SCHLUMBERGER BEATS FORECAST WITH SOARING INCOME AND REVENUE

July 26, 2021

For the 2nd quarter of 2021 the giant oilfield services company Schlumberger reported a revenue of $5,634 billion, up 8% sequentially and 8% year on year. Net income was $542 million, uo 44% sequentially.
International revenue increased 7% sequentially and North America 11%.
Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch commented, “Our second-quarter results demonstrate the broad strength of our portfolio, the extent of our market participation—both in North America and internationally—and our enhanced ability to capture and translate activity growth into sustained margin expansion and strong free cash flow. The quarter marks a leap forward in achieving our full-year financial targets with the potential for further upside given the right conditions. As I reflect on the progress we have made since last year, I want to acknowledge the entire Schlumberger team whose exemplary commitment to safety and performance has not wavered despite the challenges. Once again, I am extremely proud of our people for their dedication and resilience, and for delivering a strong quarter, clearly seizing the beginning of the upcycle.
“Second-quarter global revenue grew 8% sequentially, outperforming the rig count growth in both North America and the international markets. All four Divisions grew, resulting in the highest sequential quarterly revenue growth rate since the second quarter of 2017.
“In North America, revenue grew 11% sequentially, representing the highest sequential quarterly growth rate for this area since the third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by US land revenue, which increased 19% due to higher drilling activity and increased sales of well and surface production systems. Well Construction revenue in US land grew more than 30% sequentially, significantly outperforming the rig count growth of 16%. In addition, Canada land revenue increased despite the spring breakup, due to higher Asset Performance Solutions (APS) project revenue, while North America offshore revenue was slightly higher due to sales of subsea production systems.
“International revenue grew 7% sequentially with all four Divisions registering growth. The revenue growth outpaced the international rig count increase—reflecting the depth and diversity of our portfolio—as activity surpassed the impact of the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere. Many countries posted double-digit sequential revenue growth.
“Globally, the second-quarter revenue growth was led by Reservoir Performance and Well Construction, where activity intensified beyond the seasonal recovery. Reservoir Performance revenue increased 12% sequentially due to the seasonal activity rebound in the Northern Hemisphere, in addition to higher exploration and appraisal activity. Well Construction revenue increased 9% sequentially from increased drilling activity in US land and broadly across the international markets, particularly offshore. Digital & Integration revenue increased 6% sequentially due to higher sales of digital solutions and higher APS project revenue. Production Systems revenue grew 6%, primarily due to higher sales of well, surface, and subsea production systems.
Consequently, absent any further setback in the recovery, we continue to see our international revenue growing in the second half of 2021 by double-digits when compared to the second half of last year. This translates into full-year 2021 international revenue growth, setting the stage for a strong baseline as we move into 2022 and beyond.”

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