Out Think

Putting E&P Spending Seasonality On Steroids? [Simulfrac Series]

The simulfrac trend is spreading fast in shale, and rightly so. Whatever frac efficiency metric you look at – whether it’s stages/crew day or stimulated feet per month or pumping hours per quarter or time on location – the step changes simulfracs are delivering are disruptive and mindblowing. The implications …

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How, What, Where, Why, Why Now, & Who? [Simulfrac Series]

This week, we launched a new research series covering the implications of simulfrac adoption across the completions market. The series kicked off with thoughts on why it matters and future thought pieces will trace the trend’s ripples into specific niches of the US shale value chain (like sand and water …

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The ‘Real McCoy’ In Frac Sand Demand Models [Charts Of The Day]

Over the past week, we’ve been sharing a series of data-driven reports on Permian frac sand volume trends. First, this chart of the day showed Permian proppant consumption returning to peak. The peak Permian sand piece prompted good questions about how sand can return to prior highs in an environment …

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Profit Center vs. Cost Center? This Deal’s Impact On Pricing + Unanswered Questions [Liberty Deal Analysis Part 3 Of 3]

Special Report From Our Analyst Plan Today we introduce a special three-part series unpacking the Liberty / Schlumberger M&A deal’s nuanced implications for frac’s critical path supply chain: proppant. Each installment offers in-depth analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, concluding with an executive summary of strategic recommendations and industry …

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Sand Mine Valuation Thoughts [Liberty Deal Analysis Part 1 Of 3]

Special Report From Our Analyst Plan Today we introduce a special three-part series unpacking the Liberty / Schlumberger M&A deal’s nuanced implications for frac’s critical path supply chain: proppant. Each installment offers in-depth analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, concluding with an executive summary of strategic recommendations and industry …

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