2012 South Texas Playbook
2012 Unconventional Playbook Series
The South Texas Playbook focuses on the Eagle Ford, one of the top resource plays in the onshore U.S. It also discusses several additional reservoirs that are gaining interest in the area, such as the Olmos and Escondido, the Austin Chalk and Buda and the Pearsall shale.
- Geological overview of the Eagle Ford and associated reservoirs
- Profiles of more than 50 of the most active operators, including recent results and upcoming plans
- A wrap-up of midstream projects and planned projects throughout South Texas
- Discussion of the latest technical advances and drilling and completion practices in
Eagle Ford wells
- Economic analysis, rig counts, top companies by acreage position and a production forecast
Table of Contents:
002 | OVERVIEW The South Texas Plays
Operators are pursuing unconventional plays in addition to the Eagle Ford, including the Olmos heavy oil and tight rock plays, the Escondido Shale play, the Austin Chalk and Buda fractured carbonate plays, and the Pearsall Shale play.
014 | RIG ACTIVITY As Eagle Ford
Matures, A Need for Fewer Rigs Efficiency gains transform shale development as the industry enters harvest mode in the Eagle Ford.
020 | KEY PLAYERS South Texas Zones Spice Oilpatch Stew
Just as activity grows in South Texas, the number of companies that enjoy the benefits of operating in the region continues to grow as well.
072 | TECHNOLOGY Operational Efficiencies in the Eagle Ford Basin
Service companies continually meet operator demands with new equipment and technologies that include drilling rigs, drilling systems, bits and motors, stimulation modeling, and completion hardware.
096 | MIDSTREAM Infrastructure Supports South Texas Plays
Successful development in several distinct unconventional resource areas has led to regional midstream infrastructure modifications, facilities integration, and newbuild implementations.
108 | ECONOMICS South Texas Shales Still Sizzling
Several formations allow operators to focus their assets on oil, condensate/NGL, or dry gas windows.
116 | REFERENCES Additional Information on the South Texas Plays
For more details, consult these selected sources.