Pioneer, which has about 230,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Basin according to its website, sold a 45 percent interest in the property to Reliance for 1.2 billion USD in 2010. The Eagle Ford Basin asset is a three-way joint venture between Mumbai, India-based Reliance; Irving, Texas-based Pioneer, and a division of Mexico's Grupo Alpha.
Reliance has appointed Citigroup Inc and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help sell its 45 percent stake, the sources said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public.
Representatives for Citi and Bank of America declined to comment, while Reliance could not be immediately reached for comment.
The property for sale produces 115 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, with 60 percent of the production in liquid form rather than gas, one of the people said.
There are 472 wells on the Eagle Ford property, according to a Reliance presentation from July.
Pioneer is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in several U S Regions.

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