ShaleTech: Eagle Ford/Pearsall ///

Operators in the triple-window Eagle Ford shale these days seem to have one eye squinted on commodity prices and the other clearly fixed on invoices from service and equipment providers. Indeed, with the former in retreat and showing no signs of a sustained recovery anytime soon, operators see that their best opportunity for generating a facsimile of reasonable returns is to continue hammering down well costs, while concentrating strained resources on the sweetest of spots, leaving more marginal prospects, like the underlying Pearsall shale, for a more prosperous day.

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