Eagle Ford Shale

Sanchez Kicked Production Into High Gear in 2013

Sanchez Energy Corp., which is focused exclusively on the Eagle Ford Shale and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS), kicked its total production volumes up nine-fold for the fourth quarter, more than seven-fold for the year, and saw gas production increase more than 3,000% in the fourth quarter. Read More

Eagle Ford Drives Comstock's Shift to Oil From NatGas

Comstock Resources Inc. last year grew its oil production by 29% but saw natural gas production fall by close to one-third (32%), thanks in large part to its drilling program targeting the Eagle Ford Shale, the company said Tuesday. Read More

Quake-Plagued Texans 'Shake the Ground' in Austin

Walls and driveways are cracked at homes in and around Azle, TX; sinkholes have wiped out property values; children and horses are scared, and the elderly are rousted from their beds in the middle of the night -- all by a swarm of more than 30 earthquakes since early November that the afflicted blame on drilling waste injection wells in the region. Read More

Austin Chalk Lessons Being Applied in Buda Limestone

Armed with modern drilling technologies and results from vertical wells past, operators have been returning to the Buda Limestone Formation, a downstairs neighbor of the Eagle Ford Shale, and plying it with horizontal wells and lessons from the revitalization of the similar and shallower Austin Chalk. Read More

Senate Energy, Commerce Chairmen Demand Oil Transport Investigation

A recent series of explosions and accidents involving crude oil trains "demands an investigation and review of our current safety practices and regulations," said a pair of powerful U.S. Senators. Thursday the pair called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE) "to quickly resolve issues with the transportation of crude oil." Read More