How Thick Is the Eagle Ford?

Interestingly, the Biggest Wells Are Not Found in the Thickest Portion of the Play

The Eagle Ford Shale’s thickness varies several hundred feet across the region and there’s not a significant correlation to thickness and well productivity.

The play’s thickness ranges from less than 100 ft to 400 feet near the Mexico border. The average thickness is 250 ft across the most commonly targeted portions of the play.

Eagle Ford Thickness Map

Eagle Ford Thickness Map from Chesapeake | Click to Enlarge

Read more at our Eagle Ford Geology page.

Eagle Ford Well Map – TX RRC – February 2013

Over 8,000 Permits Have Been Issued Since 2008
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map February 2013

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map February 2013 | Click to Enlarge

An updated Eagle Ford well map was published by the RRC at the beginning of theĀ  month. [Read more…]

TX RRC Eagle Ford Well Map – Dec 2012

211 Eagle Ford Wells Were Brought to Production in Less Than a Month
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map Dec 2012 | Click to Enlarge

The Texas Railroad Commission’s Eagle Ford Shale well map was updated with the most recent data through December 11, 2012. [Read more…]

Texas Railroad Commission Eagle Ford Well Map – November 2012

More than 5 wells per day were brought online since July
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map – Nov 2012 | Click to Enlarge

The Texas Railroad Commission’s Eagle Ford Shale well map was updated with the most recent reported data through November 12, 2012.

Since July 3, the commission has issued 661 permits. That’s a little more than 5 permits per day over a period of ~130 days.

A total of 3,107 wells had been reported producing as of November 12. That’s 574 more oil wells and 133 more gas wells than we had as of June. Interestingly, that’s a pace of more than 5 wells coming online per day.

Data from the RRC is always a little delayed, so I suspect we’re closer 4,000 than 3,000 wells producing at year-end 2012.

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