While its slogan maintains it handles "everything but the rig," Stallion Oilfield Services believes it provides "superior" wellsite services and support to oil and natural gas exploration companies, according to local operations manager Cameron Simon.
With 1,700 employees and 65 locations nationwide, it provides "reliable housing, water and sewer systems, waste management, satellite systems, solids control, wellsite construction and oilfield heavy hauling," according to the company Web site.
The Houston, Texas, company - with most of its locations scattered out west - has recently moved to the northeast, with numerous locations sprouting in Pennsylvania and Ohio, answering the call of the Marcellus Shale.
Cameron Simon, general operations manager of Stallion Oilfield Services's Cogan Station branch, said he believes he provides “superior” wellsite services and support to workers in the oil and natural gas exploration industry.
Located on Beauty's Run Road in Cogan Station, where the company planted its latest northeastern branch a year ago, Simon said it's up to him and his crew to make wellsite workers "as comfortable as we can make them."
"Anything they need, they can call us," Simon said.
By providing onsite housing and accommodations through rental trailers, Simon said his team provides such services as utility hook-ups and Internet access to give workers all the comforts of home while on the job.
It also conducts water hauling and rents frac water tanks.
"Our equipment and housing are manufactured for the oilfield environment," states its Web site.
"We're not an operator or driller, but an auxiliary part of drilling," Simon said.
With the Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration still in its infancy, Simon believes the work will be "a long-standing operation," and hopes to see his company here for a long time.
The company established its regional corporate office in Canonsburg, a borough about 18 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, and a product services office in Paris, Ohio.
He hopes the company branches out even further within the state, and do it as "quickly as we can get workers."
"We're really happy with the area and really would like stay," he said, adding he'd like to create more offices throughout Pennsylvania. "We're getting a good grasp on the area, and we hope to grow locally as much as we can."
Stallion came to the region with a personnel of four, according to Simon, and since then, has continued to hire "mostly local guys."
Several of the company's newest employees are products of Pennsylvania College of Technology's program that educates those on the industry who want to work in the field.
"They've been great," he said of the employees.
Bringing on individuals "not completely green" to the operation has had an added advantage, especially given that the scope of the work is something completely new to the region.
Hiring local is also apart of the company's attempt to give more back to the community and forge a good name for itself.
"We hope that we make the right impression and do it all the right way," he said.
Simon said while Stallion has its competitors in the area, he is one of the first to really get established here.
For more information on Stallion Oilfield Services, visit www.stallionoilfield.com.