Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count Continues to Climb

Sitton Blasts EPA for Unnecessary Regulations
Eagle Ford Rigs

Eagle Ford Operators Put Rigs Back Online

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count continues to climb this week, with our data showing 58 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday.

In recent Eagle Ford news, Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton issued a statement criticizing the recent court decision concerning oil and gas waste disposal.

Read more: Sitton Blasts EPA for Unnecessary Regulations

A total of 664 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week, a gain of seven over last week. 135 rigs targeted natural gas (three more than the previous week) and 529 were targeting oil in the U.S. (four more than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.) 327 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

Nine rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $3.29/mmbtu.

49 Eagle Ford rigs were targeting oil with WTI oil prices gaining slightly to $53.99. 

A total of 51 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, zero are drilling directional wells and seven are vertical.

Karnes County leads this week with 13 rigs in production. 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 12 13 ROBERTSON 3 1
LA SALLE 8 8 AUSTIN 0 0
ATASCOSA 5 7 BEE 0 0
WEBB 7 6 FAYETTE 0 0
DE WITT 4 4 GRIMES 0 0
DIMMIT 4 4 LEE 0 0
BURLESON 1 3 LEON 1 0
GONZALES 3 3 LIVE OAK 0 0
BRAZOS 2 MADISON 0 0
LAVACA 2 2 MAVERICK 0 0
COLORADO 1 1 MILAM 0 0
DUVAL 1 WASHINGTON 0 0
FRIO 1 1 WILSON 0 0
GOLIAD 1 1 ZAVALA 1 0
MCMULLEN 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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