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Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. The Spears brothers have a combined 75+ years as leading industry experts and are prized speakers for events all across the globe. The Drilldown will visit all topics in the oilfield services & equipment and discuss industry current events. New episode every Monday! Got a question? Send it to drilldownshow@gmail.com
 
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Richard and John review the challenge to US oilfield service firms in accommodating a significant increase in oilco activity in 2022. Topics addressed include market segmentation by operator size, contract duration requirements, risks from new technologies, and the potential for market consolidation.…
 
Richard and John preview the upcoming discussions between oil company managements planning to significantly increase capital spending in 2022 and possible pushback from investors. Topics addressed include long-term versus short-term demand expectations, “resilient” reserves and “bifurcated” investment groups.…
 
In the third of a two-part series Richard and John discuss how challenges in implementing net-zero emission (NZE) plans could revise the (bearish) long-term outlook for oil and gas demand. What are some of the key issues that could impact how quickly NZE goals will be realized?
 
The ongoing recovery in US drilling activity has caused some spot shortages for materials to emerge. At the same time, the number of new job openings for oil service workers has more than doubled since Q4 of last year. Richard and John discuss what this might mean for the cost to drill and complete wells, efficiency, and where the next shortages ar…
 
Lost in last week’s headlines about sub-zero temperatures, rolling blackouts and soaring energy costs was news about what has become the most important price for the US petroleum industry. Richard and John discuss SCC and its impact on the oil and gas sector.
 
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