Atascosa County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play
Atascosa County (1,236 sq miles) is located in South Texas and sits atop the Eagle Ford Shale play. Atascosa county is almost entirely in the liquids-rich or oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale. Primarily, drilling in Atascosa County targets the Eagle Ford Shale in the southern and eastern portions of the county where operators refer to both the crude oil and volatile oil windows.
The largest towns in the county are Charlotte, Pleasonton, Jourdanton, and Poteet. The town of Jourdanton serves as the county seat. County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Atascosa County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Atascosa County Clerk (property records) office.
Atascosa County - Eagle Ford Shale Statistics
This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.
- Quarterly Taxable Spending: $116,839,366 (2nd quarter 2012, an increase of 125% since 2009)
- Oil & Gas Employment: 1,660 jobs (2011)
- 10-Year Oil & Gas Employment Outlook: 4,444 jobs (2021)
- Housing Projects Completed: Eagle Ford Lodge and a Hampton Inn (2012)
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Major Operators in Atascosa
Marathon Oil is the most active operator in Atascosa County. The company gained acreage in the county through a $3.5 billion acquisition of Hilcorp Resources Eagle Ford assets in June 2011.
EOG Resources is also active in the county. The company's lease holdings include the Peeler Ranch. A horizontal well in the Jendrusch Gerold Unit produced at initial rates of 830 bopd and 411 mcfd.
E&P Companies with Operations in Atascosa
- Abraxas Petroleum
- Cabot Oil & Gas
- Carrizo Oil & Gas
- Chaparral Energy
- Chesapeake Energy
- Cinco Natural Resources
- Comstock Oil & Gas
- Dewbre Petroleum
- El Paso (EP Energy)
- EF Energy
- EOG Resources
- ExxonMobil (XTO Energy)
- Harrison Interests
- Marathon Oil
- Matador Production
- Murphy Oil
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- Sharon Resources (Magnum Hunter Resources)
- Wapiti Operating
Atascosa County Pipeline Companies
- Kinder Morgan (Copano Energy)
- Enterprise Products
- Koch Midstream (Koch Industries)