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DW Monday: Why the shortage of frac sand in Lower 48 Shale?

Posted on April 24, 2017

Many oilfield service and supply companies, including Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), Hi-Crush (NYSE: HCLP), U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA), and Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) have cited a shortage of frac sand for the U.S. shale plays, specifically 40/70 frac sand in the Permian Basin. Advancements in the horizontal drilling and completion techniques of leading shale E&Ps are driving…read more

DW Monday: Will smaller hedged U.S. E&Ps feel the squeeze as service companies warn of higher costs?

Posted on April 17, 2017

Last month, Dave Lesar of Halliburton noted that the domestic market is short of fracture (frack) sand, equipment and experienced personnel. The No. 1 North American pressure pumper is adding 2,000 people to the payroll and putting idled equipment back to work at a frenetic pace. While the company continues to place an emphasis on…read more

DW Monday: Curiosity can do more than kill a cat

Posted on April 10, 2017

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein We live in an age where information at your fingertips is expected, important and integral to the validation of rational business decisions.  Yet the success of any organisation in the future will be directly related to its ability to manipulate data and information…read more

The Results are In – DW Monday

Posted on April 10, 2017

Thank you to the 200+ people who took part in our recent DW Monday survey. A great response with positive responses and some great ideas. So what did you all say? To start our timing of delivery seems to suit almost 90% of you, so you can continue to expect to see the Westwood Insights…read more

Westwood Global Energy Group expands North American offering for the unconventional market

Posted on April 7, 2017

Westwood Global Energy Group acquires Energent Group Software LLC (EGS), a market research firm providing evidence based insight and research offerings for the US onshore market. The acquisition is part of Westwood’s development strategy to support Oilfield Service companies, Exploration & Production companies, and market analysts with actionable intelligence on emerging trends and activity in…read more

DW Monday: The Great Global Gas Surplus

Posted on April 3, 2017

The production of LNG in recent years has increased dramatically. According to Westwood Global Energy data, LNG liquefaction capacity increased from 121 million tons per annum (mmtpa) in 2000 to nearly 270 mmtpa in 2010, and will reach just over 400 mmtpa by the end of 2017. A wave of ‘mega-projects’, each costing tens of…read more

DW Monday: Have Your Say

Posted on March 27, 2017

Over the coming weeks our regular DW Monday commentary will be rebranded to Westwood Insight. This is part of our wider Group rebranding activities as part of Westwood Global Energy Group. We now offer a broader cast of industry view and commentary, drawing from our expanded team of expert analysts across E&A and OFS. Don’t…read more

ESIA re-launches as Westwood Global Energy Group

Posted on March 16, 2017

ESIA re-launches as Westwood Global Energy Group in bid to take significant share of energy research market  Westwood Global Energy Group combines the complementary expertise of influential research and consulting firms, Hannon Westwood, Richmond Energy Partners, Douglas Westwood, Novas Consulting and JSI Services. They will be re-organised into two new divisions – Westwood Research and…read more

Consolidation – A Path to Subsea Vessel Sustainability

Posted on March 13, 2017

In recent years, the speed with which newbuild vessels have entered the market has amplified the subsea vessel demand/supply imbalance. This has been further exacerbated by sustained low oil prices, as operators defer the sanctioning of new offshore projects which could have supported vessel utilisation. As a result, the average vessel dayrates declined by an…read more

Short-term growth for onshore pipeline installation activity, with stable long-term prospects

Posted on March 9, 2017

Recent announcements regarding financing for key onshore pipelines projects under construction provide a strong indication that the long-term prospects for the market are positive, with the changing energy mix and increasing demand for gas providing stable drivers for pipeline construction. Notably, it was announced in December 2016 that the World Bank has approved loans totalling…read more

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