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Old 12-18-2020, 08:40 PM   #1001
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Hope your right about the Gonzales area. Drill baby Drill.
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Old 12-19-2020, 12:03 PM   #1002
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Frac sand industry as seen its biggest month since it hit the fan back in March. Just hired on 5 guys and looking for another to keep up with demand. Showing to have a strong first quarter as well if it all keeps up. I really think WTI will hit the $50s again next quarter. And I would not be surprised at all if we hit higher than that if Biden ends up in office. All I need is a solid 2-3 years of work and a consistent paycheck and I am out of this joint. Go make my money somewhere else, just got to get some cash in the bank and house paid off.
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Old 12-19-2020, 12:18 PM   #1003
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Iím gonna be the odd one that thinks he will create $100 oil again
Not sure it gets there but unlike Trump, JB doesn't worry himself much with prices at the pump. That said, it wouldn't take much from a regulation/policy side to send things to the moon. Being on the natural gas side of the business, I believe we will sell more natural gas over the next four years with Joey Crayon Eater than if Trump had been reelected. Not a great tradeoff, but that's about the only silver lining I can make of the whole deal.
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Old 12-19-2020, 02:48 PM   #1004
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You in the Frac Sand business?
Yes work at one of the sand plants off i20 between monahans and Odessa.

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Old 12-19-2020, 05:30 PM   #1005
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:57 PM   #1006
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Read today that China is refining 13 million bpd and are set to reach peak oil in 2025 at 20 million bpd... that is a 40% increase in 5 years.

Holy moly!!!! If the Californians don't want our West Texas crude we need to export it. My suspicion is they would buy every ounce we could load into a tanker.

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Old 12-19-2020, 06:12 PM   #1007
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I'll send $10 via paypal for every Sand Trk driver you pop in the nose and get it on video.
The stories I could tell man. These drivers are wild lol

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Old 12-20-2020, 07:17 AM   #1008
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I donít know if things are actually picking up or if we just have a small bump, but our frac equipment and servicing location in OKC is slammed with remanufacturing work right now. Granted, that ďslammedĒ with a headcount thatís undergone several rounds of cuts from full capacity, but itís better than nothing.


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Old 03-26-2021, 04:41 PM   #1009
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Well, been a few months. How is it looking out there?

We have been picking up pretty good ( manufacturing), but still up and down.
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:02 PM   #1010
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Well, been a few months. How is it looking out there?

We have been picking up pretty good ( manufacturing), but still up and down.
Still going strong for us
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Old 03-26-2021, 06:30 PM   #1011
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:50 PM   #1012
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March and back in February have been our two best months in 2 years... Not back but dang sure better! And it appears to be steady too, not just fluke projects... No tellin' what the current administration is going to do tho... My best business will never come back under a DemoKraut administration... Deep Water GoM...
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:00 PM   #1013
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Things are rocking and rolling for us! Hope it continues for a long while
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:04 PM   #1014
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Wish yíall the best, hopefully it keeps providing. Was in it for 14 years, loved it and glad Iím out now.


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Old 03-27-2021, 09:04 AM   #1015
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Iím bringing another rig out today in Oklahoma.. Weíre up to 5 now


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Old 03-27-2021, 12:02 PM   #1016
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I wish midstream construction would start to ramp up.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:43 AM   #1017
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First of the month was great but last week was slow.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:54 AM   #1018
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We’re still digging and company I work for is fresh out of a restructuring and has allready purchased a competitor company.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:20 AM   #1019
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:45 AM   #1020
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We just had our best month since opening the Downhole Tool company in august.


Also started being able to justify some work at the oil company. Worked over 2 wells this week, and looking to frac 2 more by the end or April/ first of may.




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Old 04-01-2021, 05:40 PM   #1021
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Know we made 6 barrels today...
Month starting out strong

tending the fire,
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:07 PM   #1022
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I got a call to come back to work today. I had decided to retire and hang it up @ 62, but I went ahead and told them I would come back. I already got a nice severance package when I was laid off on 9-3-20 and have good insurance thru wife`s job. I decided to try it for a few more months and if I liked retirement more than a paycheck I would tell them see-ya. My wife wasn`t happy that I was going to go back to work at all(she`s retired). Never thought it would upset her as much as it did for me to want a job. I really liked my job when I was laid off and I assured her if I wasn`t just as happy this time I would walk after a couple of months.
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:11 PM   #1023
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For Oklahoma for sure.. been pretty sad up here... I donít know how the service companies have survived


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Old 04-05-2021, 02:27 PM   #1024
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:31 PM   #1025
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Checking in from the marketing side..

Lots of lay-offs and strategy changes still occurring. Overall price is showing strength right now and investment into new drills has been ramping back up albeit a lot tougher and lengthier process to secure funding. We are being propped up by Russian and Saudi curtailment right now, later this year feels a bit pessimistic.

I've survived 3 different rounds of layoffs in the last year, hoping I can continue surviving. We have a big meeting that was just announced today with the CEO (whom I have never heard from or seen in the 7+ years I have been here).. got us all feeling a bit spooked. Hopefully it is a good thing instead of the alternative. Keep up the good fight, gents.
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:31 PM   #1026
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:19 PM   #1027
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Checking in from the marketing side..

