Mergers

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas M&A on Torrid Pace in 2Q, while Canada Led International Dealmaking

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas M&A on Torrid Pace in 2Q, while Canada Led International Dealmaking

After a cold start to the year, North American upstream merger and acquisition (M&A) activity heated up in the second quarter, with U.S. dealmaking alone hitting more than 40 deals valued at around $33 billion. Energy data analytics expert Enverus on Monday issued its 2Q2021 report on U.S. exploration and production (E&P) activity. Finbrook Pte…

July 12, 2021
Texas E&Ps Independence, Contango to Merge in All-Stock Deal, Pursue Lower 48 Growth

Texas E&Ps Independence, Contango to Merge in All-Stock Deal, Pursue Lower 48 Growth

Texas-based exploration and production (E&P) firms Independence Energy LLC and Contango Oil & Gas Co. announced Tuesday they will merge in an all-stock transaction. The E&Ps produced a combined 111,000 boe/d of oil and gas in the first quarter across several major Lower 48 basins. Houston-based Independence is owned and managed by global investment firm…

June 8, 2021
Pioneer Natural Building Permian Midland Stronghold with $6.4B DoublePoint Deal

Pioneer Natural Building Permian Midland Stronghold with $6.4B DoublePoint Deal

Dallas-based Pioneer Natural Resources Co., whose focus has long been in the Permian Basin Midland, is plunking down $6.4 billion to build its base with the takeover of West Texas competitor DoublePoint Energy LLC.  The deal, a cash-and-stock split, would add 97,000 net contiguous acres directly offsetting and overlapping Pioneer’s existing footprint. The mostly undrilled…

April 5, 2021

North America Again Tops Global Energy M&A

Oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) “slowed dramatically” in the first three months of this year from 2012, with activity slipping about 40% from the full-year 2012 average and inventory down by almost one-third, according to PLS Inc. However, as it has been for a few years, North America continued to draw the most interest and the most dollars, pulling in close to two-thirds of the transactions by dollar value and almost 80% of the total deals.

April 22, 2013

North America M&A Leads Global Markets in First Quarter

Oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) “slowed dramatically” in the first three months of this year from 2012, with activity slipping about 40% from the full-year 2012 average and inventory down by almost one-third, according to PLS Inc. However, as it has been for a few years, North America continued to draw the most interest and the most dollars, pulling in close to two-thirds of the transactions by dollar value and almost 80% of the total deals.

April 16, 2013

MDU Resources Ties Growth to Bakken Boom

Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group is aligning its utility, construction, midstream infrastructure and exploration/production (E&P) businesses so each one profits and grows with the continuing hydrocarbon boom in the Bakken, the MDU senior executives emphasized in a half-day financial analysts meeting Thursday in New York City.

March 18, 2013

Marcellus, Utica Drew Fewer Buyers, Sellers in 2012

The Marcellus and Utica shales aren’t drawing near the attention they have been, according to a review of 4Q2012 mergers and transactions (M&A) in the United States by PwC US.

January 30, 2013

U.S. Led Global Upstream M&A Activity in 2012

Global upstream oil and natural gas deals in 2012 jumped 50% higher year/year to a record $254 billion in 679 mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to data compiled by PLS Inc. and Derrick Petroleum Services.

January 8, 2013

Executives Expect Oilfield Services M&A to Increase

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the oilfield services sector should pick up steam over the next one to two years, with most of the activity centered in North America, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.

August 31, 2012

Appetite Appears to Drop for Oil, Gas M&A

Instead of jumping in, natural gas and oil companies instead may wade into the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pool this year until they have more confidence in the broader business environment, according to the sixth Ernst & Young Global Capital Confidence Barometer.

May 14, 2012
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