Tag Archives: shale

Quick Thoughts On Surging E&P M&A

About this time last year, Infill Thinking member Paul Sparks penned a guest post this website titled Independent E&P Consolidation Is The Future, Is 2018 The Year? His case for consolidation turned out to be prophetic. We discuss the implications of three E&P M&A deals this week alone… There’s a lot more to this …

Read More »

Candid Covia CEO: “Oversupply Is Upon Us”

Candid is probably the best word to describe Covia’s conference call yesterday. Management owned up to the oversupply in the frac sand market – a reckoning our reporting has foreshadowed for more than 12 months now. Here’s what you need to know from the call. There’s a lot more to …

Read More »

Sandless Spreads, White Space, Permian Mobes, and Price Stagnation. Lots Of Frac Market Talk Over The Past 48 Hours, Most Of It Unpleasant

Never a dull moment in pressure pumping. See what we landed in our “datapoint fishing net” during the past 48 hours. 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.) …

Read More »

Is It Really Different This Time? [Chart Of The Day]

We believe the recent surge of returns-focus rhetoric from E&Ps is having a considerable impact on consensus expectations for US shale E&P spending. This was evident in our recent survey, where participants expressed a bullish view on y/y oil price trends yet waxed conservative on the spending outlook. In this …

Read More »