Lots of lay-offs and strategy changes still occurring. Overall price is showing strength right now and investment into new drills has been ramping back up albeit a lot tougher and lengthier process to secure funding. We are being propped up by Russian and Saudi curtailment right now, later this year feels a bit pessimistic.

I've survived 3 different rounds of layoffs in the last year, hoping I can continue surviving. We have a big meeting that was just announced today with the CEO (whom I have never heard from or seen in the 7+ years I have been here).. got us all feeling a bit spooked. Hopefully it is a good thing instead of the alternative. Keep up the good fight, gents.

Thanks for your updates

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Old 04-06-2021, 07:32 AM   #1028
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Drilformance has had some turnover recently (as a few folks have left for greener pastures), which indicates that companies are ramping up as oil prices stabilize.) We are looking to hire some technical sales and applications engineers, mainly in Midland but possibly in the Houston area as well.


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Old 04-06-2021, 07:56 AM   #1029
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Rig count was up 13 last week and up 28 in the last 3 weeks. Slowly but surely will be better than all at once. I have been off for 7 months and had planned on retiring after being laid off, but I am headed back into the shop next Monday. Don`t know if I`m doing the right thing or not. A friend of mine told me once that some people wait to long to retire. We`ll see.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:31 AM   #1030
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Things are looking good on the downhole motor part side, we have gotten to a point where we are "steady" and have hired a bunch of folks back.

Most happy to be back in my customers shops and talking to them about the future, being a stuck at home sales guy for the past year almost has been terrible for the mental frame.
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:51 PM   #1031
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I turned in my notice yesterday. I decided I can stay and be miserable or quit and see what happens, my coworker followed suit. I will be self employed come June 1st.

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Old 04-09-2021, 11:05 PM   #1032
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What will yíall be doing?
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:10 PM   #1033
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Coworker isnt sure. He may semi retire may find something else.
I will be fulltime knifemaking/blacksmithing. And selling plants from our grow room we started this year.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:13 PM   #1034
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I will be fulltime knifemaking/blacksmithing. And selling plants from our grow room we started this year.
Gotcha. Best of luck man!
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:25 AM   #1035
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We can’t keep people offshore. I quit learning names cause seems like I have a knew crew every hitch. Good people we used to have won’t come back for fear of getting layed off again.

The young guys we get are weak and don’t have an ounce of put out in them. They just stand there hoping someone else will jump in and do the work for them. I literally watched these guys use a tugger to move a set of 6 5/8 slips 10’ across the floor.

Plus we have this quarantine thing we have to do and that’s a game stopper for potential employees. Hoping they do away with this with more folks taking the vaccine.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:07 AM   #1036
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Coworker isnt sure. He may semi retire may find something else.
I will be fulltime knifemaking/blacksmithing. And selling plants from our grow room we started this year.
Good for you on improvising and making things work.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:53 AM   #1037
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I left my long time job in early March and am now self employed selling OCTG and Line Pipe as a commissioned broker. Steel commodities are going through the roof with low supply and drilling and production activity increasing. Raw material prices are gaining higher and higher prices.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:33 PM   #1038
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We have picked up significantly in the last few weeks. Lots of hot jobs with some of the not so hot stuff getting hot before matl even arrives. Then more thrown on top of that! Still see lots of shops real slow, so may be pretty localized. Would love to hire a mill guy but don't know how long it will last.
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:13 AM   #1039
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Any updates on activity in the O & G fields
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:02 AM   #1041
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In the equipment hauling biz itís real spotty. One week busy as heck the next slow as a turtle. Feels like itís going back to normal and turn around it crushes hopes on a slow week. I think it has a lot to do with employee shortages. Everyone is at home on covid/unemployment relief. Itís weird because fuel is expensive but not seeing the pick up in work like when fuel is expensive. We ended up shutting our little business down because just canít keep it up anymore .
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:29 AM   #1042
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Pipeline construction side is still pretty slow.

We are sending guys to Montana next week, have guys in North Dakota right now, and hopefully be starting a job in Alabama and a job in Tennessee soon also. But not a lot going on close to home.
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I dropped some bits and AccelGlide (low pressure drop vibration tool) for an operator in SW Colorado yesterday. Wife was able to join me for a few days in the mountains!




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I retired 1/4/21 from an big E&P group. Last few years was painful Definitely glad to be out of the ups and downs, but overall it was good for me and my family for 39 years.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:20 AM   #1045
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On the manufacturing side we are seeing a steady rise since march or so -- motors are going in the ground for sure and lots of folks are getting back to work.

Being able to go see customers in person again and take them for lunch and drinks has been so nice, made me realize what I truly missed about being in sales!
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Natural gas fueling side is still going gangbusters. CNG demand is through the roof in all basins. We are actively hiring most positions, and are opening our last two oil play facilities next month (North Dakota, Haynesville). Hoping it keeps up for everybody!
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:14 AM   #1047
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Frac sand been busy as hell out in the permian. Showing to stay that way as well form what we are hearing and seeing but be interesting to see what happens when the next rona spike hits this fall/winter.

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