DeWitt County, TX and the Eagle Ford Shale Play
DeWitt County sits atop what is known as the Edwards Reef Trend in South Texas. Natural gas has been targeted for several years in the county. Development has now shifted to the Eagle Ford Shale, where companies are targeting both oil and gas.
DeWitt County forms part of the most prolific area of the Eagle Ford where wells produce greater amounts of condensate and wet gas. Generally, activity in the county is focused on the condensate window and wet gas windows of the Eagle Ford. The dry gas window of the Eagle Ford also passes through the county along the Southeastern border and into Victoria and Goliad counties.
Drilling in DeWitt County to date is focused in portions of the county that are prospective for wet gas and condensate.
County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Dewitt County Appraisal District (tax collector) and the Dewitt County Clerk (property records) office. The county seat is Cuero, approximately 80 miles southeast of San Antonio, TX. The town of Cuero bills itself as the “Turkey Capital of the World”. Other communities in DeWitt include Hochheim, Meyersville, Nordheim, Pearl City, Westhoff, Yoakum, and Yorktown.