10 Predictions for Middle Market Oilfield Services Companies in 2016 

January, 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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