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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

  • Texas Oil Companies Are Already Preparing To Restart Production

    Published 25 June 2020 | viewed 33,714 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 41,489 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 36,741 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 27,859 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 38,855 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 72,704 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 189,973 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 81,659 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 184,253 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 66,876 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…

  • When Will Oil Bounce Back?

    Published 07 April 2020 | viewed 137,955 times

    Last week saw oil move jump in the largest two-day percentage increase in history. A similar movement was seen in Brent, moving back into the…

  • How Low Could U.S. Oil Production Actually Go?

    Published 31 March 2020 | viewed 60,845 times

    The oil-bears continue their romp across the energy markets with various grades of crude reaching lows not seen in almost twenty years. There will come…

  • The Boldest Permian Plays To Watch As The Oil Market Circles The Drain

    Published 23 March 2020 | viewed 37,567 times

    Over-supplied markets like the oil market take prices in only one direction, down. We are seeing indications of a historically over-supplied market right now, so…

  • Have These High-Reward Oil Plays Become Too Risky?

    Published 18 March 2020 | viewed 27,000 times

    Pipeline Master Limited Partnerships, (MLPs) were once the darlings of the energy industry. The CEO’s of companies like Kinder Morgan, (NYSE:KMI), Energy Transfer, (NYSE:ET), and…

  • How Long Will The Oil Price War Actually Last?

    Published 12 March 2020 | viewed 100,662 times

    The last few weeks have been humbling for those of us who make prognostications about the direction the oil markets may take. Especially so for…

  • What’s Next For North American Shale?

    Published 08 March 2020 | viewed 47,941 times

    The world has become accustomed to ever-increasing production from U.S. shale reservoirs. As you can see in the chart in the next section production from…

  • Supermajors Are On The Prowl For Fresh Deals In The Permian

    Published 09 February 2020 | viewed 27,965 times

    There hasn’t been much Permian-centric M&A follow-through from last spring’s buy-out of Anadarko Petroleum by Occidental, (NYSE: OXY). At the time, the sages and pundits…

  • 5 Reasons Why Big Oil Is Here To Stay

    Published 27 January 2020 | viewed 22,634 times

    The investment case for oil companies has been under attack recently. Climate change activists know that the dividends paid by the largest of these companies…

  • This Shale Giant Is Ready For A Rebound

    Published 20 January 2020 | viewed 20,100 times

    Occidental Petroleum’s (NYSE:OXY) management has been pummeled since the deal with Anadarko Petroleum was announced last spring. Investors and stock analysts alike decried the purchase…

  • A Dark Horse Oil Stock In 2020

    Published 01 January 2020 | viewed 30,553 times

    Introduction Newpark, (NR) is an oddity in the oilfield service space. It is an independent-meaning it's not part of a big conglomerate service company, mud…

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