BHP began holding jobs fairs this past week and still has a few on the schedule. If you’re looking for a South Texas oilfield job, BHP is one of the largest operators in the play and plans to hire hundreds in the region. The company plans three job fairs next week: [Read more...]
Eagle Ford Shale Jobs News
The latest report from UTSA that measures the impact of the Eagle Ford in South Texas includes impressive numbers. Tom Tunstall’s group has done a great job keeping us up to date on the magnitude of the South Texas oil and gas boom. [Read more...]
Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale added more than $61 billion in total economic impact during 2012, according to a study released today by the Center for Community and Business Research in The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development. In addition, the region supported 116,000 full-time jobs for workers in oil and gas, drilling, support operations, pipeline construction, refineries and petrochemicals. [Read more...]
To say Karnes City has changed over the past few years is an understatement. The Houston Chronicle conducted an interview with a local farmer who owns the land where ConocoPhillips drilled its first Eagle Ford well.
As we reviewed 2012, we compiled a list of the most popular stories. We thought you might enjoy them as well:
- How Long Will the Eagle Ford Last?
- PEMEX Spending $200 Million in Shale Plays
- Halliburton’s San Antonio Office to be a Bexar County Supersite
- Eagle Ford Oil Prices Trade at a Premium to WTI
- Sanchez Energy Fayette and Lavaca Wells Produce 1,000 boe/d
- Marathon’s Eagle Ford Production Grew 50% in 3 Months
- Good Pay for Jobs in South Texas
- Chesapeake Will Run 22 Eagle Ford Rigs in 2013
- EOG’s Best Eagle Ford Well Produces 6,500 boe/d
- Magnum Hunter Adds Pearsall & Eagle Ford Acreage in Atascosa
- Cabot’s Pearsall Well Impresses
We wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2013. In the past year, we watch the EagleFordShale.com reach expand to almost half a million readers. If you are looking to grow your business in South Texas, make sure to visit our Eagle Ford Advertising page.
The Eagle Ford Shale dominated business news in South Texas during 2012. The San Antonio Express News recently ranked the play tops for 2012 in a list of business news developments in the past year.
Eagle Ford production topped the equivalent of 1 million barrels of oil per day in the third quarter. New “man camps,” RV parks and hotels to house workers continued to open. And the activity was visible in the road damage, heavy truck traffic and accidents across the region in 2012.
The play added thousands of jobs in the San Antonio area and is expected to be an economic catalyst for years to come.
Read more about the top business news from 2012 at MySA.com
Community colleges in South Texas are getting an early Christmas present. A $1.3 million grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is being directed to the area in hopes that the money will help place low-income students in oilfield jobs. Some of the money will be directed toward medical occupations as well.
The Eagle Ford Job market has left South Texas with a shortage of qualified labor. Companies are in need of welders, commercial truck drivers, qualified operators, and even engineers.
The program is ear marked for as many as 1,200 students who have basic skills. Many of the grants will be used to help students who didn’t complete high school or have limited English speaking ability. [Read more...]
The Eagle Ford Shale Stakeholders Summit was held October 23, 2012, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo. A study released by UTSA’s Tom Tunstall was the talk of the meeting. Tunstall recently published an Eagle Ford workforce analysis and the numbers are quite promising.
In the 14 counties where the play is actively producing, 38,000 Eagle Ford jobs were supported in 2011 and over 80,000 jobs will be supported by 2021. The most significant occupational impacts have been see in what Tunstall characterizes as construction and extraction, office support, transportation, support services, management, and other professional occupations. [Read more...]
Stallion’s new Kenedy office opened earlier in the summer and includes an 80 person man camp. The 50-acre super-yard is one of several locations the company has in South Texas servicing the Eagle Ford Shale. Stallion now has locations in Carrizo Springs, Tilden, Victoria, and Alice. The company has expanded quickly over the past few years to answer the call for various oilfield service needs in the area.
Operators look to Stallion to provide not only a comprehensive set of wellsite and production services but also deliver well-trained and safety conscious service technicians. The new facility is also home to an 80-man camp used to provide onsite accommodations for the Company’s service personnel. [Read more...]