As January has turned to February, the dual completions bottlenecks of tight sand supply and tight trucking remain hot topics in the oilfield business. At Infill Thinking, we’ve published 14 updates on the frac friction this situation has caused so far this year (well, 15 updates if you count another …Read More »
The US Oilfield Is Losing Focus On Pre-Existing Conditions. And It Can’t Afford To. [Charts Of The Day]
Shale E&P and service are tough businesses in the best of times. Even absent any disruptive outside forces, there are always pressing technical and business problems to solve – problems that require capital and an intently focused talent pool. Since Infill Thinking’s inception nearly four years ago, we’ve covered the …Read More »
We encountered a mini-doc on the Permian boom this week that is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet. Note the prayer before the left turn into 285 traffic at 5:30am… There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you …Read More »
Halliburton Weighs In On Key Market Debates: 2018 Outlook, Frac Pricing, Newbuilds, Sand Trends, Etc.
Halliburton hosted what we saw as a generally positive and realistic conference call Monday morning. The stock took a hit, we believe due to slowing NAM cyclical growth overall not because of HAL-specific concerns. The US rig count is pulling back as expected. In that context, Halliburton is focused on …Read More »
In the US onshore market, skilled workers are returning to the oilfield jobs they were doing a couple years ago en masse. We talked to a drilling consultant in West Texas this week who has been filling his days with dirt work during the downturn. He just got called back …Read More »