Eagleford to Drill Initial Shale Test Well in Zavala County
Eagleford Energy has been notified by Dawsey Operating that the rig allocated to drill an initial test well of the Eagle Ford shale formation will mobilize onto location at the Company's Matthews lease in Zavala County, Texas starting tomorrow. The Company intends to drill vertically through the Eagle Ford and log key formations including the San Miguel sands, the Austin Chalk and the Eagle Ford shale. After logging, the well will be drilled approximately 4,000 feet horizontally through the Eagle Ford shale formation.
The Matthews Lease comprises 2,629 acres of land (or 4 square miles) and is situated adjacent to the Redhawk land block under development by Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE: HK)("Petrohawk"). Eric Johnson, VP Operations at Dyami Energy LLC, a Texas based subsidiary of Eagleford Energy, stated, "Our primary target is the Eagle Ford shale. Petrohawk has reported 355 barrels a day of oil production from its horizontal well on the property next door. Given the blanket nature of the Eagle Ford formation in this area we are excited by our prospects. We also plan to run tests on the San Miguel formation to gather important petro-physical data on the significant amount of heavy oil in place."
Eagleford Energy's consolidated working interest in the well before payout is 85% (69% working interest after payout).
Zavala County, Texas is part of the Maverick Basin of Southwest Texas and downdip from the United States Geological Studies north boundary of the Smackover-Austin-Eagle Ford total petroleum system. This area is often referred to as the oil window of the present Eagle Ford shale play.