Eagle Ford Shale Information and Emergency Contacts

Here is list of sources of information on the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas. This list includes Eagle Ford shale drilling permit information, emergency contact numbers, advice about leasing your mineral rights, where to report spills and odors and more.

Contact Information and Emergency Phone Numbers For Government Agencies With Jurisdiction In The Eagle Ford Shale

For most emergency situations occurring in the Eagle Ford shale area you should first call 911

Call 811 Before You Dig. For those who are planning to do any excavation, digging, or other ground work in an area where pipelines, phone lines, etc. could exist, please call 811 first. This service will help you determine if any hazards exist in the area where you are planning on digging.

Report Suspicious Activity In The Eagle Ford Shale.  Much of the Eagle Ford shale play lies within only a few miles of the Texas – Mexico Border. Drug smugglers have resorted to using fake oilfield company vehicles, right down to the logo, tools and clothing, to move drugs and contraband across Texas. You can report suspicious activity to the Department Of Homeland Security at 1-(800)-BE-ALERT or to your local law enforcement by dialing 911.

Energy Crime Stoppers: You may report suspicious activity around oil and gas facilities who participate in the Energy Crime Stoppers program  by calling 888-OIL-TIPS.

Texas Railroad Commission Eagle Ford Shale Information

The Texas RRC has as list of resources for landowners and residents about the Eagle Ford shale, including what falls under the agency’s jurisdiction. You can find that page here: Texas RRC Eagle Ford Information

The agency’s general information number, which you can call with questions about the Eagle Ford shale and other oil and gas activity in your area, is (877) 228-5740   For local issues, you may have better luck contacting one of the district offices, which can be found here: Texas RRC District Offices

To find new Eagle Ford shale drilling permits in your area, see this page on our site, which explains how to use the agency’s online system: How To Find Where New Eagle Ford Shale Wells Are Being Drilled

Texas Commission On Environmental Quality

TCEQ provides a number of regulatory functions related to the Eagle Ford shale, including enforcement of air and water quality laws. To report hazardous odors, spills, etc, call 888-777-3186 or e-mail cmplaint@tceq.texas.gov

Texas Department Of Transportation

Oilfield related traffic is wreaking havoc on the highway system in South Texas. Feedback from area residents is helpful to identify areas where major road damage is occurring, signage or signals are needed, etc. You can find your local TXDOT office here: Statewide List Of TXDOT Offices

Information About Mineral Rights And Oil And Gas Leasing

Texas A&M University has an online PDF document containing useful information on oil and gas leasing. It can be found here: Oil And Gas Leasing Tips

You can also find articles on this blog about going prices for Eagle Ford shale oil and gas leases in your area. One such article can be found here: Price Per Acre For Eagle Ford Shale Leasing

Oil and Gas Industry Materials About The Eagle Ford Shale

You may find out more about how horizontal wells are drilled and what the process of hydraulic fracturing involves, as well as about America’s natural gas industry at some of the links below. The United States Department Of Energy’s “Energy Information Administration” has some excellent information at this address: Natural Gas Information  The process of horizontal drilling is explained here: Horizontal Drilling Method

Information about hydraulic fracturing can be found here: What Is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Oil And Gas Companies Operating In The Eagle Ford Shale.

Here are some of the contact numbers for oil and gas companies operating in the Eagle Ford shale.

EOG Resources. (main corporate number):  1 (877) 363-EOGR

Chesapeake Energy: (Oklahoma City office): (405) 935-8000

Murphy Exploration and Production: (Houston Texas Office):  (281) 675-9000

Petrohawk Energy, (Subsidiary of BHP Billiton, Houston, TX) General Info. (832)-204-2700  Emergency Number Only: (888)-276-4660 Royalty Owners Info: (832)-204-2799

Anadarko Petroleum (800)-800-1101

SM Energy (Denver CO), (303)- 861-8140

Lewis Energy (San Antonio) (210)-384-3200 (Encinal) (956)-948-5561

Apache Corporation (Houston, TX) (800) 272-2434

Pioneer Natural Resources (Irving, TX) (972) -444-9001

Geo Southern Energy (Cuero, TX) (361)-275-9855

Newfield Exploration (The Woodlands, TX) (281)-210-5100

Marathon Oil (Houston, TX) (713)-629-6600

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