|2020-06-09 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据Oil & Gas Journal网站6月5日消息 据雷斯塔能源分析，尽管COVID-19爆发，美国页岩气运营商的季度业绩令人印象深刻，甚至导致股息增加，但油田服务（OFS）市场在第一季度盈利中遭受了巨大打击。
王磊 摘译自 Oil & Gas Journal
Oilfield service market took massive first-quarter hit
The oilfield service (OFS) market took a massive hit in first-quarter earnings, while, despite the COVID-19 outbreak, US shale operators had an impressive quarter and even resulted in increased dividends, according to Rystad Energy analysis.
A preliminary analysis of 204 service companies finds revenues down 6% compared to the same period last year, while impairment charges have skyrocketed.
Profit margins for January through the end of March 2020 were down by almost 90%, and the top 50 public service companies recorded total net losses exceeding $35 billion – far greater than the quarterly losses incurred during the previous industry crisis 5 years ago.
Well servicers and land drillers in the US shale operations saw the greatest revenue decreases, but offshore project delays are taking a toll on service revenues, as well. Share prices, too, have dropped, falling almost 50% since the beginning of the year, with offshore drillers hit especially hard.
“Although the 6% year-on-year fall in 2020 first-quarter revenues appears modest compared to the massive decreases of 30% or more recorded during the last downturn, our analysis indicates that we are witnessing only the beginning. Larger declines are expected in the near term. This is bad news for an industry that still has not fully recovered from the previous crisis,” said Aleksander Erstad, energy service analyst at Rystad Energy.