Eagle Ford Formation

Definition - What does Eagle Ford Formation mean?

Eagle Ford Formation, also known as Eagle Ford Shale, is a sedimentary rock formation underlying beneath South Texas. It runs from the north of Houston in a narrow band extending southwest for several 100 miles to US-Mexico border north of Laredo. This formation contains shale gas which lies directly beneath the Austin Chalk and its average thickness is approximately 475 feet.

Petropedia explains Eagle Ford Formation

According to the Texas oil and gas development records, Eagle Ford Formation is the largest economic formation of Natural Gas in the world. The formation produces natural gas; crude oil and natural gas condensates obtained from Shale. The formation has attracted lot of capital investment from E&P organizations such as Apache Corporation, EOG Resources, Petrohawk, ConocoPhillips, Pioneer Natural Resources and many more.

Counties which fall under this formation include: Gonzales, Lavaca, Dewitt, Wilson, Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, La Salle, Zavala, Dimmit, Webb and Maverick.

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