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David Messler

Contributor since: 05 Mar 2018

David Messler

Mr. Messler is an oilfield veteran, recently retired from a major service company. During his thirty-eight year career he worked on six-continents in field and office assignments. He currently maintains an independent training and consulting practice, and writes on energy related topics.

Latest articles from David

  • Will Juicy Dividends Get Axed Amid Rising Interest Rates?

    Published 15 March 2023 | viewed 4,741 times

    Capital-intensive businesses have had a free ride for the last decade and a half as regards interest rates on their debt. Many have funded capex…

  • Is This Shale Giant A Buy After Earnings Miss?

    Published 20 February 2023 | viewed 13,211 times

    As expected, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) was hammered by the market on the release of earnings, which missed analysts' EPS estimates by $0.09 and modestly exceeded…

  • Will U.S. Shale Ever Return To Its Glory Days?

    Published 02 February 2023 | viewed 13,723 times

    This article is intended to provide an update on one of the key trends I highlighted in my last OilPrice article on shale output in…

  • Where To Look For Unrealized Value In Oil Markets

    Published 25 December 2022 | viewed 17,875 times

    With the weakness in oil prices in Q-4, producing companies have struggled, in many cases giving up 20-30% of their early November peak share prices.…

  • What’s In Store For Oilfield Service Companies In 2023?

    Published 14 December 2022 | viewed 16,312 times

    We have seen a wide range in oil prices during 2022. From the start of the year, when West Texas Intermediate-WTI, was trading in the…

  • Is The Eagle Ford Shale Play Getting A Second Wind?

    Published 20 November 2022 | viewed 17,002 times

    Over the last year, the Eagle Ford Shale play has seen a lot of renewed interest in investment as well as M&A activity. Just this…

  • Is U.S. Shale Production Peaking?

    Published 07 November 2022 | viewed 18,428 times

    I have argued in a succession of OilPrice articles, here, here, and here, that the era of rapid growth in shale output was coming to…

  • Europe’s Energy Crisis May Not End Until 2024

    Published 20 October 2022 | viewed 3,082 times

    The worst energy security fears of spring and summer as regards the coming winter in the European Union-EU, have been somewhat allayed. Earlier this year…

  • Oil Prices Could Be Set For Another Sharp Rise

    Published 28 September 2022 | viewed 30,921 times

    It's been a rough couple of weeks in the energy market. As potential energy company investors, we are not sorry to see the back of…

  • How U.S. Shale Is Reducing Its Emissions

    Published 19 September 2022 | viewed 4,725 times

    Fracture stimulation of shale rock, conventionally known as “Fracking or Frac’ing,” has turned America into an energy powerhouse, over the last 12 years. This bounty…

  • This Large U.S. Driller Just Made A Big Move Into LNG

    Published 12 September 2022 | viewed 11,761 times

    Devon Energy, (NYSE: DVN), announced a deal with Delfin Midstream (privately held) on Monday September, 5th, to buy into a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas-FLNG vessel, yet…

  • What’s Behind Buffett's Renewed Interest In Occidental?

    Published 23 August 2022 | viewed 14,098 times

    Warren Buffett, through Berkshire Hathaway Inc., (NYSE:BRK.A), (NYSE:BRK.B) has been quietly amassing a significant stake in Occidental Petroleum, (NYSE:OXY). As of early August, he had…

  • Saudi Aramco Is Taking A Page Out Of The U.S. Shale Playbook

    Published 17 August 2022 | viewed 20,820 times

    Saudi Aramco, (ARMCO) reported Q-2, 2022 earnings this week and set tongues wagging with the sheer amount of cash being generated in its daily operations.…

  • How High Can U.S. Shale Production Climb?

    Published 08 August 2022 | viewed 17,494 times

    The shale drilling boom that ended in March of 2020, as the full effects of the pandemic hit the economy, contributed to a surplus of…

  • Why Oil Investors Should Keep An Eye On ESG Scores

    Published 30 July 2022 | viewed 7,640 times

    Climate change and its perceived impacts from projected warming of the Earth through Anthropogenic Global Warming-AWG have instituted profound changes in how the world approaches…

  • Can Biden Make Saudi Arabia Produce More Oil?

    Published 12 July 2022 | viewed 5,993 times

    In support of his trip to Saudi Arabia this week, President Biden penned an oped carried in the Washington Post on Saturday the 9th of…

  • Two Stocks To Watch As The Oil Industry Battles A Water Crisis

    Published 28 June 2022 | viewed 15,641 times

    The era of casually disposing of water of any type is coming to an end. Water resources, particularly "fresh" water, are moving up the value…

  • How To Play Suriname’s Oil Boom

    Published 12 June 2022 | viewed 8,619 times

    The South American country of Guyana is undergoing rapid development as a result of a string of offshore oil discoveries by ExxonMobil, NYSE:XOM). Announcements by…

  • Where Are Oil Prices Headed?

    Published 31 May 2022 | viewed 57,778 times

    Energy prices are top of mind for most people now. From a couple of years ago when fuel prices were low, the rapid rise has…

  • The Real Reason Gasoline And Diesel Prices Are So High

    Published 16 May 2022 | viewed 65,883 times

    Oil prices are a common topic of conversation around the office water cooler these days. As you might expect, perspective matters. The folks at the…

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