Schlumberger's Crystal Ball for 2013

After releasing revenue growth that slightly beat expectations, Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB  ) described what it expects from the oil and gas market over the next 52 weeks. Most of the prospects reside outside of the United States, except the Gulf of Mexico. Because Schlumberger is involved with most of the larger companies in the energy industry, its projections carry some weight. Click on the video below for Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman's take on what can be expected during this year.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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