Development and Acquisition of Natural Gas and Oil Reserves

Drillers drawn to rocks around Eagle Ford, too

November 4, 2012
San Antonio Express-News

A few years ago, Glenn Hart of Houston-based Laredo Energy said he was “kind of enamored” of the Eagle Ford Shale.

The company in 2009 had started drilling exploratory wells on 130,000 acres north of Laredo, and Hart's attitude about the other geologic bands of rock that lie atop the Eagle Ford was this: They were standing between him and the Eagle Ford and needed to be drilled through quickly to get to the real payday.

Then a geologist came into Hart's office with data that indicated that some of those other formations had as much potential as the Eagle Ford.

Hart was skeptical. “I basically said, ‘Get out of my office.'”

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