Comstock - Ursa Resources Reach Eagle Ford Deal Worth $66.5 Million

Comstock Resources East Texas Eagle Ford Map
Comstock Resources East Texas Eagle Ford Map

Comstock Resources has announced plans to acquire 70% of Ursa Resources' interest in Eagle Ford assets in Burleson and Washington counties for $66.5 million.

The deal includes one well producing 433 boe/d and 32,000 gross (20,000 net) acres. Not many wells have been drilled in the immediate vicinity, but good wells have been drilled to the northeast and northwest.

Comstock will move a rig into the area in 2014 and is planning to drill 10 wells over the next year.

This acquisition will allow us to extend our successful South Texas Eagle Ford shale program into East Texas,” stated M. Jay Allison, CEO. “The East Texas Eagle Ford acquisition combined with the acreage the company is acquiring in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play will complement our successful oil drilling program in South Texas by adding multiple years of additional oil drilling inventory for Comstock.

The deal supplements Comstock's 31,800 gross (26,500 net) acreage position in Atascosa, Frio, La Salle, and McMullen counties. Comstock estimates its Southern Eagle Ford assets have potential for 300 locations, 450,000-550,000 boe EURs, and resource potential of 70 million boe.

Just one week prior, Comstock announced the acquisition of 53,000 net acres targeting the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Louisiana and Mississippi for $54.5 million. The two deals combined significantly expand the company's potential to grow oil production.

Read the full Eagle Ford acquisition press release at