Eagle Ford Shale Drilling Rig Count

Eagle Ford Rigs Drop to 122

More Earthquakes Hit North Texas

Eagle fordThe Eagle Ford Shale rig count continues to fall and ended the week at 122 rigs running across our coverage area.

In recent Eagle Ford news, another round of earthquakes hit north Texas this week, bringing the total number to 60 in the past year. The latest quakes were reported only two weeks after new evidence links fracking with increased seismic activity.

Read more:Four Texas Quakes within 24 Hours

The U.S. rig count fell again this week by 11 ending, ending with 894 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 221 rigs were targeting natural gas (and decrease of one from the previous week) and 668 were targeting oil in the U.S. (11 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   379 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs in the Eagle Ford remained flat this week at 21 rigs. Natural gas prices traded at $2.88/mmbtu, an increase of  $.09 from the previous week.

The oil rig count fell to 101, down five from this time last week. WTI oil prices continued to inch upwards this week to $59.39, an increase of $.72. A total of 113 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs stayed at nine.  Karnes and Webb counties are both running 18 rigs this week with DeWitt (16) and LaSalle (15) following closely. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 17 18 BRAZOS 1 1
WEBB 19 18 COLORADO 1 1
DE WITT 17 16 MADISON 1 1
LA SALLE 18 15 BASTROP 1 1
DIMMIT 10 14 AUSTIN 0 0
GONZALES 9 8 BEE 0 0
LAVACA 7 7 GOLIAD 0 0
FRIO 4 5 GRIMES 0 0
MCMULLEN 6 5 LEE 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 2 LEON 0 0
BURLESON 2 2 MAVERICK 0 0
DUVAL 2 2 MILAM 0 0
FAYETTE 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
ZAVALA 3 2 WILSON 0 0

 

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Federal Fracking Regulations Challenged

Binational Energy Task Force in the Works

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.


Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count Drops to 127

Eagleville Named Largest Oil Field in the Country
EIA Namess top 100 Oil & Gas Fields

EIA Namess top 100 Oil & Gas Fields

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell by two this week ending at 127 rigs running across our coverage by midday Thursday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, the Eagleville oil field topped the list of the 100 largest oil fields in the country, unseating Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay for the number one spot.

Read more: EIA: Eagle Ford Oil Field Largest in the U.S.

The U.S. rig count fell again this week by 27 ending, ending with 905 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 222 rigs were targeting natural gas (and decrease of three from the previous week) and 679 were targeting oil in the U.S. (24 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)  380 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs in the Eagle Ford increased by three this week to 21 rigs. Natural gas prices traded at $2.79/mmbtu, a decrease of $.26 from the previous week.

The oil rig count fell to 106, down five from this time last week. WTI oil prices continued to inch upwards this week to $58.67, an increase of $1.60. A total of 118 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs increased to nine.  Webb county is running 19 rigs this week and leads the Eagle Ford pack, with LaSalle (18), DeWitt (17) and Karnes (19) follow closely. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
WEBB 19 19 BRAZOS 1 1
LA SALLE 17 18 COLORADO 0 1
DE WITT 16 17 MADISON 1 1
KARNES 19 17 BASTROP 1 1
DIMMIT 12 10 AUSTIN 0 0
GONZALES 10 9 BEE 0 0
LAVACA 6 7 GOLIAD 0 0
MCMULLEN 8 6 GRIMES 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 5 LEE 0 0
FRIO 4 4 LEON 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 MAVERICK 0 0
BURLESON 2 2 MILAM 0 0
DUVAL 1 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
FAYETTE 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 WILSON 0 0

 

Eagle Ford Shale News

Texas Drilling Permits down 50%

Speed Limits Coming for Crude by Rail

Weathering the Oil Crisis

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.


Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count Continues to Fall

Only 393 Rigs Running Across Texas
Eagle Ford Rigs Drop

Eagle Ford Rigs Drop

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell by seven this week ending at 129 rigs running across our coverage by midday Thursday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, the Texas legislature last week to move forward with House Bill 40, which strips local authorities of power to regulate oil and gas in their own cities.

Read more: “Denton Fracking Bill” Sails Through House

The U.S. rig count fell again this week by another 22 ending at 932 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 225 rigs were targeting natural gas (and increase of eight  from the previous week) and 703 were targeting oil in the U.S. (31 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 393 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

By Midday Friday, natural gas rigs increased by one, totalling 18 rigs. Natural gas prices decreased $.10 from the previous week landing at at $2.5363/mmbtu by week’s end. .

