Giant Fields of the Decade 2000–2010
7: The Eagle Ford Shale Field in the Gulf Coast Basin of South Texas, U.S.A.: A “Perfect” Unconventional Giant Oil Field
Published:January 01, 2017
Richard K. Stoneburner, 2017. "The Eagle Ford Shale Field in the Gulf Coast Basin of South Texas, U.S.A.: A “Perfect” Unconventional Giant Oil Field", Giant Fields of the Decade 2000–2010, R. K. Merrill, C. A. Sternbach
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The Eagle Ford shale Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in the Gulf Coast basin of south Texas was first commercially produced in 2008 and has since achieved production and reserve growth that is virtually unprecedented in the history of onshore North American oil and gas development. Through December 2014, the field had cumulative production of approximately 1.1 billion bbl of oil and condensate and 4.8 trillion cubic ft of natural gas (TCFG). Average daily production during 2014 was approximately 1.3 million bbl of oil and condensate per day and 4.9 billion cubic ft per day of natural gas (BCFGD). The horizontal...