The Eagle Ford Shale, Leading a Remarkable Shift Toward Rich Gas and Oil Plays

Live Date: Aired 6-14-11 Time: On Demand Cost: $100


The Eagle Ford play in South Texas has exhibited stunning growth in its short history, and that growth continues unabated. With aggressive operator drilling schedules, it is possible for Eagle Ford production to exceed 5 Bcf per day in 2020. Opoku Danquah, Director, Upstream Research, discusses the metrics of the Eagle Ford shale, the top producers, their acreage positions, and the reasons this prolific play has a bright future ahead.

Against the backdrop of the Eagle Ford success story, Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream, will review drilling activity patterns in U.S. unconventional plays, and talk about market drivers and constraints. The industry is in the midst of a landmark shift in gas versus oil drilling, and Mason will talk about the dynamics of this historic change. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Peggy Williams, Director of Hart Energy's Unconventional Gas Center, on Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. CDT

What You Will Learn:
  • Why the Eagle Ford shale play has risen to the top of U.S. unconventional targets
  • Which operators hold the most acreage, and how those holdings are distributed across the oil and gas windows
  • The changes currently occurring in drilling activity across unconventional plays
  • What factors will influence second half 2011 activity

About the Speakers:

Opoku Danquah, Director, Upstream Research, Hart Energy

Prior to joining Hart Energy, Danquah was a North American analyst for Wood Mackenzie and focused on natural gas production, infrastructure, transportation and markets. Before that, he specialized in modeling and market analysis within the global gas team at IHS- CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) and was instrumental in building the team's supply models. His previous experience includes consulting for Bank of America's country risk group and conducting research at Institutional Investor.

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream,
Hart Energy

From 1992 to 2009, Mason published The Land Rig Newsletter, where he developed metrics to provide high-resolution perspective on the land drilling market, including regional rig utilization, rig pricing, technological evolution in drilling systems, and rig employment patterns by operator. Mason's early career included 10 years as a field representative for the Texas Tech University archives, collecting oral histories and historical materials on petroleum, agriculture and irrigation development in the American Southwest.

Mason is a 1974 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in history.

About the Moderator:

Peggy Williams, Director, Unconventional Resources,
Hart Energy

Peggy Williams is a certified petroleum geologist with 17 years of industry experience in oil and gas exploration and production. Peggy joined Hart Energy Publishing in 1992. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s in energy resources from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of science in technical communications from the University of Colorado. Peggy is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and has served in several capacities with that organization and its local affiliate, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. She is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and an associate member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.



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