“State of The ‘OCTG’ Address”

Photo Courtesy SM Energy  © Jim Blecha, www.oilandgasphotographers.com

Photo Courtesy SM Energy © Jim Blecha, www.oilandgasphotographers.com

Susan Murphy | Publisher

Susan Murphy | Publisher

February traditionally is our Annual Report, or state of the ‘OCTG’ address if you will; a Report wherein we look back at what was, with the idea of gleaning some idea of what might be.

So here’s our brief from the ’Situation Room’: if you thought 2012 was a good year, you’ll probably like 2013. The key barometers of our industry’s health suggest a year that mimics 2012 in many respects. You’ll find a number of tables and charts throughout our Report this month that will help to illustrate the events that led up to 2013.

While we’d like to linger on the view from our rose-colored glasses we can’t lose sight of the fact that there are some real issues that threaten our mettle. Bottom line: supply must find demand in order for a balanced market to prevail.

All things considered we’ll be looking onward and upward as we cruise through the year buoyed on the paradox that despite all the tumultuous events and dire news we’ve lived through over the past five years, our industry continues to grow. This fact alone doesn’t guarantee another record year but at least it sets the tone for what could be a lucky 2013.

About The OCTG Situation Report

Susan Murphy is the publisher of The OCTG Situation Report, a leading authority focused on the North American Oil Country Tubular Goods market. Susan has worked alongside the founder of The OCTG Situation Report, Duane Murphy (and yes, there is a family connection!) for the past decade assisting in various aspects of producing the monthly publication and special projects including market research and development. It had long been suspected that Susan carried the 'OCTGene,' a fact that was confirmed when she took the reins in 2012. A native of Michigan and now practicing cowgirl, Susan employs her education from both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University bringing her expertise in the areas of research, marketing, branding and creative and technical writing to The Report. She has also enjoyed a successful business career as a lauded entrepreneur, running her own brand/marketing and advertising/design firms.
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