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RRC issues 2,440 original drilling permits in August, 2014 compared to 1,606 in August 2013

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Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Casedhole Solutions - operating early in the Eagle Ford and continuing to grow

I recently spoke with Mark Larimore, Southeast Regional Manager for Casedhole Solutions. Casedhole Solutions began servicing the Eagle Ford out of its Charlotte location in September, 2010. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

RRC issues 2,419 original drilling permits in July, 2014 compared to 1,843 in July, 2013

A total of 2,419 original drilling permits were issued by the Railroad Commission in July, 2014 compared to 1,843 in July, 2013. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

STEER encourages entries from Pleasanton for 2014 excellence awards

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, is opening the call for nominations for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Six crude oil counties in Eagle Ford shale are in Texas RRC list of top ten producers

In June, original drilling permits in Texas are up by 309. The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 2,185 original drilling permits in June, 2014 compared to 1,876 in June, 2013. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:16 AM

Abraxas Petroleum drilling impressive wells in Eagle Ford shale, south of Jourdanton-Pleasanton and in McMullen County

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) has been drilling impressive wells just south of Jourdanton- Pleasanton and recently provided the following operational update on the Company’s Eagle Ford and Bakken assets. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Texas Railroad Commission recycling rules allow industry to reduce fresh water use in oil and gas production

Major amendments adopted by the the Texas Railroad Commission were put in place to further enhance conservation, reuse and recycling of water by oil and gas operators. That was in April, 2013. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

April - Texas total well completions for 2014, year to date are 11,259 - up from 7,449 recorded in same period in 2013

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on May 27, 2014. APRIL PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Imogene Camp living - Gene Stevens

“The kids played every evening after school until dark. Mom decided she would use a whistle to get us home for supper. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Texas’ top five crude oil producing counties are in Eagle Ford shale

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on April 25, 2014. MARCH PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

“The greatest energy success story we will see in the 21st century” -- Leveille

“The Eagle Ford is by far the most important unconventional reservoir play in North America today,” said Greg Leveille, Unconventional Reservoirs Technical Manager with ConocoPhillips. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

Life as a gate guard in the Eagle Ford shale

Driving through the back country or better known in this area of South Texas, as the “brush country”, one can’t help but notice the various array of RVs/trailers at gate entrances. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Pleasanton Municipal Airport getting “Real Time Information” system from AeroPATH Systems

A new system is being erected at Pleasanton Municipal Airport to obtain a better count of airplanes utilizing the airport. It was developed by AeroPATH Systems and will be in use at the local facility within the next week or so. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Four Eagle Ford shale counties are Texas’ top crude oil producers in latest production figures

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on February 26, 2014. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Eagle Ford shale drilling southwest of the Rio Grande means benefits for Mexico and Texas - Railroad Commissioner David Porter

I interviewed Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter, Monday, February 24 for an update on his visit, recently, in Mexico City, February 11, 12 and 13. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

Haley Curry, Eagle Ford shale STEER rep visits Pleasanton

Pleasanton had a visitor from South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Thursday, February 13. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 12:25 PM

Eagle Ford shale’s Webb County moves up to become second best gas producer in State of Texas

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on January 29, 2014. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 11:38 AM

Compressed natural gas fueling stations increasing in Texas

There is an abundance of natural gas in the Eagle Ford shale and the Texas Railroad Commission is supporting efforts to increase its availability as a fuel in this state. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Karnes County, again, as usual, is top crude oil producer in the State of Texas

Texas oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on December 23, 2013. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Frost Bank charter bus tour of Eagle Ford shale by way of Pleasanton, Cotulla and Tilden

It began with a visit to Pleasanton earlier this year, when several employees from Frost Bank’s McCreless Financial Center in San Antonio stopped by the Pleasanton Express as part of their itinerary in this city. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

High tech in monitoring wells has come through the clouds to the oil patch

“The concept of a digital oil field has been talked about for many, many years,” said Matt Harrison, CEO of WellAware, who continued, “Companies have tried to automate their production and midstream assets for decades but have been More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C. was one of the first oil field service companies to locate in Pleasanton

When oil service firms began operating out of Pleasanton, one of the first was O-TEX Pumping, L.L.C. located at 1079 CR 422, in the Industrial Park area. Jake Garcia, O-TEX district manager was here in Pleasanton from the start. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Mason Specialty Tools, LLC, coming to Pleasanton from Lafayette, Louisiana

The Eagle Ford Shale will have an innovative, widely acclaimed specialty tools business soon, making their services available in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:16 AM

Economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale - Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D.

