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 1,400 producing wells. At year-end 2016, Marathon Oil held approximately 145,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford. The Company’s acreage is located primarily within Atascosa, DeWitt, Frio, Gonzales and Karnes counties, with operated producing wells in the Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk and Pearsall formations. 

Latest Activity3Q 2017

Our production in the Eagle Ford averaged 101,000 net boed in 3Q 2017, up from 100,000 net boed in the prior quarter, despite the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As planned, the Company brought 36 gross Company-operated wells to sales in 3Q, compared to 41 wells to sales in 2Q. The testing of enhanced completion designs in Atascosa County continued to deliver encouraging results. 

Regional Office: San Antonio, TX

Field Offices: Kenedy, Gonzales and Pleasanton, TX

300 Employees based in Eagle Ford at Yearend 2016


Net surface acres in the eagle ford

1,377 Company-operated producing wells (gross) at yearend 2016

227 Outside-operated producing wells (gross) at yearend 2016

101,000 Net BOED average production in 3Q 2017


expected gross operated wells to sales in second half 2017

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Eagle Ford
Digital Oil Field

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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DUG Eagle Ford

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