The Next Bottleneck

Today everyone is talking about Pipeline shortages in Texas, but we're looking ahead to what happens when transportation ramps back up in 2020. 


When you do the math, 90% of the money spent on US oil and gas is on unconventional resource plays, so if you wanted to transform your oilfield service company into a shale-focused outfit, what would you do and how would you do it?

Is continued US oil production growth sustainable?

Production has doubled in just 8 years, and the US has accounted for over 60% of the global oil supply increase. But if the US cannot keep delivering more barrels, where will growth come from? John and Richard discuss growth rates over the next eight years.

How Will a Strong US Dollar Impact Global Oil Demand?

The dollar is rising against the euro, the yen, the rupee, the lira, and the yuan. Plus, the EIA just trimmed its forecast of global oil demand growth. John and Richard unpack what’s happening in emerging markets.

The Outlook for US Oil Production

We project that US oil production growth will slow after 2018, and slow dramatically.  John and Richard unpack trends in Initial Productivity and investments in drilling to explain why. 

Oil Service Price Projections 

Overall well costs will rise about 15% from year-end 2017 to year-end 2018. Richard and John talk oilfield inflation and breakdown how price increases have been spread across different sectors. 

Is Frac'ing Good or Bad? 

The Spears brothers weigh in on frac. What wells are frac'd, since when, and for how much oil? Plus what does this mean in terms of dollars and jobs.

Oil Price Projections

The Spears brothers lay out the three factors driving the global market today. Plus, projections on US spot oil prices through 2019 and beyond.

3 Markets to Move on, Watch, and Avoid

As the oil market rebounds, John and Richard rank the three markets they’d invest in, the three to keep an eye on, and the three they wouldn’t touch.

The End of Frac Stage Pricing

Several frac companies including Halliburton and Cudd are starting to charge on a 'per-day' basis. John and Richard explain why frac pricing is changing, and how fast you can expect per-day rates to be adopted.