Gulf Coast Western Planning Horizontal Buda Wells in Wilson County

Expect More Drilling Outside of the Eagle Ford as the Play Matures
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Gulf Coast Western announced in the acquisition of 3,500 acres in Wilson County, Texas.

The company will bypass expensive completions in the Eagle Ford with plans to drill 10 horizontal wells targeting the Buda Limestone.

As more wells are drilled in South Texas, operators will find opportunity in other formations. It will be interesting to see how development programs in plays like the Austin Chalk and Buda perform.

Read more Goodrich Petroleum Buda Limestone Well Yields Impressive Results [Read more…]

Sanchez – Hess Reach Eagle Ford Deal For $265 Million

Deal Looks Attractive For Sanchez At ~$6,000 Per Acre
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Sanchez and Hess have reached a $265 million agreement for 43,000 net acres in Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, and Zavala counties in the gas condensate and oil window of the Eagle Ford. Sanchez also mentioned potential in the Austin Chalk, Buda Limestone, and Pearsall Shale. [Read more…]

GeoResources Sells Atascosa Acres – Focusing in Fayette and Gonzales

GeoResource sold 1,800 acres in Atascosa County in late 2011 and plans to focus its efforts in southwest Fayette County and northeast Gonzales County.

The company has drilled seven wells to date and has two rigs that will continue Eagle Ford drilling. A recent well in Gonzales County reached a total measured depth of 14,700 ft in 24 days. The company’s current well costs run $8.5-9 million and batch completions will be used to help drive costs down further.   [Read more…]

Austin Exploration Spuds Eagle Ford Well in Burleson County, TX

Austin Exploration will spud an Eagle Ford Shale well in Burleson County, TX during the week of October 25, 2011. The company has assembled a 5,000 acre position in the county at a cost of $400 per acre.

The company plans three vertical wells and then a thorough evaluation of reservoir properties. Austin Exploration expects to intersect a 300 ft section of the shale in this area. The Eagle Ford is the primary target at 8,700 ft and the Austin Chalk is the secondary target at 8,300 ft. The Taylor Sands, Buda Lime, and Georgetown Lime are also potential hydrocarbon bearing zones. [Read more…]

Loreto Resources – Eagleford Energy Reach Joint Venture Agreement

Loreto Resources and Eagleford Energy have come to an agreement on a potential joint venture. Loreto will have the opportunity to earn a 50% working interest on two leases in Zavala County, TX.

In Petrohawk’s Q2 conference call, the company announced it was suspending drilling operations at Red Hawk in favor of other producing areas. Read more in our post titled: Petrohawk Abandons the Red Hawk Field. Watch to see if Loreto Resources and Eagleford Energy are able to make a commercial play in Zavala County. Secondary formations such as the Austin Chalk and Buda may become the primary drilling targets. [Read more…]

Goodrich Petroleum Buda Lime Well Results Impress

In Goodrich Petroleum’s operations update from the second quarter, the company announced impressive well results from a horizontal Buda Lime well. The well came on at almost 1,400 barrels of oil per day and 1.5 mmcfd. The well averaged 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day over the first 30 days. At $75 oil that $2.25 million in first month. Subtract royalties and operating costs and your looking at a pretty quick payout. Possibly, 3-4 months. That’s a good well!   [Read more…]