"Expensive oil is here to stay and is not going away any time soon," Jim Cramer said. He looked at the oil patch production process and chose the winners in the industry. Of the stocks listed, Cramer strongly recommends buying NOV, NBR, RDC, and GSF:
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV):Cramer's rigmaker choice.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR): Oil Rig Operators
Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC): Shallow Offshore Drilling
Globalsantafe Corp. (NYSE:GSF): Deeper Sea Drilling. This company has a $7 billion order-book backlog and just announced a $2 billion buyback.
Smith Intl (SII): " ... the best drill bit player in the business," according to Cramer. This company recently announced a 20-million share buyback program, which will provide security in a challenging market.
Grant Prideco (GRP RETIRED): This is not a pure drill pipe play, but it makes an excellent product, according to Cramer.
Hydril Co. (HYDL): Blowout Preventer/Well head gear. HYDL not only is involved in a large-scale buyback, but it beat its most recent earnings estimates by 9 cents a share.
AMCOL Intl (NYSE:ACO): Drilling fluid and mud
Weatherford Intl (NYSE:WFT): Drill Rental
Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN): Drill Production
FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI): Subsea Equipment
Tetra Technologies (NYSE:TTI): Oil Rig Decomission. "Wall Street estimates for this stock keep going higher and higher," Cramer said.
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