Eagle Ford Growth Means Opportunity – TED Talk – Video

Be Careful What You Believe As

Tom Tunstall delivered an Eagle Ford presentation at TED San Antonio earlier in the fall.

The Eagle Ford is a major development on a world-wide scale and is providing opportunity for many in South Texas.

Takeaways from the presentation include:

  • Eagle Ford is visible from space like the Great Wall of China
  • Development is happening is what used to be the poorest counties in Texas
  • $61 billion economic impact in 2012
  • Eagle Ford production will surpass 1 million b/d of oil in 2014
  • Be careful what you believe as “Truth”
  • Techniques for capturing shale gas and oil were unveiled by smaller independent operators
  • Sustainable development plans are needed to support growing communities

Eagle Ford Shale Stakeholders Summit – 2012

The workforce is expanding substantially and growing pains are felt in local schools and on South Texas roads.
Eagle Ford Shale Workforce Analysis Map

Eagle Ford Shale Workforce Analysis Map | Click to Enlarge

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…]