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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

  • How U.S. Shale Is Reducing Its Emissions

    Published 19 September 2022 | viewed 4,214 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 10,822 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 13,410 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 20,236 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 16,301 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 7,268 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 5,832 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 15,260 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 8,224 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 56,734 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 62,832 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…

  • The U.S. Shale Patch Is Facing A Plethora Of Problems

    Published 02 May 2022 | viewed 34,492 times

    There is a fairly blithe assumption in government circles that shale production can be raised at will. That assumption is about to be put to…

  • Which Oil Giant Stands To Lose The Most In The Exodus From Russia?

    Published 12 April 2022 | viewed 8,344 times

    Executing a plan some eight years in the making, Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February 2022. So savage, and indiscriminate was this attack…

  • Why A Windfall Profit Tax Would Be A Disaster For U.S. Oil

    Published 14 March 2022 | viewed 19,860 times

    The Biden administration has made no secret of their disdain for traditional energy sources that derive from petroleum sources, favoring instead, so-called “green energy” alternatives.…

  • Some Much Needed Substance On The Russian Oil Debate

    Published 09 March 2022 | viewed 22,949 times

    Events occur in the energy market almost too fast to properly catalog these days. The torrent of information is cacophonous as one dire prediction for…

  • Why Aren’t Wind Stocks Soaring?

    Published 23 February 2022 | viewed 10,251 times

    Offshore wind farms are proliferating around the world in pursuit of the shift to clean energy. Viewed almost as perpetual motion machines, virtually every country…

  • Could This Be The Last Great American Oil Boom?

    Published 08 February 2022 | viewed 14,686 times

    Recently, ExxonMobil, (NYSE:XOM), and Chevron, (NYSE:CVX) announced their intention to sharply ramp up production in their shale output by about 25% this year. The companies…

  • Four Stocks To Watch As U.S. Shale Production Struggles

    Published 19 January 2022 | viewed 19,462 times

    The signs are emerging that the era of cheap and widely available energy is drawing to a close. Around the world, people are discovering that…

  • This Oilfield Service Company Is Pivoting To Battery Tech

    Published 03 January 2022 | viewed 4,904 times

    The decline of the oilfield service sector (OFS) due to reduced activity in the past few years have required companies participating in this space to…

  • A Shale Comeback Could Be On The Cards In 2022

    Published 14 December 2021 | viewed 9,470 times

    WTI and Brent proved how closely tied oil prices are  to perceptions about the economic recovery over the last couple of weeks. For a time…

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