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

Eagle Ford Shale Magazine
Eagle Ford Shale Magazine

(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.

Event Details at a Glance

  • April 28 - 30, 2014
  • American Bank Center - Corpus Christi, TX
  • 2,000+ ATTENDEES
  • 100 SPEAKERS

More About the Event

The three-day event will take place April 28–30, 2014, at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event will bring together service companies, leading operators and industry experts from across the nation to present their findings, new technology and share insights related to the Eagle Ford Shale play.

With the theme “Trail of the Shale - Forging Pathways to a New Energy Marketplace,” organizers of this prestigious event anticipate hosting more than 2,000+ attendees, 250 exhibitors and 100 speakers. The event's Presenting Sponsor is Louisiana-based JC Fodale Energy Services, LLC, a nationwide oilfield services provider; Applus RTD, Pipe Gator and Stratton Oilfield Systems are Diamond Level Sponsors.

The Expo promotes business to business success. Our goal is to bond relationships between businesses and those seeking growth, jobs, cutting-edge technology, education and prosperity in the oil and gas industry by making connections in one single location. We’re glad we can provide a platform to share products, practices and exciting innovations.
— Sandra Castillo, Publisher of Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine and event coordinator.

Expert speakers will make presentations within 5 informative tracks:

  • Innovative & Emerging Technology
  • LNG Energy Sustainability
  • Equipment & Operational Services
  • Water Applications & Processes
  • HSE Training & Compliance

Castillo points out exhibitors will be able to interact with an extraordinary number of clients, vendors and attendees with interests in the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas community; enjoy networking opportunities with decision-makers looking for operational products and services; and capture immediate feedback. Exhibitors will also be able to stay on top of industry trends, acquire leads, close sales, and draw new customers.

We invite businesses to promote, launch, demonstrate and sell their services and products directly to hundreds of leaders
— Castillo


With its first edition hitting the streets in May 2013, Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine is the very first and only publication in the South Texas shale region dedicated entirely to promoting business and industry directly to the Eagle Ford Shale community and global interests. The magazine illuminates the history, economic growth, financial advancement and sustainable energy future that the Eagle Ford Shale play offers to the great State of Texas and borders beyond. The publication's unique and well-rounded approach to stimulate minds and conversations through informative and entertaining content and creative design was even given a nod by Forbes (September 26, 2013).

For more information contact:

Jaime Powell Phone: 361.438.0113

Email: jaime@tefsmag.com

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

The Studios at Carrizo Springs
The Studios at Carrizo Springs

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 855.842.7799 909 Munson Road, Carrizo Springs, Texas Email: thomas@strattonoilfieldsystems.com Website: www.studiosatcarrizosprings.com

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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

Bosque-Systems Fluids Management
Bosque-Systems Fluids Management

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.

A few years ago, Bosque’s business was based solely within the saltwater disposal arena where we own and operate facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota,” said Clane LaCrosse, president and CEO of Bosque Systems. “Today our treatment, recycling and reuse programs account for more than half of our revenues and we forecast that this trend will increase in the future.

Providing Dynamic Solutions to Water Challenges in the Oilfield

Bosque Systems works as a partner with oil and gas operators and handles millions of barrels at all phases of the fluid management life cycle. The solutions offered may include sourcing, gathering systems, pipelines, water storage solutions, and various water treatments depending on the water quality, drilling pattern and goals of the operators.

Bosque Systems has developed a very strong business, solution, and service model centered around environmentally friendly fluid management solutions,” Clane LaCrosse said. “By partnering with operators, we allow them to concentrate on production and maximize their resources rather than focusing on water management.
— Clane LaCrosse

Bosque Systems' relationship with major operators has grown from disposal to full water life cycle management.

"The introduction of our DIONIXTM water treatment system was a turning point for Bosque Systems," said Peter Pappas, vice president of business development for Bosque Systems. "From that point, we generated a lot of interest from operators to recycle flowback or produced water. Our technology is easy to deploy, cost effective and kills 100% of all bacteria in the water," Peter continued.

From this initial success, the company introduced other technologies to provide a single point of contact to operators in need of treatment and recycling.

