Eagle Ford Shale Well Map - TX RRC - August 2013

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

An updated Eagle Ford well map from the Texas Railroad Commission shows the number of natural gas wells producing in the play has doubled since January.

Over a 210 day period between January 7, 2013 and August 5, 2013, a little more than 7 oil wells and 4 gas wells have come online per day. A total of 1,537 oil wells and 954 natural gas wells have been brought to production.

Oil production from the play is up more than 60% year over year to more than 650,000 b/d. Don't be surprised to see the Eagle Ford surpass the 1 million b/d mark sometime in 2014. Notable items include:

  • 5,367 permits approved
  • 4,045 oil wells online and producing
  • 1,883 gas wells online and producing
  • More than 11,000 permits have been issued in the play to date

Data from the RRC is always a little delayed, so the numbers reflected are not be 100% accurate. The RRC is at the mercy of companies reporting data in a timely fashion. I suspect we have well over 6,000 producing Eagle Ford wells today.