Hawkwood Energy Targets Growth In East Texas Eagle Ford

DALLAS—The East Texas Eagle Ford may not be as big as the South Texas Eagle Ford, but the former is oilier, slightly more shallow and has comparable porosity, according to the CEO of a top player in the region.

“Probably the most significant difference between the East Texas Eagle Ford and the South Texas Eagle Ford is the East Texas Eagle Ford has a lower carbonate content and correspondingly somewhat higher clay in that section,” Hawkwood Energy CEO Patrick Oenbring told a full house gathered for Hart Energy’s A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference & Workshop.

That makes for challenging completions.

However, the 6-year-old equity-backed company—along with its peers WildHorse Resource Development Corp. and Magnolia Oil & Gas—has developed completion recipes that work economically in the play, Oenbring said. But he admitted the company isn’t doing anything different than others in the industry for completion optimization, which has played a significant role in growing production across shale basins in the U.S.