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price war, Bakken, shale, workover, services, drilling, contractors, routine maintenance, fracking, rig, rates, report

A challenging market in the Bakken Shale sees contractors cutting wages, bundling services and pursuing routine maintenance jobs. Contractors report a job mix that is 89% routine maintenance.

Bakken, shale, 60, oil, activity, recovers, pressure, pumping, demand, uncompleted, wells, backlog

Demand for pressure pumping services in the Bakken Shale is flat, the inventory of drilled but uncompleted wells is rising, and pricing is off 18% vs. August.

Enhanced completions, Permian, Delaware, Basin, wolfcamp, shale, Crestwood, EOG, BHP, Torchlight, Captain

Larry Prado, Hart Energy's activity editor, summarizes recent trends in enhanced completions used in the U.S. shale plays.