After the Macondo blowout (also known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill), offshore drilling was severely set back in the Gulf of Mexico, with the number of rigs operating in the area plummeting. But it looks as though the industry is finally rebounding in the area, and in a big way. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us which companies to watch in the region, as the number of rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico ramps back up.

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