10 Predictions for Middle Market Oilfield Services Companies in 2016
If 2015 is considered to be the “Year to Amend and Extend,” then 2016 is setting up to be the “Year of Reckoning.” Last year began with high hopes for a reset to the oilfield activity levels of mid-2014, which did not materialize. Market conditions appeared to stabilize in the middle of 2015 at an activity level to support an oil price of $60 per barrel, but that stability did not last long since 2015 concluded with oil below $40 per barrel. The oilfield services sector is no exception to Darwinism – the weakest middle market companies did not survive in 2015 and it is likely that more will not survive in 2016.
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