Pioneer Natural Resources employs about 550 in South Texas

Jan. 21, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Pioneer Natural Resources is tapping into more than the Eagle Ford Shale.

The independent oil and natural gas company has made the Crossroads its newest home with three 82,000-square-foot facilities. The facilities in Victoria, Cuero and Pawnee in Bee County, have completed filling their positions, and about 550 people have been hired, said Chris Leypoldt, senior superintendent, at Tuesday morning's Victoria Partnership meeting.

"We employ a variety of people - from physicists to truck drivers," he said.

Pioneer Natural Resources spent about $15 million to $18 million on each facility, Leypoldt said. Each facility is equipped with tractor-trailer bays to make repairs to its own equipment and maintain work efficiency.

The company plans to host its grand opening for its Victoria facility, located north of Victoria on U.S. Highway 77, in the next few months.

"Pioneer is invested in South Texas," said Rhonda Fotiades, senior public affairs specialist. "We plan to be here for a long time."

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