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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

  • What A Global Energy Crisis Means For North American Stocks

    Published 14 October 2021 | viewed 13,035 times

    Let’s imagine that a few years ago in early 2014 that Vladimir Putin had tossed a coin in a wishing well and asked for a…

  • The Oil Major Primed To Profit In The Permian

    Published 04 October 2021 | viewed 11,200 times

    The Euro majors have been shrinking their legacy high carbon portfolios to transition their product mix to meet the lower carbon climate goals of the…

  • The Dangerous Rally In Natural Gas Prices

    Published 20 September 2021 | viewed 49,998 times

    There is a buzz in the gas market, the likes of which has not been seen for a number of years. In the space of…

  • Why U.S. Shale Companies Are So Undervalued

    Published 10 September 2021 | viewed 6,718 times

    In search of higher prices, shale oil producers have reined in upstream capex over the last couple of years. Before 2019 they were focused on…

  • How To Capitalize On Guyana’s Oil Boom

    Published 30 August 2021 | viewed 9,413 times

    The oil market has come through some tough sledding the last 6-8 weeks as doubts about the commitment of OPEC+ to the newly agreed output…

  • The Dawn Of A New Era In Deepwater Drilling

    Published 11 August 2021 | viewed 10,622 times

    A new era in deepwater drilling is about to begin. With the sanctioning of the Anchor project super-major operator, Chevron, NYSE: CVX) signaled that it…

  • Shale Giants Hit Hard By Poor Hedging Decisions

    Published 02 August 2021 | viewed 15,662 times

    The lack of growth in shale production, currently inching higher but primarily from DUC- Drilled but Uncompleted wells, has been largely attributed to capital discipline.…

  • What's Next For Oil After The New OPEC+ Deal

    Published 19 July 2021 | viewed 17,627 times

    The recent OPEC+ meeting ended with an agreement that would gradually increase the cartel’s monthly production until in late 2022 all of the 9.7 mm…

  • Oil Prices Still Have Room To Run

    Published 07 July 2021 | viewed 11,066 times

    At mid-year 2021 we find that we are in an unsettled state with respect to crude supplies. Of the three largest contributors to global supply,…

  • It’s Too Late To Avoid A Major Oil Supply Crisis

    Published 17 June 2021 | viewed 91,449 times

    There are a number of observable trends in oil supplies and by extension prices, presently. I am going to discuss one of them in this…

  • Is This The Beginning Of The End For Oil Super Majors?

    Published 08 June 2021 | viewed 10,088 times

    Energy-oriented investors could not fail to have taken note of the decision that came down in the Dutch court against Shell, (NYSE:RDS.A), (NYSE:RDS.B), last week. This decision…

  • How Qatar Plans To Dominate LNG Markets

    Published 10 May 2021 | viewed 6,912 times

    LNG has been discussed as being in an under-supplied state in the late 2020s. Bloomberg has projected a demand forecast in the range ~600 mpta,…

  • The King Of Oilfield Services Is Back In A Big Way

    Published 13 April 2021 | viewed 35,118 times

    It is no secret that the reflation in oil prices, WTI and Brent, above $50.00/bbl in the last six months has been a boon to…

  • The Iran-China Axis Is A Fast Growing Force In Oil Markets

    Published 23 March 2021 | viewed 16,826 times

    One of the things that doesn't get a lot of discussion in the press is the under-the-table relationship Iran and China have had when it…

  • Why U.S. Shale Production Remains Stubbornly High

    Published 10 March 2021 | viewed 21,709 times

    I have written on shale production in the U.S. a number of times over the past couple of years for OilPrice. My expectation that shale…

  • This Commodity Super-Cycle Could Be Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 26,414 times

    Commodity prices have been on the rise since late in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Signs that the global economy would rebound faster than anyone…

  • How Much Higher Can Oil Prices Go?

    Published 10 February 2021 | viewed 51,575 times

    Oil prices have rallied back to the point they are almost ready to match pre-Covid levels. There are two key drivers for this miracle, which…

  • How High Will Oil Prices Go This Year?

    Published 03 February 2021 | viewed 76,604 times

    Introduction This week we hit some milestones in the year-long recovery from the oil demand crash of 2020. West Texas Intermediate, (WTI) hit and moved…

  • Why Oil Will Keep Rising In 2021

    Published 14 January 2021 | viewed 102,332 times

    We have seen strong moves higher in the key crude oil benchmarks-WTI, and Brent, in the last several months. This was initiated by the advent…

  • Why A Fracking Ban Won’t Kill U.S. Shale

    Published 12 January 2021 | viewed 13,066 times

    One of the things that had the oil industry worried about a Biden administration was his opposition to fracking, and his promise to ban it…

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