Best Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Dividend Stocks

Drilling and exploration companies search for potential underground or underwater crude oil or natural gas fields, and drill and operate wells that bring the crude oil or natural gas to the surface (this process is known as "upstream" operations). Many of these companies are structured as trusts, limited partnerships, or limited liability corporations, and on average pay much higher-than-average dividend yields.

34.71%

Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of dividend yields in this group
Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
ARP Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. 46.87% $0.32 $0.15 4/6 4/14
MWE Markwest Energy Partners L.P. 8.96% $41.53 $3.72 11/2 11/13
SDR SandRidge Mississippian Trust II 13.09% $1.62 $0.21 8/10 8/26
STO Statoil ADR 5.53% $15.91 $0.88 8/9 NA
BBEP Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. 423.08% $0.13 $0.55 11/5 11/13
DO Diamond Offshore 2.20% $22.72 $0.50 11/10 12/1
ESV Ensco plc ADR 6.54% $9.17 $0.60 6/2 6/17
EVEP EV Energy Partners L.P. 12.30% $2.44 $0.30 2/3 2/12
GIFI Gulf Island Fabrication 0.47% $8.46 $0.04 8/9 8/25
HP Helmerich Payne 4.52% $61.97 $2.80 8/11 9/1
LGCY Legacy Reserves L.P. 34.68% $1.73 $0.60 11/3 11/13
CMLP Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. 26.54% $6.18 $1.64 8/5 8/14
PTEN Patterson-UTI Energy 0.41% $19.39 $0.08 9/6 9/22
RDC Rowan Companies 2.62% $15.24 $0.40 11/5 11/23
WTI W&T Offshore Inc. 20.10% $1.99 $0.40 11/14 12/3
QEP QEP Resources 0.44% $18.20 $0.08 11/13 12/7
NE Noble Corp 1.08% $7.38 $0.08 7/28 8/8
PGH Pengrowth Energy Corp 8.00% $1.50 $0.12 11/25 12/15
VNR Vanguard Natural Resouces, LLC. 80.57% $1.75 $1.41 2/26 3/15
ACMP Access Midstream Partners LP 7.06% $48.15 $3.40 2/5 2/13
HGT Hugoton Royalty Trust 0.43% $2.32 $0.01 7/27 8/12
CRT Cross Timbers Royalty Trust Units 3.46% $18.89 $0.65 7/27 8/12
MVO MV Oil Trust 7.39% $5.95 $0.44 7/13 7/25
WHX Whiting USA Trust I Trust Unit 298.36% $0.61 $1.82 3/3 3/2
RIG Transocean LTD 5.46% $10.99 $0.60 8/21 9/23
SDLP Seadrill Partners LLC 9.59% $4.17 $0.40 8/3 8/12
NBR Nabors Industries Ltd. 1.78% $9.00 $0.16 6/8 7/1
VET Vermillion Energy, Inc. 5.55% $33.32 $1.85 7/20 8/15
ORIG Ocean Rig UDW Inc 38.97% $1.95 $0.76 5/20 6/2
RIGP Transocean Partners LLC NA NA $0.90 5/13 5/24
RMP Rice Midstream Partners LP NA NA $0.89 7/29 8/11
NFX Newfield Exploration Co. 0.00% $43.30 NA NA NA
SWN Southwestern Energy Company 0.00% $14.58 NA 4/18 5/5
SPP Sanchez Production Partners LP NA NA $1.65 5/18 5/31