Austin Exploration Burleson County Cotton Valley – Eagle Ford Well

Austin Exploration drilled a well through both the Cotton Valley Taylor Sands and the Eagle Ford Shale in Burleson County, TX. The company was encouraged by gas shows in the Cotton Valley and oil & gas shows in the Eagle Ford. The company plans to complete the well as soon as possible and might commingle production from both zones.

Very few Eagle Ford wells are producing in Burleson County, so this could be the first of many. Austin Exploration has 5,000 acres in the area and will continue drilling if production rates prove commercial.

The county is better known for production from the Austin Chalk. With successful Eagle Ford wells in Louisiana and possibly one in Burleson County, it sure seems as if the Eagle Ford is only going to get bigger.

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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…]