The oil rig count fell to 111 rigs this week.  WTI oil prices increased $1.60 from the previous week, trading at $57.34/bbl on Friday afternoon.. A total of 123 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs increased to seven.  Karnes (19), Webb (19), LaSalle (17) and DeWitt (16),  have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 19 19 DUVAL 1 1
WEBB 18 19 MADISON 1 1
LA SALLE 16 17 BASTROP 1 1
DE WITT 19 16 AUSTIN 0 0
DIMMIT 13 12 BEE 0 0
GONZALES 12 10 COLORADO 0 0
MCMULLEN 10 8 GOLIAD 0 0
LAVACA 5 6 GRIMES 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 5 LEE 0 0
FRIO 5 4 LEON 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 MAVERICK 0 0
BURLESON 2 2 MILAM 0 0
FAYETTE 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
LIVE OAK 3 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 WILSON 0 0

 

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Eagle Ford Consortium 2015

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

 

Eagle Ford Rig Count Declines by One

Crude Prices Climb but Texas Jobs and Rig Counts Fall
Rig Counts Continue Decline

Rig Counts Continue Decline

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell by one this week ending at 136 rigs running across our coverage by midday Thursday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, another round of layoffs hit the Texas energy industry early this week as manufacturers and service companies struggle with the global crude collapse.

Read more: Layoffs Claim 343 More Texas Jobs

The U.S. rig count fell another 34 to 954 rigs running as of today. A total of 217 rigs were targeting natural gas (a decrease of eight  from the previous week) and 734 were targeting oil in the U.S. (26 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 412 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

By Midday Friday, natural gas rigs increased by one, totalling 17 rigs. Natural gas prices increased $.12 from the previous week landing at at $2.63/mmbtu by week’s end. .

The oil rig count fell to 136 rigs this week.  WTI oil prices increased $4.10 from the previous week, trading at $55.74/bbl on Friday afternoon.. A total of 140 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs increased to six.  Karnes (19), DeWitt (19), and Webb (18) and LaSalle (16),  have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
DE WITT 19 19 DUVAL 0 1
KARNES 20 19 MADISON 1 1
WEBB 17 18 BASTROP 1 1
LA SALLE 17 16 AUSTIN 0 0
DIMMIT 13 13 BEE 0 0
GONZALES 12 12 COLORADO 0 0
MCMULLEN 10 10 GOLIAD 0 0
ATASCOSA 3 5 GRIMES 0 0
FRIO 5 5 LEE 0 0
LAVACA 5 5 LEON 0 0
LIVE OAK 5 3 MAVERICK 0 0
ZAVALA 4 3 MILAM 0 0
BURLESON 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
FAYETTE 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 WILSON 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

1,400 Uncompleted Wells in the Eagle Ford

Researchers Gather Data in Texas Skies

Texas Economic Index Down

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.


Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count Drops to 137

Total U.S Rigs Dip Below 1,000
Texas Rigs Continue to Decrease

Texas Rigs Continue to Decrease

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell by 13 this week ending at 137 rigs running across our coverage by midday Thursday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, Mexico plans to move forward on pipeline initiatives that will impact the Eagle Ford in Texas despite low crude prices. The state power company (CFE) has initiated an aggressive construction campaign that includes $3.3 billion to be spent on 12 natural gas and electricity projects.

Read more: More Pipelines Cross Texas-Mexico Border

The U.S. rig count fell another 40 to 988 rigs running as of today. A total of 225 rigs were targeting natural gas (an increase of three from the previous week) and 760 were targeting oil in the U.S. (52 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 427 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs increased by three and totaled 16 rigs by midday Friday with  Natural gas prices decreased $.20 from the previous week landing at at $2.51/mmbtu by week’s end. .

The oil rig count fell to 137 rigs last week.  WTI oil prices increased $2.50 from the previous week, trading at $51.64/bbl on Friday afternoon.. A total of 134 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs are at three.  Karnes (20), DeWitt (19), and Webb (17)and LaSalle (17),  have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 24 20 MADISON 1 1
DE WITT 21 19 BASTROP 0 1
LA SALLE 17 17 AUSTIN 0 0
WEBB 19 17 BEE 0 0
DIMMIT 14 13 COLORADO 0 0
GONZALES 11 12 DUVAL 1 0
MCMULLEN 13 10 GOLIAD 0 0
FRIO 4 5 GRIMES 0 0
LAVACA 5 5 LEE 0 0
LIVE OAK 6 5 LEON 0 0
ZAVALA 3 4 MAVERICK 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 3 MILAM 0 0
BURLESON 3 2 ROBERTSON 1 0
FAYETTE 1 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 WILSON 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

Texas Job Growth Slows

Baker Hughes Closes Another Texas Location

NuStar Announces Open Season

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.


Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count Remains Steady

Who is in Control of Fracking in Texas Cities?
Drilling in Texas Cities?

Drilling in Texas Cities?

