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Schlumberger’s US Onshore Strategic Review Continues After A Mondo Rightsizing Round That Stopped Just Shy Of HHP Retirements

4Q19 earnings season is officially underway in the oilfield with Schlumberger’s call kicking things off this morning. Three months ago, their last earnings conference call prompted us to ask: What Is Schlumberger Going To Do With Their North America Business? Since then, we’ve all heard the speculation that… Login to …

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The Curious Case Of Reeves County’s Fall From Grace

In 2017, we recognized Reeves the “most drilled” and “most improved county in the Permian in this update, which we titled: “More Rigs Have Been Activated In Reeves County In 2017 Than In The Entire Bakken.” Here in 2020, we find ourselves writing a very different assessment of activity in …

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Frac People On The Move During 2019

In a recent year-end review, we shared our top 19 stories from 2019 in frac sand and oilfield water as measured by membership interest. Before we leave 2019 behind and fully focus on the new year, we have one more year-in-review recap for you. This one summarizes the installments in …

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The Top 19 Stories Of 2019 In Frac Sand And Oilfield Water

During a dynamic 2019, Infill Thinking: shipped 100 e-newsletters to active members, shipped 45 data-driven e-newsletter to Analyst Plan members, published 370 original written research updates, hosted 4 member meet-ups in key oilfield cities, conducted 4 field trips to put boots on the ground in key oilfield markets and gather market …

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The Final Frontier In Frac Sand Logistics Optimization?

In our last Friday’s in December guest post of 2019, a “reformed Northern White Sand apologist” penned an op-ed piece on disruption in the frac sand industry. It hinted at something we’ve been hearing about for several months… something could be the next disruptive wave in frac sand supply… Login …

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US Rig Count’s Christmas Miracle

In late-October, we noted that Patterson-UTI’s CEO Andy Hendricks predicted a modest increase in drilling activity in late-December. Andy might be preparing to take a victory lap now… Last week’s bounce is notable for three key reasons: it breaks… it’s bigger than… it bucks… Login to see the full update… …

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10 Frac Supply Chain Executives On The Move

Individuals are often overlooked in this asset-intensive sector, but talent shifts can have big implications for value creation, oilfield trends, sales and competitive dynamics. They also have implications for people conducting business all across the frac value chain. Without further ado, here are… Login to see the full update… To …

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same…

Rig count’s down big this year. How has that impacted the rig count mix by basin? Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters …

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Hi-Crush’s CFO Goes Her Separate Ways

Hi-Crush unexpectedly press released the departure of CFO Laura Fulton this morning. In many ways, Laura has been… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive …

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Worried About RIFs? You Are Not Alone

In these troubled times, we want to do our part to help any Infill Thinking members that may be impacted by the waves of layoffs sweeping the US oilfield. If you are an active Infill Thinking member and your position has been eliminated, we want to help. Email us at …

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