Continued Growth and Innovation in Water Management

The growth of Bosque Systems has been made possible due to extensive hiring of both management and operation personnel. The company continues hiring specialist operators and technicians in markets including the Eagle Ford Shale, the Cline Shale, Permian Basin, Mid-Con region and the Bakken.  Rapidly approaching 500 employees, the company is well positioned to solidify its relationships and develop new ones within the active markets and others.

In the Wolfcamp play, considered as possibly the largest oil and gas discovery in the world and, also, a very drought prone area, the company is leading the charge to allow operators to reuse 100% of their flowback and produced water, thus minimizing fresh water withdrawal and drastically reducing truck traffic in the region by using pipeline across fields. The company leases land and sets up BATTM tanks, containing up to 40,000 bbls of recycled water, and other equipment to capture, treat, and make this water available for the operator. In this region, Bosque Systems allows for blending up to 30% recycled and treated water within producers' operations.

We’re using 100 percent of the produced water we have. If we were producing more water, we’d use it.
— Regional Customer

The produced water is mixed with fresh water at the well site. To date, the same operator has used about 2,000,000 barrels (about 84 million gallons) of recycled water, which, without this initiative, would have been all freshwater. Blended water has helped complete over 35 wells in the Eldorado portion of the Wolfcamp since April.

Operators are excited about the game changing solutions that Bosque Systems provide in the various regions. As more scrutiny from environmental organizations and more regulations are put in place, Bosque Systems believes that the company is well positioned to support recycling initiatives on a large scale in all major plays in North America in 2014 and many more years to come.

More About Bosque Systems, LLC

Bosque Systems, LLC is a diversified oil and gas fluids management service company promoting environmentally responsible practices throughout the recovery, transportation, storage, treatment, recycling, and handling process of pre-frac, flowback and produced water and other fluids in the oilfield. Bosque Systems is well positioned to be the premier oil and natural gas fluids management service company in the United States.


Marc Bellanger marc.bellanger@bosquesystems.com www.bosquesystems.com

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

Oil and Gas Awards Photo
Oil and Gas Awards Photo

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.

The Oil & Gas Awards will be holding the “Conference for Excellence” during the day of the gala dinner. The Conference for Excellence will provide a fantastic opportunity for selected finalists to speak on matters important to their business and to the industry. Professionals attending the conference will have further opportunity to network with other finalists and listen to the wide variety of keynote speeches from leaders in the market. There will also be the chance to contribute to panel debates on key topics. Should you wish to attend the conference and dinner, please contact us.

2013 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards Finalists

  • Aggreko PLC.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
  • B-C Equipment Sales, Inc.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Breitling Energy Corporation
  • C.W. Lake & Associations Ltd
  • C&J Energy Services
  • Canary, LLC
  • Castleton Commodities International LLC
  • Cinco Energy Management Group
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company
  • Costa Verde Resources, LLC
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
  • Dalton Trucking Inc.
  • Devon Energy
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Dupré Logisitcs, LLC
  • E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation
  • Eagle Ford Shale Housing
  • Emerson Process Managements' Remote Automation Solutions
  • Express Energy Services
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Gazelle Transportation Inc.
  • GreaseBook, LLC
  • Green Energy Oilfield Services, LLC
  • Gulf Interstate Engineering
  • Halbouty Energy
  • Hearn Trucking, LLC
  • HexArmor
  • High Sierra Energy, LP
  • Honeywell
  • Impact Weather, Inc.
  • Infinity Energy Capital, LLC
  • Kase & Company, Inc.
  • Krohne, Inc.
  • Lake Truck Lines Inc.
  • Linn Energy, LLC
  • Liquidity Services, Inc.
  • Liskow & Lewis Lockton Marine & Energy of the Lockton Companies, LLC
  • NES Global Talent Newpark Mats & Integrated Services
  • NGL Energy Partners LP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • OleumTech
  • Orion Drilling Company
  • Peak Completion Technologies, Inc.
  • Penn Virginia Corporation
  • Petrotechnics
  • Precision Drilling
  • Preferred Sands
  • Progressive GE
  • QC Energy Resources
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Renzenberger, Inc.
  • Rockwater Energy Solutions
  • Sage Environmental Consulting, LP
  • Sanchez Energy Corporation
  • Select Energy Services
  • STARCON International, Inc.
  • Strategy Engineering & Consulting LLC
  • Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
  • Supreme Services
  • Technetics Group
  • TETRA® Technologies, Inc.
  • The Global Edge Consultants
  • Total Equipment And Service
  • Total Safety
  • TransTex Hunter, LLC
  • Trican Well Service Ltd.
  • Trinidad Drilling
  • VZ Environmental
  • Wapiti Energy, LLC
  • Willbros Group, Inc.

