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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

  • Could This Be The Next High Profile Permian Takeover?

    Published 16 April 2019 | viewed 25,473 times

    Chevron put the Oilfield M&A game in motion on Friday, with their announcement of a cash and stock offer for Anadarko Petroleum. The oil industry…

  • Fears Of U.S. Shale Demise May Be Overblown

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 34,260 times

    Recently, there has been some concern about the ability of U.S. shale, and in particular, the Permian Basin, to continue the meteoric increases in production that…

  • Putin Looks To Capitalize On Waning U.S.-Saudi Relations

    Published 03 December 2018 | viewed 18,109 times

    One truth eternally rears its head in global oil markets: When the current price for oil no longer clears the market, it will drop. The…

  • Oil Prices Are Not Falling Off A Cliff Anytime Soon

    Published 12 November 2018 | viewed 36,685 times

    We entered the fourth quarter of 2018 with some anticipation. Driving this was the advent of complete sanctions imposed by the American government on Iran.…

  • Can We Expect An Oil Price Spike In November?

    Published 02 September 2018 | viewed 33,561 times

    In the first installment of this article we discussed the continued relevance of the four historic legs of an overall energy thesis for the price…

  • The Real Reason Behind The Next Oil Squeeze

    Published 13 August 2018 | viewed 52,841 times

    The last quarter has seen increased volatility in oil prices, an increase that I attribute to the growing tensions in international markets as fears of…

  • The Last Oil Frontier In The Gulf Of Mexico

    Published 19 June 2018 | viewed 24,105 times

    The U.S. Gulf of Mexico, (GoM) has been a tremendous resource that has largely been developed over the last thirty years or so. One by…

  • The Overlooked Implications Of The U.S. Shale Boom

    Published 19 April 2018 | viewed 13,358 times

    One of the often-unsung aspects of the shale revolution that has taken place in the U.S.A. over the last few years, is the amount of…

  • Shell Takes Major Steps Toward Energy Diversification

    Published 05 March 2018 | viewed 17,264 times

    Shell has spent the last three years reinventing itself for the energy future it sees in the coming decades. A few years back, Shell was…

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