Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Oil and Gas Field Services industry primarily provide services to oil and gas extractors, making demand highly dependent on oil and natural gas prices. Over the past five years, divergent US and global energy prices stemming from the recession resulted in volatile year-on-year revenue growth. Nevertheless, revenue has increased overall due to steadily growing global demand for energy and recovery from recessionary lows. In the coming years, demand for oil and gas field services is projected to rise, as the global economy recovers. However, low US natural gas prices will likely continue to constrain industry growth. Stringent offshore drilling permit regulations in the Gulf Coast will also offset some revenue gains derived from an increase in crude oil prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry in the Oil and Gas Field Services industry vary depending on the services being provided. For example, simple exploration and geological services have fewer barriers than offshore drilling services. Overall, the level of barriers to entry into the industry is considered medium, mostly because small operators can participate in this industry by providing information, research and management services. Barriers to entry are very high for companies that provide comprehensive oil and gas drilling services.
The industry has substantial working capital requirements. Companies need to be able to fund activity until day-rate or progress payments (in the case of a lump-sum contract) are made... purchase to read more