Eagle Ford Consortium 2015

Conference Adds Program to Focus on Mexican Reforms
Eagle Ford Consortium 2015

Eagle Ford Consortium 2015

The fourth annual Eagle Ford Consortium, scheduled for May 27-29 in San Antonio, will address issues that affect Eagle Ford Shale counties.

New on the conference agenda is a pre-conference program on Mexican energy reform. Speakers will look at how border counties will be impacted by the new Mexican energy reform laws and how small and medium businesses can tap into the opportunities and be connected to the reforms.

Related: Eagle Ford Gas Headed to Mexico

Related: More Pipelines Cross Texas-Mexico Border

Keynote speakers for the conference will include Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick and Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantari. Topics include:

  • An Optimistic View of the Economy
  • State of the Workforce in the Eagle Ford Shale
  • Regional Coordination of Emergency Responses Resources
  • Roads & Road Safety
  • Environmental
  • Workforce & Education
  • Applying Current Technology in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Economic Development & Creative Financing
Eagle Ford Consortium Chairman Leodoro Martinez told the San Antonio Business Journal that once shale oil opens up for foreign investment later this year, midstream companies in Texas will have lucrative business opportunities to build up Mexico’s infrastructure. “What it does for our shale area, is that it opens up a lot of activity for our border communities such as Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Laredo,” Martinez said.

The Eagle Ford Consortium addresses issues that are the result of the economic impact of the oil and gas exploration that is taking place within the Eagle Ford Shale. For more information about membership or to register for the conference, go to eaglefordconsortium.org

Port of Corpus Christi Booms on the Back of Eagle Ford Growth

With Eagle Ford Production Growing, Most Oil Tankers Leave the Port Full
Oil Tanker Leaving Port of Corpus Christi

Empty Oil Tanker Leaving Port of Corpus Christi – Click to Enlarge

We spent part of the week at the Fall Eagle Ford Consortium Conference and were able to attend a tour of the Port of Corpus Christi. In the past, oil was arriving on a regular basis, but Eagle Ford exports to other parts of the U.S. are outpacing imports for the first time. The Port is booming.

More than $3.8 billion in projects are under construction and another $10.7 billion are in some phase of permitting at the Port. The largest project being considered is a $10 billion natural gas liquefaction plant that has been proposed by Cheniere Energy. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Consortium Fall Conference Kicks Off in Corpus Christi – Video

Local Leaders Addressing the Challenges and Benefits of Oil & Gas Development

The Eagle Ford Consortium’s fall conference kicked off yesterday with a tour of the Port of Corpus Christi and continues through Wednesday.

The consortium brings businesses and local communities together to ensure both are prepared for future growth.

Conference speakers will address various issues including CNG, education, foreign investment, health care, and current industry developments. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference 2013

Eagle Ford Consortium

Eagle Ford Consortium

The Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference was held in San Antonio on March 7-8 and about 800 people attended. Leaders from around the area join to share how the Eagle Ford has changed their business to date and what they expect in the future. [Read more…]

Highlights From Palo Alto College Oil & Gas Event

The Eagle Ford Is in the Early Stages of Development
Eagle Ford Event Registration Line Photo

Registration line at a recent Eagle Ford Expo | Click to Enlarge

An event called “Empower Your Industry Knowledge” was held January 9th at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. Local constituents and representatives from TCU’s Energy Institute were on hand.

You can stay up to date on regional meetings at our Eagle Ford Events page. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Consortium Highlights

Just a few thoughts from the Eagle Ford Consortium Conference last week:

  • Production is outpacing expectations – Almost double early predictions from UTSA
  • Housing remains a concern, but investors are beginning to consider major multi-family developments
  • Peak drilling in the Eagle Ford is expected at 2,500-3,000 wells per year
  • The success/economics of downspacing will ultimately decide how far we go below the range of 65-130 acre spacing currently
  • More than 70,000 direct Eagle Ford Shale jobs will be created by 2020
  • Permits issued over the past three years in the Eagle Ford have gone 2009 – 94; 2010 > 1,000; 2011 > 3,000
  • In the most active counties, sales tax revenue increases have been as high as 500%
  • Oil prices remain the major risk to development [Read more…]