optimization and Efficiencies
Eagle Ford, Texas

About the PlayEagle Ford

The Eagle Ford formation stretches across a wide swath of South Texas and represents a more mature stage of development than our other U.S. resource plays. Six years after we entered the region, our focus has transitioned from rapid growth to efficient development and capturing cash flow from existing wells. Our incremental but steady improvement in drilling efficiencies has been achieved through process optimization, the use of high-spec rigs and experienced crews, and numerous small innovations.

Our advanced SCADA and digital operating control center drives increased efficiency through automated production trend monitoring and automated alerts on our 1,500 producing wells. Roughly two-thirds of our acreage is located in Karnes and Atascosa counties. 

We brought fewer wells to sales in 2017, while we increased well productivity through completion optimization and efficiency gains. 

Latest Activity1Q 2018

Our production in the Eagle Ford averaged 104,000 net boed in 1Q 2018, compared to 105,000 net boed in the prior quarter. We brought 34 gross Company-operated wells to sales in 1Q with average 30-day initial production rates of 1,750 boed (64% oil). Enhanced completion designs continued to deliver solid results. The Eagle Ford asset generated significant free cash flow in the quarter through a combination of well performance and oil realizations. 

Regional Office: San Antonio, TX

300 Employees based in Eagle Ford at Yearend 2016

104,000 Net BOED average production in 1Q 2018

145-165

expected gross operated wells to sales in 2018

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TXOGA-STEER ENERGY SUMMIT

The Eagle Ford became a free cash flow generator in 2017 as we kept activity at maintenance levels while protecting economies of scale.

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san antonio river authority

We support the San Antonio River Authority in two significant river health projects: household hazardous waste collection and riverbank cleanup.

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Eagle Ford

Our digital oil field facility and automation tools boost production and reliability, and help lower emissions, spills and safety risk as the asset grows.

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