How to Avoid the Risks in Oil Production


Oil and natural gas are quickly becoming more expensive to find and produce around the globe. For 2013, the likes of Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell are all planning to spend more than $35 billion in capital expenditures in an attempt to keep their reserve replacement levels above 100% of production. Investors hoping to capture some of this record spending in a less risky atmosphere might turn to some of the more investor-friendly service companies that pay dividends and are well diversified geographically -- including the ones mentioned in the following video.

Domestic oil and gas service companies have taken a hit in the recent past because of a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the past 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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