Fracker Superior Energy Saying Goodbye to PA, Hello to TX

Earlier this week Superior Energy, a Houston, TX-based oilfield services company specializing in completions and fracking with operations in the Pennsylvania Marcellus, issued its 2016 update. In addition, yesterday Superior’s muckety-mucks hopped on a conference call with analysts to discuss 2016 (and fourth quarter) results. Of particular note and interest to MDN is that Superior said in the later half of 2016 they transitioned away from fracking wells in Pennsylvania, moving the equipment and expanding their fracking operations in the Permian Shale instead. It’s possible Superior still has, and will continue to maintain, some operations in the Marcellus (although they shut down a facility in PA). But the new operating strategy for Superior is, judging by both the update and the conference call, quite clear: the Marcellus is out and the Permian is in…

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