David Yager

David Yager is a long-time industry commentator and an oilfield service management consultant in Calgary.


​Yager: Even if oil prices rise, Canadian oilfield services must drill deeper for margins

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:33 AM MDT

When it comes to oilfield services (OFS), it’s not unreasonable to say Dave Lesar, the chief executive officer of the…

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​Yager: Trip from Calgary to Fort Nelson shows the extent of the industry slowdown

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:44 AM MDT

Kick ’em when they’re down. There’s no other way to describe the devastating economic impact of the actions of our…

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​Yager: The oilfield services sector is climbing out of the hole

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:29 AM MDT

The oilfield services (OFS) sector has “tagged bottom” and is, if you’ll forgive the use of more rig floor vernacular,…

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Yager: Here's why you need to support your local oilfield service association

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:32 AM MDT

The collapse of oil and gas prices has forced oilfield service (OFS) managers to dramatically slash costs. It’s survival. The…

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Yager: Improved productivity, not grinding vendors, is what's really driving down drilling costs

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:28 AM MDT

With oil and gas prices stubbornly low, one of the few bits of good news exploration and production (E&P) companies…

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