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Eagle Ford Shale: Enhanced Opportunities in South Texas


Our 2015 merger with Rosetta Resources added to our portfolio new high-potential acreage in the Eagle Ford Shale in south-central Texas.

The Eagle Ford Shale is a formation that holds both oil and natural gas in a shale band extending from the lower reaches of the Rio Grande River northeast, parallel to the Texas coastline. Our operations are focused on 33,000 acres in the southwestern part of this formation, with a field office in Dilley, Texas.

We are tapping the potential within this area through enhanced completion designs to access additional layers of productivity within the Eagle Ford. The first three Noble Energy-designed completions are among the most productive Eagle Ford wells ever completed, and we continue to improve the performance of these assets by testing optimized completions techniques.

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Net Acreage (YE 2017) 33,000
Production (YE 2017) 70 MBoe/d
Total Proved Reserves (YE 2017) 191 MMBoe
Wells drilled or participated in (gross, 2017) 47
Productive wells (gross, YE 2017) 344

Focusing on Safety

As part of our commitment to safety and the continuous development of our teams, the U.S. Onshore Shared Services Group’s Training and Competency Team recently deployed our first-ever mobile operations training class for our production operations team in the Eagle Ford Shale.

EagleFord Safety TrainingTraining specialists tailored the program – which included classroom and hands-on curriculum – following thorough analysis, design and collaboration with the local team. The team utilized a training trailer at a field location to demonstrate, practice and reinforce critical operator tasks. Moving forward, a Quick Reference Guide will help identify risks, reinforce the training and streamline operational practices.

As a result of the program, the South Texas workforce will apply an even deeper understanding of best practices, new skills and the principles of continuous improvement to field operations.

Building on Local Relationships

In South Texas, we are actively reaching out to community leaders to listen and understand how we can contribute to the community and build on the relationships established by Rosetta Resources. We view our involvement as a long-term commitment, and are identifying local initiatives in line with our social investment focus areas: community health, local environmental projects, and education/workforce development.

Noble Energy contributes to FFA and 4-HOne example is the continuation of support for area FFA and 4-H organizations – two of the nation’s largest youth development programs. Our purchase of animals raised by area youth and then auctioned at local junior livestock shows contributes to local scholarship funds. This is one way we are working to inspire the next generation of leaders and further hands-on learning, agricultural education and personal growth.