Wilson County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale

Wilson County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Wilson County, TX

Wilson County (809 sq miles) is in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford Shale Play of  South Texas. Generally, drilling activity targets the oil window of the Eagle Ford in the southeastern half of the county where well economics are enhanced by the production of oil. The formation is found at depths between 4,000 ft and 8,000 ft as you move southeast through the county.  The deeper portions of the county are considered more prospective as the formation is also thicker in this area of the play.

The county’s oil and gas production previously exploited the Austin Chalk and conventional formations, but recent activity has shifted to the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Play.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Wilson County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Wilson County Clerk (property records) office. The county is approximately 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, TX, and the county seat is the town of Floresville. Other towns in Wilson County include Carpenter, La Vernia, Nixon, Pandora, Poth, Saspamco, Stockdale, Sutherland Springs, Grass Pond Colony, Kicaster, Doseido Colony, and Sandy Hills.

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Major Operators in Wilson County

EOG Resources and Marathon Oil are the largest producers with operations targeting the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Play.

EOG Resources’ well results are very positive as the company has reported IPs at its Borgfeld #3H and Casares #1H leases averaged initial production rates (IP rates) in excess of 800 bbls/d and almost 400 mcfd.

Marathon Oil also has a considerable operated acreage position in the county.  In June of 2011, the company complemented this acreage through a $3.5 billion acquisition of Hilcorp Resources Eagle Ford assets in Atascosa, Gonzales, and Karnes counties’.

Wilson 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: $53,886,054 (2nd quarter 2012, an increase of 63% since 2009)
  • Oil & Gas Employment: 816 jobs (2011)
  • 10-Year Oil & Gas Employment Outlook: 2,001 jobs (2021)

Wilson 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.

  • Enterprise Products Partners: Eagle Ford Crude System – Crude Pipeline (to Austin County)
  • Enterprise Products Partners: Eagle Ford Crude System – Crude Pipeline (to La Salle County)
  • Plains All American Pipeline/Enterprise Products Partners JV – Crude Pipeline (from Live Oak County)
  • Housing: La Quinta Inn & Suites

E&P Companies with Operations in Wilson County

  • Bayshore Energy
  • Clayton Williams Energy
  • Denali Oil
  • EF Energy
  • EOG Resources
  • Everest Resource
  • First Rock
  • Forest Oil
  • Hunt Oil
  • Lucas Energy
  • Marathon Oil
  • Marshfield Oil & Gas
  • Plains Exploration & Production
  • Primera Energy
  • Riley Exploration
  • Tidal  Petroleum
  • Vistar Oil Texas

Wilson County Pipeline Companies

  • CPS Energy
  • Enterprise Crude Pipeline
  • Houston Pipe Line Co. (Energy Transfer)
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