Looking forward to next year, Marathon Oil appears to be set on a material growth trajectory. Because of efficiency gains in the Eagle Ford and Bakken fields, along with several international plays, Marathon expects to grow its production by 6%-8% over 2012. This growth won't be starting from scratch, either. Momentum has been building throughout 2012 across the board, and the expectations for 2013 are well-warranted as management continues to divest lower-grade assets in favor of a high-grade portfolio. Tune in below where energy analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses these growth prospects in more detail.

Domestic oil & gas service companies have taken a hit in the recent past due to a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the last couple of years. As this market looks to rebound, investors would be wise to consider Halliburton, one of the top companies in the business and one of those most in tune with the domestic market. To access The Motley Fool's new premium research report on this industry stalwart, simply click here now and learn everything you need to know about how Halliburton is positioning itself both at home and abroad.


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