100 episodes

Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. The Spears brothers have a combined 75+ years as leading industry experts and are prized speakers for events all across the globe.

The Drilldown will visit all topics in the oilfield services & equipment and discuss industry current events.

New episode every Monday!
Got a question? Send it to drilldownshow@gmail.com

The Drilldown: in-depth answers to oilfield questions | w/ Richard & John Spears Drilldown

    • Business
    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. The Spears brothers have a combined 75+ years as leading industry experts and are prized speakers for events all across the globe.

The Drilldown will visit all topics in the oilfield services & equipment and discuss industry current events.

New episode every Monday!
Got a question? Send it to drilldownshow@gmail.com

    Ep166: Tragedy or Comedy - What Oil & Gas Can Learn from Broadway

    Ep166: Tragedy or Comedy - What Oil & Gas Can Learn from Broadway

    Richard and John discuss the similarities and differences between the theatre business and the oil and gas industry and the challenges each faces in recovering from the pandemic. We also discuss movies with an exclamation point in the title!

    • 15 min
    Ep165: Damage Assessment

    Ep165: Damage Assessment

    How much oilfield product/service line revenues were impacted Q2 as operators' slashed capex and what this means for supply chain resiliency.

    • 19 min
    Ep164: New World Order

    Ep164: New World Order

    Oil's back up, but rig count isn't. Why is that? We also discuss the changing landscape of market predicting.

    • 16 min
    Ep163: What About DUCS?

    Ep163: What About DUCS?

    What's going to happen to all the Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCS) out there?   Produced by Charlie Spears

    • 16 min
    Ep162: All For Naught

    Ep162: All For Naught

    Some oil companies have recently adopted the goal of reaching “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050. John and Richard discuss when the net-zero target might start to affect decisions as to what types of exploration opportunities to pursue given the timeline for discovery and development. Other topics include: A brief history of the concept of zero

    • 12 min
    Ep161: Re-Discovering Exploration

    Ep161: Re-Discovering Exploration

    Exploratory activit has been hit hard by low commodity prices, but Richard & John make the case that it could stage a surprisingly strong recovery. Stranded assets vs profitable production Oil versus gas exploration R&D implications

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

osucorey ,

Concise and Insightful

I look forward to hearing the Spears brothers insights in the latest trends in the industry.

camart73 ,

Great insight!

Great insight!

Rob Chockley ,

Great show, but...

Hey guys, love the show, lots of great info. There’s just one thing that makes it almost unlistenable (for me, personally). John is ALWAYS throwing in “mhm, yes” “right, yes, mhm” about every 5 seconds. It’s extraordinarily distracting. Let Richard talk, unimpeded!

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