Fayette County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Fayette County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Fayette County, TX

Fayette County (960 sq miles) is in south-central Texas and forms part of the Eagle Ford shale play. Fayette County sits in an area of the Eagle Ford formation that is liquids-rich in nature.

The county is better known for its Austin Chalk production and as an extension of the Giddings Field.  The county is in the northern region of the Eagle Ford play where the formation is not as thick or thermally mature as other areas. Successful drilling in Fayette County does have the potential to open the county to additional drilling. Activity in the county is focused in the shale oil window, where the the formation is being developed with horizontal drilling. The extent of commercial production in the county is not yet understood as Eagle Ford exploration in Fayette County is still in its early stages.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Fayette County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Fayette County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of La Grange. Other towns in Fayette County include Carmine, Fayetteville, Flatonia, Muldoon, Round Top, and Schulenburg.

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Major Operators in Fayette

Enervest is the largest producing company in the county.  The company operates wells that form part of the company’s Giddings Field assets that produce from the Austin Chalk formation.

Fayette County – Eagle Ford Shale Upcoming or Recent Projects

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

  • ETC (Energy Transfer Partners) – Gas Pipeline (from DeWitt County)
  • ETC (Energy Transfer Partners) – NGL Pipeline (to Colorado County)
  • ETC (Energy Transfer Partners) – La Grange Natural Gas Processing (2012, 100 MMcf/d)
  • ETC (Energy Transfer Partners) – Chisolm Natural Gas Processing (2012, 120 MMcf/d)

E&P Companies with Operations in Fayette County

  • Argent Energy Trust
  • Apache
  • Cypress E&P
  • Denali Oil & Gas
  • Enervest
  • Lama Energy
  • Leexus Oil
  • Sanchez Energy
  • Southern Bay Operating
  • WCS Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Weber Energy
  • ZaZa Energy

Fayette County Pipeline Companies

  • Plains All American Pipeline
  • Balcones Minerals
  • Browning Oil Company
  • DCP Midstream
  • Energy Transfer
  • Enterprise Products
  • Kinder Morgan


  1. Rose Mary Hatfield-Prill says:

    Anyone have dealings with US Shale Energy? They are wanting to lease my royalty on a farm my parents owned back in the 60’s…What is the going price? We own 50% and I know they are probably a broker, but wonder about this company. The farm was in Schulenburg. What kind of drilling and production is going on there. I am driving up there tomorrow 10/8/13 would love to discuss with anyone that is dealing with these people or have activity on their land.