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

WoodMac: US unconventional plays will help reduce imports from abroad

Jul 31, 2013

Unconventional oil and gas plays will continue to drive US and Canadian production for years, with the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana along with the South Texas Eagle Ford shale play accounting for much of the tight oil production increase, said analysts with Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

Forest Oil looking to sell Texas Panhandle assets

Jul 17, 2013

Forest Oil Corp. of Denver said it is looking to sell its Texas Panhandle oil and gas assets in order to better concentrate on oil projects in the South Texas Eagle Ford shale.

Exco to buy Eagle Ford, Haynesville assets

Jul 5, 2013

Exco Resources Inc. agreed to acquire producing and undeveloped oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shale formations for a total of $1 billion from Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Statoil operating Eagle Ford acreage

Jul 1, 2013

Statoil has become operator of half the acreage it holds under a 50-50 joint venture with Talisman Energy USA Inc. in the Eagle Ford play of Texas (OGJ Online, Jan. 12, 2011).

Double Eagle pipeline begins Eagle Ford condensate shipments

May 14, 2013

Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Magellan Midstream Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, has started shipping condensate for Eagle Ford shale producers in Karnes and Live Oak counties, Tex.

KMEP expanding crude lateral to Sweeny refinery

May 3, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is expanding its Sweeny Lateral pipeline running between the Kinder Morgan Crude Condensate (KMCC) pipeline and Phillips 66’s Sweeny refinery in Brazoria County, Tex.

NET Midstream adds Eagle Ford natural gas shippers

May 3, 2013

NET Midstream’s wholly owned subsidiary Eagle Ford Midstream LP (EFM) has secured firm transportation agreements from Eagle Ford shale producers including Talisman Energy USA and Statoil Natural Gas LLC.

Local economies thrive from South Texas Eagle Ford growth

May 1, 2013

ATASCOSA COUNTY, Tex.—The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Community and Business Research reported in March 2013 that Eagle Ford shale development added more than $61 billion in total economic impact during 2012.

Central US briefs

May 1, 2013

EAGLE FORD briefs

May 1, 2013

Beyond US border, Mexico primes shale potential

May 1, 2013

Oil production from 14 of the most active counties in the South Texas Eagle Ford shale reached 28 MMbbl in the last year. Gas production doubled from the previous year to 271 bcf, and for the same period, condensate tripled to 21 MMbbl, according to a March report from the Eagle Ford Task Force, which was established by the Texas Railroad Commission.

Eagle Ford prompts more South Texas fractionation

Apr 11, 2013

TexStar Midstream Services LP, San Antonio, will install two fractionation units in Corpus Christi, Tex., adjacent LyondellBasell’s Equistar Chemicals LP olefins plant.

Penn Virginia to buy Eagle Ford shale assets from Magnum Hunter

Apr 8, 2013

Penn Virginia Corp. agreed to pay Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. $400 million to acquire producing and undeveloped leasehold interests in the South Texas Eagle Ford shale, said the Radnor, Pa., independent.

Titan River Energy formed to drill, develop Texas oil-prone shale plays

Apr 5, 2013

Titan River Energy, a newly formed oil and gas company based in Fort Worth, announced a $100 million capital commitment from two private equity firms that Titan River will use to initially focus on drilling and developing oil-prone shale plays in Texas.

Chesapeake awards Eagle Ford production unit contract

Mar 21, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, let a contract to Strategy Engineering & Consulting LLC, Houston, for the design of a central production unit in the Eagle Ford shale.

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