Eagle Ford Shale Well Map – TX RRC – May 2013

Just Under 5,000 Producing Wells & 5,000+ Eagle Ford Permits To Date
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map – May 2013 | Click to Enlarge

An updated Eagle Ford well map was published by the RRC in mid-May.

Over a 98 day period between February and May, an average of almost 8 oil wells and almost 5 gas wells came online per day. It is obvious higher gas prices have been welcomed during the first half of the year.

The number of gas wells online has grown by almost 50% in just over three months.

Between February and May:

  • 768 oil wells came online – 3,462 producing
  • 448 gas wells came online – 1,443 producing
  • 5,497 permits had been approved and were pending development
  • More than 10,402 well permits have been drilled or are pending. Permits expire after two years, so many more have have been permitted over the past five years.

Data from the RRC is always a little delayed, so the numbers reflected are not be 100% accurate. The RRC is at the mercy of companies reporting data in a timely fashion. I suspect we have well over 5,000 producing Eagle Ford wells today.

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at EagleFordShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor of EagleFordShale.com. In prior roles, he advised major oil companies on strategy, the macro business environment, and opportunity screening. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790


  1. Jesse Woods says:

    I’m wondering why our country doesn’t get busy and build some refineries of our own instead of shipping all of our crude to other countrys to be refined. I know at one time they said there wasn’t enough time. Well. If we had started doing it then, we would have had several done by now.

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