Eagle Ford Rig Count Increases with All Horizontal Drilling

Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count gained one this week, increasing the total to 87 rigs running across our coverage area by midday Friday. 

In recent Eagle Ford news, Preferred Proppants announced last week it has begun commercial operations at its Atascosa sand mine and facility. The opening of the Eagle Ford Shale facility is part of the company's strategy to move production closer to the demand.

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A total of 984 oil and gas rigs were running across the United States this week. 188 rigs were targeting natural gas (+7) and 796 were targeting oil (-4) in the U.S. The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.)  490 of the rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

Baker Hughes reports its own Eagle Ford Rig Count that covers the 14 core counties. The rig count published on  EagleFordShale.com includes a 30 county area impacted by Eagle Ford development. A full list of the counties included can be found in the table below.

Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Rigs

10 rigs in the Eagle Ford region targeted natural gas this week with the commodity trading at $2.73/mmbtu.

77 Eagle Ford rigs were targeting oil with WTI oil prices at $62.04.

A total of 87 rigs are drilling horizontal wells with 0 wells drilling directional or vertical.

Karnes County leads activity in the region with 15 rigs in production. See the full list below in the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County below.

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling by County

Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count by County-March 9, 2018

Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count by County-March 9, 2018


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What is the Rig Count?

The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is an index of the total number of oil & gas drilling rigs running across a 30 county area in South Texas. The South Texas rigs referred to in this article are for ALL drilling reported by Baker Hughes and not solely wells targeting the Eagle Ford formation. All land rigs and onshore rig data shown here are based upon industry estimates provided by the Baker Hughes Rig Count.