In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South discusses what could become the largest oil play in the world, the Spraberry Wolfcamp shale, in Texas' Permian Basin. He tells us how fracking and horizontal drilling have only recently given drillers access to these vast reserves, and gives his picks for which companies will give investors exposure to this exciting new space.

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