Sector Expert: James C. West
James C. West is Barclays' lead oil services and drilling analyst. James joined Barclays in September 2008. Prior to that, he was at Lehman Brothers beginning in October 2000. His broad coverage universe includes large-cap, diversified oil services companies, niche technology providers, offshore and onshore contract drillers, supply vessel providers and energy capital equipment companies. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, James worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
James C. West, lead oil services and drilling analyst at Barclays, sees incredible growth ahead for oil production around the world. In this interview with The Energy Report, West explains how likely constitutional change in Mexico will spur momentous industry growth, along with new deepwater targets opening up in offshore China. Meanwhile, decent commodity prices and economic improvement in Eastern Europe are creating powerful oil price tailwinds. But the best news in North America. Find out which companies are positioned to thrive in the year ahead.
If the oil and gas industry were a sport, Barclays Analyst James C. West's dream team would consist of large-cap, diversified oil services companies drilling for either oil or gas offshore in the Middle East, with the bench stocked with players operating offshore in India, Asia, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. In this interview with The Energy Report, West highlights industry growth spots around the world. The future, he says, is bright.