About

Measuring & Analyzing the Pipe Markets
OCTG and Line Pipe

Pipe Logix is one of the most experienced oilfield tubular market research firms in the industry, providing expert consulting and custom market research services to support business planning and evaluation, in addition to our regular subscription services.

Subscription Based Reports

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Our Story

Pipe Logix was founded by Charles Perkins in 1974. The flagship report, first published in 1977, was the OCTG Spot Market Price Report, created out of a need in the OCTG industry for a tool that monitors key changes in the market. Charlie shared his 40+ years of pipe market experience to the industry by gathering and reporting OCTG prices and market drivers.

In 2004, Charlie wished to retire and Pipe Logix was acquired by Spears & Associates, and managed by Kurt Minnich. Kurt took over the responsibility of gathering, analyzing and reporting prices. The depth of analysis was expanded over the years to explain an increasingly complicated oilfield market. Mr. Minnich added drivers, price forecasts and demand reports to help clients allocate their resources and prepare their companies accordingly. In 2007, he expanded the suite of reports to include line pipe pricing, followed by line pipe market reports shortly thereafter.

Pipe Logix became an independent company in 2013 and is still run by Kurt Minnich. The published “off-the-shelf” reports are used by steel mills and pipe manufacturers, oil and gas companies, distributors and financial investors in oilfield tubulars. The value of Pipe Logix’s reporting is validated by the growth and retention rates of their client list over the past decade.

Key Contacts

Kurt Minnich

Kurt Minnich

President

Education:
BS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma
MBA, University of Oklahoma

Experience:
Pipe Logix since 2013
Spears & Associates 1993-2013
Senior Business Analyst, Arco International
Petroleum Engineer, Grace Petroleum

Jennifer Loyd

Jennifer Loyd

Director of Client Relations

Education:
BA, History, UCLA

Experience:
Pipe Logix since 2013
Spears & Associates, 2001