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.

14.10%

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. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 20.29% $11.58 $2.35 12/3 12/15
MWE Markwest Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.24% $67.98 $3.56 11/3 11/14
SDR SandRidge Mississippian Trust II Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 35.78% $4.50 $1.61 11/12 11/28
STO Statoil ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.61% $18.35 $1.03 11/13 NA
BBEP Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 26.60% $7.82 $2.08 12/4 12/12
DO Diamond Offshore Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.28% $39.00 $0.50 11/3 12/1
ESV Ensco plc ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.15% $32.77 $3.00 12/4 12/19
EVEP EV Energy Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.92% $24.00 $3.10 11/5 11/14
GIFI Gulf Island Fabrication Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.00% $19.98 $0.40 11/6 11/24
HP Helmerich Payne Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.83% $71.85 $2.75 2/11 3/2
LGCY Legacy Reserves L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 18.37% $13.28 $2.44 10/29 11/14
CMLP Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.26% $15.98 $1.64 11/5 11/14
PTEN Patterson-UTI Energy Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.29% $17.45 $0.40 12/8 12/24
RDC Rowan Companies Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.98% $23.74 $0.47 11/12 11/28
WTI W&T Offshore Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.24% $7.63 $0.40 11/14 12/3
QEP QEP Resources Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.39% $20.53 $0.08 11/12 12/5
NE Noble Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.05% $18.63 $1.50 10/30 11/13
PGH Pengrowth Energy Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.99% $3.43 $0.48 12/18 1/15
VNR Vanguard Natural Resouces, LLC. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.61% $18.29 $2.49 12/30 1/14
ACMP Access Midstream Partners LP Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.63% $53.13 $2.46 11/5 11/14
HGT Hugoton Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.90% $8.08 $0.80 12/29 1/15
CRT Cross Timbers Royalty Trust Units Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.06% $20.27 $2.04 12/29 1/15
MVO MV Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 21.82% $16.41 $3.58 10/9 10/24
WHX Whiting USA Trust I Trust Unit Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 122.16% $1.67 $2.04 11/17 12/1
RIG Transocean LTD Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.23% $19.70 $3.00 11/12 12/17
SDLP Seadrill Partners LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.12% $15.65 $2.21 11/5 11/14
NBR Nabors Industries Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.17% $13.63 $0.16 12/8 12/31
VET Vermillion Energy, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.11% $50.49 $2.58 12/29 1/15
ORIG Ocean Rig UDW Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.66% $9.92 $0.76 10/29 11/11
RIGP Transocean Partners LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings NA NA $0.90 11/13 11/24