Eagle Ford Test Well Drilling in Texas

Image shows a drill rig and vehicles near a road at dawn

Detailed Description

USGS researchers drill a research well located on the south side of U.S. 90, 7.1 miles east of Brackettville, Texas. This core was drilled by USGS during field work for an oil and gas assessment for the Eagle Ford of the Gulf Coast Basins. Cores like these provide information on the various rock layers, such as their make-up, their age, etc. The borehole, core, and logging suite are the third in a series of wells in the Austin - Eagle Ford for use in our USGS Energy Program regional oil and gas assessments.


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Location Taken: Brackettville, TX, US