The selected finalists will be invited to attend the conference and the gala dinner on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Westin Galleria in Houston.

For more information, please visit our website on:

http://www.oilandgasawards.com/gulf-coast-2013/ Call: +210 591 8471

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

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:

  1. Dedicated communications for business. There is no possibility that an employee will be unavailable on a personal call when needed.
  2. Instant communications to one or many. Push to talk, no dialing multiple individuals or attempting to keep multiple cellphones connected for coordination of critical tasks.
  3. Rugged industrial grade devices with loud audio for noisy environments and high power transmitters for dependable remote talk back capability. Devices may be optioned as intrinsically safe for use in incendiary or hazardous environments.
  4. Simple service responsibility from regional communication firms. No waiting at retail stores or complex consumer type repair procedures. Service personnel repair and install onsite at customer locations on customer schedules.
  5. Easy billing. No complex cellular bills with numerous taxes and charges.
  6. Safe and legal. Two-way radios are fully compliant with Distracted Driver law and eliminate the potential for a cell phone related incident or fine.

Different Types of Two-Way Radios

When considering two-way radio one should be aware of the different types and configurations:

Mobile (vehicle mounted) Radios

Eagle Ford Shale Communications Network - A&B Communications
Eagle Ford Shale Communications Network - A&B Communications

Permanently or semi-permanently mounted high power radio units connected to vehicle ignition and a very efficient vehicular antenna. Advantages are that mobile radios offer the greatest range due to high power transmitters and high mounted antennas generally on roofs, headache racks or mirrors. They are best suited for fleets where the drivers spend the majority of their time in the vehicle. Disadvantages are obviously that calls may be missed when away from the vehicle though many are equipped with wireless handheld extender devices for use within 1000 feet of the vehicle.

Portable (handheld) Radios

Small, battery operated rechargeable radio units. Advantages are that they may be used in / outdoors or vehicle. Disadvantages are that range is less than mobile radios due to lower power transmitter and less efficient antenna. Unlike cellular phones, portable two-way radios are industrial grade devices built to stand up under 24-hour duty cycles, harsh treatment and may be optioned to operate in explosive or hazardous environments.

Base Station (fixed) Radios

Permanently mounted office devices designed to be a central dispatch point. While is not necessary to have a base station, many firms see value in the fact that office personnel may communicate with outside personnel without the need to find a portable radio or to go to a company vehicle. Remote extensions of the base station may be placed in multiple locations within a field office allowing selected personnel to use the radio system without leaving their desk.

Configuration Options With Two-Way Radios

Onsite Configuration

All of the above radio units may be configured to operate unit-to-unit for limited range communications. Portable radios in this configuration may provide communications up to 2 miles, depending on topography and onsite structure. Mobiles and base stations will provide significantly greater range. Advantages of this configuration are that radios are not dependent on a tower network and do not have associated recurring usage fees. As a result they may be moved to other locations and used locally on other job sites.

Wide-area Communications

All of the above radio units may be configured to operate through a tower network for wide area communications. Portable radio performance is dramatically improved in this configuration and actual coverage and range may be custom designed based on user requirements. Advantages of this configuration are obviously extended coverage. Additionally all wide-area configured radios have the capability to change channel settings and operate in an onsite unit-to-unit configuration.

About A&B Communications

Headquartered in Corpus Christi, A&B Communications understands the unique needs of the oilfield fleet operator. The company specializes in safe, reliable, private communications systems and devices for petrochemical refining, oilfield, medical and public safety.

For more information, contact:

Patrick Russell prussell@abcomm.net www.abcomm.net

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