New Eagle Ford Workforce Housing Coming – Press Release

Sendero Ranch Opens in February of 2013 - Dilley, TX
Sendero Ranch Dilley

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New Workforce Housing is coming to the Eagle Ford. San Antonio based developer Koontz McCombs is in the final stages of construction of its second Eagle Ford Shale Workforce Housing development. The Sendero Ranch developments are located in Pearsall and Dilley and consist of custom built one and two-bedroom cottages, which are being leased to companies and individuals working in the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Well Fracked with Propane

This Is the Second LPG Frack In the Eagle Ford
Frio County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Frio County, TX

A recently drilled Eagle Ford well was completed with a propane frack. eCorp Stimulation Technologies successfully stimulated an Eagle Ford well at 5,950 ft in Frio County, TX. The completion is part of the company’s efforts to minimize water usage in well completions. The test was done in December 2012 just south of Pearsall, TX. Pure liquid propane was used, with no chemicals or additives [Read more…]

Chesapeake’s South Texas Campus Continues to Expand – Pearsall

A 300-unit housing development and almost 200,000 sq ft of office space in Pearsall, TX

Chesapeake’s South Texas Campus in Pearsall is expanding further as the company completes a 300-unit housing development sometime in October. Eagle Ford housing demand far outstrips supply in this area of the play and many of the company men drive from San Antonio to work each day. The housing facility sits on a 285-acre campus where the company has almost 200,000 square feet of office space in use or under construction. [Read more…]

Karnes County Earthquake Sets Record in Eagle Ford Area

A 4.8 magnitude Karnes County earthquake rattled doors Thursday morning. (Atascosa County is now reported as the epicenter)¬†You can view USGS data Here. It isn’t the first earthquake in the area, but was larger than previous quakes. It was just 2008, which is before Eagle Ford Shale development began, when a 3.7 magnitude quake struck the area and 1993 when the largest I can remember hit the area (4.3 mag).¬†Yesterday’s disturbance is likely the largest on record for the area, but one of a dozen or so since 1990. Tremors were felt as far as San Antonio.

Oil & gas drilling activity has not been linked to this event. If drilling directly led to earthquakes, West Texas would have fallen off the map a long time ago. It just so happens that oil & gas are present in areas of high tectonic activity. The Los Angeles basin is one of the most active areas in the world and also boast the most hydrocarbons per cubic ft of rock in the world.

There have been concerns that deep disposal wells where fluids are being injected into the ground could be tied to small earthquakes. It won’t be clear for a long time if that might be the case here. Test are ongoing in more established shale plays in North Texas’ Barnett Shale and in Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale. [Read more…]