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Differentiated Logistics Play First Fiddle At Hi-Crush

17 photographs of physical operations appear in the new Hi-Crush slide deck released alongside their earnings report on Tuesday evening. 10 of these images depict… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be …

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Why Shale E&P Is Going Green – Interesting Factoids About Cost Savings In Water, E-Frac & Solar Initiatives

We highlight the most important sustainability developments disclosed by operators, including several “firsts” for the industry. For many years, EOG has been the industry leader in completion design, technology and reservoir exploitation. Now they are leading the charge on a new front for operators as well: “going green….” There’s a …

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Just Add Water… And You Get 3 M&A Deals In 12 Hours

The larger two deals of the three involve E&P operators handing off a portion of their water management operations to third-party midstream companies. This is a critically important sub-theme in water M&A, which we’ve addressed in many updates this year. Check out more analysis of each deal in this update, …

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3 Interesting Wrinkles In Halliburton’s US Onshore Outlook

3 wrinkles in Halliburton’s earnings call commentary yesterday went underappreciated in the myriad of conference call coverage available elsewhere… Here’s three notable nuances that caught our attention. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you …

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Zooming In On The Unyielding 2019 Rig Count Slide

US land drilling has slide downward all year. While that’s likely no surprise to readers of this publication, it may be a bit surprising to some to see the unyielding slide shown in this zoomed-in look at the 2019 weekly progression in drilling activity. There’s a lot more to this story… …

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The Only Rig Count Constant Is Change…

With 2Q19 in the books, here’s how horizontal drilling trends stacked up during the quarter across the major unconventional basins. Overall the US unconventional rig count was down X% during 2Q19… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive …

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Bankruptcy In Frac Sand

Restructuring continues in the frac sand industry, claiming another sand producer this week. Per the bankruptcy filing, the company owes total debts of… Details in the full report. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, …

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The Top Ten Infill Thinking Updates Of 2Q19 In Sand & Water

During 2Q19, the Infill Thinking research team: published 106 written research updates emailed 24 Infill Thoughts newsletters to active members issued 15 data releases to Think Sheets® members co-hosted the industry’s first Oilfield Water Finance conference and spoke at the SPE Permian Symposium, both in Houston conducted site visits and …

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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia… Hot Takes From The Oilfield Water Connection’s Morning Sessions Last Week

Last Friday, the who’s who of oilfield water management gathered at the Oilfield Water Connection’s inaugural event at the Houston Petroleum Club. This executive event happened at a defining moment in oilfield wastewater management – for this sector is undergoing rapid, transactionally-driven change. From highly informative panel discussions to unrivaled …

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Buzz Builds Around WPX’s Water Infrastructure

WPX has talked about oilfield water assets strategy on investor conference calls times earlier this year. Their tone has progressively evolved in our view, and this week… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you …

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