by Calculated Risk on 2/01/2019 06:36:00 PM
Friday, February 01, 2019
A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on February 1, 2019:
• Oil rig counts imploded, -15 to 847Click on graph for larger image.
• The news on the horizontal oil rig count was not as bad, -7 to 759
• The Permian lost 2, ‘Other US’ was whacked with -7, but all other named plays were flat
• We now have enough data to begin to sketch out this mini-cycle (assuming the historical relationship of rigs to oil prices holds)
• Having fallen by 27 in the last four weeks, the model suggests the horizontal oil rig count will fall by additional 65 or so rigs before bottoming in April. So pencil in 100 total horizontal oil rigs lost in Q1.
• Assuming oil prices crawl back up to $60 WTI – and both the futures curve and recent oil prices trends suggest that is possible – rig counts should stabilize or begin to recover in Q2.
CR note: This graph shows the US horizontal rig count by basin.
Graph and comments Courtesy of Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 2/01/2019 06:36:00 PM