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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Well Construction & Production Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Well Construction & Production Services?

What is the average price of Well Construction & Production Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Well Construction & Production Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Well Construction & Production Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Well Construction & Production Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Well Construction & Production Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Well Construction & Production Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

There are an estimated 4,673 suppliers of well construction and production services in 2019. The market has a moderate level of market share concentration because the market's four major players generate between 30.0% and 50.0% of total revenue. These four players are diversified suppliers that offer the full spectrum of... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


How many wells have you serviced in the formations containing my wells during the past three years?

How long is your typical learning and experimentation period for those wells?

What equipment and materials does your company use to give you a competitive advantage in the formations that contain my wells?

What industry associations do you belong to and how long have you been a member?


What is the size and composition of your rig fleet?

How have your rig fleet and equipment evolved to meet demand during the past three years?

What are the limitations of your equipment in terms of depth, temperature, pressure and deviation from the vertical?

What machines and equipment will you use at my site?


What are the titles and specialties of the crew members that will service my well site?

How many years of experience can I expect my crew to have?

What is the average tenure of your employees and do you have any problems with turnover?

Who will my main point-of-contact person be and what is their position at your company?

When and how often will my point-of-contact person review their crew's progress with me?

What is your escalation plan in the event of a problem at my well site that your crew is unable to address?

Environmental Impact

What technologies do your drilling fluids and fracturing fluids use to reduce environmental harm?

What studies have you commissioned to better understand your operations' impact on watersheds, aquifers and sensitive aquatic habitats?

How do you establish baseline measures for water and air quality before you begin operations?

How do you dispose of drill cuttings?

How do you monitor, treat, store and transport used drilling and fracturing fluids?

Have you implemented systems that bring you into compliance with upcoming federal regulations for emissions capture at wellheads?

Additional Services & Subcontracting

How will service integration alter my satisfaction as a customer?

What discounts are available if I bundle services?

What services included in a bundled contract will you outsource to subcontractors?

How will you control for risk when outsourcing to subcontractors?

Research & Development

What proprietary materials or equipment do you use that differentiates you from competitors?

How will your materials and equipment improve the efficiency of service, initial flow rate and ultimate recovery at my well?

What is your research and development budget, how has it changed in the past three years and how is it spent?

What technologies do you use to control for the growth of subterranean bacteria that can impede oil and gas flow?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget, and how to proceed if the budget is exhausted before the services are completed.

Buyers should specify the desired payment terms.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should ensure the proximity of suppliers to cut lead times.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should specify the required duration of the contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is moderate supply chain risk for well construction and production services. First tier suppliers include oil and gas machinery manufacturers, drilling and fracturing fluid manufacturers and transport vehicle wholesalers. Drilling and fracturing fluid manufacturers present significant risk because these fluids are essential for day-to-day operations, and various additives used... Subscribe to learn more.