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Eagle Ford, Texas Overview

Eagle Ford, Texas

in figures

Oil Production1.44 million bopd

Gas Production77.8 bcm

Eagleford: Hydrocarbons renaissance

Since 2008, the Eagle Ford, Texas has become the world’s most active shale play and with the Bakken, Marcellus, Utica, Niobrara and Permian shales has transformed the US’s place in the global energy matrix.

The Lone Star state is estimated to have total reserves of 7 billion-10 billion barrels of oil. With more than 250 oilrigs, Texas has one of the largest concentrations of rigs in the country. As of January 2013, the 27 petroleum refineries in Texas had a capacity of more than 5.1 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for almost 29 percent of total US refining capacity.

Yet high costs have prompted many firms, such as super-major Shell, to pull out of the shale play completely.

Nonetheless, Eagle Ford is politically and economically placed to contribute to the bright future of US energy production. Thanks to its shale boom, the US could become the world’s biggest oil producer by 2020 and achieve hydrocarbon self-sufficiency by 2035.

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Woodside hints at Texas LNG facility

Woodside hints at Texas LNG facility

February 26, 2016

Australian independent Woodside Energy signed a non-binding project development agreement with the LNG division of the US’…

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Empyrean gives up Sugarloaf
January 19, 2016

Empyrean Energy will divest from the Sugarloaf AMI, the US exploration and production company announced Tuesday.

The company has entered into a conditional agreement…

Pantheon encounters pay at Eagle Ford
January 12, 2016

Pantheon Resources has hit pay while testing its oil well in Texas’ Eagle Ford, but was unable to get production numbers due to a blockage, the UK company said in a…

IEA says oil supply still rising
May 13, 2015

The global supply of oil is still on the rise despite a slowdown in US shale oil production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Oil Market Report for…




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