About the Eagle Ford Shale
The Eagle Ford Shale is a highly sought after and exciting oil and gas field in South Texas. Covering Gonzales, Dewitt, Wilson, Karnes, Live Oak, Atascosa, Live Oak, McMullen, Frio, La Salle, Zavala and Dimmit counties, the Eagle Ford has some of the best producing oil and gas wells in the country. It is one of the only domestic plays that can rival offshore production. In 2010, the oil, wet gas, and dry gas windows became well defined in the Eagle Ford, and the permitting and drilliing practices drastically shifted to the northern half of the play. During 2011, operators gleaned more information about the thickness and permeability of the various zones as well as local faulting. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, the core of the Eagle Ford continued to become better defined.