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Lower 48 Holds Enough DUCs to Extend Operations Deep into 2021

Lower 48 Holds Enough DUCs to Extend Operations Deep into 2021

A substantial inventory in the Lower 48 of drilled but uncompleted wells, aka DUCs, could sustain drilling — without adding more wells — long into the coming year, according to a new analysis. “After DUCs run out, however, rig activity in the five key oil regions needs to be in the 280-300 range to maintain…

September 8, 2020

Analysts: Rig Count Wetter, Still Too High

Unconventional natural gas and liquids plays account for a larger slice of the gas-directed rig count pie than they did just a short time ago. More horizontal drilling and the emergence of the second generation of shale plays characterize the market today, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.

March 4, 2011

Oilfield Services Industry Forecast to Grow Through 2012

The growing abundance of shale gas and liquids production is leading to a “paradigm shift” in the global oilfield services industry that should lead to business growth over the next two years, especially in the U.S. land market, FBR Capital analysts said in a new report.

February 14, 2011

Rally in 2010 Gas Prices to Be Short-Lived, Analysts Say

The big, sustained rally in 2010 U.S. natural gas prices predicted by some on Wall Street likely will fizzle as soon as the uncompleted wells and shut-in supply flood back into the market, energy analysts said last week.

October 19, 2009

Rally in 2010 Gas Prices to Be Short-Lived, Analysts Say

The big, sustained rally in 2010 U.S. natural gas prices predicted by some on Wall Street likely will fizzle as soon as the uncompleted wells and shut-in supply flood back into the market, energy analysts said Monday.

October 13, 2009

Raymond James: 2009 Gas Market ‘Hosed,’ 2010 Rally ‘At Serious Risk’

Even with an anticipated 70% cut to the U.S. natural gas rig count and an increasing number of uncompleted wells and summer shut-ins, domestic supply won’t fall fast enough to solve the overcapacity problem this year, analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc. said last week.

June 15, 2009

Raymond James: 2009 Gas Market ‘Hosed,’ 2010 Rally ‘At Serious Risk’

Even with an anticipated 70% cut to the U.S. natural gas rig count and an increasing number of uncompleted wells and summer shut-ins, domestic supply won’t fall fast enough to solve the overcapacity problem this year, analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc. said Monday.

June 9, 2009