In the latest executive summary compiled by the Center for Community and Business Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development, there was headline growth in 2013 in the Eagle Ford Shale. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Texas Continues to Lead the Country in Oil & Natural Gas Employment and Production

The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), on October 9, released its second annual “State of Energy Report,” offering a detailed analysis of national and state trends in oil and natural gas employment, wage More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

“The Role of Innovation and Engagement in the Eagle Ford” - Lee M. Tillman, Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corp. has an important Eagle Ford shale field office in Pleasanton. Their operations here put the company in an area where they can conveniently serve their assets in Atascosa County and other nearby counties. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

EOG’s Water Management Activities in the South Texas Eagle Ford

EOG Resources understands the importance of South Texas water resources. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell gives “oil busy” airport update - training his family to be pilots

Pleasanton’s Mayor, Clinton J. Powell, started his pilot training when he was 21 years old and is an avid pilot, having logged many hours flying aircraft. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas unanimously picks Christi Craddick as new Chairman

Texas Railroad Commission unanimously elected Christi Craddick as its new Chairman at a Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 12. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:12 AM

WellAware growing “Leaps and Bounds” with leading international businessmen on board

In the November 27, 2013 edition of the Pleasanton Express, my Oil and Gas article pertained to a new ‘leading edge’ company called WellAware, started by CEO & Co-Founder, Matt Harrison. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

About 50 percent of all active land rigs in the United States are in Texas - June 20 active Texas rig count was 886

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on June 25, 2014. MAY PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Sabas Garza III, pipeline supervisor with Enterprise Products

In articles I’ve written, there’s been drilling, production, geology, fracking and oil field nostalgia. I wanted to bring some information about the midstream operations of the oil and gas scene. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Launch of “Our Energy Moment” Coalition - a big plus for future of Eagle Ford shale, Pearsall shale natural gas drilling

They’ve been holding back. Yes, production firms have been reluctant to drill natural gas wells in the Eagle Ford and Pearsall shales. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:57 AM

Texas Railroad Commission waste minimization program

Oil and gas production and service firms operating in the Eagle Ford shale are able to procure information from the Texas Railroad Commission to aid in keeping this shale play a clean one. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:59 AM

Republic Services adding to the electrical grid from landfill gas production and solar panel energy

Republic Services, the waste disposal firm that services Pleasanton, is establishing itself as “An environmental partner you can count on!” Their services extend to the Eagle Ford shale where oil field related firms bring their drill cutt More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:22 AM

Commissioner Christi Craddick Applauds Success of Railroad Commission’s Recycling Measures

One Year Anniversary of Rule Amendments Noted

On Tuesday, April 15, Commissioner Christi Craddick highlighted progress made by the Texas oil and gas industry in water conservation, aided by the Railroad Commission’s recycling measures enacted one year ago to date. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:53 AM

JDR Oilfield Services, Inc. - developing rental-hot shot business in Eagle Ford shale

Recently I received a phone call from Dan Rodriguez asking me if I was related to or knew Jori Zabava. Dan found my name on the internet while searching Eagle Ford shale information. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Karnes County, again Texas’s top crude oil producer but also claims tenth spot among gas producers

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on March 27, 2014 More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

TanMar Rentals, LLC, opened early in Pleasanton to service the Eagle Ford shale

TanMar Rentals, LLC began servicing customers in the Eagle Ford shale play in April 2010. Located just east of Pleasanton on Highway 97, they are centrally located to provide services to the large area of the Eagle Ford shale. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Former Pleasanton Valedictorian presents STEM Scholarship Funds on behalf of FTS International

Lindsay Lanham, a senior geophysicist and 1995 PHS Valedictorian, visited Pleasanton High School on Feb. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:35 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas had a very active year of accomplishments in 2013

The state’s oldest regulatory agency, the Railroad Commission of Texas, has achieved numerous advances throughout the past year. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 12:17 PM

Increasing trend toward use of abundant natural gas

There is an abundant supply of natural gas available from the Eagle Ford shale and other oil and gas plays from throughout the United States. We’re seeing an increasing attraction to the variety of uses for this plentiful resource. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 10:33 AM

Eagle Ford shale brings son, then mom, to Pleasanton

“I was living in Haughton, Louisiana, near Shreveport, before going to work for Freedom (Well Services, LLC), on SH 16 just south of Jourdanton,” said Chris Duckworth, continuing, “I had actually been working with Casey Stephens, a More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Timco Services sees Pleasanton as the perfect location to reach Eagle Ford shale customers

Timco Services recently opened its impressive new facility at 511 Corgey Road east of Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Commissioners’ Court hires Druann Benavides to County Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences position

Atascosa County Commissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingDecember 9, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Monthly oil and gas statistics released by Railroad Commission of Texas

Texas monthly oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on November 26, 2013 More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. opens new service center for Eagle Ford Shale Play

FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. has opened a new service center at 214 Eurostar Drive in Pleasanton. They will provide local support to their clients throughout the Eagle Ford Shale Play from this new property located on over two acres of land. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Railroad Commission of Texas releases monthly oil and gas statistics

Monthly oil and gas statistics were released by the Railroad Commission of Texas on October 29, 2013. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM