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Can Weatherford & Nabors Steal Schlumberger’s Thunder?

On Wednesday afternoon, Weatherford announced that a new alliance has been formed with Nabors Industries to integrate drilling rigs and services in the US land market. This new service model is something Schlumberger has been talking about and working on for several years now. In this update, we offer our take …

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Weatherford Captures The “Bernard” Effect By Raising A Billion Bucks In 24 Hours

On Wednesday morning (11/16), Weatherford sold 84.5mm shares at $5.40/share in a registered direct equity offering for $456mm. Last week, Infill Thinking predicted that Weatherford would raise equity capital following the stock’s 33%+ gain on CEO Bernard Duroc-Danner’s departure. The market reacted positively to today’s equity raise, Weatherford’s stock rising another 3% …

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GE & Baker Hughes – Initial Reaction To The Deal

After four days of speculation and head scratching over what kind of deal GE and Baker Hughes might be concocting, the companies announced an extensive partnership Monday morning, essentially a merger of GE O&G with Baker Hughes. The deal is more extensive than we (and many others) originally expected late last week. …

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Halliburton’s 3Q16 Print Is Worthy Of Celebration

Breaking October 19, 2016 6:30am central. Halliburton released its 3Q16 earnings report, marking the start of earnings season in the oilfield. Relative to the second quarter, Halliburton’s sales in North America grew. This is the first revenue increase in seven quarters. This growth offset a continued decline in international business to keep total …

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