Have You Seen the Eagle Ford From Space?

Eagle Ford Rig Lights Are Captured By NASA Satellite Photos

The Eagle Ford development is big enough to see from space. New photos from NASA show just how big the Eagle Ford really is. The play rivals many metropolitan areas in visibility from space.

Eagle Ford Shale From Space - NASA

Eagle Ford Shale From Space – NASA | Click to Enlarge

You know its a big development when people start talking about what it looks like from space!!

The photos were taken by the Suomi NPP Satellite in April of 2012. You can watch a video showing city lights around the world at nasa.gov

At the time the photos were taken, there were almost 280 rigs active in the area and approximately 250 rigs were targeting the Eagle Ford formation.

Thank you to Terry Nance who noticed the visibility of the play in new photos released from NASA.

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

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  1. Steve T. Finch says:

    Where are the Fracking drillers ?
    Atascosa County, Black Hill area along the Wilson county line.

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