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Core Laboratories, Newpark Resources, and Liberty Oilfield Services Capture Top Three Customer Satisfaction Rankings in 2022

HOUSTON (May 25, 2022) – As realization that the energy transition will take longer than anticipated takes hold in the halls of government and trading rooms on Wall Street, the oilfield supply sector is beginning to lift its head—hoping to put behind it a most difficult period. Not surprisingly, results from EnergyPoint’s 2022 Oilfield Services Customer Satisfaction Survey suggest top-rated companies will lead the sector as it navigates growth amid a dual focus by customers on financial discipline and efficiency.

This year’s top rating goes to Core Laboratories. In addition to rating first in total satisfaction, the company rated first in technology, job quality, formation and well evaluation, core and fluids analysis, Asia & Pacific Rim, Sub-Sahara Africa, Middle East & North Africa, and four additional categories.

Newpark Resources, top-rated in 2021, is this year’s runner up. The company captured top spots in performance and reliability, HSE, drilling-related services, fluids services, Interior Texas & Mid-Continent, U.S. & Canada, HPHT applications, offshore applications, and five additional categories. Rating third overall is Liberty Oilfield Services, which took the top spot in Bakken-Dakotas and two additional categories.

Rounding out the survey’s top five are ProPetro and InterMoor, respectively. ProPetro rated first in hydraulic fracturing, completion-related services, special applications, and two additional categories. InterMoor placed first in marine services, mooring services, harsh-environment applications, ultra-deepwater applications, international regions, and four additional categories.

Now in its 18th year, EnergyPoint’s annual benchmark survey remains the industry standard for independent customer satisfaction ratings of global oilfield services providers. It is part of EnergyPoint’s portfolio of studies focused on the global energy industry’s satisfaction with the products and services it utilizes and depends upon. This year’s study, which concluded on December 31, 2021, includes the most comprehensive set of companies in the survey’s history.

“These findings stand out in a number of ways,” noted Doug Sheridan, managing director and founder of EnergyPoint. “For one, a total of seven companies, many of which gained marketshare and took advantage of weakened competitors in recent years, entered the survey for the first time. Three companies exited the survey due to mergers, changes in strategy, or bankruptcy.”

Top Five Providers: Total Satisfaction

Below is an alphabetical list of other companies rating first in at least one category in this year’s survey:

  • Baker Hughes in perforating services, and one additional category;
  • Calfrac in Canada;
  • CGG in digital oilfield and big data, geophysical services, data processing and imaging, library sales and multi-client studies, and four additional categories;
  • DistributionNOW in oilfield supply and distribution;
  • Frank’s International in Sub-Sahara Africa, horizontal and directional wells, offshore shelf applications, and two additional categories;
  • Halliburton in integrated services, sand control services, well testing, Western Europe & North Sea, Eastern Europe & FSU, onshore applications, and six additional categories;
  • Nabors Industries in casing and tubing running, and one additional category;
  • NESR in workovers and well servicing;
  • Petroleum GeoServices (PGS) in offshore data acquisition, and one additional category;
  • PHX Energy Services in directional drilling;
  • RPC in Appalachian Basin – Marcellus, U.S. Rockies and one additional category;
  • Schlumberger in cementing services, wireline logging, LWD, MWD, Alaska, California, Gulf of Mexico, Latin America & Mexico, offshore applications, and nine additional categories;
  • Tidewater in AHTS vessels, fast supply vessels, platform supply vessels, and two additional categories;
  • Wellbore Integrity Solutions in fishing services, and one additional category.

Top Five: Job Quality

Top Five: Service & Professionalism

Sheridan added, “With both oil and gas companies and investors focused on controlling capex – the lifeblood of the supplier sector – success for vendors continues to turn on their ability to attract and retain customers over the long-term. It should come as no surprise that customer satisfaction continues to be a top indicator of supplier outperformance in today’s market.”

Other oilfield service suppliers receiving the minimum number of evaluations to be included in this year’s final rankings include, in alphabetical order, Archer, Axis Energy Services, BJ Energy Solutions, Bourbon Offshore, Delmar Systems, Expro, FTS International, Gordon Technologies, Key Energy Services, KLX Energy Services, MRC Global, NexTier Oilfield Solutions, Oil States International, Nine Energy Service, Patterson-UTI, Ranger Energy Services, Scientific Drilling, and Weatherford International.

Survey Information

Global in nature, the study, comprised of more than 50 questions, concluded on December 31, 2021. All questions focused on features and attributes shown to drive satisfaction among customers of oilfield services suppliers. These include pricing and contract terms, performance and reliability, job quality, technology, service and professionalism, HSE, digital oilfield and big data, and corporate capabilities. Suppliers were also evaluated across multiple service categories, applications, well types, and global regions. Survey respondents were asked to rate only providers of oilfield services with which they have had significant experience as customers within the last 24 months.

Final survey results reflect opinions from more than 3,800 customer evaluations concerning major suppliers of oilfield services. For those categories and companies in which qualifying evaluations exist, scores from EnergyPoint’s 2018 and 2019 studies were included in this year's category‑winner calculations at lesser weightings than 2020 and 2021 studies. In no case were the former period’s results assigned a weighting of more than 20 percent on a combined basis for purposes of calculating this year’s final ratings and rankings.

Full survey results are available in EnergyPoint’s 2022 Ratings & Analysis Report. The publication includes detailed ratings for all rated companies, with analysis of trends and drivers of customer satisfaction as revealed by the survey data. Inquiries regarding the report, as well as promotional rights and programs for top-rated companies, should be directed to or +1.713.529.9450. Information can also be found at the following online locations:

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