*Editor's Note: The following is a report I developed for Oil & Gas Investor magazine, published in its December 2010 edition. Part 1 of the story is re-printed below with their permission. Exchange-traded funds have been on a roll. Here’s how to find the one with the best fit, and...
Every year the stock market gives me new lessons to learn, and I’ll share a few from 2010. When it comes to the junior and intermediate North American oil and gas plays, I want to buy expensive stocks.  I rarely buy cheap stocks.  That sounds counter-intuitive, but it makes sense. When...
Part 2:  How To Position Yourself for High-Risk, High-Reward International Plays How do you find – and play - the junior oil exploration stocks that can be 10-baggers for investors? These are the companies that are drilling high-impact wells that can produce thousands of barrels a day – and their success...
ENERGY INVESTING 101 Dear OGIB Reader, Investing in oil and gas stocks is actually quite simple. Investors have two basic choices when starting out: 1) Do I want to get a stockbroker who specializes in oil & gas (probably based in Calgary or Texas) and do what (s)he tells me; or 2) Do...
Toreador Resource's Investment in the Paris Basin… and How Its Estimated 96 Billion Barrels of Oil was Discovered It all started with a note. It was a handwritten note on the margins of a long-forgotten report, in French, from a well site geologist many years ago who was on a rig...
The top growth sector for investors in 2011 Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing” companies are overtaking drilling companies as the largest subset of the energy services sector – and research from two Canadian brokerage firms suggests that investors can expect fracking companies to continue growing strong into 2011 and beyond. All the...
By Scott McLeod Contributing Editor (Note: Click here for Part I of this article) The Company That's Shaping Up To Be the Next Big Player in the Oil Sands STP’s Properties (before the North Peace acquisition) Financials -  $65M cash in the bank, -  $55M undrawn credit line -  Debt: ZERO (NOTE that STP had $50M...
The Company That's Shaping Up To Be the Next Big Player in the Oil Sands By Scott McLeod Contributing Editor Scott McLeod is a Geologist with 4 years of experience. His experience includes conventional prospecting of offshore plays in the North Sea and Mackenzie Beaufort to gas and oil resource plays of...