The 50 mile wide belt across South Texas known as the Eagle Ford Shale is a hydraulic fracturing dream and is rich in both oil and natural gas. With trillions of cubic feet of shale gas and barrels of shale oil in the billions this play maintains Texas as the place to be for oil and gas exploration. While companies are pouring out of the woodwork and into the South Texas economy Baker Hughes once again established itself as one of the elite with their new Joint Facility in San Antonio, TX. This consolidation brings together Pressure Pumping, Artificial Lift, Drilling Services, Chemicals and the areas management. In addition to the office building and workshop this 149,000 SF facility consists of chemicals and electronics laboratories, training, vehicle maintenance, spooling, truck fueling, truck washing, outdoor chemical storage, cement mixing and storage, radioactive source storage, pump testing, gel mixing, a truck scale and 24HR manned guard house.