South Texas Drilling Permit Roundup: Major O&G player shifts focus from Maverick to Dimmit County

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has moved its drilling rig count from Maverick County to Dimmit County.

South Texas Drilling Permit Roundup: Major O&G player shifts focus from Maverick to Dimmit County

The South Texas Drilling Permit Roundup provides a weekly overview of all new drilling permits filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas in 67 counties of South Texas.

Grit Oil & Gas Management LLC, which bet on Maverick County in the first part of this month, is now hoping to find success in Dimmit County.

Grit filed fourteen applications this week for new oil-wells in Dimmit County. The majority of wells will be located 24 miles southwest from Carrizo Springs and drilled up to a total depth of 4,500 feet. Total depth is the distance of the pipeline needed for both the horizontal and vertical sections of the well. Oil wells are being mapped.

Grit has now filed 31 drilling applications in a single month. All of the April applications filed by Grit were for Dimmit County or Maverick County.

Marathon Oil EF LLC, Burlington Resources O&G CO LP and Magnolia Oil & Gas Operating LLC are also prominent O&G companies in the Eagle Ford that filed drilling permit applications during this week.

De Witt County was the second most popular for drilling applications this week, with eight filed by Burlington Resources, Silverbow Resources Operating LLC and EOG Resources Inc. Webb County followed with seven, divided between EOG Resources, PSP Midstream LLC and SM Energy Company.

Three companies filed a recompletion request for their oil wells this week: Dewbre Petroleum Corp. Hilcorp Energy Co. and Bluefin Resources LLC.

South Texas Drilling Permit Roundup

Date range: April 17 to April 24

New Permit Applications: 58

Companies Filing: 21

Dimmit County is the county with the most applications.