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Eagle Ford Shale
United States


Location  Starts at the Texas-Mexico border in Webb and Maverick counties and extends 400 miles toward East Texas, Texas.
Reserves  3 billion barrels
Thickness  250 feet
Width  50 miles
Formation Details  The Eagle Ford Shale is a hydrocarbon producing formation rich in oil and natural gas located in multiple counties in South Texas. Oil can be found in McMullen County, Texas while Natural Gas has been found in the Eagle Ford Shale located in La Salle County, TX.
Production Activity  In Q3 of 2012, the shale was the second active shale plays for M&A with values greater than $50 million, which three deals representing $658 million.
Notes  It is Cretaceous in age resting between the Austin Chalk and the Buda Lime at a depth of approximately 4,000 to 12,000 feet. It is the source rock for the Austin Chalk and the giant East Texas Field. The name has often been misspelled as “Eagleford”

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Projects and Work Interests

Abraxas Operations in Blue Eagle
Abraxas Petroleum targets Eagle Ford Formation, which is located in Atascosa, DeWitt, McMullen, and Lavaca Counties, South Texas. Abraxas retains a 100 % working interest in 4,115 net acres at its Jo...
Alta Mesa Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
The Eagle Ford shale formation project is located in Karnes County, Texas. Alta Mesa has a 3,100 net acre position and between 21% and 25% WI in approximately 19,000 gross acres in Karnes County from ...
Anadarko Operations in EagleFord Shale (Maverick Basin) (Low)
Anadarko holds approximately 400,000 gross acres (200,000 net acres) in the Eagleford Shale in Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick and Webb Counties. Anadarko drilled in the Pearsall and Eagleford shale gas in ...
Austin Exploration Operations in Eagle Ford (Texas Birch)
Birch Project is located in southwest side of Burleson County, Texas. The project targets Eagle Ford, and basal Austin Chalk.
BHP Operations in Hawkville Field
Hawkville Field is located in south of the Stuart City Field, which is on the Edwards Reef Trend in McMullen and LaSalle Counties.The total acreage is around 236,000. The Eagle Ford Shale on Hawkvill...
Black Hawk Project
Black Hawk field is located in northwest border of DeWitt and Karnes Counties. BHP Billiton had 69,000 net acres under lease. The thickness of Black Hawk Eagle Ford Shale pay is over 170 feet.

BHP ...
Cabot Operations in Buckhorn Project
Buckhorn acreage is located in Frio County, South Texas. The Buckhorn contains 60,000 net acres in the Eagle ford shale formation.
Cabot Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Cabot acquired 83,000 net acres in oil window Eagle Ford formation that span across four counties in South Texas. Cabot has different projects, which includes Buckhorn project located in Frio County, ...
Cabot Operations in Persidio Project
Presidio project is in oil window of the Eagle Ford shale. The project has 18,000 net acres and is located in the eastern of Atascosa County, Texas.
Carrizo Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Carrizo Oil and Gas leased 54,500 net acres in condensate window in the Eagle Ford Shale formation, which is located in La Salle County, South Texas. Carrizo used 3-D seismic techniques to identify po...
Comstock Operations in Eagle Ford (High)
Comstock had 28,000 net acres (35,000 gross acres) targets the development of the Eagle Ford shale acreage, which is located in Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle, McMullen and Wilson Counties in South T...
Conocophillips Operations in Eagle Ford Trend
ConocoPhillips acquired over 223,000 net acres of Eagle Ford shale trend in South Texas. During 2010, more than 45 wells drilled without a dry hole. Each vertical section of the well is approximately ...
Doxa Energy Operations in Eagle Ford
Doxa Energy works in different projects with different working interest targeting Eagle Ford shale. In Epley Project, Doxa acquired 15% working interest, with 11.25% net revenue interest covering appr...
El Halcon Eagle Ford Shale (High)
Halcon Resources have 101,000 net acres leased in East Texas that are prospective for the Eagle Ford shale formation.
Escondido Resources Operations in Eagle Ford (Low)
Escondido Resources has 30,000 acres in the Eagle Ford trend, which located in Webb, LaSalle and McMullen counties. Escondido Resources will not focus on Eagle Ford Shale until 2013.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper (FCX) Operations in Eagle Ford Shale (Low)
Freeport-McMoRan owns approximately 89,000 gross acres (60,000 net acres) with 255 square miles of 3-D seismic, targeting Eagle Ford shale property located primarily in Karnes County of South Texas. A...
Goodrich Petroleum Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Goodrich owns approximately 40,000 net acres in the oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale in La Salle and Frio counties Texas. The acreage borders leases held by Chesapeake Energy and El Paso.

