Offshore 2013: Gulf of Mexico vs. North Sea

It appears that deepwater markets in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea are just beginning their production ascents. Recent reports hint at record spending growth in the North Sea, and fundamentals in the Gulf of Mexico have eclipsed their pre-Macondo levels. It appears energy bulls better learn to swim because these are the new frontiers. In order to capitalize on this spending while eliminating some of the risk incurred by the exploration and production companies, the drillers that Motley Fool energy analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South discuss below could be great ways to invest in this potential earnings tidal wave.

One of the Motley Fool's top picks in the offshore arena is Seadrill
If you're an energy investor looking for exciting opportunities, then you should look into one of the more intriguing plays in the space: Seadrill. To learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of this company, as well as what to expect from Seadrill going forward, be sure to check out this brand-new premium report put together by one of our top Stock Advisor analysts. Click here to get started.


The article Offshore 2013: Gulf of Mexico vs. North Sea originally appeared on Fool.com.

Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman owns shares of Ensco. The Motley Fool recommends Seadrill. The Motley Fool owns shares of Seadrill and Transocean. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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