Skip to comments.Bonanza on the Eagle Ford Shale, A new energy revolution is unfolding in South Texas
Posted on 04/17/2014 6:10:34 AM PDT by thackney
Truck drivers: All over the interior United States, trucking companies are begging for drivers. The reason? Theyve all gone to Texas. There are $5,000-signup-bonus billboards along the Texas interstates and haulers have now hiring posted permanently...
Drillers: A tough, sometimes dirty job, mostly performed by young men who can handle physical labor, but they get well paid for it up to $1,600 a week.
Women on the job site: A woman driving a one-ton Ford hauling a trailer passed by coming out of the oil fields in Karnes City, Texas. Women are on the site, usually driving trucks, but where women really shine is in team coordination. Typically, the owner of a drill site will have less than a half-dozen or so people on-site, but there may be up to 30 contractors and subcontractors....
Hispanics: You meet all kinds in the Eagle Ford white Americans, black Americans and a lot of hard-working Hispanics. A major fracking operation has four teams of about 20 men each. A quick look at the roll of just one team reveals 15 Hispanic family names out of 20, and half the team leaders are Hispanic....
Veterans: It may be the teamwork and sense of adventure that attracts so many recent veterans to the Eagle Ford. The regional official of a major company has his medals prominently displayed on the wall behind his desk from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Information technicians: Parts break unexpectedly, trucks run off the road, and all of this has to be remedied over hundreds of square miles. Some of the major companies have their own dedicated communications systems. Depending on what you count, perhaps as much as 30 percent of the cost of drilling a shale well in the Eagle Ford is in some way information technology-related.
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On a slightly smaller scale, the boom time is still happening here in SW Pa.
American boom times live on. This is our niche and strength.
No kidding. I went to the Badlands of ND back in 1981 during that oil rush. 17 years old and working on an oil rig. My body is not up for the challenge this time around so I'll stick to my cushy IT job.
You keen we don’t need keystone?
I know the feeling. I went to Yemen to work oil field about that age. Once was a enough, but it was experience that helped me in work for the decades that have followed.
Granted, most of the lessons came from mistakes that taught “don’t do that again”. But those are lessons I tend to remember.
With just a little determination and character, you could come out of it in 3 - 5 years owning your home, two vehicles and a bank account fit to propel you into whatever field you endeavored.
Ha, ha...and then there’s guys like you and me, Thackney....
Dunno about you, but my guys and I are bustin’ butt in south Texas and raking it in as long as we can physically stand it. We’re working more over on the midstream side of things rather than the drilling side. We’re trying to treat and move all this product to market. Just DRILL BABY DRILL!!!
Here lately, they’ve been putting the heat on us to move over to west Texas which is now exploding, but I’m thinking Imay keep that small bundle I’ve already made and retire up on Toledo Bend reservoir and just go fishing everyday for a while...LOL
Not sure what that means and Google translate didn't help.
Actually, after 14 months (which only felt like 5 years) I bought a large beach front house and a truck in Texas for cash.
I was a single guy then. I got rid of my home & car. My only expenses was a storage unit and my travel on R&R. The bank account help carry me through 3 months of no work following that.
Me to, but in the Houston area. The ship channel is busy. I've done upstream and downstream, but most of my work has been midstream over the last couple decades.
I did geotechnical and environmental drilling for 33 years and did all right but I wish I was younger. I enjoyed what I did but this is a serious opportunity for someone not afraid to work for a good wage.
Here lately, theyve been putting the heat on us to move over to west Texas which is now exploding,
imho West Texas is going to put some production growth rates that will cause shock and awe starting sometime later next year.
Why does he call them “Hispanics”?
No body in Texas refers to themselves that way. They refer to themselves by their nationality: Mexican.
And the reason so many are on the crews is ethnic intimidation. Once they get one or two, those guys make sure that Cousin Manny or Tio Hector is the next guy hired: no guero gringos allowed.
Been there done that. They can head home to Verscruz and get Nieto to pony up some exploration pesos.