Eagle Ford Shale Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator:
  • Country: USA
  • Location: Texas
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
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  • Stretching from the Mexico border along the Gulf Coast to near Louisiana, the Eagle Ford Shale covers more than 10 million acres in Texas
  • The Eagle Ford oil and gas shale play currently produces high-quality light crude oil. There are three zones, an oil zone, a condensate zone, and a dry gas zone


  • 2008 - Petrohawk drilled the first of the Eagle Ford wells
  • 2014 - Devon Energy enters the play

Active Companies

  • Marubeni, Hunt, Devon Energy, Marathon


  • The Eagle Ford Shale is a hydrocarbon producing formation of significant importance due to its capability of producing both gas and more oil than other traditional shale plays. It contains a much higher carbonate shale percentage, upwards to 70% in south Texas, and becomes shallower and the shale content increases as it moves to the northwest.
  • The high percentage of carbonate makes it more brittle and “fracable”. The shale play trends across Texas from the Mexican border up into East Texas, roughly 50 miles wide and 400 miles long with an average thickness of 250 feet.
  • It is Cretaceous in age resting between the Austin Chalk and the Buda Lime at a depth of approximately 4,000 to 12,000 feet. It is the source rock for the Austin Chalk and the giant East Texas Field.


  1. Eagle Ford Information, Railroad Commission of Texas
  2. Marathon Enters Eagle Ford Shale Play
  3. Participation in the Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Project
  4. Devon Energy Announces Acquisition of Eagle Ford Assets from GeoSouthern Energy

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