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It is a typical, muggy August afternoon in Houston, but Erik Knezevich, P.E., is feeling super-chilled. The former Rice University facilities project manager is standing inside the massive air conditioning unit that cools Brockman Hall for Physics on the north end of campus.
If the rig count were the only gauge used to measure the health of oil and gas activity in Texas's Eagle Ford shale, some observers might conclude that the patient's typically "stable" condition could reasonably be escalated to "serious." After all, as crude oil prices have fallen, so have the number of active Eagle Ford rigs.
At a meeting of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Association, Michael Wojchiechowski, an economist at global energy consultant Wood Mackenzie, referred to the production from U.S. shale deposits as a "tight-oil tidal wave" - in other words, a large, unstoppable, liquid force.
Like most stories about Texas, the one that's being written in the Eagle Ford shale is full of big dreams, big dollars, and big results. The play itself is huge, covering an area of 20,000 square miles, it spans 25 south-central Texas counties and is roughly the size of Croatia.
On Sept. 14, University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, who has epilepsy, suffered a seizure at halftime during the Golden Gophers' contest against Western Illinois. Afterward, Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan suggested that Kill had no business guiding the Gopher program.