Looking for work? Interested in the oil and gas industry? Well look no further than South Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale. With potentially 20 years of well sites to be drilled and many direct and indirect industry-related jobs, the Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas are booming.
The Eagle Ford Shale is an underground oil and gas formation approximately 50 miles wide and 400 miles long, stretching across more than 22 counties from the Mexico border to East Texas. Named for the small town of Eagle Ford, Texas, it is predicted that millions of dollars worth of oil and gas, along with thousands of new jobs, will be found in this area. See the increase in Eagle Ford drilling permits issued from 2008 to 2011.
Many notable companies are already hiring in the South Texas areas, with much of the recruiting efforts focused on truck drivers, welders, fitters, plumbers, and electricians. Eagle Ford Shale jobs can be found in WorkInTexas.com by entering the text phrase “Eagle Ford” or by searching the site specifically for energy industry jobs in Texas, TexasEnergy.jobs.
It is important to note that military veterans are in high demand in the oilfield industry. Many of these are high paying jobs and require specialized training or skills veterans may already have.
In addition to oil and gas field jobs, companies are also hiring engineers, geologists, and safety coordinators, along with all kinds of industry-support positions like accountants and hotel and restaurant service and management. If you’re interested in any of these jobs, there is a large job fair taking place in Laredo on Friday, Jan. 13th. More information about this job fair can be found here.
The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to capture its place as a leading oil and gas player this year, and maintain that status for years to come. So if you’re looking for a long term and growing career option, consider oil and gas and the Eagle Ford Shale.
- Thanks to guest blogger Stephanie Leavell for this post.