Category Archives: Shale Plays

The OCTG ‘Space’ 1Q19: The Current Frontier

While visual evidence of a massive Black Hole made headlines recently, we’re happy to report you won’t find any black holes in OCTG inventory metrics due to our exclusive quarterly Inventory Yard Surveys. This breakthrough is credited to our publication’s … Continue reading

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Testing the OCTG Market’s ‘Metal’ in Early 2019

If it’s February it must be our “Annual State of the Industry Report.” But alas, that isn’t the ‘Situation’ this month as the shutdown got the better of anyone who relies on the government for stats. Thus, we’ve postponed our … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, DUCs, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, ERW Pipe, Government Shutdown, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, oil country tubular goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Onshore, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Steel Trade Case, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods, upstream OCTG, WTI prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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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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