Eagle Ford Production Up Slightly in March

Eagle Ford Produced 1.6 Million bpd in March
Eagle Ford Produced 1.6 Million bpd in March

Oil production in the Eagle Ford increased 28 percent from the same month last year, averaging 1.6 million barrel a day in March.

Relates: Eagle Ford Production Expected to Decline

These findings are from Platt’s Bentek Energy, who also reported that there an increase in production of 17,000 barrels per day for the combined shale formations in North Dakota and Texas in March versus February. This slight increase of 1% may signal a slowdown in the record production that has led to an oil surplus. Platt's daily price assessment shows the value of oil out of the Eagle Ford is up 25% since mid-March due to an average price for the year is $53.30 barrels per day.

Producers the Eagle Ford are still maintaining their production levels by high-grading their acreage and pushing for better efficiencies. The current average economic return for the two basins is 17%. However, the downside risk is that some producers may elect to increase their number of drilled-but-uncompleted wells in the near term—until they figure out their cash flow status—which will further flatten or bring down production levels.
— Sami Yahya, Bentek Energy Analyst