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Stacked Pay Zones in the Eagle Ford Oil Play
September 25, 2013 |

Texas drillers are having great success tapping the rock units above and below the Eagle Ford Shale.

Horizontal drilling through the Buda Lime and Austin Chalk with hydraulic fracturing has brought in wells yielding over 1000 barrels of oil per day.

The stacked production zones in a single location provide enormous economic savings. Oil can be produced from multiple rock units using the same drill pad, access roads and oil collection systems.

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Small Earthquakes in the Eagle Ford Play
August 29, 2013 | Jackson School of Geosciences
"Most of the small earthquakes in the Eagle Ford region of South Texas are probably the result of extraction of large volumes of oil and associated water. [...] The Eagle Ford area contrasts sharply with the Barnett Shale region of North Texas, where [...] most small earthquakes were probably triggered by the injection of large volumes of waste water from hydraulic fracturing." Quoted from the Jackson School of Geosciences press release. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

2 Million Barrels per day from Two Fields
September 22, 2013 | RigZone
Oil production from the Permian Basin has been rising rapidly, surpassing the trend line of the Eagle Ford Shale. Together these two rock units will be producing 2 million barrels of oil per day. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

The Eagle Ford Shale in Mexico
November 5, 2013 | Fuel Fix
The trend of the Texas Eagle Ford Shale continues across the border into Mexico. Some experts believe that Petroleos Mexicanos, the national oil company, will not be able to develop the Eagle Ford in the near future because they lack experience and equipment. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

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