In the following video, Tyler Crowe interviews Aimee Duffy and gets her to share three picks with exposure to the Eagle Ford shale formation.
Aimee's first pick is EOG Resources, the largest landholder in the Eagle Ford. With proven reserves of 2.2 billion barrels, this year EOG plans to drill 400 wells and forecasts a profit increase of 28%.
Her next recommendation is not an oil producer. Instead, it's Enterprise Products Partners, a midstream company. Enterprise has spent lots of money in the Eagle Ford, and it's already paying off, as seen in the company's Q4 results for its onshore natural gas pipeline and services segment, and its onshore crude pipelines and services segment.
Aimee's third pick is ConocoPhillips, the nation's largest independent oil producer. (It was a close call between ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil, she says.) As it sets production records, ConocoPhillips benefits from drilling the cheapest wells in the Eagle Ford. It needs oil prices of only $37/barrel to break even, compared with $40-$80 or $50-$70 for its rivals. She recommends this company to the conservative investor seeking dividends.