Baker Hughes Corpus Christi Office Will Be Operations Center

Baker Hughes is planning a Corpus Christi operations center that will cover 30 acres at Clarkwood Road and Highway 44 in Nueces County. The building will consolidate several Baker Hughes Eagle Ford Shale field offices in the area. The office will add as many as 75 Eagle Ford jobs to the area. The Eagle Ford Shale has created a job boom in Corpus Christi and other larger cities in South Texas. As development expands, the number of job openings looks like it has only one way to go.

A Houston-based oil field services company plans a multimillion-dollar investment that will create 75 new jobs in Corpus Christi — the latest major investment tied to Eagle Ford Shale exploration.


Baker Hughes will pump $20 million into a 30-acre operations center at State Highway 44 and Clarkwood Road, the company and the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. announced Friday afternoon.

The 140,000-square-foot facility will consolidate smaller Baker Hughes facilities scattered among several sites across the area, Baker Hughes spokeswoman Kathy Shirley said.

"We actually chose Corpus Christi because we do have operations around that area," Shirley said.

The company will relocate 40 workers to the new site and add 75 jobs.

Positions will include drivers, technicians, salespeople, drilling specialists and field supervisors who will maintain, repair and stage equipment for Eagle Ford field operations, Shirley said.