Live Oak County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Live Oak County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Live Oak County, TX

Live Oak County (1,079 sq miles), in South Texas, makes up part of the Eagle Ford Shale Play.

Northern Live Oak County is prospective for the wet gas or gas condensate window of the the Eagle Ford Shale. The northwest portion of the county is the focus of oil activity.  Well economics are supported by production that inlcudes higher valued condensate and NGLs. Much of the county is conducive to drilling for dry gas drilling, which activity will likely increase as natural gas prices warrant.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Live Oak County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Live Oak County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of George West. Other towns in Live Oak County include Choke Canyon Reservoir, Lebanon, Pernitas Point, Ray Point, and Three Rivers.

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Major Operators in Live Oak County

Burlington Resources (ConocoPhillips) and Pioneer are the two producers driving development of the Eagle Ford Shale in Live Oak County.

  • ConocoPhillips is relatively quiet about its position, but considers the Eagle Ford core to its future growth potential.  The company’s target area covers almost 240,000 acre that extend into Live Oak County.
  • Pioneer’s Edwards Trend assets extend into Live Oak County and the company has shifted its resources to developing the Eagle Ford Shale after raising capital through a joint venture with Reliance Industries.

Live Oak 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: $47,373,200 (2nd quarter 2012, an increase of 272% since 2009)
  • Oil & Gas Employment: 2,848 jobs (2011)
  • 10-Year Oil & Gas Employment Outlook: 5,763 jobs (2021)

Live Oak 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.

  • Plains All American Pipeline/Enterprise Products Partners – Crude Pipeline (from La Salle to Nueces/San Patricio Counties)
  • Plains All American Pipeline/Enterprise Products Partners – Crude Pipeline (to Wilson County)
  • Valero Energy/Harvest Pipeline – Crude Pipeline (from Atascosa County)
  • NuStar Logistics/Valero Energy – Crude Pipeline (from Nueces County)
  • Howard Energy Partners – Rail Yard (28,000 feet track on 250 acre site)
  • NuStar Energy – Oakville Crude Storage (2012, 600 MB)
  • NuStar Energy – Oakville Crude Terminal (2011, 125 MB/d)
  • Magellan Midstream/Copano Energy – Three Rivers Terminal and Storage (2013, 400 MB w/ 5 bay terminal)
  • Housing: Resident Suites, The Eagle’s Den Suites

E&P Companies with Operations in Live Oak County

Live Oak County Pipeline Companies

  • Nustar Logistics
  • Texstar Midstream Utility
  • Air Liquide Large Indust US
  • Burlington Resources O&G Co.
  • Copano Field Service
  • Crosstex CCNG Transmission
  • DCP Intrastate Network
  • Diamond Shamrock Ref. Co.
  • Enterprise Products
  • Houston Pipe Line Company (Energy Transfer).
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Koch Midstream (Koch Industries)
  • Linear Energy Management
  • Milagro Exploration
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (Kinder Morgan)
  • Regency Field Services
  • Seadrift Pipeline Corp.
  • Southcross CCNG Transmission
  • Texana Midstream Co.
  • Texas Eastern Transmission
  • Texstar Midstream Utility
  • Tidewater Minerals Corporation
  • Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company (Williams).

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