Bastrop County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Bastrop County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Bastrop County, TX

Bastrop County (896 sq miles) is in South Texas where the Eagle Ford Shale is present.  The boom across South Texas has not expanded into Bastrop County, but the Eagle Ford Shale formation is present and is in the oil maturity window. Only small amounts of oil and gas are produced across the county.  Almost all production is attributed to the Austin Chalk and Navarro formations.

The Eagle Ford Shale in Bastrop County is not targeted on a large scale given that the formation thins, has a higher clay content, lower organic content, and is found as lower pressures than the more active areas of the play to the south.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Bastrop County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Bastrop County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of Bastrop. Other towns in Bastrop County include Elgin and Smithville.

Bastrop County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

Mineral Rights Forum

Mineral Rights Forum

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Major Operators in Bastrop County

Geosouthern is the largest producer with horizontal drilling operations in Bastrop County.

E&P Companies with Operations in Bastrop County

  • Alta Mesa Services
  • Chalker Operating
  • Cibolo Energy
  • Corum Production
  • Dan A. Hughes Company
  • Diversity Petroleum
  • Enterprise Products Operating
  • Ergon Energy
  • Geosouthern Energy
  • Impetro Operating
  • Jerry Hess Operating
  • Patton Exploration
  • R & S Oil Production
  • Sto Operating
  • Tejones Operating
  • Warrior Resources

Bastrop County Pipeline Companies

  • Energy Maintenance Service Group I
  • Energy Transfer Company
  • Enterprise Products Operating
  • Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline


  1. I own 55 acres in Bastrop county near Cedar Creek Dr. and Mount Pleasant Road. I would like to find out if there are any companies drilling for oil in that area.

  2. Steve Simmons says:

    Own 68 acres in the Sand Hills southern Bastrop County near Red Rock. Any company ready to start Oil and gas Exploration in this area yet?

    • Kirk Eggleston Kirk Eggleston says:

      Mr. Simmons,

      I suggest you visit our sister site – There you can post your question in the forum or county group section.

      Kirk Eggleston Administrator

  3. anna p. robledo says:

    Have acreage on greasy bend and open to any exploration have 100% mineral rights.

  4. I own 210 acres located at fm812 and hwy 21 and have 100 percent mineral rights. I’m open to any exploration possibilities.

    • David,
      Allow me to suggest a place where you might get input on this question. I suggest this forum because it has thousands of members, and often you’ll locate someone who has specific and local knowledge. The forum is called simply Mineral Rights Forum. Visit:
      Thank you, Donna