This is your Hart Energy A&D Minute with Jordan Soto and powered by Energy Capital Conference.

Excitement is in the air as Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s Midland Basin unproved properties are “better than expected” in the expanded joint venture (JV) with Ecopetrol, according to Oxy’s CEO Vicki Hollub. Read why in a Hart Energy exclusive with senior energy reporter, Pietro Pitts.

Full-throttle dealmaking continues with Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NOG) announcing an additional core northern Delaware Basin bolt-on acquisition for $130 million as the company eclipses $1 billion in deals this year.

How is Exxon Mobil Corp. viewing its portfolio and possible M&A? From across the pond, the company’s vice president of exploration and former M&A leader explains his view on the major’s dealmaking.

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