The Eagle Ford Shale rig count increased by one this week ending with 88 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.
In recent Eagle Ford news, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the latest drilling productivity report showing production across the shale basins continues to decline with the Eagle Ford taking a big hit.
Read more: EIA: Eagle Ford Production Plummeting
A total of 757 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week. 193 were targeting natural gas (the same as the previous week) and 564 were targeting oil in the U.S. (10 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 342 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
Natural gas rigs in the Eagle Ford are at 13 this week as natural gas prices fell slightly, trading at $2.17/mmbtu, a $.19 decrease from the previous week.
The Eagle Ford oil rig count is to 75 with WTI oil prices ending the week at $42.11, an increase of $1.37. A total of 81 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, two are drilling directional wells, and five are vertical rigs. Karnes County leads the region in development with 20 rigs this week. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.
Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County
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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