Steer Calling for Entries for 2018 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards

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The awards are focused on honoring members of the oil and gas community for diligent efforts to preserve the environment, ensure safety in and around the Eagle Ford Shale region and give back to the community in which they live and serve.

We at STEER work to ensure the development of the Eagle Ford’s energy resources is accomplished in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the industry and communities throughout South Texas. The Eagle Ford Excellence Awards recognizes companies and organizations that are acting with consideration to the values that STEER sees as essential for continued advancements that benefit the greater South Texas community.

With all the changes we have seen over the last few years in the oil and gas industry – including the fluctuating price of oil, new LNG projects in South Texas and exporting crude oil from the Texas shores – STEER is proud to announce the oil and gas industry has weathered these changes and adjusted operations accordingly.

STEER and the oil and gas industry remains a constant presence in South Texas. The industry continues to create jobs and tax revenue for our great state. The organization expects to receive entries from throughout Texas on innovative companies that work diligently to combat the changes in the industry.

Safety, community investment and protecting the environment have always been, and will continue to be, something STEER considers a top priority. STEER is honored to provide the forum to recognize those who share our values.

Eagle Ford Excellence Award categories include:

• Environmental Stewardship: To be considered for an award in this category, entries must demonstrate elements of innovation in reducing environmental impact through implementation of practices or use of technology benefiting the environment.

• Safety Performance: To win an award in this category, applicants must have developed specific initiatives or products that have reduced the risk to workers and members of the local community. These initiatives should be evident in the company’s culture and safety record.

• Community and Social Investment: To receive an award in this category, the entry must show true commitment to the community. The applicant should have provided a benefit to deserving individuals or groups, positively impacted the company or organization’s reputation in the communities in which it works or provided a measurable and positive impact on its surrounding community.

• STEER Impact Award: This category is intended for nonprofit organizations and educational facilities working with the oil and gas industry in the Eagle Ford Shale. For consideration in this category, organizations must demonstrate excellence in: education, economic development, workforce development/training, safety performance, community relations or environmental stewardship.

Third-party judges will examine the entries to determine the winner for each category. Entries best demonstrating commitment to the protection of the environment, community involvement and safety, will receive recognition from STEER for their efforts.

STEER encourages self-nominations and third-party nominations for the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. To apply for an award or submit a nomination for other companies, contractors or organizations working in the Eagle Ford Shale visit and complete the necessary forms. STEER will contact nominated entities to complete the application process.

Award entries and nominations must be submitted before the deadline of Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST. Full details on the categories and additional information, including entry forms, can be found at Winners will be honored at an event in San Antonio Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Previous winners; 2017 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards:

STEER EFEA Safety Award logo18Safety Performance

For companies or organizations with less than 250 employees: Tierra Lease Service LLC

For companies or organizations with more than 250 employees: Sun Coast Resources

STEER EFEA Community Award logo18Community and Social Investment

For companies or organizations with less than 250 employees: Energy Waste

For companies or organizations with more than 250 employees: Voestalpine, Texas LLC

STEER EFEA Environmental Award logo18Environmental Stewardship

For companies or organizations with less than 250 employees: R360 Environmental Solutions

For companies or organizations with more than 250 employees: Halliburton

STEER EFEA Impact Award logo18Impact Award

Falls City Education Foundation San Antonio River Authority



The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) is the leading Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region and is the primary coordinator for communication and public advocacy surrounding the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas. STEER serves as the bridge connecting the industry with legislature, educational institutions and the communities throughout South Texas to ensure positive collaboration and communication surrounding the activities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale

For more information about STEER, visit


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