Oilfield Water Weekly

Issue #32 | Tidal Wave Delay?

The outlook for 2020 US E&P upstream spending has faltered over the past four to six weeks. Six months ago, consensus 2020 E&P capex expectations were flat year-over-year. Now consensus is coming down and triangulating on a 10-15% contraction next year. While the water management sector is far better insulated

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Issue #31 | Enough Is Enough!

Before getting to the news digest today, we are hopping on the soapbox for just a minute here. Last year, there were no oilfield water events entirely dedicated to capital markets, supply chain management, M&A, procurement and marketplace issues. Following the success of our two 2019 events (hat tip to

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Issue #30 | Remember Reader’s Digest?

Do you remember the American general-interest family magazine Reader’s Digest? Ok…ok… so maybe we are showing our age a little bit around here, even though the publication is still around. Before the Internet came along though, that little paperback was a must-read page-turner. Reader’s Digest was the original click-bait before

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Issue #29 | Best House In A Bad Neighborhood

In a newsflow spotlight section in today’s digest below, you’ll find a series of articles from the past week that we’ve categorized as “TROUBLE IN SHALE.” It will come as no surprise to our informed readership that the tight oil and shale gas industries are under intense pressure these days.

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Issue #28 | E&P M&A Implications For Water

The E&P M&A narrative continues to factor heavily into another weekly oilfield newcycle after “Merger Monday” (one actual deal, one rumored deal reported involving four publicly traded Independent E&Ps).  We believe E&P operator consolidation in the US onshore business is a trend with legs. When the dust settles, we wonder

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Issue #27 | Old Black Water, Keep On Rollin’

On behalf of the Oilfield Water Connection team, thank you to everyone who came out to our Industry Update Conference last Friday at the Houston Petroleum Club. Whether you sponsored, spoke or attended – your presence contributed to a highly productive day for the industry we serve. This well-attended event

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Issue #26 | Buzz Builds

There are only two days left to wait until 170+ professionals gather at the Oilfield Water Industry Update conference at the Houston Petroleum Club. This Friday, October 4, promises to be a great day of knowledge sharing and networking, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Towards the

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Issue #25 | Larger Than Life

Oil industry history is rich with larger than life characters. While the wildcatting days have mostly transitioned into a corporate-dominated landscape in the unconventional era, the oilfield still produces its fair share of big personalities and wild stories.  As most of our Permian readers have probably heard by now, the

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Issue #24 | A Year-End Push?

Deal flow in the oilfield water sector has been fairly light over the past several weeks. This little breather comes three-quarters into a record-setting year for transformational transactions in the oilfield water industry. We track about 30 significant oilfield water deals signed so far in 2019, which is already double

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Issue #23 | In Midland Reading The Fasken Exposé

Have you read Bloomberg’s deep dive piece on Fasken Ranch published yesterday yet? It’s our top entry in today’s news digest, and a really solid story from top to bottom. We read the story in Midland, just a few miles away from the ranch’s corporate office. As this news digest

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