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North American Oil-Field Services: Near-Term and Longer-Term Outlook

Activity levels and pricing for oil-field services and equipment will likely remain under pressure in the US onshore market this year, with early 2017 bringing a bit of a recovery on both scores. But a return to the levels witnessed during the boom years appears unlikely, especially if Saudi Arabia opts to tap some of its spare capacity to take market share and keep oil prices in check.

Key Takeaways from Schlumberger’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Call

In these uncertain times, Schlumberger’s quarterly conference calls are must-attend events; here are our key takeaways from the last week’s call, our updated thoughts on the oil-field services company as an investment and read-throughs for other energy companies.

Swimming Upstream

Despite the underperformance of master limited partnerships (MLP) that produce oil and gas this year, New Source Energy Partners LP still went public. Here’s out take on this upstream operator and Emerge Energy Services LP, a newly listed MLP that pays a variable distribution and produces specialized silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing.

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