a new report from IHS Inc.

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