Eagle Ford Shale

Independents Proving Size Doesn't Matter

 Big Oil's attempt to take over the North American onshore from U.S. independents so far hasn't paid off as some would have imagined just a few years ago, with the majors still struggling to capture the kind of profits and production results they may have been anticipating. Read More

Federal Lands: Where the Shales (Mostly) Aren't

 Production of oil and natural gas from non-federal lands has skyrocketed while that from federal lands has waned. At least today, the vast majority of shale acreage lies on state and private lands, the Energy Information Administration' (EIA) Howard Gruenspecht, deputy administrator, said. It's coal country that is mostly on the government's property. Read More

Sanchez Dipping Into Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

 One day after Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) pioneer Goodrich Petroleum Corp. said it would redirect capital from the Eagle Ford Shale to the emerging play, Eagle Ford-focused Sanchez Energy Corp. Thursday announced deals worth $78 million that give it entry into the TMS. Read More

New Marathon CEO: 'Running Room' in Bakken, Eagle Ford

 At a torch-passing of sorts Wednesday, both outgoing and incoming CEOs for Marathon Oil Corp. had plenty to say about the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays, but new CEO Lee Tillman spoke more loudly about future opportunities during a second quarter earnings conference call in which results were said to be up sharply. Read More

Goodrich Taking from Eagle Ford, Giving to TMS

 Now that it has seen some encouraging well results, Goodrich Petroleum Inc. is stepping up activity in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) of Louisiana and Mississippi, where the company is about to close on an acquisition that will more than double its footprint in the emerging play. Read More