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

CBS Evening News Cites

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CBS and the nation are beginning to see the impact of the Eagle Ford job boom. CBS Evening News cited in a story on the oil patch. You can watch the story- Here.

The forecast is bright for South Texas and a big thanks goes to the oil & gas boom. A National Petroleum Council report released on September 15, 2011, estimates shale oil plays like the Eagle Ford might add as much as 3 million barrels per day of domestic oil supply. That's enough to get the news press going. If we can get closer to meeting our own energy needs, that will mean energy security and more jobs.

The 400 mile stretch in south Texas is a job factory and estimates go as high as 66,000 to 68,000 new jobs by the year 2020. That's direct jobs. When you consider the new hotels and other industries that benefit, that number increase by several fold.

In the U.S., there are a total of 177,100 workers drilling for oil and gas and that is up 21% since the beginning of the recession.  Throw in the landowners that are receiving generous paychecks and we have new millionaires born each day.

A new pipeline in Hobson is gushing money for the small towns that dot a 400-mile stretch that geologists call the Eagle Ford Shale.

"I'm gonna hire as many people as I can possibly afford to hire," David Brodsky told CBS News reporter Bigad Shaban.

Brodsky used to own a coin laundrymat. Now, he's on his way to becoming a millionare.

"I was just sitting in my living room one day," Brodsky says, "and somebody knocked on my door and decided they wanted to lease my property for oil."

Brodsky used the money to buy three RV parks - which are now packed with oil workers. So he's expanding. He's building up to 600 rooms, which are all already rented.

Energy companies are rushing to the area to tap deposits that could produce up to 12 billion barrels of oil, and enough natural gas to power every American household for at least five years.

By 2020, that number is expected to increase to 66,000.

Read the full news article at


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.

Read the entire news release at

Eagle Ford Shale Drilling Jobs Available

Available drilling jobs in the Eagle Ford Shale are now easier than ever to locate through the Jobs section at And, for employers, introductory pricing is now available to list your job openings. The shale play is booming across South Texas. Not only are employers from large oil and gas cities like Houston, Dallas, and Oklahoma City looking for help, but the smaller towns across the play are also ripe with opportunity for jobs related to oil & gas drilling. If you're looking for a job in South Texas or with a major operator, be sure to check the Eagle Ford job listings for your opportunity. is committed to providing up to date information on activity and news in the South Texas' booming oil & gas industry. Stay tuned for our daily updates and our weekly update on the South Texas rig count. Better yet, Subscribe by RSS or Subscribe by Email to get news daily.