The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released new maps that include updated information for Eagle Ford derived from producing wells from January 2000- June 2014 based on The maps are categorized in the following geological parameters.
This map shows the detailed production in relation to the natural gas to oil ratio (GOR) of the play.
This map shows the four boundaries of the Eagle Ford Play
- North – This boundary is determined by the temperatures at which oil is generated from rock and stops at 3650 feet in Frio County and counties east, and in Maverick and Zavala counties from 650 to 2900 feet.
- South – This boundary follows the Sligo Reef Margin.
- Northeast – This boundary where the lower Eagle Ford thins and grades into more silica-rich units of the Pepper Shale of the East Texas Basin
- West – This boundary is marked by the border with Mexico
This structure map characterizes the depth of the play and represents the minimum drilling depth to reach the top of the Eagle Ford formation.
This map provide a rough estimate of the thickness of the play, which is used to estimate resource volumes, such as oil- or gas-in-place estimates, in combination with other information such as porosity, pressure, and geologic history.
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