Southern Extension of the Eagle Ford Shale: A Cross-Border Collaboration

2 – 3 December 2014

Corpus Christi, Texas | Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

About this Workshop


This two-day workshop is a collaboration with Southwest Texas and Mexico City sections to discuss new data indicating that the prolific Eagle Ford formation extends further south than originally thought. Considering the Eagle Ford does reach south, past the Rio Grande River and southern United States border, what are the consequences for the South Texas and Northern Mexico E&P markets?

Using case study presentations, this program will examine the most efficient approaches to identifying and developing fields in this formation. The program will focus on a variety of real world challenges, including:

  • How will the development of the Eagle Ford Shale formation be impacted by the potential opening of the Mexican E&P market to foreign investment?
  • Can technology advances proven in the “core” Eagle Ford Shale areas be utilized in far South Texas and Northern Mexico?
  • How will well placement and design, completion and stimulation design, water sourcing and disposal, and logistics affect the development?

The goal of the workshop is to draw speakers and attendees from across all of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Simultaneous translation will be available.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted.  Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.