BHP - Petrohawk's Red Hawk Zavala County Acreage Abandoned

Petrohawk has terminated any further investment in Zavala County's Red Hawk field. We've heard this was a possibility. Eagle Ford Shale Oil wells in the county have not outperformed expectations like many other areas of the play and Petrohawk has now stepped away from the asset. BHP is not expected to continue drilling, but I'm sure the company will consider whether or not the Zavala County Eagle Ford assets fit the company's overall portfolio. Watch for well results from Chesapeake in the eastern part of the county. It will be interesting to see if Chesapeake's acreage provides better returns. Petrohawk and Chesapeake were two of the earliest movers in the county.

Petrohawk announced Results in the Red Hawk prospect in Zavala County, Texas, failed to meet minimum expectations during the quarter. As a result, capital spending at Red Hawk will be terminated and capital budgeted for 2011 will be reallocated to other operating areas.