The Co...
Halcon Resources Operations in Eagle Ford Shale (Medium)
Halcon hold approximatly 24,000 net acres in Fayette and Gonzales Counties, Texas that targets the Eagle Ford and other formations. A definitive agreement to sell these Eagle Ford assets has been exec...
Harvest - Eagle Ford Pipeline
The pipeline constructed to deliver crude oil from the Eagle Ford region in Texas, United States, to Valero’s Three Rivers refinery to as much as 60,000 b/d from current rates of about 20,000 b/d. The...
JAPEX Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
JAPEX acquired 26,500 acres (gross), which is located in Atascosa County, McMullen County and Live Oak County (Existing Lease), Texas in Eagle Ford shale. JAPEX also acquired an additional 200 acres i...
Magnum Operaions in Eagle Ford Shale
Magnum Hunter Resources owns approximately 54,000 gross (24,000 net) acres primarily targeting the Eagle Ford Shale oil window, principally in Gonzales and Lavaca Counties, Texas. The other Eagle Ford...
Magnum Operations in Eagle Ford (Gonzales & Lavaca)
Magnum Hunter Resources owns approximately 54,000 gross (24,000 net) acres primarily targeting the Eagle Ford Shale oil window, principally in Gonzales and Lavaca Counties.

The company owns 34,876...
Magnum Operations in Eagle Ford Shale (Atascosa county)
Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) owns approximately 5,393 gross acres (3,200 net) in Atascosa County,Texas. Lagunillas Camp #1H, Lagunillas Camp #2H and Peeler Ranch 3H wells were drilled.
Marathon Oil Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Marathon holds approximately 200,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford is located in Atascosa, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes and Wilson counties with an average WI of 80% in its operated assets and also operates...
Matador Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Matador project targets the Eagle Ford shale, which is devided into two plays, the East Eagle Ford play, which is located in DeWitt, Karnes, Gonzales and Wilson Counties, and the West Eagle Ford play...
Newfield Operations in Eagle Ford (Low)
Newfield targets Eagle Ford shale located in the Maverick Basin, in Maverick, Dimmit and Zavala counties, where it has approximately 230,000 net acres.
PetroQuest Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
PetroQuest had 4,600 gross acres (2,300 net acres) divided to 600 net acres in Dimmit County and 1,700 net acres in LaSalle County, targeting Eagle Ford Formation. PetroQuest participated in the follo...
Pioneer Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
The joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited and Pioneer Natural Resources Company acreage position in the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas) with approximately 310,000 gross acres. An extensive ...
Red Hawk Project
Red Hawk is located in Zavala County. BHP Billiton had approximately 77,000 net acres under lease at the field, which was Eagle Ford Shale pay with thickness ranges from 100 feet to 140 feet and had a...
Sanchez Energy Operations in Eagle Ford (Marquis Area)
Sanchez Energy owns approximately 73.200 net acres. The majority of Eagle Ford Marquis acres located in Southeast Fayette and Northwest Lavaca Counties, Texas. Sanchez Energy has wells as the followin...
Sanchez Energy Operations in Eagle Ford (Maverick Area )
Sanchez Energy owns approximately 28,500 net acres located in Eagle Ford Maverick area, southern Zavala and Frio Counties, Texas. Sanchez has wells in various stages, Horizontal wells, as the followin...
Sanchez Energy Operations in Eagle Ford (Palmetto Area)
Sanchez owns approximately 9,400 net acres in the Palmetto area in Gonzales County, Texas. Sanchez anticipates to spud up to a total 25 gross (12.5net) wells in 2013. In Palmetto, Sanchez drilled on t...
SM Energy Operations in Eagle Ford shale
SM Energy has acres for the in Dimmitt, LaSalle, Maverick and Webb counties in Texas & Gulf Coast Region.
Statoil JV Operations in Eagle Ford Shale (High)
Talisman and Statoil has 149,400 net acres JV in Eagle Ford shale in DeWitt County, Karnes County, LaSalle County, Live Oak County, and McMullen County, Texas. Statoil holds approximately 73,000 net a...
Strata-X Energy - Maverick Oil Project
The Maverick Oil Project is a high potential oil development project and consists of a working interest in approximately 10,945 net acres to Strata-X’s interest in the Maverick Basin, Maverick County,...
Strike Energy Operations in Eagle Ford (High)
Strike participates in 27.5% working interest in the Cypress Eagle Ford Shale Joint Venture lease that covering 41,550 gross acres (Strike’s net interest is 10,995 acres), located in northern Lavaca a...
Sundance Operations in Eagle Ford Shale
Sundance has a position of approximately 19,500 net acres focused on Eagle Ford Shale formation in different places; it acquired 14,000 net acres in McMullen County, and 5,500 net mineral acres with ...
ZaZa Operations in Eaglebine Play
ZaZa’s joint venture partner will be up to a 75% WI in up to 55K net acres and operate the JV acreage comprising 73K of ZaZa’s 92K net mineral acres. ZaZa will retain a 25% WI in the 73K acres. These ...

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