Public Capital , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

Occidental Petroleum Sued by Investors over Anadarko Merger

Occidental Petroleum has been sued by investors who claim they suffered billions of dollars of losses because the heavily indebted company concealed its inability to weather plunging oil prices.

May 27, 2020

Public Capital , Investment , Energy Capital Conference , Shale Plays , Mergers

Sustained Outperformance Needed from Public E&Ps

Before the coronavirus pandemic and the oil price war, public investors had already thrown down the gauntlet to E&Ps. Companies, arguably, were learning to adapt, and they must keep doing so to access public capital in the new environment.

May 22, 2020

Private Equity , Investment , Shale Plays , Mergers , Gathering & Processing , Pipelines

Midstream Private-Equity Investors Still Show Enthusiasm

Private-equity firms have billions in dry powder; the only question is timing.

May 21, 2020

People , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

On the Move

Check out the latest new hires, appointments and promotions as well as new company office and facility openings. 

May 7, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

HighPeak Energy Plans New Merger Following Scuttled Grenadier Deal

The crash in oil prices forced a renegotiation of a previous combination that was expected to form the largest pure-play northern Midland Basin E&P.

May 5, 2020

Restructurings , Shale Plays , Drilling , Pressure Pumping , Seismic , Trends , Mergers

What the Oil Price Plunge Means for Oilfield Services M&A

Offshore drillers and North American shale producers most challenged in terms of debt, says analyst.

May 1, 2020

Business , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Getting the Deal Done: E&P M&A’ing with Cross Punches

Increasingly, E&P mergers are drawing shareholder pushback—unless for a low or no premium.

April 23, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

M&A Review: The Sky Falls on Oil and Gas Dealmaking

Once some stability is added to the market, E&Ps with capital and the appetite for deals should see opportunities materialize, a recent Enverus report says.

April 13, 2020

Business , Public Capital , Shale Plays , Trends , Mergers

Consolidation Musings: E&P M&A Fantasies

E&P analysts weigh in on what makes a dream combo and whether the oil and gas majors will play.

April 9, 2020

Restructurings , Private Equity , Investment , Exploration & Production , Mergers , Lease Sales , Midstream

Oil and Gas Execs Keep Calm, Call Their Lawyers

The industry’s ‘we’ve got this’ mentality shifts to survival mode as it tackles an enormous body of uncertainty-infused challenges, including prices, demand, storage, upended deals and layoffs.

April 8, 2020