DeWitt County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Natural gas has been  targeted in DeWitt County for the past couple years, but operators are switching their development to the oil & gas in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) reported the completion of its first well into the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas.  The company has 8,333 net acres in the play and plans to drill four wells here in 2011.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation said that the T Bird 1H Eagle Ford Shale well produced an average of 5.8 million cubic feet of natural gas and 342 barrels of condensate per day during the first nineteen days under a restricted choke.  This Eagle Ford Shale well was drilled in DeWitt County, Texas.

DeWitt County forms part of the most prolific area of the Eagle Ford where wells produce greater amounts of condensate and wet gas. Generally, activity in the county is focused on the condensate window and wet gas windows of the Eagle Ford.  The dry gas window of the Eagle Ford also passes through the county along the Southeastern border and into Victoria and Goliad counties.

Drilling in DeWitt County to date is focused in portions of the county that are prospective for wet gas and condensate.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Dewitt County Appraisal District (tax collector) and the Dewitt County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is Cuero, approximately 80 miles southeast of San Antonio, TX. The town of Cuero bills itself as the “Turkey Capital of the World”.  Other communities in DeWitt include Hochheim, Meyersville, Nordheim, Peal City, Westhoff, Yoakum, and Yorktown

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