Very sad to hear about the passing of my colleague David Butler of Magnolia, Arkansas. I met David 10 years ago in Hot Springs. He was representing Chesapeake Exploration at the time, and I remember he introduced his talk as “I’m purely for entertainment.” Boy was he! He had the audience laughing from start to finish. David was witty, charming and not afraid to mix it up in the hearing room. David could spin a yarn like no other. I can’t get over how many hilarious stories the had from his job as prosecuting attorney. I never saw him in a bad mood or with a bad attitude. He will be sorely missed at the annual oil and gas convention in Hot Springs. A link to his obituary is below. No mention of his work as an oil and gas lawyer, but he was one of the best in Arkansas.