Category Archives: Shale

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

OCTG Caught In The ‘Muddle’

Historically, the month of May has always been a “lite” news month no matter what’s taking place in the oil & gas markets. We refer to it as the ‘muddle’ of the year and this May is no exception. Try … Continue reading

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‘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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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

If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Oil Patch!

The heat is on and the oil patch is percolating in preparation for the second half of the year. In talking with folks throughout the supply chain it seems everyone is fired up about something. We sense full ‘June’ fever … Continue reading

Posted in E&P spending, Energy, Fracking, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, OTC, Prime Pipe, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment