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

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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

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 & 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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Episodes

Ep75: 3 Emerging Commercial Trends

7/23/2018
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Sand is decoupling from the Frac job; Drilling Contractors are buying more services; Oil Companies are changing their procurement strategies.

Duration:00:10:13

Ep74: Judging Performance

7/16/2018
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As the US oil industry moves toward a “factory” drilling approach and looks to optimize efficiency, operators and service firms are challenged as to how best to measure performance. In this podcast John and Richard discuss whether “time-based” performance measurements such as MTBF (mean time between failure) or MTTF (mean time to failure) developed for industrial environments can be useful metrics for the oilpatch or whether other measurements such as MFBF (mean footage before failure) would...

Duration:00:09:42

Ep73: A Day in the Life of a Cementer

7/9/2018
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Richard walks us through the *concrete* steps that a cementer goes through to cement a well.

Duration:00:11:22

Ep72: Everything Old is New Again

7/1/2018
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Oilfield equipment and service markets closely associated with well maintenance (well servicing, coiled tubing services, and artificial lift) have lagged during the current upturn. We discuss the outlook for brownfield investment in a world with low-geological risk shale development opportunities. Oh! We also chat about induced permeability and the challenge of secondary and tertiary recovery in unconventional reservoirs. Episode produced by Charlie Spears

Duration:00:09:52

Ep71: How are our 2018 predictions looking?

6/25/2018
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We look back at Ep 46 (The Nostradamus Episode) and evaluate our predictions so far.

Duration:00:07:27

Ep70: The difference between Big Data and Bad Data

6/18/2018
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The amount of data the oilfield generates also produces a lot of "noise". John talks about how the industry is cleaning up how data is processed & made useful.

Duration:00:08:59

Ep69: Risks to the Permian Basin

6/11/2018
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Pipelines leading out are filling up, so operators will have trouble getting oil to market. Some Permian operators might start prioritizing profitability rather than production. Meanwhile, the midstream companies will be building like crazy!

Duration:00:11:56

Ep68: 10 Things to Looks for in a Merger & Acquisition

6/4/2018
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We've been involved in north of 300 M&A assessments over the past 10 years. Here's what we've learned.

Duration:00:12:37

Ep67: Lower for Longer? Not exactly...

5/21/2018
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A mid-year review of $70 oil and what that means for the industry.

Duration:00:12:57

Ep66: Avengers, Sequels, and Oil & Gas

5/14/2018
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How Operators, like Marvel, are choosing to exploit fields they know. More sequels!

Duration:00:09:46

Ep65: Natural Gas Prices

5/7/2018
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A colder-than- normal spring has pulled natural gas inventories well-below average for this time of year. Does this mean gas prices might surprise to the upside in 2018? We discuss how expectations for gas production have held down gas prices even though inventories are low. Episode produced by Charlie Spears

Duration:00:10:10

Ep64: Breakeven, Oil Price and Capital Spending

4/30/2018
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One question we’ve been asked is: “If breakeven prices average ~$40/bbl and oil prices are $65/bbl doesn’t this imply tremendous profitability for the industry and mean that upstream investment should grow enormously?” In this podcast we discuss the importance of breakeven price in an operator’s investment decision.

Duration:00:13:41

Ep62: The Day the Oilfield Changed

4/23/2018
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This episode we discuss the development of offshore drilling and development. Other topics include: Offshore production as a percent of global oil output Cannons and offshore territorial limits AC/DC Episode produced by Charlie Spears.

Duration:00:18:28

Ep61: Testing, Testing...

4/16/2018
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Production testing services is a little-followed segment of the oilfield services industry. In this podcast we discuss the reasons for conducting production tests and describe the different types of production testing services and the factors that drive this market. We also look at early production facilities (EPFs) and the production facility construction market.

Duration:00:10:52

Ep60: What’s Ahead for the Directional Drilling Services Market?

4/9/2018
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Over the past decade directional drilling services have moved from primarily being a non-US, offshore- oriented market to one that is predominately focused on the US onshore. In this podcast we discuss the use of conventional systems versus rotary-steerable technology, as well as developments in signal transmission technology.

Duration:00:12:45

Ep59: Saudi, Russia Long-Term Alliance

4/2/2018
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Saudi Arabia recently disclosed it is in discussions with Russia about replacing their short-term production agreement with a long-term alliance so as to stabilize the oil market. In this episode we discuss what this implies about their assessment of future shale oil production growth both in the US and abroad and operators’ capital discipline. What are the Russian and Saudi objectives? Why is an alliance needed now? Would Russia need to invest in spare capacity? How would an alliance impact...

Duration:00:15:03

Ep58: What I learned Last Week in the Permian Basin

3/26/2018
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The Permian market has switched to box-type sand delivery Personnel turnover and how far workers are commuting to their jobs in the Permian Will drilling practices lead to production problems? The best indicator of good times in the Oil Patch Produced by Charlie Spears

Duration:00:13:41