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A Never Ending Industry Problem

The Oil & Gas Industry has long been characterized by huge “boom or bust” cycles during which many fortunes have been made and lost. The industry’s boom or bust personality results in a cost structure that is highly unstable marked by rapid industry expansion and contraction. This instability results in huge economic risks to oil & gas companies who prefer to find oil & gas for the least amount of money.

The Oil & Gas Industry operates in remote locations which complicates its manufacturing process. The most favored oil field service companies earn their reputations based on an ability to address complications quickly and reliably. The cost of superior responsiveness comes at a high price invariably passed on to the operator. As industry activity increases tension in the supply chain is magnified causing material price inflation. Operators are constantly looking for ways to reduce these costs (we want cheap oil).


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