EOG Resources, the largest operator in the Eagle Ford, announced its fourth quarterly earnings and revised capex for 2015. The spending plan includes a capital budget that focuses on the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Delaware Basin.
Despite falling crude prices throughout the fall months, EOG managed to finish with strong Q4 numbers. The company reported a quarterly net income at $445 million with an overall 2014 income of $2,915 million, compared to $2,197 million for 2013.
Production in the Eagle Ford was strong across several counties:
- Karnes County: four wells that produced over 19,000 Bopd, 1,700 Bpd of NGLs and 10 MMcfd of natural gas, collectively
- La Salle County: two wells with production rates of 2,460 and 2,850 Bopd, plus 165 and 190 Bpd of NGLs and 975 thousand cubic feet per day (Mcfd) and 1.1 MMcfd of natural gas
- McMullen County: One new well brought online at an initial production rate of 2,535 Bopd, with 180 Bpd of NGLs and 1.1 MMcfd of natural gas
For 2015, EOG plans capital expenditures to range from $4.9 to $5.1 billion including projects for production facilities and midstream expenditures. This represents a 40 percent reduction compared to 2014 spending as the company takes a cautious approach due to continued low crude prices.