Tag Archives: Barclays

Santa vs Scrooge: 2017 OCTG Forecasts

As we prepared to weigh in on our 2017 OCTG forecasts we couldn’t help but look back over the past two years with a mix of shock and awe. It was Thanksgiving Day 2014 when OPEC all but gave us … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 E&P Budgets, Crude Oil Prices, E&P, E&P spending, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG Forecast 2017, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Oil Services & Equipment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh-CTG! The Problem with Pipe: Rolling with the Punches in 2H16

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the “heavyweight” main event of the month: the buzz over the bitter cost disparity between seamless and welded OCTG and the narrowing pricing delta between the two. In one corner we have seamless OCTG and … Continue reading

Posted in ERW Pipe, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG inventories, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Oil Services & Equipment, Seamless Pipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Q2 OCTG Inventory Survey: A Fine Balancing Act

This month Houston plays ringmaster to “The Greatest Show on Earth.” And in energy circles, the main attraction is this quarter’s exclusive OCTG Inventory Yard Survey. All things considered it was a banner Q2. Every three months The OCTG Situation … Continue reading

Posted in Cowen & Company, Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, 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, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Q2, steel industry, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q4 OCTG Inventory Tonnages: A Brilliant Deduction Or Puzzling Build?

“Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~Sherlock Holmes.  This month we tip our cap to the most famous detective in English literature who knew, as we do, that one must have the facts in order to form … Continue reading

Posted in CAPEX, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, Fracking, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG Inventory Survey, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Petroleum, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Q4, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Supply Chain, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OCTG: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

We took an informal poll across the supply chain this month to examine the OCTG outlook for the balance of the year: “the good, the bad and the ugly.” The objective was to determine if the deck is stacked in … Continue reading

Posted in CAPEX, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, OCTG, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Pipe, Prime Pipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Shale’ House Rock: A Rock Solid Fourth Quarter for OCTG

Drum roll, please… It’s our 27th year of monitoring and reporting on OCTG and time to raise the curtain on the results of our exclusive OCTG quarterly inventory yard survey. The objective remains the same: to measure demand for OCTG … Continue reading

Posted in E&P spending, Energy, Fracking, Horizontal Drilling, Inventory, OCTG, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Q4, Shale, Supply Chain, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment