Located within the Val Verde and Midland Basins, the Canyon Sand formation beneath Sutton County has provided commercial gas production since the 1970’s, with the majority of the activity being shallow gas production.
The area of this producing horizon covers over 10 counties in south central Texas with concentrations in Sutton, Crockett, and Edwards counties. With this dependable and prolific hydrocarbon source and the operational infrastructure that has evolved in Sonora to support drilling and production operations, Sonora continues to be a promising location for gas-related businesses.
Most of the county’s production is currently owned and produced by Ener Vest, LLC. When Ener Vest acquired the production it indicated an intention to commence drilling activity; drilling activity has not yet commenced. Sutton County is known to have substantial producible reserves.