Schlumberger Opens San Antonio Operations Center - Bexar County

Schlumberger opened the doors to its San Antonio facilities earlier in the week. The new operations center will serve the company's south division in New Mexico, South Texas, and West Texas. While servicing multiple areas, the main purpose for the new office is the Eagle Ford Shale. Oilfield service companies in the Eagle Ford  have moved to expand their presence in South Texas as they prepare for the multi-billion dollar, multi-decade development in the area. The almost $20 million facility will support 500+ Eagle Ford jobs that pay a range of $25,000-$85,000 per year. The new facility is located on the south side of San Antonio at the intersection of IH-35 and Loop 410.

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Halliburton San Antonio Office to be a Bexar County Supersite

Halliburton's San Antonio office will be here soon and it will be big news for Bexar County. The quote of the article is "supersite". Halliburton has over 2,100 employees in South Texas. That's a good indication of how many people could be directed from the San Antonio office. That number will likely grow with drilling and production in the Eagle Ford. The site for the proposed Halliburton office has yet to be determined, but the company owns 150 acres at the northeast corner of Loop 1604 and Interstate 37 in southeast Bexar County, TX.

You can bet the office will bring several hundred jobs and possibly 1,000+ to the San Antonio area. Baker Hughes's San Antonio operations center was announced a little over a month ago and it is expected to bring 400 jobs to the area. Weatherford's Bexar County office is just across the street from where Halliburton owns land and on top of that, Schlumberger's South Texas office will likely be announced in the coming months.

I'd bet the greatest number of jobs will be sourced from Halliburton's office. Just being conservative, those four companies will easily add 1,000 full time jobs to the area. There are already lots of openings and this will add to the booming energy job market in South Texas. If you're looking for a career in energy, search Eagle Ford Shale Jobs Here.

Oil-field services giant Halliburton Co. is shopping for a “supersite” in San Antonio that would employ hundreds to serve its clients that are drilling in the Eagle Ford shale, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Thursday.

“It looks promising,” Wolff said, and added that Halliburton likely will make a decision in 30 to 60 days.

If Houston-based Halliburton does establish a major office in San Antonio, it “would be the biggest (Eagle Ford-related company) in terms of employment as well as diversity of the jobs,” Wolff said.

Because the company would bring high-paying jobs, landing it would be tantamount to San Antonio's winning the Toyota pickup plant, he said.

Wolff and former Mayor Henry Cisneros, along with local economic development officials, met with six Halliburton officials Thursday in Houston.

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Schlumberger Planning San Antonio Office Too

Schlumberger's San Antonio office will likely come not long after Halliburton's office is announced. The company's Eagle Ford Shale office will not rival the size of Halliburton's, but Schlumberger has a major presence the surrounding areas. Still good news for San Antonio.

Fresh off Thursday's revelation that Halliburton Co. is looking to build a "supersite" in the San Antonio area, a county official disclosed that another heavy hitter in oil services wants a piece of the action.


Schlumberger, the world's largest oil field services company, with offices in Houston, Paris and The Hague, Netherlands, is proposing to establish a site in south Bexar County, said David Marquez, executive director of Bexar County's economic development department.

He said Schlumberger's operation would not be as large as what Halliburton is considering, "but it's still significant and still in the southern part of the county."

Marquez declined to say more about what Schlumberger is considering. Schlumberger did not return a call seeking comment.

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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.


Baker Hughes San Antonio Office Coming

Baker Hughes unveiled plans to build a $30 million facility in Southeast Bexar County, near San Antonio.  The building will be Baker Hughes' Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas Headquarters. The office will ad as many as 400 Eagle Ford jobs to the area. The Eagle Ford Shale has created a job boom in San Antonio, as well as much of South Texas. As development expands, the number of job openings looks like it has only one way to go.

"Oilfield supplier Baker Hughes Inc. on Tuesday disclosed plans to build a $30 million operations center in Southeast Bexar County to support the booming activity in the Eagle Ford shale, eventually providing more than 400 jobs, officials said."

"The Houston-based company said it will develop 64 acres at Interstate 37 and U.S. 181 to establish an administrative headquarters serving South Texas. The plans were made public at Bexar County Commissioners Court, which authorized negotiations on a 10-year tax break for the operation."

“ 'This is a big deal,' said County Judge Nelson Wolff, who embraced the proposal saying it would be good for South Side job development. 'We've all been working on this, and I really hope this comes together right,' Wolff said."

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