After years of restraint since crude prices slumped in 2014, oil services companies are now at loggerheads with producers as they battle for what they see as a fair share of the sector recovery.  Oil industry suppliers say they have cut costs and prices to the bone and the recent rebound in crude justify better rewards for anything from rigs to logistics and engineering services. Their overtures have met with stubborn resistance from producers. But there are increasing signs that something has to give, including recent strikes at North Sea platforms. “The cost savings that we have achieved over the past three years are not sustainable,” said Thierry Pilenko, Executive Chairman of TechnipFMC ( FTI.N ), one of the world’s biggest […]