Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> December 31, 2015

E&P Capital Spending Turnaround Expected in 2016

James West is a Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI, responsible for the research coverage of the oil services, equipment and drilling industry consisting of detailed fundamental research on over 50 companies. Prior to joining Evercore ISI, Mr. West was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Barclays and Lehman Brothers for a combined 15 years. Since assuming lead coverage in 2011, Mr. West has been top-ranked in Institutional Investor, including number three in 2011, number two in 2012 and number one in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. West worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He received his B.A. in economics and a minor in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Profile
TWST: Please start with an introduction of your coverage universe and focus.

Mr. West: My main focus is the oilfield service equipment and drilling groups. We