The trading ranges for oil and gas haven't changed that much since we last touched base with Phil Weiss, senior analyst at Argus Research, but the entire landscape for both North American and international oil and gas exploration has shifted dramatically. In this interview with The Energy Report, Weiss summarizes the impacts of increased production both at home onshore and in international waters, sharing some names he finds best positioned to benefit in the coming year.
The Energy Report: It's been over two years since your last interview with us. At that time you told us you were using $85/barrel (bbl) oil in your modeling for 2011. Is this "déjà vu all over again"?
Phil Weiss: In finalizing my 2013 forecast, I came pretty close to that price; I'm using $87/bbl for West Texas Intermediate