R.T. Dukes

About R.T. Dukes

R.T. is the managing editor of EagleFordShale.com. In prior roles, he advised major oil companies on strategy, the macro business environment, and opportunity screening.
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Sanchez Energy’s Reserves Near 60 Million Barrels – Production Surges in Q4

Fourth Quarter Production Up 905% From Q4 2012 and Up 60% From Q3 2013
Sanchez Energy Eagle Ford Map Jan 2014

Sanchez Energy Eagle Ford Map Jan 2014 | Click to Enlarge

Sanchez Energy’s proved reserves are up 178% from a little more than 20 million boe at year-end 2012 to 58.9 million boe at December 31, 2013.

Reserves increased as a result of successful development in the Eagle Ford and multiple acquisitions during 2013.

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Comstock Resources Fourth Quarter Delays Push Eagle Ford Growth Into 2014

Completion Delays Push First Production for 18 Wells Into Late December and January
Comstock Resources Target Area Map

Comstock Resources Target Area Map | Click to Enlarge

Comstock Resources planned to complete 18 gross (12 net) wells in the Eagle Ford between November and December of 2013.

Delays in completing the wells forced longer shut-ins for adjacent wells and the new wells didn’t reach first production until late in December and January.

Comstock brought 10 gross (7.3 net) Eagle Ford wells to production in the last week of December and added 9 gross (6.3 net) in early January of 2014. [Read more…]

Gulf Coast Western Planning Horizontal Buda Wells in Wilson County

Expect More Drilling Outside of the Eagle Ford as the Play Matures
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Gulf Coast Western

Gulf Coast Western announced in the acquisition of 3,500 acres in Wilson County, Texas.

The company will bypass expensive completions in the Eagle Ford with plans to drill 10 horizontal wells targeting the Buda Limestone.

As more wells are drilled in South Texas, operators will find opportunity in other formations. It will be interesting to see how development programs in plays like the Austin Chalk and Buda perform.

Read more Goodrich Petroleum Buda Limestone Well Yields Impressive Results [Read more…]

Texas Could Be the Eighth Largest Oil Producer in the World by Year End

Texas Oil Production Is on Pace to Surpass Iraq, Kuwait, and Mexico in 2014

The Eagle Ford boom is nothing new to our readers, but it is good to pause and take inventory every now and again.

Did you know, if Texas continues on the same growth trajectory, the state will rank as the eighth largest oil producing country in the world. We’re not a country, but we’re close and Texas is on track to pass Iraq, Kuwait, and Mexico in 2014. Texas produced 2.75 million b/d in October 2013, which is the highest rate in more than 30 years. [Read more…]

2013 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards Finalist Announced – Press Release

Awards Gala Planned for March 18, 2014
Oil and Gas Awards Photo

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With an unprecedented number of entries received for the Gulf Coast region for the Oil & Gas Awards this year, the organizers are pleased to announce the finalist companies selected by the judges as best in class for the Gulf Coast region. [Read more…]

Doggett Makes $30 Million in Acquisitions to Expand in the Eagle Ford

Expansion Expands the Company's Service Center Footprint in South Texas
Doggett Group Construction Equipment

Sample of Doggett Group’s Construction Equipment |Click to Enlarge

Doggett acquired truck dealerships in Laredo, McAllen, and San Antonio in December. The deals create a network of dealerships that span the region and expand the company’s influence in the South Texas Eagle Ford oil boom.

Doggett spent $30 million to acquire three Freightliner and one Western Star Trucking dealership.

Doggett Trucking Group acquired the dealerships from Opus Kane Truck Group and one from Eddy Vaughn Freightliner. [Read more…]