BHP Job Fairs Underway in the Eagle Ford

Eagle Ford Event Registration Line Photo
Eagle Ford Event Registration Line Photo

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:

  • April 9th – Oil & Gas Industry Job Fair, (5:30-7:30 pm) BHP Billiton Petroleum Job Fair, Floresville Event Center in Floresville, TX
  • April 10th – Oil & Gas Industry Job Fair, (5:30-7:30 pm) BHP Billiton Petroleum Job Fair, Jourdanton Community Center in Jourdanton, TX.
  • April 11th – Oil & Gas Industry Job Fair, (5:30-7:30 pm) BHP Billiton Petroleum Job Fair, Solomon P. Ortiz Center in Corpus Christi, TX.

The company employs 1,800 people in the area today and expects to have more than 3,000 employees when its Eagle Ford office opens in 2016.

If you'd like, you can read more about BHP's Eagle Ford History Here.

Targeted Job Fairs - Oil & Gas Career Fair Jan 19 - San Antonio

The Targeted Job Fairs' Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Career Fair is on Thursday, January 19th, from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in Downtown San Antonio. There will be hundreds of jobs on display, so bring your updated resume and be ready to interview. Operators, technicians, heavy truck drivers, mechanics Primarily, employers at the career fair will be seeking to fill positions related to operations, technician/technical roles, heavy machinery and truck drivers, as well as mechanics. The companies on hand will also have openings in the areas of drilling, production, petroleum engineering, maintenance, Geosciences, health, safety and environment. (HSE), and management.

More companies might have been added this week, but the lineup includes

  • C & J Energy Services
  • Cameron Subsea Systems
  • Frac Tech Services
  • HLI Energy Services
  • Key Energy
  • Marathon Oil
  • Murphy E & P
  • Nabors Well Services
  • Nalco Company
  • National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
  • Pinnergy
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • SOS Staffing Solutions
  • Schlumberger
  • Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services

Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Jobs for Veterans

Jobs for veterans are in abundance in South Texas where the Eagle Ford Shale boom has added thousands of open positions. proudly supports our troops and our Eagle Ford Shale Jobs board is the perfect place for veterans to apply for their next career. For many years, the oil & gas industry has hired military personnel into engineering, field technician, maintenance, truck driving (CDL) and supply chain roles. With energy booming in Texas, the oil and gas industry is a great area to launch a civilian career. Visit both the Eagle Ford Shale Job Listings and Eagle Ford Shale Job Fairs pages to begin your search today. You'll find a searchable jobs listing board and a schedule of Eagle Ford Shale job fairs where you can apply in person.

A recent job fair in Robstown, TX, had more than 2,000 jobs on display and future job fairs are planned in both Laredo, TX and San Antonio, TX. Many more fairs are in the works in the surrounding area that reaches to Corpus Christi, Houston, and Victoria as well.

Current openings include equipment operators, mechanical positions, operations and technical roles at major companies such as:

  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Marathon Oil
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Statoil
  • Taslisman

Search for jobs that fit your qualifications and check back often as open positions are changing daily.

Record Numbers Attend Robstown Job Fair


The industry is pushing forward full force and Eagle Ford jobs are coming with them. Job News hosted the largest career fair in the company's history yesterday in Robstown, TX (near Corpus Christi). As many as 3,000 attendees made the trek to apply for the more than 2,000 jobs that were on display from 29 companies. For those that count, the population of Robstown is only a little over 12,000. The population grew by 25% for the day! Wow! If you want to attend the next event, we'll be tracking South Texas career fairs at our Eagle Ford job fairs page.

I caught up with Kevin Robbins from Job News USA this morning to hear more about the show:

"This was our second job fair in the area and the largest job fair in our company's history. We'll be planning another job fair in the coming months (likely in the first quarter of 2012)

A great thing about yesterday's job fair was there were more people along with better female attendance. Likely, double the number of women that came to the Beeville career fair.

Many of the vendors shared that it was the best job fair they had been a part of."

They began to lose count, but Kevin said best estimates were "2,800 to 3,000 attendees".

Companies are just begining to hit their stride in developing the Eagle Ford and you can bet there will be ample job opportunity for many years to come. I'm sure the jobs that were landed yesterday were a welcomed Christmas gift.

Did you attend the Robstown Job Fair? We'd love to hear more about your experience.