Eagle Ford-focused Aurora Oil & Gas, which will soon be absorbed by Baytex Energy, had first quarter estimated gross production of 28,600 (21,100 net) boe/d. That’s a 54% increase over the first quarter of 2013, and a 16% increase over Aurora’s fourth quarter production in the play.
In February of 2014, Baytex Energy agreed to purchase Aurora for $2.6 billion. When the deal closes, it will include 22,000 net contiguous acres in the Sugarkane Field. The acreage is located in what is commonly referred to as the “sweet spot” or oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale.