Tag Archives: drilling rig

All The Contractors Expect The Lower 48 Rig Count To Keep On Keepin’ On…

The US land contract drillers are currently unanimous Lower 48 rig count outlook… There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary …

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Last Week The US Tight Oil Rig Count Did Something It Hasn’t Done Since The Downturn

Last week, the US unconventional oil rig count did something it hasn’t done since the downturn. There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven …

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The Reconstruction Of The Jackup Market [Guest Post]

Deepwater attracts most of the attention paid to offshore drilling, but shallow water rig demand has improved recently stirring up some hope that perhaps the jackup segment may offer better relative recovery prospects offshore. We asked Infill Thinking subscriber Liz Tysall (a Senior Rystad Energy Analyst who has been following …

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Sometimes You Need To Take A Breather

Nothing can go up and to the right forever, especially not the rig count. The US onshore rig count fell back by six units this week. This break is actually a good thing and we explain why and break down the weekly rig count in in this post. To read …

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What Fourth Quarter Slump?

Back in October, the North American land market was bracing for a seasonal slowdown into year-end. Here’s the warning Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar issued on a conference call about 6 weeks ago: “Based on current customer feedback we remain cautious around customer activity due to holiday and seasonal weather-related downtime. Our customers …

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