Frio County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Frio County Eagle Ford Shale Map
Frio County Eagle Ford Shale Map

Frio County (1,134 sq miles) forms a portion of the northern extent of the Eagle Ford Shale oil window. The Eagle Ford Shale in Frio County is thus prospective more so for oil rather than natural gas. The formation is found at depths of less than 4,000 ft in in the north and as deep as 8,000 ft in the south were activity is concentrated.

Eagle Ford Shale drilling is more active in neighboring Atascosa, Dimmit, La Salle, McMullen, and Zavala counties. Other productive formations within the county include the Austin Chalk, Buda, Eagle Ford, and Olmos formations.

County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Frio County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Frio County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is the town of Pearsall. Other towns in Frio County include Bigfoot, Dilley, Frio Town, Hilltop, Moore, North Pearsall, and West Pearsall.

Frio County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

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Major Operators in Frio County

Blackbrush Oil & Gas, Cabot Oil & Gas, and US Enercorp are the most active producers with operations in Frio County, TX.

Frio County - Eagle Ford Shale Statistics

This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

  • Quarterly Taxable Spending: $50,531,695 (2nd quarter 2012, an increase of 200% since 2009)
  • Oil & Gas Employment: 982 jobs (2011)
  • 10-Year Oil & Gas Employment Outlook: 1,804 jobs (2021)

Frio County - Eagle Ford Shale Upcoming Projects

This following information is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

  • NuStar Energy - Highway 85 Storage Terminal (2012, 125 MB/day)
  • 2013 Housing Development Projects: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Southern Inn and Suites, Dilley Motor Inn, Super 8; Chesapeake Energy Corp Office Buildings

E&P Companies with Operations in Frio County

  • Ambassador Petroleum
  • Aterra Exploration
  • AWP Operating
  • Blackbrush Oil & Gas
  • BRC Operating
  • Burnett Oil
  • Cabot Oil & Gas
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas
  • Chesapeake Operating
  • Cheyenne Petroleum
  • Edwin S. Nichols Exploration
  • EF Energy
  • El Paso
  • Energy Corp.
  • First Rock, Inc.
  • Goodrich Petroleum
  • Hess Corporation
  • Holley Oil
  • Kaler Energy
  • Leexus Oil
  • Lewis Energy Group (BP Partner)
  • McDay Energy
  • McMinn Operating
  • Premier Energy
  • Red Arrow Energy
  • Ricochet Energy
  • Riley Exploration
  • Rock Solid Operating
  • Sanchez Energy
  • Sien Operating
  • Stonegate Production
  • Texas American Resources
  • US Enercorp
  • Virtex Operating Co.

Frio County Pipeline Companies

  • Citation Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Enterprise Products Operating
  • Howard Energy Partners
  • La Salle Pipeline
  • Texstar Midstream Utility
  • West Texas Gas, Inc.