Eagle Ford Shale Drilling Rig Count

Eagle Ford Loses More Rigs

Oil Production Rose Slightly
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Rigs

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell this week to 110 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, oil production in the region increased slightly during July. After production fell in May by 50,000 barrels per day, it increased a slighttly from June to July by 10,000 barrels a day. Average production throughout the region was 1.6 million b/d, about 17% higher than July 2014.

Read more: Eagle Ford Production up 1%

The U.S. rig count decreased by eight, ending with 877 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 202 rigs were targeting natural gas (nine less than the previous week) and 675 were targeting oil in the U.S. (one more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)  383 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 decreased again to 15 this week as natural gas prices traded at $2.71/mmbtu, a $.03 increase from the previous week.

The oil rig count was at 95 as WTI oil prices rose to $44.99, an increase of $4.54. A total of 101 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, one is drilling directional wells, and eight are vertical rigs. Karnes County continues to lead development this week running 19 rigs, with DeWitt (18), following closely behind. 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 21 19 COLORADO 1 1
DE WITT 17 18 GOLIAD 0 1
LA SALLE 11 11 GRIMES 1 1
MCMULLEN 11 11 LIVE OAK 2 1
WEBB 10 10 MADISON 1 1
DIMMIT 11 9 MAVERICK 0 1
GONZALES 4 5 WILSON 1 1
ATASCOSA 4 4 AUSTIN 0 0
BURLESON 4 4 FAYETTE 0 0
FRIO 3 3 LAVACA 2 0
ZAVALA 2 3 LEON 0 0
DUVAL 2 2 MILAM 0 0
LEE 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
BEE 2 1 WASHINGTON 0 0
BRAZOS 1 1 BASTROP 0 0

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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.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

113 Rigs in the Eagle Ford

Crude Oil Prices Continue to Fall
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Rigs

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell this week to 113 rigs running across our coverage area as crude prices continue to fall. 

In recent Eagle Ford news, the Commerce Department has given permission for a limited amount of oil to be exported to Mexico. The agency approved an application from Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, that would allow for the U.S. to exchange our light crude for Mexico’s heavy crude.

Read more: Swapping Oil with Mexico

The U.S. rig count increased by one, ending with 885 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 211 rigs were targeting natural gas (the same as the previous week) and 674 were targeting oil in the U.S. (two more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   383 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 to 22 this week and natural gas prices traded at $2.68/mmbtu, a $.13 decrease from the previous week.

The oil rig count was at 91 as WTI oil prices dropped again to $40.45, a decrease of $1.68. A total of 102 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, one are drilling directional wells, and 10 are vertical rigs. Karnes County continues to lead development this week running 21 rigs, with DeWitt (17), following closely behind. 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 21 21 ZAVALA 2 2
DE WITT 18 17 BRAZOS 1 1
DIMMIT 10 11 COLORADO 1 1
LA SALLE 10 11 GRIMES 1 1
MCMULLEN 11 11 MADISON 1 1
WEBB 11 10 WILSON 1 1
ATASCOSA 5 4 AUSTIN 0 0
BURLESON 4 4 FAYETTE 0 0
GONZALES 4 4 GOLIAD 1 0
FRIO 3 3 LEON 0 0
BEE 2 2 MAVERICK 1 0
DUVAL 2 2 MILAM 0 0
LAVACA 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
LEE 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 BASTROP 0 0

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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.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rigs at 116

WITI Continues to Drop
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Rigs

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count increased by four to 116 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, Sanchez Energy reported second quarter losses of half a billion dollars and is looking to its Eagle Ford operations to turn things around.

Read more: Sanchez Energy Reports Huge Losses

The U.S. rig count remained flat, ending with 884 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 211 rigs were targeting natural gas (two less than the previous week) and 672 were targeting oil in the U.S. (two more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   389 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 fell to 18 this week and natural gas prices traded at $2.81/mmbtu, a $.10 increase from the previous week.

The oil rig count increased to 98 as WTI oil prices dropped again to $42.13, a decrease of $4.78. A total of 103 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells, and 13 are vertical rigs. Karnes continues to lead development this week running 21 rigs, with DeWitt (18), McMullen (11) and Webb (11) following behind. 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 20 21 ZAVALA 2 2
DE WITT 18 18 BRAZOS 2 1
MCMULLEN 8 11 COLORADO 1 1
WEBB 14 11 GOLIAD 1 1
DIMMIT 10 10 GRIMES 1 1
LA SALLE 12 10 MADISON 1 1
ATASCOSA 2 5 MAVERICK 1 1
BURLESON 2 4 WILSON 0 1
GONZALES 5 4 AUSTIN 0 0
FRIO 2 3 FAYETTE 0 0
BEE 2 2 LEON 0 0
DUVAL 1 2 MILAM 0 0
LAVACA 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
LEE 3 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 BASTROP 0 0

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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.

Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count at 112

Companies Continue to to Make Deals

Eagle fordThe Eagle Ford Shale rig count increased to 112 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, oil and gas companies continue to continue to buy, sell and take advantage of all opportunities to stay afloat during this lean time.

Read more: Oil & Gas Deals in the Eagle Ford

The U.S. rig count increased by 10, ending with 884 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 213 rigs were targeting natural gas (four more than the previous week) and 670 were targeting oil in the U.S. (six more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   383 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 fell to 21 this week and natural gas prices traded at $2.10/mmbtu, a $.09 increase from the previous week.

The oil rig count increased to 91 as WTI oil prices dropped again to $44.02, a decrease of $2.89. A total of 102 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells, and 10 are vertical rigs. Karnes continues to lead development this week running 20 rigs, with DeWitt (18) and Webb (14) 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
KARNES 20 20 ZAVALA 2 2
DE WITT 18 18 COLORADO 1 1
WEBB 14 14 DUVAL 1 1
LA SALLE 12 12 GOLIAD 1 1
DIMMIT 11 10 GRIMES 1 1
MCMULLEN 7 8 MADISON 1 1
GONZALES 5 5 MAVERICK 1 1
LEE 3 3 AUSTIN 0 0
ATASCOSA 2 2 FAYETTE 0 0
BEE 2 2 LEON 0 0
BRAZOS 2 2 MILAM 0 0
BURLESON 2 2 ROBERTSON 0 0
FRIO 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LAVACA 1 2 WILSON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 BASTROP 0 0

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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.
Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rig Count at 111

New Disposal Facility Open for Business
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Rigs

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count slipped by one to 111 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, Fortress Environmental Services announced that its $9.3 million disposal facility is now open for business and can accept 25,000 barrels of produced saltwater.

Read more: New Eagle Ford Disposal Well

The U.S. rig count decreased by two, ending with 874 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 209 rigs were targeting natural gas (seven less than the previous week) and 664 were targeting oil in the U.S. (five more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   375 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 fell to 23 this week and natural gas prices traded at $2.71/mmbtu, an $.12 decrease from the previous week.

The oil rig count remained at 88 as WTI oil prices dropped again to $46.91, a decrease of $1.22. A total of 102 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells, and nine are vertical rigs. Karnes continues to lead development this week running 20 rigs, with DeWitt (18) and Webb (14) 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
KARNES 20 20 COLORADO 0 1
DE WITT 14 18 DUVAL 2 1
WEBB 15 14 GOLIAD 0 1
LA SALLE 15 12 GRIMES 1 1
DIMMIT 11 11 LAVACA 1 1
MCMULLEN 9 7 MADISON 1 1
GONZALES 6 5 MAVERICK 0 1
LEE 2 3 AUSTIN 0 0
ATASCOSA 3 2 FAYETTE 1 0
BEE 1 2 LEON 0 0
BRAZOS 2 2 MILAM 0 0
BURLESON 1 2 ROBERTSON 1 0
FRIO 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 WILSON 0 0
ZAVALA 2 2 BASTROP 0 0

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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.

 

Read more at bakerhughes.com

Eagle Ford Rigs at 112

Will Iranian Oil Hurt the Eagle Ford?
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Rigs

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count fell slightly this week to 112 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, the historic agreement between the U.S. and Iran has analysts and energy executives worried about the impact on the global oil markets and the Eagle Ford Shale specifically.

Read more: Will Iranian Oil Be Bad for Eagle Ford?

The U.S. rig count increased by 19, ending with 876 rigs running by midday Friday.  A total of 216 rigs were targeting natural gas (two less than the previous week) and 659 were targeting oil in the U.S. (21 more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)   374 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 fell slipped to 24 this week and natural gas prices traded at $2.78/mmbtu, an $.10 decrease from the previous week.

The oil rig count rose to 88 as WTI oil prices dropped again to $48.13, a decrease of $2.72. A total of 103 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells, and nine are vertical rigs. Karnes continues to lead development this week running 20 rigs, with LaSalle (15) and Webb (15) 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
KARNES 19 20 BURLESON 1 1
LA SALLE 14 15 FAYETTE 1 1
WEBB 15 15 GRIMES 1 1
DE WITT 15 14 LAVACA 1 1
DIMMIT 11 11 MADISON 2 1
MCMULLEN 6 9 ROBERTSON 1 1
GONZALES 6 6 AUSTIN 0 0
ATASCOSA 4 3 COLORADO 0 0
BRAZOS 3 2 GOLIAD 0 0
DUVAL 2 2 LEON 0 0
FRIO 2 2 MAVERICK 0 0
LEE 1 2 MILAM 0 0
LIVE OAK 2 2 WASHINGTON 0 0
ZAVALA 2 2 WILSON 0 0
BEE 2 1 BASTROP 0 0

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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.
Read more at bakerhughes.com

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