Category Archives: Shale Plays

Following The 1Q17 OCTG Inventory Audit Trail

It’s that taxing time of year when readers of The OCTG Situation Report count on us to roll up our sleeves and crunch the numbers in preparation for our exclusive Inventory Quarterly. Our analysis, derived from our yard survey of … Continue reading

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Survivor: Oil Patch. The Harsh Reality.

Welcome to a new season of “Survivor: Oil Patch.” The name of the game this episode is finding an advantage to the challenges ignited by the tumultuous oil price environment that blindsided even the most savvy oil patch veterans. Lest … Continue reading

Posted in CAPEX, Crude Oil Prices, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, OCTG, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Shale, Shale Plays, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX, upstream OCTG, WTI prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American ‘Idle’: OCTG and The Sound of Silence

Judging by the unsettling sound of silence that has come over the oil patch one might suspect the stage is being set for a new reality show: American ‘Idle.’ The fever pitch that defined the state of the energy industry … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Energy, OCTG, OCTG Pricing, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Prime Pipe, Shale Plays, steel industry, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Crude’ For Thought: OCTG Pricing Fares Less Than Well

The crude awakening continues for the second month of the new year, bringing cold comfort for the deep freeze that’s taken over the oil patch. February is the month of our annual state of the ‘industry’ address: a time when … Continue reading

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2015 OCTG Forecast: After the ‘Drill’ Is Gone

It’s the beginning of a new year, the 29th for our Report, and this particular January feels like we’re starting from scratch; as in scratch our prior forecasts for 2015. Seems the new year started with a bang this past … Continue reading

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OCTG 2015 Forecasts: Cloudy with a Chance of Anything

Septober, Octember, Nowonder! The last three months have brought a dizzying array of uncertainty and speculation to the oil patch. A single news source will publish one article on the dire state of the crude oil market while the next … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 E&P Budgets, 2015 OCTG Consumption, 2015 OCTG Forecasts, CAPEX, Crude Oil Prices, Nat Gas Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Prices, Prime Pipe, Shale Plays, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spooky Oil Prices Fore-Cast A Spell On Year-end OCTG Results 

Bubble, bubble oil and trouble: it seems as though an attempt has been made to drown out the results of our Q3 U.S. OCTG Inventory Yard Survey and October Report by the dreaded sound of hydrocarbon prices dropping. We’ll address … Continue reading

Posted in CAPEX, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, Horizontal Drilling, Inventory, Nat Gas Prices, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Imports, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Petroleum, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Q3, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Supply Chain, Third Quarter, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment