What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

People ask me what the Eagle Ford Shale is and where is it located. The Eagle Ford Shale is located in South Texas and the formation produces from various depths between 4,000 and 14,000 feet. The Eagle Ford Shale takes its name from the town of Eagle Ford Texas where the shale outcrops at the surface in clay form. (Often, the Eagle Ford is mistakenly spelled as Eagleford.) The Eagle Ford is a booming shale play, results indicate there will be development activity for a long time to come. Visit the Eagle Ford Shale Drilling and Rig Count page to keep up oil & gas activity across South Texas. The Eagle Ford also benefits from high liquids yields across much of the play. Higher oil prices have helped spur development as oil, condensate and NGLs (ethane, propane, and butane) all command better prices than natural gas. From what our clients tell us there is 10-15 years of work drilling in 12,000 foot range and there have already been productive wells at over 20,000 feet

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