Eagle Ford Rig Count Increases to 44

UTA Study Finds Fracking Not Inherently Harmful
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Operators Put Rigs Back Online

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count gained four this week, ending with 44 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, a new study focusing on the Eagle Ford Shale Play, finds that air contamination around fracking sites is likely not inherent to the oil and gas extraction process.

Read more:UTA: Air Contamination Not Inherent in Fracking

A total of 495 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, an increase of eight from last week of two.  88 rigs targeted natural gas (seven more than the previous week) and 407 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.) 241 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 below.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

6 rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $2.79/mmbtu.

The Eagle Ford rigs targeting oil rose to 38 with WTI oil prices falling $3.20 to $44.44

A total of 38 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, one is drilling directional wells and five are vertical.

Karnes County continues to lead devleopment this week with eight rigs in operation. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County

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

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Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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