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count remained flat this week ending at 150 rigs running across our coverage by midday Thursday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, the Texas legislature has introduced legislation in both houses that would remove local control over oil and gas activities within cities give it back to the states. The “Denton Fracking Bill” (SB 1165) unanimously passed and asserts that current statutes are already so effective that additional local regulations aren’t necessary.

Read more: Fracking in Texas Cities: Who’s the Boss?

The U.S. rig count fell another 20 to 1028 rigs running as of today. A total of 211 rigs were targeting natural gas (down 11 from the previous week) and 812 were targeting oil in the U.S. (1 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 456 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs saw no change and totals 13 rigs. Natural gas prices decreased $.10 from the previous week at $2.71/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count remained flat at 137 rigs running by midday. WTI oil prices decreased $.91 from the previous week, trading at $49.14/bbl on Friday afternoon and EF light fell $.25 to $47.75. A total of 144 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs are at four.  Karnes (24), DeWitt (21), and Webb (19)and LaSalle (17),  have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 24 24 FAYETTE 1 1
DE WITT 21 21 MADISON 1 1
WEBB 19 19 ROBERTSON 1 1
LA SALLE 17 17 AUSTIN 0 0
DIMMIT 14 14 BEE 0 0
MCMULLEN 13 13 COLORADO 0 0
GONZALES 11 11 GOLIAD 0 0
LIVE OAK 6 6 GRIMES 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 5 LEE 0 0
LAVACA 5 5 LEON 0 0
FRIO 4 4 MAVERICK 0 0
BURLESON 3 3 MILAM 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 WILSON 0 0
DUVAL 1 1 BASTROP 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

Chesapeake Before Texas Supreme Court

Oil Export Ban Hurts Eagle Ford

Eagle Ford Gas Headed to Mexico

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rigs Down to 153

Oil Patch Traffic Deaths up 13%
be safe. be smart.

TxDot Works to Make Roads Safer

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by three to 153 rigs running across our coverage by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, TxDOT reveals that Texas oil regions saw a surge in traffic deaths in 2014 including 272 people who died  in traffic accidents in the Eagle Ford. Roadways have continued to deteriorate over the past few years as more traffic and heavy trucks damage roads and make for unsafe conditions.

Read more: Eagle Ford Traffic Deaths Increase 13%

The U.S. rig count fell another 21 to 1048 rigs running as of today. A total of 233 rigs were targeting natural gas (down nine from the previous week) and 814 were targeting oil in the U.S. (41 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 462 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs declined by three to 13 rigs by midday Friday. Natural gas prices decreased $.18 from the previous week at $2.61/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count remained flat at 137 rigs running by midday. WTI oil prices increased $4.33 from the previous week, trading at $50.05/bbl on Friday afternoon and EF light ended up $5.75 at $48.00. A total of 144 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs fell to four.  Karnes (24), DeWitt (21), and Webb (19)and LaSalle (17),  have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 26 24 FAYETTE 1 1
DE WITT 21 21 MADISON 0 1
WEBB 19 19 ROBERTSON 1 1
LA SALLE 17 17 AUSTIN 0 0
DIMMIT 15 14 BEE 0 0
MCMULLEN 12 13 COLORADO 0 0
GONZALES 10 11 GOLIAD 0 0
LIVE OAK 7 6 GRIMES 0 0
ATASCOSA 3 5 LEE 0 0
LAVACA 7 5 LEON 1 0
FRIO 3 4 MAVERICK 1 0
BURLESON 3 3 MILAM 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 WILSON 1 0
DUVAL 1 1 BASTROP 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

Chesapeake to Reduce Spending by $500 Million

Enlink Midstream Aquires Pipeline Company

Talisman Energy Cuts Jobs

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.


Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count Down 10

Mineral Owners Face Time Limit to Dispute Payments
Mineral Owners May be Losing Money

Mineral Owners May be Losing Money

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by 10 to 153 rigs running across our coverage by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, mineral owners are finding they must be extra vigilant to make sure their interests are protected. A four year statute of limitations to correct royalty payment errors has many mineral owners scrambling to make sure they are being treated fairly. 

Read more: Mineral Owners Race the Clock in Texas

The U.S. rig count fell another 56 to 1069 rigs running as of today. A total of 242 rigs were targeting natural gas (down 15 from the previous week) and 825 were targeting oil in the U.S. (41 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)  465 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs declined by one to 16 rigs by midday Friday. Natural gas prices increased $.06 from the previous week at $2.79/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count declined by 15 to 137 rigs running by midday. WTI oil prices increased $.91 from the previous week, trading at $45.72/bbl on Friday afternoon and EF light ended up $1.00 at $42.25. A total of 145 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs were at six.  Karnes (26), LaSalle, DeWitt (21), and Webb (19) have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 29 26 FAYETTE 0 1
DE WITT 19 21 LEON 2 1
WEBB 19 19 MAVERICK 1 1
LA SALLE 20 17 ROBERTSON 1 1
DIMMIT 15 15 WILSON 1 1
MCMULLEN 15 12 BASTROP 0 0
GONZALES 10 10 AUSTIN 0 0
LAVACA 7 7 BEE 0 0
LIVE OAK 8 7 COLORADO 1 0
ATASCOSA 3 3 GOLIAD 0 0
BURLESON 3 3 GRIMES 0 0
FRIO 3 3 LEE 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 MADISON 1 0
BRAZOS 1 1 MILAM 0 0
DUVAL 1 1 WASHINGTON 0 0


