The $22.5B Deal: How ConocoPhillips Won Marathon Oil in 33 Days

ConocoPhillips didn’t show up until April 25, while two other unidentified public E&Ps were bidding for Marathon, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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What role do firms controlled by descendants of the original Permian Basin wildcatters play in a sector increasingly dominated by scale?