ConocoPhillips Is Increasing Eagle Ford Spending in 2014

Two-thirds of Development Capital Will Be Allocated in the Lower 48
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ConocoPhillips will spend $16.7 billion in 2014 (6% more than 2013) and 55% of the total ($9.18 billion) is allocated in North America.

Within North America, Conoco expects continued growth from the Eagle Ford, Bakken, and Permian plays. [Read more…]

Talisman Energy Sets 2012 Eagle Ford Shale Budget – $500 Million

Talisman Energy expects to spend more than US$4 billion in 2012 and spending in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford Shale play will increase from $350 million in 2011 to $500 million. The company operates 10 Eagle Ford drilling rigs currently and plans to ramp up to 14 by the end of 2012.

The increase in spending in South Texas comes on the back of a decrease in spending across North America. Talisman will spend $1.8 billion in North America in 2012 versus $2.2 billion in 2011. The cut is largely the result of less activity in dry gas plays that are challenged in the current $3/mmbtu natural gas environment. The company expressed a belief that natural gas prices will remain at depressed prices for some time. [Read more…]