ConocoPhillips Ramping Up for the Future (2011) – Eagle Ford Flashback

ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford Acreage Map

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ConocoPhillips began ramping up in South Texas not long after acquiring Burlington Resources. The following was taken from an Eagle Ford fact sheet over two years ago:

The conception of Eagle Ford started as a play off of a deal between Burlington Resources and Texas Crude. When ConocoPhillips acquired Burlington, the company began seeing well results in the area that enticed it to acquire more acreage, hence the birth of the ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford asset.

“ConocoPhillips was fortunate to acquire a strong position with low acreage costs in the Eagle Ford, one of the best shale plays in the county, before industry attention in that area became so intense,” said Don Hrap, president, ConocoPhillips Americas. “When early results pointed toward a good opportunity to capture resource, the decision to ramp up was obvious.”

With encouragement from top management in November 2009, Eagle Ford development was a go, and there was no looking back.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.


  1. Jimmy McDowell says:

    The drigs lease is just south of Eagle ford and next to to McDowell lease. This is proven to 3000 ft. Could this be checked. Please write back and let me know.

  2. Brandon Briones says:

    I have submitted resumes to Marathon oil and Conoco Phillipps for a job in gauging? What do I have to do to get hired on? I currently have been working in the saltwater disposals. I have the experience. Can someone please help me?

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