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Halcón Announces 2014 Earnings

Chesapeake Lawsuit Adds to Legal Trouble

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

 

Eagle Ford Rig Count Falls to 163

Texas Economy is Predicted to Remain Healthy
EFS Rigs Decrease

EFS Rigs Decrease

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by 11 to 163 rigs running across our coverage by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, it is predicted that several states will face a serious economic fallout from the drastic drop in prices. As the largest oil producing state in the country, Texas surely will feel the effects. But, exactly how are low oil prices affecting the Texas economy? As it turns out, Texas may not be as vulnerable as first imagined.

Read more: Low Oil Prices and the Texas Economy

The U.S. rig count fell another 72 to 1192 rigs running as of today. A total of 268 rigs were targeting natural gas (down 12 from the previous week) and 922 were targeting oil in the U.S. (64 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.). 501 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs declined by one to 21 rigs by midday Friday. Natural gas prices decreased by $.09 from the previous week at $2.72/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count declined by 11 to 163 rigs running by midday. WTI oil prices decreased by $4.37 from the previous week, trading at $44.81/bbl on Friday afternoon and EF light ended at $41.25. A total of 152 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs lost were at 9.  Karnes (29), LaSalle (20), DeWitt (19), and Webb (19) have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 31 29 COLORADO 1 1
LA SALLE 18 20 DUVAL 1 1
DE WITT 19 19 MADISON 2 1
WEBB 18 19 MAVERICK 0 1
DIMMIT 18 15 ROBERTSON 1 1
MCMULLEN 16 15 WILSON 1 1
GONZALES 11 10 AUSTIN 0 0
LIVE OAK 7 8 BEE 0 0
LAVACA 8 7 FAYETTE 1 0
ATASCOSA 5 3 GOLIAD 0 0
BURLESON 6 3 GRIMES 1 0
FRIO 2 3 LEE 0 0
ZAVALA 3 3 MILAM 0 0
LEON 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 2 1 BASTROP 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

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Sanchez Energy CFO Steps Down

Abraxas Reports Best Year on Record

What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

For more information visit bakerhughes.com

 

Eagle Ford Rig Count Falls to 174

Swift Energy Cuts 2015 Spending 70%
Swift Energy in Eagle Ford

Swift Energy in the Eagle Ford

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by 14 to 174 rigs running across our coverage by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, Swift Energy reported a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $10.9 million, compared to a net income of $4.7 million in the same quarter in 2013. The company anticipates it will slash 2015 spending by an astonishing 70%.

Read more: Swift Energy Plans Massive Cuts 

The U.S. rig count fell another 72 to 1192 rigs running as of today. A total of 268 rigs were targeting natural gas (down 12 from the previous week) and 922 were targeting oil in the U.S. (64 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.). 538 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table near the bottom of this article.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

Natural gas rigs declined to 22 rigs by midday. Natural gas prices decreased by $.12 from the previous week at $2.82/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count declined by 14 to 172 rigs running by midday. WTI oil prices decreased by $1.32 from the previous week, trading at $49.18/bbl on Friday afternoon.  A total of 160 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, three rigs are drilling directional wells, and vertical rigs lost one for a total of 11.  Karnes (31), DeWitt (19), and Dimmit (18) have the highest rig counts this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below. 

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by Count

County Previous Week Current Week County Previous Week Current Week
KARNES 28 31 MADISON 6 2
DE WITT 22 19 COLORADO 0 1
DIMMIT 21 18 DUVAL 2 1
LA SALLE 22 18 FAYETTE 1 1
WEBB 17 18 GRIMES 1 1
MCMULLEN 19 16 ROBERTSON 1 1
GONZALES 10 11 WILSON 1 1
LAVACA 10 8 AUSTIN 0 0
LIVE OAK 6 7 BEE 0 0
BURLESON 6 6 GOLIAD 0 0
ATASCOSA 6 5 LEE 0 0
ZAVALA 2 3 MAVERICK 0 0
BRAZOS 2 2 MILAM 0 0
FRIO 3 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LEON 2 2 BASTROP 0 0

Eagle Ford Shale News

Sanchez Energy Ends Year Strong

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What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.

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