Topic: Commodity Prices

U.S. Land Rigs Drop to 834

The BHI land rig count dropped -10 rigs (or -1.2%) to 834 rigs from last week's 844. The WTI crude oil price closed last week at about $60 per barrel. Oil-directed rigs dropped -12 rigs (or -1.9%) to 619 from last week's 631. Compared to this time last year, oil-directed rigs are down -58%.Summary of Shale PlaysPermian Basin -0.4% to 232 rigs, compared to last week’s 233 rigs Eagle Ford +2.8% to 110 rigs, from last week's 107 rigs Williston Basin -1.3% to...

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Rig Count Trends for 2015

As the Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) rig count continues its downward trend from the end of 2014, we look forward to the activity in 2015. Many operators are continuing to prepare for the worst in 2015 and many are front-loading activity to the first quarter of 2015 and dropping rig counts lower as the year progresses if oil prices don’t improve. Eagle Ford According to the BHI historical rig count, activity has declined 32% from the start of 2015, bringing the count...

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Rig Counts down -26% since Start of 2015

The Baker Hughes US Rig Count for land rigs remains in a downturn, dropping 7.1% this week to 1288 rigs compared to last week. The rig counts are down -25.76% from the start of 2015 when the count was at 1735 rigs.Texas has felt the biggest hit, decreasing their count by -56 rigs or -8.6% this week, dropping over half of the rigs for this week. The largest changes happened in the Permian Basin and the Barnett Shale, which lost...

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OXY & COP Slice $4.9 Billion from Budgets, WTI Closes at $48.24

The Baker Hughes US Rig Count for Land Rigs declined -5.5% this week to 1472 from 1557. The horizontal rig count dropped to 1160 down -63 from last week. The week ended on a positive note with the WTI closing at $48.24 per barrel.The overall horizontal rig count has declined -5.2% to 1160 from last week and -168 from January 2014. The most significant decline comes from the Permian, which dropped -10 rigs, and the Mississippian, which dropped -7 rigs compared to...

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27 Rigs down While Oil Drops 12% to $57.81

Why is OPEC cutting production? OPEC will gain relevancy again by pushing prices down below $60/barrel. At this price, several OPEC country members are below their break-even price; however, the OPEC countries likely have enough capital reserves to wait out the bottoming of the price. The two key uncertainties we see are OPEC and global demand.This downturn is much different from 2008. Many economists and traders are pointing towards gains in other areas while the Energy sector is in turmoil....

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Rig Count Declined This Week to 1842 from 1855

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! It is time to get the last remaining items accomplished by the end of the year! If you were busy eating turkey and shopping, then you may be jolted back into the market's reality today. US onshore rig count down to 1842, -13 from last week Rig counts declined this week to 1842 from 1855 last week for US lower 48 onshore rigs.  The decline is not substantial but Friday's events in the market were a surprise for many...

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