San Antonio oil field firm opens 'Lowe's' of the Eagle FordSan Antonio oil field firm opens 'Lowe's' of the Eagle Fordhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=3232015-07-21T14:13:00Z2015-07-21T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - FMC Technologies has officially opened its $15 million Eagle Ford 'supercenter' in south San Antonio.

Sitting on 36 acres of land, the oil field logistics 'super store' and service shop is located off Loop 1604 just west of I-37 and is accessible to key highways throughout the Eagle Ford Shale.

The facility takes four of the company's businesses — fluid control, wellhead, flowback and measurement — and puts them under one roof.

The $15 million facility includes 18,000 sf of office space and 40,000 sf of shop space that will be used to provide the four services. Construction originally started in July 2014.

"It's something that is relatively new for the oil and gas industry," said Richard Alabaster, Vice President of Surface Technologies. "It's something that we're trying to do to adjust to the challenges that the industry is currently facing. There's the need to reduce cost and to bring in more integrated suites of services that can help operators reduce their costs on the oil pad."

With 86 full-time employees, the facility is expected to generate $1.4 million in economic activity per year, Mario Hernandez with the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation said.

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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