Topic: OPEC

Horizontal Rigs Stay Flat While Vertical Rigs Drop -10.1%

The BHI land rig count declined -0.8% to 827 rigs from last week's 834. The decline this week stems from the vertical rig count, which dropped 11 rigs or -10.1% from last week's 109 rigs. The horizontal rig count stayed flat at 666 rigs and the directional rig count jumped +4 rigs to 63 from last week's 59. The Eagle Ford sank this week by -7 rigs, 4 of which were oil rigs and 3 were gas. Basins with one...

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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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Bakken -7, Eagle Ford +2, & OPEC Revenue down 14%

This week there are no large swings in rig counts. The WTI oil price is hovering around $56 / bbl and Brent crude is at $62 / bbl. We are expecting to see a weekly rig count decline over the next several weeks. Once we are in the new year, we will release a bottoms-up forecast of Shale drilling activity. Horizontal Rig Count Drops by 12 Permian Basin is -9 compared to previous week and +63 compared to last year at this...

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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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Permian Basin Leads with 560 Rigs

Oil prices started declining this week and the "market experts" are proposing doom and gloom scenarios. While $30-60 oil is possible we do not believe that it is likely given today's market conditions. Uncertainties are in every facet of the conversation - global demand, terrorism, OPEC pricing, US energy independence. Each uncertainty is dynamic, fluid, and ever changing.We watch the all aspects of the supply chain across O&G to get a measure of activity and velocity of operator's exploration and...

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