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Landowner Relations

Welcome to Carrizo’s Landowner Relations page! Carrizo has a proven history safely exploring for and producing crude oil and natural gas while protecting the environment and interests of the surrounding community. We strive to be an active, positive participant in our communities and seek a mutually beneficial relationship with all of our stakeholders.

We view our mineral owners and landowners as partners and seek to provide them with highest level of customer service. Our Landowner Relations team is to here to answer questions and concerns from our existing landowners, as well as prospective landowners interested in leasing with Carrizo. We attempt to thoroughly research all inquiries and answer them in a timely and professional manner.

Most information that current and potential mineral royalty owners will need can be found in these web pages. If you have additional questions, our Landowner Relations team can be reached at 877-341-2699 or by email at landownerrelations@carrizo.com.

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Select the current active leasing area where you have property.

  • Delaware Map

    Delaware Basin

  • Eagle Ford Map

    Eagle Ford Shale

  • Marcellus Map

    Marcellus Shale

  • Niobrara Map

    Niobrara Formation

  • Utica Shale Map

    Utica Shale

Delaware Basin

delaware basin

The Delaware Basin, located on the western flank of the Greater Permian Basin, is separated from the Midland Basin by the Central Basin Platform and extends from southwestern New Mexico into western Texas. The Delaware Basin contains multiple Permian-aged zones that have the potential for oil and gas development. Historically, production was focused on the vertical development of the commingled “Wolfbone” formation. However, industry activity has now shifted to horizontal development of the various formations. Carrizo’s focus is the Wolfcamp formation, which is characterized by interbedded shale and limestone; future development is expected to target the oilier Upper Wolfcamp formation. Carrizo’s land position is primarily located in eastern Culberson County and Reeves County.

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Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale trend extends from the Texas border with Mexico, past San Antonio, east toward Houston. The eastern economic limit of the play has yet to be established. Reserves associated with the Eagle Ford vary from dry gas in the deeper southernmost portion of the play, in a trend from Webb to DeWitt County, to black oil with little associated gas at its northern limits along a trend from Zavala to Fayette County. Carrizo elected to restrict its land acquisitions to the central portion of the trend with the intent to develop reserves consisting of light oil and condensate with a moderate amount of associated rich natural gas. Carrizo's mineral leases and leasing activities are located primarily in La Salle County with smaller positions in Dimmit, Atascosa, Frio, and McMullen Counties.

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eagle ford shale

Marcellus Shale

marcellus shale

The Marcellus Shale stretches from New York to Eastern Ohio and West Virginia as part of the Appalachian Basin, and is one of the most active natural gas plays in the country. Marcellus outcrops can be seen in central New York, and the formation dips southerly until it reaches nearly 8,000 feet below the surface in Central Pennsylvania. The formation is a Devonian age Black Shale separated into Upper and Lower units by the Cherry Valley Limestone. Carrizo’s development has been targeting the more organic-rich lower unit of the Marcellus. Carrizo’s land position is located in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia.

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Niobrara Formation

The sediments described as the Niobrara Formation were deposited in the deeper portion of the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous period. Extending from Canada into New Mexico, the Niobrara is represented in northeastern Colorado by a calcareous shale with high-in-place organic content similar to Texas' Austin Chalk. This brittle marl is highly fractured in some areas and has been a prolific producer of oil when this fractured reservoir has been developed using horizontal drilling technology. Carrizo's land position is concentrated in Weld and Morgan Counties where Niobrara wells produce oil with little associated gas.

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niobrara formation

Utica Shale

utica shale

The Utica Shale underlies much of the Appalachian region of the northeastern United States, stretching from New York to Ohio, and encompasses an even larger area than the Marcellus Shale. The Utica is Ordovician in age and underlies the Marcellus in the region. The target zone within the formation is the organic-rich Point Pleasant, which is the lower part of the Utica formation. Carrizo has chosen to focus its leasing and drilling activities on the southern portion of the Utica Shale, primarily in Guernsey and northern Noble Counties, Ohio, which is believed to be prospective for liquid-rich gas and condensate.

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Contact Information

If you should require additional information, please contact your regional Carrizo representative by using the information provided here.

Carrizo oil & gas, inc.

500 Dallas Street, Ste. 2300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-328-1000
Fax: 713-328-1035

All royalty owner questions should be
addressed to
landownerrelations@crzo.net or call
877-341-2699.

Para servicio en Espanol favor de llamar
al 817-477-9955 extension 1608 or
1063.

Delaware basin:

STEWART LAUFER
Land Manager
Permian/Delaware Basin
Stewart.Laufer@crzo.net
713-328-1004

Eagle ford shale:

SAM D. SHEETS
Land Manager
Eagle Ford
Sam.Sheets@crzo.net
713-457-7068

Marcellus shale:

MEENA JOSHI
Landman
Meena.Joshi@crzo.net
713-358-6406

Niobrara formation:

CRAIG WIEST
Land Manager
Western U.S. + Utica
Craig.Wiest@crzo.net
713-358-6458

Utica shale:

CRAIG WEST
Land Manager
Western U.S. + Utica
Craig.West@crzo.net
713-358-6458

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