Peter Staas

Analyst Articles

Although China’s shale gas resources show promise, the NDRC’s ambitious production targets will be difficult to meet unless the Chinese government makes moves to stimulate large-scale development. Read More

Those unfamiliar with the energy sector often equate the oil and gas industry with drillers and producers, overlooking the industrial companies that provide critical components and services. Here are two small-cap industrial names that generate more than 50 percent of their revenue from the oil and gas industry and stand to benefit over the long term from their exposure to key growth trends. Read More

Although China's domestic shale oil and gas potential has international oil companies salivating, expected growth in China’s demand for natural gas makes the long-term opportunity even more enticing. Read More

Although China's domestic shale oil and gas potential has international oil companies salivating, expected growth in China’s demand for natural gas makes the long-term opportunity even more enticing. Read More

The long-term trend toward rising exploration and production activity requires advanced equipment that can endure the rigors of working in harsh environments. These winners stand are well-positioned to benefit from the coming wave of investment in offshore drilling and production rigs. Read More

With exploration and production increasingly taking place in offshore fields, the oil and gas industry’s demand for support vessels will continue to increase. The typical deepwater worksite is 100 miles to 150 miles offshore, which presents logistical challenges related to transporting personnel and cargo to and from oil rigs and connecting these installations to onshore processing and distribution systems. Read More