Sanchez Energy Corporation is an Eagle Ford focussed E&P company headquartered in Houston, TX. Starting in 2011, Sanchez increased the size of its operations dramatically over 2016 and early 2017. In January 2017, the company announced it added 110,000 net undeveloped acres through grassroots leasing in the oil and gas windows in the western Eagle Ford. In addition, the company acquired 77,500 net acres from Anadarko through a 50/50 partnership with Blackstone Energy Partners for $1.15 billion. The company now owns 285,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford, making it one of the largest operators in the play.