In this video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman take a close look at Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) and Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE:KOG). Joel points out that oil juniors often take on a lot of debt in order to grow production rapidly and that investors will want to keep a close eye on whether that production growth is meeting goals. He tells us what he likes about these two companies and their production growth and what he'll be expecting from them in the future.

Joel South owns shares of SandRidge Energy and Halcon Resources. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has the following options: long January 2014 $30 calls on Chesapeake Energy. 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.