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.
The well encountered gas shows in the Taylor sand formation between 6594 and 6615 feet.
The well has since been drilled to a total depth of 9325 feet and further hydrocarbon shows were encountered in the final stages of drilling, including in the primary Eagle Ford formation target between 8829 and 9102 feet.
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