Investor confidence is boosted by attention to detail and transparency which is why investors in Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW), Core Laboratories (NYSE: CLB), Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK), Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) should be some of the most optimistic around. After spending time with members of the C-suites for all of these companies last month, Motley Fool analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South offer their thoughts on what makes these management teams so great.

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Joel South owns shares of Halcon Resources.. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Atwood Oceanics, Kinder Morgan, and National Oilwell Varco. The Motley Fool owns shares of Atwood Oceanics, Kinder Morgan, and National Oilwell Varco. 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.