Not all friction reducers are created equal. And with dozens of varieties on the market, industry research suggests that oil and gas companies be choosy. Is Service Sector Headed for Recession? Still recovering from the oil price downturn, oilfield service companies are facing more headwinds. Average production from Bakken wells completed more than 3 years after they were drilled was approximately equal to wells drilled a year before they were put into service, according to a study by the US Energy Information Administration.