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Updates from Oil Patch: Well Service, Fraccing, Drilling Improving on More Available Cash

Research Question: With investments coming into the oil patch, which activities are happening in the field? Companies: BAS, FRAC, HAL, HP, KEG, NBR, NOV, PDS, PTEN, RES, RNGR, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights E&P companies are focused on revitalizing older wells, fraccing newly drilled wells to put online quickly, and drilling new […]

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Update: Small Share Gains in Niche Markets Likely for NCS Multistage (NCSM)

Research Question: Are higher oil prices driving increased U.S. adoption of NCS Multistage’s fraccing technology, and will its new technology that does not require coil tubing be a significant improvement and fuel adoption? Companies: BHGE, CVX, EOG, HAL, NCSM, OXY, SLB, WFT, XOM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of […]

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Updates From The Oil Patch: Higher Oil Price Is Benefitting the Drilling Industry

Research Question: What is the status of the oil and gas drilling industry in light of $70 oil? Companies: BHGE, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, SLB   Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Conference attendees at the IADC’s well-attended Drilling Onshore Conference and Exhibition held in Houston last week confirmed findings in Blueshift Research’s […]

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Updates from Oil Patch: Oilfield Activity, Some Equipment Orders Rising on High Oil Price

Research Question: What is the status of oilfield activity and rig componentorders in light of $68 oil? Companies: CAT, GDI, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, RES, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand for fraccing and drilling services in the second quarter has increased compared with first quarter, and new orders of key […]

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Oil Patch Updates: Oilfield Activity, Some Equipment Orders Rising on High Oil Price

Research Question: What is the status of oilfield activity and rig component orders in light of $68 oil? Companies: CAT, GDI, HAL, HP, NBR, NOV, PTEN, RES, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand for fraccing and drilling services in the second quarter has increased compared with first quarter, and new orders of […]

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Updates From the Oil Patch: First-Quarter Sand Shortage in the Permian Basin Hindered Frac Activity

Research Question: How have recent frac sand delivery delays affected the volume of well completions in the Permian Basin during the first quarter of 2018? Companies: FRAC, HAL, PUMP, RES, SLB   Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Well completion activity in the Permian Basin was stymied somewhat during the first quarter because many […]

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Updates from the Oil Patch: Frac Sand Deliveries Begin to Improve After Early 1Q Delays

Research Question: Is supply of frac sand sufficient to meet near-term demand? If shortages have developed, how has pricing been affected? Companies: CRR, EMES, FMSA, HCLP, PUMP, SLCA   Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights After a frustrating start to 2018, deliveries of frac sand supplies have begun to improve as the first quarter […]

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Updates from the Oil Patch: Fraccing, Drilling Work Likely to Outpace 2017

Research Question: Will 2018 demand and pricing for oilfield services outpace 2017? Companies: BAS, HAL, HP, KEG, NBR, PTEN, RES, RNGR, SLB Click here to download report (.pdf)   Highlights Demand for fraccing and drilling services in 2018 likely will outpace 2017, but well service work may remain the same.Among three service categories, well stimulation demand […]

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Frac Sand Still Has Room to Run in 2018 Even If Not at Boom Levels (CRR, FMSA, HCLP, SLCA)

Research Question: Has demand for frac sand topped out, or does the market have room to run in 2018? Companies: CRR, EMES, EOG, FMSA, HAL, HCLP, SLB, SLCA, SND, WFT   By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The frac sand industry has fully recovered and still has room […]

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NCS Multistage Will Gain Limited U.S. Share Until Positive Cost Data Exists and Oil Pricing Rises (NCSM)

Research Question: Will NCS Multistage Holdings’ sliding sleeve fraccing method gain share in the United States? Companies: BHGE, HAL, NCSM, SLB By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings S. market share gains will be limited for NCS Multistage Holdings Inc.’s (NCSM) Multistage Unlimited fracturing system until positive cost and efficacy […]

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