Bee County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Bee County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Bee County, TX

Bee County (880 sq miles) is in South Texas and forms part of the prolific Eagle Ford Shale play.

Bee County covers an area of the Eagle Ford Shale gas play that consists of mostly dry gas. The northwest portion of the county does extend into the gas-condensate or condensate window of the Eagle Ford. Generally, drilling activity targets the wet gas window where well economics are enhanced by the production of more valuable condensate.  Eagle Ford drilling where the geology favors the dry gas window will increase as natural gas prices warrant.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Bee County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Bee County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of Beeville. Other towns in Bee County include Blue Berry Hill, Mineral, Normanna, Pawnee, Pettus, Skidmore, Tuleta, Tulsita, and Tynan.

Bee County – Eagle Ford Shale Statistics

This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

  • Quarterly Taxable Spending: $79,348,921 (2nd quarter 2012, an increase of 103% since 2009)
  • Oil & Gas Employment: 554 jobs (2011)
  • 10-Year Oil & Gas Employment Outlook: 252 jobs (2021)

Bee County – Eagle Ford Shale Upcoming Projects

This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

  • TEAK Midstream – Gas Pipelines (2012, 200 miles, $280 million).
  • TEAK Midstream – Silver Oak Plant Gas Processing Plant (2012)
  • TexStar Midstream Services – Pettus Complex Gas Processing Plant (2013)
  • DCP Midstream – Pettus Plant Gas Processing Plant (2014, if sanctioned)

Bee County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

Mineral Rights Forum

Mineral Rights Forum

Join the Bee County Discussion Group today – your voice counts! is a discussion network for mineral owners, royalty owners, and industry professionals to discuss oil & gas related topics.

Major Operators in Bee County

Pioneer Natural Resources is the largest producer with operations targeting the Eagle Ford gas play.

E&P Companies with Operations in Bee County

  • Burlington Resources (ConocoPhillips)
  • Dan A. Hughes Company
  • Enduring Resources
  • EOG Resources
  • Legend Natural Gas
  • Milagro Exploration

Bee County Pipeline Companies

  • Nustar Logistics
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Copano Energy
  • Louis Dreyfus Pipeline
  • Enterprise Products
  • Gulf South Pipeline Company
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Koch Midstream
  • Seadrift Pipeline Corp.
  • Southcross Gulf Coast Trans.
  • Texana Midstream Company
  • Texas Eastern Transmission
  • Transcontinental Gas (Williams).
  • Welder Exploration & Production.


  1. Phil Garza says:

    Hello everyone

    I own 10 acres in Pawnnee, Texas right off of Hwy 72. I also own all mineral, oil & gas rights as well. I am interested is leasing the property to an oil & gas company. What would be the best course of action?