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Not Something You See Every Day….

An interesting datapoint gives a new dimension to the whole boxes vs. silos debate. 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis …

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The Bankrupting Of Oilfield Service [Chart Of The Day]

Unsurprisingly, lawyers and restructuring advisors are the biggest winners in this mess. They are making out like bandits and harvesting a massive payday from the industry’s financial predicament. Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your …

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Where Exactly Are The First Signs Of Life Appearing In Rig Land?

Finally! Rigs are going back to work here and there… 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles …

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7 Frac People 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. 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, …

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Not Much To See Here In Monday’s Frac Sand Bankruptcy Hearing

Quick notes from yet another… 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles on stories you’ll only find …

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Round Trip – Here Are The Debts Poised To Be Erased By An E&P’s Second Bankruptcy Filing In Four Years

Here’s what we learned from a “repeat restructuring” E&P’s latest filings… 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New …

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Drilling Market Share Changes From Top To Covid Bottom

This week we take stock of market share evolution in the US onshore drilling business during these crazy Covid times… 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 …

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18 Frac People On The Move

We take a look at some notable comings and goings. The frac talent pool continues to play musical chairs. 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 …

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What The Customers Are Saying… About Their Frac Sand

A great many analysts have opinions and prognostications. Forecasts for oilfield services are a dime a dozen. But who’s really listening to what your customers are saying? We are! And here’s what you should know about what they are telling investors about frac sand sourcing… Login to see the full …

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Solaris Estimates The US Frac Crew Count Can Rebound 35-45% In 3Q20

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure hosted their 2Q20 call on Friday morning. On the call, we…. 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis …

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TX Oilpatch Layoff Trends [Chart Of The Day]

This week, we updated our WARN notice chart, tracking oilfield mass layoff activity back to 2011. We noticed that… 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 …

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Permian Rig Count Ticks Higher For First Time Since March

Not going to make a big difference in anyone’s business, but it’s good to see… 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 High-caliber, data-driven …

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Permian Rig Count Finding Firmer Ground

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The Rise & Fall Of In-Basin Sand Supply [Chart Of The Day]

Lower 48 local sand capacity peaked in 4Q19. Here’s what’s happened to this supply stack since then… 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 …

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More Frac Sand Bankruptcy Drama Brewing?

Hot on the heels of an aggressive move by trade partners in another frac sand bankruptcy case, a similar movement could be brewing in the largest bankruptcy process going in this sector… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be …

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Frac Sand’s Downtrend Concisely Articulated

We believe this market color bears repeating verbatim here, and we quote: 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary …

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Hi-Crush Commences Chapter 11 Proceedings After Striking Productive Deals With Lenders & Lessors

Long awaited news materializes just before the deadline… 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 High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles on stories …

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