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A quick overview of oil and gas field services biz Schlumberger

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About Schlumberger

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) is a Houston-based energy company. It provides technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production companies around the world.

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Schlumberger operates three groups:

  • Reservoir characterization
  • Drilling
  • Production

Schlumberger operates in four geographic areas:

  1. North America
  2. Latin America
  3. Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, and Africa
  4. Middle East and Asia

In this series, you’ll get to know each product group and geographic region in detail.

Share price

Schlumberger stock gains on earnings news

Schlumberger released its financial information for 3Q14 on October 16, 2014. Its stock reacted positively immediately following the earnings release. It recovered slightly to finish at $90.64, up 2.0% from $89.21 the previous day.

But the company’s stock has fallen by ~16% in the past month, mainly due to the slide in crude oil price. In the past year, the stock has traded down 3%.

This series will look at Schlumberger’s 3Q14 results in detail.

Schlumberger peers

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The share price of Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI), another field-servicing company, fell by 3% following its 3Q14 earnings release on October 16. Other oil and gas field-servicing companies that have recently released their earnings, or are expected to soon, include Halliburton Company (HAL) and Weatherford International (WFT). All these companies are components of the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

Check out Market Realist’s Energy & Power page to learn more about what’s happening in the industry.

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