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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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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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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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Frac Sand Idea Proposal (CRR, FMSA, HCLP, SLCA)

Frac Sand Idea Proposal (CRR, FMSA, HCLP, SLCA)

Has the frac sand boom topped out or is there still room to run in 2018?   Report Available: December 20, 2017   Blueshift’s ongoing research of the oil and gas industry finds the volatile frac sand industry experiencing a strong 2017. Driven by increasing oil prices and the use of mega-fracs which require significantly more […]

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Oil Patch Alert: Well Service Companies Benefit from Wrath of Hurricane Harvey

Companies:BAS, CAT, CMI, HAL, HP, GE, KEG, NBR, NOV, PTEN, RNGR, SLB By: Janis Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary Well service companies are benefiting from fluid hauling and well shut-ins (BAS, KEG, RNGR). Some equipment suppliers may see a bump in orders (CAT, CMI, GE, NOV). Standby rates are not always […]

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Oilfield Service Work Flattens on Lower Oil Price

Research Question: Have plans to increase well site work in the U.S. oilfield market stalled as a result of the recent pullback in oil prices? Companies: BAS, BHI, HAL, HP, KEGX, NBR, PDS, PTEN, RES, SLB, SPN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Highlights The pullback in oil prices to the low $40/bbl level during […]

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FracMax Controversy Unlikely to Derail Flotek’s CnF

Will oil and gas operators abandon Flotek’s CnF in light of the controversy surrounding FracMax? Click here By: David Franklin Summary of Findings Operators that have experienced enhanced oil and gas recovery through the use of Flotek Industries Inc.’s (FTK) Complex nano-Fluid (CnF) are unlikely to abandon the chemical despite Bronte Capital’s November report, according […]

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Updates from the Oil Patch: Upstream Oilfield Service Market Severely Depressed

Has there been any change in demand or pricing in the upstream E&P market and what strategies are service providers using to survive? Companies: BAS, BHI, COP, EPD, HAL, HCLP, HP, KEG, NBR, NS, PDS, PTEN, RES, SLB, SLCA, SPN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Highlights Several Operators Buying Sand/Proppants Directly From […]

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May 15 2015 Basic Materials, Energy

Sand is the Proppant of Choice and is Eroding Carbo Ceramics’ Market

Research Question: Will sand replace ceramic proppants in the pressure pumping industry? Companies: CRR, SLCA, IMYSF, HCLP, EMES, HAL, SGO, SLB By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 20 sources acknowledged that sand is currently the proppant of choice of the oil and gas industry, and it is […]

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