Eagle Ford Shale

Texans Pass Water Measure Supported by Oil, Gas Industry

Texans have voted overwhelmingly for a constitutional amendment to allocate $2 billion from the state's "rainy day" fund to programs intended to secure water supplies in the frequently drought-stricken state. The measure had the support of the oil and gas industry, whose use of water for hydraulic fracturing is often scrutinized. Read More

ExxonMobil Makes Strong Turn to U.S. Liquids

Like the lumbering giants they resemble, oil majors take a bit more time to pivot from one target to the next, a task exceedingly difficult for North America's top natural gas producer, ExxonMobil Corp. The pirouette to more oily targets came full circle in the third quarter in the three most strategic U.S. leaseholds, the Permian Basin and the Woodford and Bakken shales. Read More

Sanchez 3Q Output Seven Times Year-Ago, Prepping for TMS

Sanchez Energy Corp. is in full development mode in each of its project areas in the Eagle Ford Shale and is preparing to begin an operated drilling program next year on recently acquired Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) acreage. Third quarter production was up by 710% from the year-ago quarter. Read More