Goliad County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play
Goliad County (859 sq miles) forms part of the prolific Eagle Ford Shale play of South Texas. The county covers an area of the Eagle Ford Shale gas play that currently produces mostly dry gas. The county is not new to the oil & gas industry, but only produces minor amounts relative to the large volumes emanating from Eagle Ford wells. Current production is from many of the Gulf Coast's conventional sands in the Vicksburg, Wilcox, and Yegua.
Generally, Eagle Ford drilling activity targets the wet gas window further north where well economics are supported by the production of more valuable condensate. Eagle Ford drilling where the geology favors the dry gas window will likely increase if natural gas prices warrant.
County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Goliad County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Goliad County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of Goliad. Other towns in Goliad County include Berclair, Fannin, and Weesatche.
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Major Operators in Goliad County
Charro Operating, Chesapeake, Legend Natural Gas, T-C Oil, and ExxonMobil (XTO Energy) are the largest producing companies active in Goliad County.
Goliad County - Eagle Ford Shale Upcoming Projects
This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.
- DCP Midstream - Goliad Plant Natural Gas Processing (2014, 200 MMcf/d)
E&P Companies with Operations in Goliad County
- Charro Operating
- Chesapeake Operating
- Cody Energy
- Legend Natural Gas
- Lightning Oil Co.
- Milagro Exploration
- Swift Energy Operating
- T-C Oil Co.
- Tecpetrol Operating
- Union Gas Operating
- Ventex Operating
- XTO Energy
Goliad County Pipeline Companies
- Houston Pipe Line Co. (Energy Transfer)
- Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline
- Seadrift Pipeline Corp.
- Southcross Gulf Coast Trans.
- Texas Eastern Transmission (Spectra)
- Transcontinental Gas Pipeline (Williams)