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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

  • Shale Giants Hit Hard By Poor Hedging Decisions

    Published 02 August 2021 | viewed 15,949 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 18,062 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 11,479 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 93,859 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 10,427 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 7,086 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 35,280 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 17,208 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 22,407 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 26,893 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 52,097 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 77,381 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 105,445 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 13,211 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…

  • The Future For Natural Gas Is Far From Certain

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 12,553 times

    Natural gas seems to be locked in a range that prevents it from being truly economic across the demand cycle. As you can see from…

  • Why Warren Buffet Is Betting Big On Oil & Gas Pipeline Companies

    Published 14 December 2020 | viewed 60,640 times

    It’s been a tough year for energy pipelines that carry oil and gas from source points to distribution and export terminals. In recent weeks, along…

  • Oil Markets Are Finally Ready To Recover

    Published 07 December 2020 | viewed 26,201 times

    The oil markets have staged a dramatic rally since early November, with WTI breaking out of a range between the high $30’s and low $40’s…

  • The Permian Oil Stock That Markets Are Overlooking

    Published 12 November 2020 | viewed 11,545 times

    Matador Resources, (NYSE: MTDR) is a small Permian oil driller that doesn’t get a lot of coverage, taking a back seat to some of the…

  • Oil Prices Are Set To Go Higher Next Year

    Published 04 November 2020 | viewed 33,693 times

    As predicted, a second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the world economy with many European nations contemplating new shut downs. It looks like…

  • Another Permian Giant May Be Forced To Consolidate Or Die

    Published 22 October 2020 | viewed 42,315 times

    One by one they are starting to fall. The long predicted consolidation wave in U.S. shale players, particularly those with assets in the Permian stacked…

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