Photos Of Eagle Ford Shale Activity

Here are some more photos of new developments in the Eagle Ford shale play. In the image below, the town of Big Wells Texas, in Dimmit county, once again lives up to its name, as new Eagle Ford shale drilling activity livens up the sleepy South Texas town.

Town of Big Wells near Carrizo Springs in Dimmit county Texas.

This old oak tree near Cuero, which is most likely over a hundred years old, has never witnessed such a sight as the huge gas flare burning nearby. Companies are flaring gas in the Eagle Ford shale in order to produce more valuable liquids such as oil and condensate.

Old oak tree in Gonzales county and gas flare

A trailer mounted gas flare unit.

Below is a photo of the new Baker Hughes site south of San Antonio along IH-37, which will feature an office complex on 65 acres.

Baker Hughes Eagle Ford shale headquarters location

Below, Eagle Ford shale truck traffic is beginning to have quite an impact on county roads and bridges, such as this one in McMullen county. Although most small load zoned bridges have an alternative route around them, lots of new traffic still goes across them, leading to wear and tear.  Eagle Ford shale oilfield traffic is causing many county governments to have to scramble to find funds to repair roads and bridges such as this one, which are wearing out at a very fast rate.

Damaged country road bridge from Eagle Ford shale traffic

In Big Wells Texas, new oilfield businesses such as this one specializing in water line, are helping boost the economy as they provide services for drilling rigs like the one seen in the background in Dimmit county.

Oilfield business in Eagle Ford shale near Big Wells Texas

Below, photo of a seismic survey vibration truck or vibroseis vehicle, which is being used to conduct 3D seismic surveys of land in the Eagle Ford shale play.

The next image shows a drilling rig in the Eagle Ford shale in Gonzales county.

Trinidad Drilling Eagle Ford shale rig

Drilling mud and cuttings flowing into open pit, near Cuero, Texas.

Horses in field near oil drilling rig near Cuero, TX.

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