Acquisition

Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Calgary-based Enerplus Corp. is selling off a small bundle of oil and natural gas interests in Montana and North Dakota for $115 million, but the Williston Basin remains a priority, the CEO said.   Stakes are being sold in Montana’s Sleeping Giant field and North Dakota’s Russian Creek area of the Williston, home to the Bakken…

September 1, 2021
Buoyed by Rising Prices, SilverBow Expands Eagle Ford Position

Buoyed by Rising Prices, SilverBow Expands Eagle Ford Position

Houston’s SilverBow Resources Inc. has continued its Lower 48 acreage expansion amid high commodity prices with a new natural gas-rich acquisition.  The latest deal is an estimated $33 million all-stock transaction with an undisclosed seller. SilverBow is gaining 45,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, bolstering its gas-weighted position in McMullen…

August 18, 2021
Chesapeake Looks to Dominate Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville with $2.2B Vine Takeover

Chesapeake Looks to Dominate Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville with $2.2B Vine Takeover

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. is going back to the future, agreeing Wednesday to pay $2.2 billion for one of the Haynesville Shale’s biggest natural gas producers, Vine Energy Inc. The announcement hearkened to the past, when Chesapeake took advantage of low natural gas prices in the mid-2000s to build the biggest Lower 48 portfolio…

August 11, 2021
Callon Looks to Control More in Permian Delaware with $788M Primexx Merger

Callon Looks to Control More in Permian Delaware with $788M Primexx Merger

Houston-based Callon Petroleum Co. expects to control more than 110,000 net acres in the Permian Basin’s Delaware formation after clinching an estimated $788 million cash-and-stock deal to buy private explorer Primexx Energy Partners Ltd.  Primexx, headquartered in Dallas, has around 35,000 net acres in the Delaware sub-basin within Reeves County in West Texas. The partnership…

August 4, 2021
Oil Search Rejects Santos’ Bid to Create $16B ‘Unrivaled Champion of Size and Scale’

Oil Search Rejects Santos’ Bid to Create $16B ‘Unrivaled Champion of Size and Scale’

Oil Search Ltd., which has operations in Alaska and Papua New Guinea, has rejected a takeover bid by Australian independent Santos Ltd. that valued the combined entity at A$22 billion ($16.11 billion). The deal would have given Santos a foothold in the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) scene, considered some of the lowest-cost…

July 20, 2021
Kinder Morgan Splashes Out $310M for RNG, Small-Scale LNG Player Kinetrex

Kinder Morgan Splashes Out $310M for RNG, Small-Scale LNG Player Kinetrex

Kinder Morgan Inc. is looking to make a bigger splash in the energy transition space with the $310 million acquisition of Kinetrex Energy, a renewable natural gas (RNG) and small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) player. Indianapolis-based Kinetrex claims to be the largest supplier of LNG in the Midwest with two LNG production facilities in Indianapolis.…

July 16, 2021
Tourmaline Continues North Montney Expansion with Eyes on Canadian LNG

Tourmaline Continues North Montney Expansion with Eyes on Canadian LNG

Tourmaline Oil Corp. is beefing up its North Montney Shale holdings with the C$1.1 billion ($900 million) purchase of privately held Black Swan Energy Ltd., a deal that could position supplies for the Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.  Tourmaline said Friday the purchase was an “important component” of its ongoing consolidation strategy in the…

June 11, 2021
Southwestern Energy Gains Access to Gulf Coast LNG Corridor With Indigo Acquisition

Southwestern Energy Gains Access to Gulf Coast LNG Corridor With Indigo Acquisition

Southwestern Energy Co. is moving beyond the Appalachian Basin to expand its natural gas opportunities with a $2.7 billion takeover of Haynesville Shale pure-play Indigo Natural Resources LLC. The Houston independent, a Lower 48 pioneer in unconventional drilling techniques, said the merger would boost production to 4 Bcfe/d, 85% weighted to natural gas. Indigo, which…

June 3, 2021
Stabilis Expands LNG Bunkering Footprint With Louisiana Acquisition

Stabilis Expands LNG Bunkering Footprint With Louisiana Acquisition

Houston-based Stabilis Solutions Inc. is expanding its reach in the growing liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering sector with the acquisition of a production facility in Port Allen, LA. The fuels specialist said Tuesday it had completed the acquisition of the facility from HR Nu Blu Energy LLC for an undisclosed amount.  The small-scale plant came…

June 2, 2021
Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern Energy Co. is moving beyond the Appalachian Basin to expand its natural gas opportunities with a $2.7 billion takeover of Haynesville Shale pure-play Indigo Natural Resources LLC. The Houston independent, a Lower 48 pioneer in unconventional drilling techniques, said the merger would boost production to 4 Bcfe/d, 85% weighted to natural gas. Indigo, which…

June 2, 2021
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