The company used Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Co. LP, a firm it purchased in 2005 to submit 19 applications with the Railroad Commission of Texas to drill new wells in Karnes and Live Oak Counties according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
So far this year, Conoco has filed to drill 31 new wells in the Eagle Ford Shale. Over the same period last year, the company had nine drilling permits.
The Houston-based company, consistently one of the top oil and gas producers in the Eagle Ford, filed a total of 223 drilling permits in South Texas last year. In 2018, ConocoPhillips averaged 186 thousands barrels of oil equivalent in oil and gas per day in the Eagle Ford, making the region the most productive for the company in the continental U.S.
The South Texas Drilling Permit Roundup is a weekly review of new drilling permit applications filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas for a 67-county area of South Texas.
Date Range: Jan. 20-26
New Permit Applications: 114
Companies Filing: 37
Most Active Company: ConocoPhillips with 19 applications
Most Active County: Karnes County with 33 applications
Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy filed and obtained five drilling permits in LaSalle County which is located southwest of San Antonio and north of Laredo.
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