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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

  • The Future Of Fracking In The United States

    Published 15 September 2020 | viewed 21,691 times

    The recent combination of Schlumberger’s, (NYSE:SLB) OneStim business with Liberty Oilfield Service, (NYSE:LBRT) created a colossus in North American fracking. One estimate suggested the combination…

  • The Start Of A New Oil Market Supercycle

    Published 09 September 2020 | viewed 37,302 times

    It is over-simplification to say the world has been overwhelmed with too much oil and gas and inadequate drivers of demand for them over the…

  • The Real Reason The Oil Rally Has Fizzled Out

    Published 01 September 2020 | viewed 20,139 times

    One of the themes that is emerging as we review investment candidates is the era of oil growth, which is at least going to take…

  • Is It Time To Buy Canadian Oil Stocks?

    Published 19 August 2020 | viewed 24,443 times

    Canadian exploration and production companies have not rebounded from the sharp sell-off that took place in the oil patch after the OPEC+ fallout in March…

  • Why Fracking Activity Hasn’t Increased As Oil Prices Recovered

    Published 16 August 2020 | viewed 12,260 times

    It’s been a long dry spell in the Permian. Shale drilling and completions activity has collapsed to levels not seen since before 2000 (as far…

  • Here’s How Oil Could Skyrocket By 138%

    Published 10 August 2020 | viewed 53,223 times

    The market is gradually beginning to give credence to something I've been discussing in past OilPrice articles for a long time now. In a June,…

  • Microsoft And Halliburton Are Building The Oilfield Of The Future

    Published 27 July 2020 | viewed 83,380 times

    The oilfield has historically been a place where brawny men, and mighty machines came together to bore holes deeply into the earth to wrest stores…

  • Is Warren Buffet Right About Natural Gas?

    Published 23 July 2020 | viewed 59,381 times

    I have established a reputation as a bit of a contrarian in certain areas of the energy market. I have been tough on pipeline companies…

  • Is This The End Of The American Pipeline Boom?

    Published 13 July 2020 | viewed 18,152 times

    The Dakota Access Pipeline, (DAPL) was built to transport Bakken crude oil from its point of origin in far North Dakota to a terminus in…

  • Big Oil’s Investment Risk Is Spiking

    Published 07 July 2020 | viewed 20,759 times

    The major integrated oil companies: Shell,(NYSE:RDS.A, RDS.B); ExxonMobil, (NYSE:XOM); BP, (NYSE:BP); Chevron, (NYSE:CVX), and a few others, so named for their vertical stewardship of the…

  • Texas Oil Companies Are Already Preparing To Restart Production

    Published 25 June 2020 | viewed 39,589 times

    The oilfield was served up a harsh reminder that all is not “sunshine” and “strawberries” in the oilfield today. The EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report’s…

  • Underinvestment Could Send Oil Prices Soaring

    Published 17 June 2020 | viewed 48,100 times

    The most recent edition of the Energy Information Agency monthly Drilling Productivity report confirmed what news reports had anecdotally told us. U.S. domestic shale production…

  • Can This Oil Giant Return To Its Former Glory?

    Published 09 June 2020 | viewed 40,032 times

    American shale peaked in February of this year, and is on glide path lower as the drilling decline takes its toll on legacy production. As…

  • Why Saudi Arabia Is Desperate To Extend OPEC+ Cuts

    Published 02 June 2020 | viewed 29,711 times

    OPEC+ hopes to reduce global storage volumes with their production cuts, and hopes to extend them through at least, the summer. OPEC’s regular meeting in…

  • Stocks To Watch As Shale Bounces Back

    Published 28 May 2020 | viewed 41,722 times

    There is no question that as the oil price dropped in the first quarter of 2020, producers reacted strongly curtailing new drilling, and actually shutting…

  • Is The Oil Collapse Over Already?

    Published 19 May 2020 | viewed 76,394 times

    It has just been an amazing week for crude oil! We haven’t seen upward movement in WTI like we’ve seen this week in…forever, on a…

  • This Could Be The Beginning Of A Tremendous Oil Rally

    Published 05 May 2020 | viewed 194,804 times

    If you’re a fan of oil, and I expect you are seeing as how you’re reading articles on OilPrice, get ready for a positive forecast…

  • The Oil Wells That Will Never Recover

    Published 30 April 2020 | viewed 85,602 times

    It is very common today to read about shutting-in of producing oil and gas wells to reflect the reality there are fewer and fewer places…

  • Shale's Decline Will Make Way For The Next Big Thing in Oil

    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 191,051 times

    This week the near term price for crude oil fell to -$37.68 per barrel. This was driven by the expiration of the May futures contract…

  • Will Trump Really Slap Tariffs On Saudi Oil?

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 67,995 times

    Well, it’s done and dusted. After keeping the world on the edge of its figurative seat for several days last week, OPEC+ announced a paltry…

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