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Eagle Ford Shale - Oil & Gas Discussion


Eagle Ford Shale - Oil & Gas Discussion

Oil & gas discussion group for those interested in Eagle Ford Shale. Share your experience regarding lease bonus, royalty rates, drilling activity, and oil & gas news.

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NE Gonzales County

Started by Gonzo1 Apr 7. 0 Replies

Hello All.We have +/- 400 acres about 6 miles south of Waelder, in NE Gonzales County that will be available for lease soon.  Please advise if there is any interest in this area.Thanks.Continue


Started by Larry Koch. Last reply by Larry Koch Apr 5. 6 Replies


425+ acres available for O&G Lease between Nordheim and Runge - DeWitt / Karnes County border

Started by Pam Roth. Last reply by James H. Zeiders Apr 5. 7 Replies

I have 425+ acres available for O&G lease between Nordheim and Runge (about 1/2 mile from Hwy 72) in the condesate area of the Eagle Ford shale. My lease expired last fall when we could not get…Continue

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Eagle Ford lease expiring in April - family ranch seeking contacts to release

Started by Clayton Barnett. Last reply by James H. Zeiders Apr 5. 3 Replies

My family ranch, ALC Ranch Ltd, is located approximately 9 miles East of Big Wells and 14 miles West of Dilley on Hwy 85.  We own 50% minerals on 1,337 acres with executive rights.After being put on…Continue

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Comment by Albert Muller, III on January 17, 2012 at 3:45pm

I own water in Webb County and am looking for an operator in need of water in that area.  Any Suggestions?

Comment by Albert Muller, III on January 17, 2012 at 3:44pm

I have minerals for lease in Webb County adjacent to the Rio Grande River.  Any suggestions appreciated.

Comment by Jeanie Garrett on January 5, 2012 at 6:46pm
Note to absentee landowners - - Be aware - - investment companies are filing suit to take property under Texas Adverse Posession Act.
Comment by Jeanne Welton on January 5, 2012 at 5:49pm

Is there any drilling going on around Runge, Texas? My family has 300+ acres there.

Comment by Kevin B. Koonce on December 30, 2011 at 7:58pm
Comment by Becky Gary on November 12, 2011 at 9:41pm

We have 46.5 acres in Muldoon and have been contacted for a lease by two different companies.....one already filed bankruptcy and I Googled the other and can't find anything about it.  How much is land currently leasing in that area and what is fair royalties?  Has drilling started in that area yet?

Comment by carol Jean Barre on November 12, 2011 at 11:15am

DOES anyone have the stats on the new wells in the FLATONIA area ?..I heard the Crabb well was very good and that another one north of FLATONIA was also..I have also been contacted for a lease west of FLATONIA ..any info on current prices for leasing ..the previous leases were around 1200 for five years with twenty three percent...any changes ?? thank you for any updates ...

Comment by Andy Lark on September 12, 2011 at 10:38am

Helge Lund, CEO of Statoil, recently visited some Eagle Ford properties in which Statoil (from Norway) is doing a joint venture with Talisman (from Canada).  I'm wondering if he was in McMullen and Live Oak Counties....


Statoil’s Helge Lund Tours the Eagle Ford

Statoil and Helge Lund are now big players in the oil & gas shale game….in the U.S. of all places. That’s primarily the result of two large joint ventures with Chesapeake in the Marcellus and Talisman in the Eagle Ford.

Mr. Lund (CEO) was in the states last week and took in parts of South Texas and the company’s JV operations with Talisman. The Norwegians are having to come to terms with issues like rattle snakes, the Texas drought, and high density onshore horizontal drilling. Shale drilling is much different than the major offshore fields the company is familiar with.

Statoil does not operate, but don’t expect it to stay that way forever. As a major player in other parts of the world, they’ll eventually want to put their feet on the ground and get the same first hand knowledge that is gained by owning the operations. 

Helge Lund, CEO of Norway’s Statoil, likes to say his company is more than just a financial investor in shale gas fields in the U.S., and he made that abundantly clear one morning last week.

Up before dawn, the tall, soft-spoken Norwegian ate breakfast tacos and endured a long drive on bumpy dirt roads before arriving at a remote well site, about 100 miles south of San Antonio, where mesquite and prickly pear blanket the dusty landscape and deer, jackrabbits and rattlesnakes are the primary residents.

His mission was to get an up-close look at an operation in the Eagle Ford shale formation, where the company launched a joint venture last year, and he spent several hours in the sweltering South Texas sun doing just that.

“The key point for us is we do not look at this as a short-term investment,” said Lund, 48, wearing thick red coveralls, steel-toe boots and a hard hat. Rather, he said, it is an important part of the company’s future.

Last fall, Statoil announced it would pay $1.3 billion for properties in the Eagle Ford shale formation and team up with Canada’s Talisman Energy to develop them. Two years earlier, the Norwegian oil giant paid roughly the same amount for a stake in Marcellus shale properties in the Northeast U.S. operated by Chesapeake Energy.

Statoil is among a number of foreign oil companies including France’s Total, China’s Cnooc and Australia’s BHP Billiton that are paying huge sums to enter U.S. shale rock formations, where recent breakthroughs in drilling and extraction technology – pioneered by small U.S. producers – have put massive quantities of natural gas within reach.

Comment by Martin O'Connor on August 22, 2011 at 5:16pm
Any idea why the Baker Hughes weekly rig count no longer identifies the operator or the lease as they have in the past?
Comment by Reagan "R.T." Dukes on August 19, 2011 at 10:03am

Here's a little more commentary on the debate of whether or not the Utica will draw rigs out of the Eagle Ford. We don't think that will happen.


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