The Vetergy Group Proudly Welcomes CSM(ret) Christopher “Ck” Kurinec to Its Elite Force – Press Release

Vetergy Recruits and Trains Veterans for Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Vetergy Group is proud to announce that Christopher “Ck” Kurinec is joining Vetergy’s management team. Chris served for twenty-five years in the active U.S. Army with leadership assignments in both conventional Infantry and Special Operations units. In the last 17 years of active duty, he was assigned to a Special Mission Unit at Fort Bragg, NC as part of the United States Army Special Operations Command where he gained extensive leadership, operational and training experience serving in every position of leadership within the organization, including Assaulter, Sniper, Team Leader, Troop Sergeant Major, Squadron Operations SGM, and Detachment Operations SGM. He culminated his military career as a Command Sergeant Major of an operational squadron.

For his exceptional bravery, Chris was awarded the Silver Star along with two other valor awards, presented with three Purple Hearts and was the very first recipient of the USSOCOM Dick Meadows Award for Heroism.

Since leaving his active duty career, Chris has continued to serve as a Wounded Warrior Recovery Advocate for the USSOCOM Care Coalition helping our most significantly wounded Special Operations Forces warriors recover from their wounds. The experience of supporting these incredibly brave wounded warriors and their families fuels Chris’ passion to help veterans find meaningful and productive solutions.

After his military service, Chris has provided performance improvement coaching to drilling crews and other supporting infrastructure in the oil & natural gas industry. Chris has learned that matching veteran skills with the energy sector is a natural path that has not been exploited with the proper amount of focus and determination. Chris’ ability to translate the diverse experience and capabilities of veterans to immediate needs in the energy sector aligns his desire with the mission of The Vetergy Group. Chris is passionate about helping veterans transfer their unique goals to the emerging demands of the energy industry that genuinely needs their skills and inherent discipline.

The profound impact of supporting each other has a unique meaning for Chris and Vetergy’s founder, David Wilbur. Chris and David met twice over 15 years in very different circumstances before they ever shook hands.

“I’m on the long list of folks who have had to bail him out of trouble,” David says with a smile as he reminisces on a night when enemy combatants near the city of Haditha in the Al Anbar province of Iraq had engaged Chris’ unit during OPERATION Iraqi Freedom. “I was leading a section of F/A-18s overhead to provide close air support to the ground operations when the call came for help. Fortunately because of the sensor technology we had available and the proficiency of our aircrew, we were able to deploy a Laser Maverick into the enemy position, confuse the enemy and allow Chris’ unit to regain the offensive. I’d always believed the weapon shacked the target,” David recalls describing a direct hit, “until Chris and I first made the connection working in the oilfield on the North Slope of Alaska.”

“That’s not exactly true” Chris says, “the Maverick came in high and missed the target, but actually managed to hit the opposition on the run as they fled their bunker.”

After their reunion on the North Slope, Chris and David retraced their careers and discovered several other encounters they had had over their many years of service. “It just reminds you that intersections between our lives and those we come in contact with are not accidental,” David said. “There’s definitely a bigger picture and a Divine appointment.”

“There is a natural symmetry between working for the Department of Defense and in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry,” says Chris. “As a veteran, you protect the American way of life…as a worker in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry, you are responsible for helping to create the American way of life.”

The Vetergy Group is honored to have Mr. Kurinec, a true American hero, join our team.

Contact: Traylor Lovvorn
Toll Free: 844-VETERGY (838-3749)
Houston, Texas 77005

About The Vetergy Group

VETERGY is fully committed to the mission of delivering reliable human performance to the oil & natural gas industry through a proven manpower supply channel that is globally deployable. We recognize the urgency for this demand and can scale to meet the market call. For more information, visit VETERGY at or call 844-VETERGY (838-3749).

Vetergy Group Seeking U.S. Military Veterans for Oil & Gas Jobs – Press Release

~500,000 Oil & Gas Related Jobs Will Become Available Over the Next 7 Years

The Vetergy Group is Seeking US Military Veterans To Join An Elite Group Aimed at Filling Immediate Vacancies in Oil & Natural Gas

“The oil and natural gas industry is projected to create another 500,000 jobs over the next seven years, and we’re going to need a trained and skilled workforce in order to continue to produce and to refine and transport the oil and natural gas we use right here in the United States.” -Jack Gerard, API President

Energy independence and “The Great Crew Change” have created tremendous opportunities for motivated talent to access rewarding careers in Oil and Natural Gas (O&NG). Job creators will need to fill hundreds of thousands, if not, millions of jobs in the next decade.

