Fitch Publishes U.S. Onshore Drillers and Oilfield Services Dashboard

CHICAGO--()--Fitch Ratings has published the first edition of its U.S. Onshore Drillers and Oilfield Services Dashboard, a publication that explores key topics affecting issuer credit profiles for the sector in the United States.

Items discussed in this edition include:

--Positive near-term industry trends;

--Stable, higher oil-directed rig count and unaffected gas production;

--Anticipated modest oilfield services improvements;

--Speculative newbuild rig programs cause medium-term concern.

The 'U.S. Onshore Drillers and Oilfield Services Dashboard' is available on Fitch's website at www.fitchratings.com.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Relevant Research:

--Corporate Rating Methodology Including Short-Term Ratings and Parent and Subsidiary Linkage (May 28, 2014);

--2014 Outlook: North American Oil & Gas (Dec. 12, 2013);

--Cash Flow Trends in the U.S. Energy Sector (Shareholder Activism Having an Impact) (Feb. 4, 2014);

--Investor FAQs--Recent Questions on E&P, Refining, and Drilling and Services Sectors (Aug. 12, 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: U.S. Onshore Drillers and Oilfield Services Dashboard

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=751013

Corporate Rating Methodology - Including Short-Term Ratings and Parent and Subsidiary Linkage

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=749393

2014 Outlook: North American Oil & Gas (Strong Oil Prices Continue to Support Energy Complex)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=726499

Cash Flow Trends in the U.S. Energy Sector (Shareholder Activism Having an Impact)

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=733556

Investor FAQs: Recent Questions on the E&P, Refining, and Drilling and Services Sectors

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=715859

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings, New York
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com
or
Director
Dino Kritikos, +1-312-368-3150
or
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Managing Director
Sean T. Sexton, CFA, +1-312-368-3130
or
Senior Director
Mark C. Sadeghian, CFA, +1-312-368-2090

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings, New York
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com
or
Director
Dino Kritikos, +1-312-368-3150
or
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Managing Director
Sean T. Sexton, CFA, +1-312-368-3130
or
Senior Director
Mark C. Sadeghian, CFA, +1-312-368-2090