Deloitte: 35% of Pure Play Drillers Will Go Bankrupt in 2016

A new study just released by powerhouse consulting firm Deloitte delivers some profoundly bad news. The study is titled “The Crude Downturn for E&Ps: One Situation, Diverse Responses” (full copy below) and it reveals that 35% of “pure play” drillers (those who invest and concentrate all of their efforts in a single shale play) are at “high-risk of slipping into bankruptcy in 2016.” That’s a total of some 175 companies worldwide. There are a number of pure play drillers in the Marcellus/Utica. We sincerely hope Deloitte is wrong, but what if they’re not…

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