Schlumberger says "confident" in ability to drive financial performance Says M&A to play key role in how company drives technology innovation. Says assuming no significant changes to operating environment in the coming 3-year period.Sees annual growth in global economy of 3%-4%. Sees oil demand up 1%-1.5% per year. Sees oil production outside the U.S. dampened by project delays, geopolitical supply disruptions. Sees brent over $100 per barrel from 2015-2017. Sees a "well balanced" oil market through 2017. Sees gas markets remaining relatively tight outside the U.S. Sees 2015-2017 growth in total industry E&P CapEx spend 6%-7%. Sees 2015 exploration spending "subdued," sees renewed industry focus on exploration in 2016-2017. Sees continued growth in deepwater activity. Comments made at the company's 2014 Investor Conference.
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Schlumberger shares should be bought, says BMO Capital After Schlumberger reported slightly higher than expected operating EPS and said its North American margins had dropped slightly, BMO Capital thinks the company reported good results. The firm expects the stock to perform well going forward and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.