South Texas Oil & Gas Job Fairs

More than 10,000 direct Eagle Ford jobs have been created in past two years and most expect that number will more than double over the next two. The play is entering a producing phase where more operations and maintenance personnel will be needed. That’s in addition to the office managers and oilfield workers who are making sure wells are being drilled on schedule. With the influx of workers, we also have more resources at our disposal. There have been Eagle Ford related job fairs almost every week over the past couple of months.

If you want to stay up to date, be sure to visit our new Eagle Ford Job Fairs page, where we’ll be tracking all job fairs. Over the coming month, there’s a job fair in Robstown on December 7, 2011, and another in Laredo on January 13, 2012. In addition, you can always search for jobs right now at our Eagle Ford Jobs page.

While big dollars have been invested by operators gaining positions in the play, now is the time real investment begins. Eagle Ford drilling has eclipsed 200 active rigs and best estimates peg a peak at 250+ rigs. If each rig employees 50 or more direct workers, we have at least 2,500 more rig hands coming to the area. Add ancillary services who benefit from an uptick in business and you very easily get to the job boom we’re experiencing today.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.


  1. bryce thompson says:

    i have a cdl tanker and hazmat been driving for 6 months now and no one in the oil is hiring with anything less than 1 yr experience. If any one in oil or gas will take me now i want to know

  2. Brett Lucas says:

    Hi i just recently ot laid off from my jo and im a hard working man looking for a rig job and im not experienced but im havin trouble getting in contact with people i just want a jo on the rig that i could start asap any help??

  3. marc silva says:

    I have been looking into to entry level oil careers, and i still have not been able to find anything or anyone hiring without a cdl. Does any one know of any companies or anyone hiring for oil field work. I have called many companys looking for work.

  4. william hamm says:

    Im a well motavated person that gets along with fellow employers I hold a class a cdle with t-double/triple trailer,x-tanker and hazardus materials with no restrictions look for truck driving in oilfileds.

  5. jason kavalewitz says:

    im a skilled construction worker able to adapt easily to remote location work and long hours/days..i was a commercial fishing deckhand off the coast of alaska off and on for 5 years…i also have land survey skills and equipment operating experience…anyone sees this and needs a good skilled hand im ready to leave in a days notice..i missed the last job fair on the 7th only because i didnt know about it until it was to late..

  6. Charmaine Szostek says:

    I have been in property management for over 10 years and have skills that are applicible to other industries such as office management, sales, marketing, collections, A/P, A/R, etc. I am able to relocate for the right position. Are you hiring people with my experience?

  7. Eddie Dean Stewart says:

    I Am Very Happy New Oil & Gas Jobs Are Coming Back To South Tx., I Am Ready.

  8. R.T. Dukes RT Dukes says:

    Mr. Stewart,

    You are welcome to use the Eagle Ford Jobs page to post any positions you would like. We’ve tried to narrow it down, so it is as industry specific as possible.

    You can also list your services in the Eagle Ford Shale MarketPlace. The MarketPlace is the portion of our site helping services just like yours reach our audience.

  9. Larry Stewart says:

    Have you considered that this boom might need jobs other than CDL drivers, engineers and tech? I am looking for a platform to advertise my sales and marketing experience to suppliers. I am also a Realtor with Rubiola Realty in San Antonio. I wonder how I might promote myself as a Realtor. Please consider expanding your jobs esection to include other than mentioned above.

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