Business Strategy and Outlook| Katherine Olexa |
Baker Hughes represents one of the “big three” oilfield service firms, in league with industry heavyweights Schlumberger and Halliburton. It maintains sizable share in several end markets, including specialty chemicals and directional drilling, and it’s maintained the lead in specialty chemicals since at least 2008. The majority of Baker Hughes’ revenue comes from international (non-U.S.) markets, which tend to be less volatile, but challenges associated with the inherent cyclicality of oil and gas markets are ever-present. We expect demand for oil and gas will remain high over the next few years, presenting ample growth opportunities in Baker Hughes’ core market.