Coastal Bend Oil & Gas Permits – Nov 27, 2012

Two wildcat permits stick out in this past week's Coastal Bend O&G Report

Texas Railroad Commission

Just eight permits were filed in the Coastal Bend area last week, but a couple of them were interesting.

  • Apache permitted an 11,200 ft well in Nueces County
  • EOG permitted a 12,750 ft horizontal well in San Patricio County

If you have an interest in the area, watch to see if these two wells get drilled. It will be interesting to see if they’re typical Gulf Coast targets or if they are planning to test one of the shale formations in the area.

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  1. Any activity in bebe area of Gonzales county

  2. Shirley Braune says:

    I have mineral acres just South of 72 in Ray Point near Three Rivers. In 1970-1972, there was a oi/gas/natural gas well that produced a large amount for a year and a half or so and then died out. I have reason to believe that well was in the Eagle Ford Shale but only drained the pocket that at that time, technology would allow.
    I am now in the 2 year extension with Pioneer and wonder why they have not pulled the logs on that well and already drilled there again?
    Any input is appreciated!

    • R.T. Dukes RT Dukes says:

      Have you looked at what the RRC has online for the well that was drilled before? You’ll find useful information regarding what was targeted in the permit application.

  3. R.T what are the shale plays in shale formations in Neuces and San Patricio counties? From the permits issued, it looks like the plays drop off as they head into the Gulf.

    • R.T. Dukes RT Dukes says:

      Mr. Truesdale,

      It’s been a while, so the name has slipped my mind. There is a shale in the county and there have been rumors for a few years that an operator would be drilling a test well. I’ll post back here when I get time to go through my notes.

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