1 Key Area to Invest in for Years of Success

Offshore drilling has seen a tremendous pick up, but the drillers floating on the ocean's surface might not be the biggest winners here.

Taylor Muckerman
Taylor Muckerman and Joel South
Mar 28, 2013 at 1:00PM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

Big name oil companies are spending at record levels to continue building natural gas and oil reserves. A significant portion of this spending is targeted at the offshore markets. While drillers have been obvious beneficiaries, the subsea market could produce the top earners. 

What are we looking at in-house?
Two Motley Fool favorites stand a legitimate chance at doubling their business over the next five years. FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) has been signing contracts right and left in 2013, and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) specializes in the niche business of remotely operated vehicles capable of withstanding the harsh environments far below sea level.

While competition is building, FMC Technologies should be able to maintain its market-leading position. It reports its results for the first quarter of 2013 on April 24th. If results are in line with, or beat, high expectations, the stock might not be this cheap for a long time.