UPGRADE 1-Schlumberger sees oil supply deficit if demand development holds

The exterior of the Schlumberger Corporation head office structure is envisioned in the Galleria aspect of Houston January 16, 2015.

Reuters/Richard Carson

<articleLocation” > Schlumberger Ltd, the world’s No. 1 oilfield companies, stated it expects a “significant worldwide supply deficit” of petroleum, assuming stable growth in need, provided the sharp decline in spending on exploration and production. Energy companies have actually halved their E&P budgets considering that oil costs began their slump in June 2014, downsizing drilling to focus on the most respected oil fields, a method called high-grading. “As the chances for activity high-grading are tired, we ought to see a further velocity in the global production decrease,” Schlumberger Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard said on an incomes conference call on Friday. The IEA, which collaborates the energy policies of commercial countries, earlier this month raised its projection for worldwide oil need growth by 0.1 million barrels per day (bpd) to 1.4 million bpd in 2016 and 1.3 million bpd in 2017. Schlumberger reported a better-than-expected adjusted earnings for the second quarter on Thursday, and said it was thinking about rolling back pricing concessions.

The view echoed that of smaller sized competing Halliburton Co, which stated on Wednesday that “deep, uneconomic pricing cuts” would have to be reversed. “Inevitably service industry rates has to recuperate and as it does, this will consume a big part of the E&P financial investment increases planned for added activity, which will further enhance the pending oil supply deficit,” Kibsgaard said on Friday.

Schlumberger’s shares were mainly unchanged at $80 in early trading on Friday.

( Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bengaluru; Modifying by Savio D’Souza and Sriaj Kalluvila).

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *