US Shale Producer EOG Resources Sticks to 4% Annual Output Growth

“Oilfield service capacity remains extremely tight and is further constrained by the limited availability of materials and experienced labor,” EOG Resources COO Billy Helms told investors.

Liz Hampton, Reuters

U.S. shale oil producer EOG Resources Inc. on Aug. 5 said it expects to deliver roughly 4% oil and gas volume growth this year, and hold a similar trajectory in 2023, as inflation and supply chain problems continue to snarl the oil industry.

Inflation has meaningfully exceeded expectations, the company said, noting that it has been able to offset some costs with efficiency gains. The market could face additional inflation next year, pushing well costs higher, executives warned in a conference call.

“Oilfield service capacity remains extremely tight and is further constrained by the limited availability of materials and experienced labor,” COO Billy Helms told investors. Those constraints are fueling uncertainty in service costs, and would continue to do so next year, he said.

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