The VETERGY GROUP identifies and aligns US Military veterans with the attitude and aptitude required to deliver exceptional performance in today’s modern petroleum industry.

VETERGY locates and screens veterans, then enhances their capabilities through an on-line education management tool powered by SkillGRID®, the industry’s leading fit-for-purpose eLearning delivery solution.  Candidates receive International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) accredited high-impact, multimedia learning programs focused on basic oilfield technology before they are presented for interview.  This process not only offers ‘ready-to-work’ candidates, but also ensures that individuals have demonstrated their motivation by completing the rigorous program.

VETERGY is veteran owned and industry seasoned.  David Wilbur, the founder and President, accrued more than 4000 hours in fixed-wing tactical military aircraft during aircraft carrier and shore-based operations including combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since retiring from the Marines, David has worked in various roles with major operators, drilling contractors, service contractors and contingent labor staffing agencies from the rig floor / dog house to the leadership team. David has developed a clear understanding of the skill requirements and parallel demand for flawless human performance in the oilfield. The suitability of using the comparable skills and proven discipline of military veterans to work in the oilfield is unmistakable.

VETERGY works closely with our veteran applicants to accelerate their transition into the commercial workforce.  We map a veteran’s capabilities with our clients’ needs, deeply understanding and addressing performance gaps so that staffing requirements are optimized.

VETERGY is fully committed to the mission of delivering reliable human performance to the oil & natural gas industry through a proven manpower supply channel that is globally deployable.  We recognize the urgency for this demand and can scale our concept to meet the market call.

Immediate openings are available for veterans with the following skills:

  • Boatswains Mate
  • Communications & Information Technology
  • Diving
  • Electrician
  • Engineering – all types
  • Environmental
  • Explosives
  • Facilities Management
  • Fire Fighting
  • Food Services
  • Ground Safety
  • Inspection & Testing
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Maritime
  • Motor Transport (All types of heavy equipment)
  • Occupational Health
  • Security / Police
  • Ship’s Company
  • Training & Education
  • Utilities
  • Warehousing
  • Waste Management
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Welding

For more information, visit VETERGY at or call 844-VETERGY (838-3749)

2nd Annual Eagle Ford Shale Expo & Conference in Corpus Christi in April – Press Release

Exhibitors, Supporters and Speakers Welcome for Three Day Event
Eagle Ford Shale Magazine

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(Corpus Christi, TX)  Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine officials are extremely excited to announce expo details and put a call-out for exhibitors, supporters and speakers to participate in the upcoming 2nd Annual Texas Eagle Ford Shale Exposition and Service Company Conference. [Read more...]

The Studios at Carrizo Springs Provides State of the Art Eagle Ford Accomodations – Press Release

Fully Furnished Apartment Style Living
The Studios at Carrizo Springs

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Stratton Oilfield Systems has introduced a superior housing concept to the Eagle Ford Shale area.

Located one-half mile off of Hwy. 83 in Carrizo Springs, The Studios can accommodate almost 500 guests.  The fully furnished, apartment-style suites are outfitted with resort quality furnishings and amenities and are situated on a paved, 25-acre site. 

Stratton Oilfield Systems (SOS) has developed a keen understanding of the needs of oil field workers and the results are a resounding success. The Studios at Carrizo Springs is truly your Home Away From Home.

Accommodations for Oil Field Workers

“Stratton Oilfield Systems has developed a keen understanding of the needs of oil field workers and the results are a resounding success.”

A well-rested worker is a safer worker in the field, thus The Studios offer only full or king-sized beds in a quiet, secure environment.  Amenities include:  daily housekeeping, weekly linen service, on-site laundry facilities, keyless building and room entry, DirecTV, Wi-Fi, a fully equipped exercise facility, and private training/conference rooms. The gated grounds are protected by 24-hour security with management and maintenance staff on the premises at all times.

The Two Bedroom Suites are 770 sq. ft., with 2 full size beds in each bedroom, a kitchenette, full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dining area, and a large comfortable living room.  The One Bedroom Suites are 322 sq. ft., with a kitchenette and a spacious, private bedroom featuring a king size bed and a desk.  All the Suites are equipped with flat screen TVs in the living areas and bedrooms.

