The Drilldown: in-depth answers to oilfield questions | w/ Richard & John Spears


Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. Got a question? Send it to [email protected]
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Title: Ep170: The Outlook for Technology Development

Ep7: The Rising Cost of Failure

March 20th, 2017

Multiple pad drilling + longer laterals mean the stakes are rising. Failure comes with an increasing cost and is changing how operators work with contractors.… Go to Episode

Ep6: How much water does the oil & gas industry use?

March 13th, 2017

We talk volume, method, and outlook for various sectors of the oilfield equipment & services water business. ~95% of water is used in the completion,… Go to Episode

Ep5: Longer laterals

March 6th, 2017

Horizontal wells laterals are getting longer across the U.S. Why is that? What do the next few years look like? Richard & John talk about the history… Go to Episode

Ep4: What is oilfield inflation & how fast is it growing?

February 27th, 2017

Richard & John discuss price inflation of oilfield services & equipment. What affects the cost of drilling? How do we measure it? What can we expect in… Go to Episode