Talisman Energy Inc. and Statoil ASA have apparently abandoned a plan to sell their Eagle Ford Shale joint venture after failing to secure an acceptable bid for the asset, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. A little more than a year ago press reports said Talisman was shopping its Eagle Ford Acreage and hoping to raise up to $2 billion from a sale (see Shale DailyJune 20, 2013). The company would not comment.