Recognizing the need for community space, SOS created a large recreation facility on the premises, aka “The Man Cave”.  Residents can enjoy gathering around the 82” HDTV or the pool / domino / gaming /ping pong tables.  Out of doors, guests can enjoy the NBA quality basketball goal, huge gazebos & professional horseshoe pits, all set in a grassed, four acre area.

Convenient Dining for Eagle Ford Workers

There is also a state-of-the-art Dining Facility operated by Taylors International.  This is a full service, commercial kitchen, capable of serving three meals each day to 1,000 guests, in four separate dining rooms, if needed.  There are three hot entrées offered at every meal service, always a salad bar and boxed lunches available to go.  Guests have access to a fully stocked snack & drink area 24 hours a day.

Reasonable Daily Rates

With daily rates starting at $49.95, SOS has catapulted The Studios at Carrizo Springs to the top of the list for employee housing in the area.  It is a safe, clean, comfortable, full-service location that sets a new standard for remote accommodations.  Creating this type of model is not easy, but SOS clearly has it mastered.  Of particular benefit to smaller companies is the fact that long-term contracts are not required.  Stay a night, a week or a month.

More About Stratton Oilfield Systems

SOS’s parent company, Stratton Securities, Inc. was established in 1987 and has an impeccable record of success working with the United States Military in providing housing to our servicemen and women.  Stratton Oilfield Systems brings that same work ethic, experience, integrity, and attention to detail to the oil field industry to provide remote housing for your business’s most important asset – your employees.

For Reservations Contact: 
Tom Caufmann, Director of Operations
909 Munson Road, Carrizo Springs, Texas

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Bosque Systems’ Growth Strategy Has Paid Off With Big Contracts in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. Expanding further in 2014 – Press Release

Largest Independent Water Management Contractor in the U.S.
Bosque-Systems Fluids Management

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Fort Worth-based Bosque Systems announces that it is the largest independent water management dedicated contractor to oil and gas operators in the U.S. It has treated and managed close to 200 million barrels of produced and flowback water for oil and gas operators in 2013. The company is engaged in sourcing, gathering, storing, treating and delivery of frac ready water to numerous operators. [Read more...]

2013 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards Finalist Announced – Press Release

Awards Gala Planned for March 18, 2014
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With an unprecedented number of entries received for the Gulf Coast region for the Oil & Gas Awards this year, the organizers are pleased to announce the finalist companies selected by the judges as best in class for the Gulf Coast region. [Read more...]

The Importance of Radio Communications Onsite & Wide-Area in the Eagle Ford – Press Release

Effective Communication Is Key in the Oilfield

Many energy related companies rely heavily on radio communications for coordination of personnel and assets on a site, across a region or both. They choose radio for many reasons: [Read more...]

Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Award Nominations Due December 12th – Press Release

Nominations Are Needed For More Than 25 Different Awards
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Don’t forget to have your Gulf Coast Awards nominations in before next Thursday, December 12th.

The Awards champion excellence, and whilst there are guidelines, what the Judges really want to know is what makes your company a leader in its field.

There is no right or wrong way to put an entry together.

All the categories listed below are awarded in the region: [Read more...]

Nat G CNG Solutions Opens Natural Gas Vehicle Center Near San Antonio – Press Release

New Center Will Convert New and Existing Vehicle Engines to Natural Gas
Nat G CNG Solutions Vehicle

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Nat G CNG Solutions has opened a new natural gas vehicle solutions center in Converse, just outside of San Antonio.

The center will provide natural gas vehicle upgrades for both new and in-service vehicles, as well as fueling solutions for both private and large commercial fleets. [Read more...]

PetroEd Launches Free Online Oilfield Training Program for High School Students – Press Release

High Paying Oilfield Jobs are Available for Those That Graduate
PetroEd Online Oilfield Training for High School Students

PetroEd Online Oilfield Training for High School Students

For the first time, PetroEd® is providing access to the industry’s most popular on-line oilfield education courses–without cost–to qualifying students through the Open Petroleum Education Network (OPEN™).

The courses in OPEN are chalk-full of engaging multimedia, 3d animations and interactive learning that resonates with today’s generation of visual learners. [Read more...]