This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value", in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy .


The offshore energy industry is one that analyst Taylor Muckerman knows quite well. In the following video, he ranks the top three offshore oil and natural gas drillers, by market capitalization, in the order he believes they fall in with regards to being a worthy investment. He starts off with Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV), a stock he personally owns. To find out how he ranks the other two offshore oil and natural gas drillers, SeaDrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) and Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG), tune in below. 

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