EY: What to Watch for in 2024: Emissions, Ops, M&A

Expect E&Ps to engage in more strategic consolidation, place more emphasis on carbon markets and attempt to get ahead of the SEC’s guidance on emissions reporting.

Production from Canada’s Montney, Duvernay Gains Momentum

The dust has settled on acquisitions, and the leading players have publicized five-year plans that demonstrate a commitment to increasing production from Canada’s premier shale plays.

Varnado, Pharis: Navigating the Royalties Legal Landscape

With outside pressures expanding potential liabilities across the energy industry, producers need to understand the current royalty litigation landscape. 

Deckelbaum: US Shale Landscape Taking on New Shape Through M&A

In 2023, majors Chevron and Exxon Mobil took four public names off the board—Pioneer Natural Resources, Denbury, PDC Energy and Hess Corp.— using all-equity takeout mechanisms with scant premiums.

After Record Year, Permian Basin Set for Even More M&A in 2024

The big have grown bigger and Tier 1 acreage is even pricier in America’s hottest oil basin.

Big Oil Enters 2024 Strengthened by Shale M&A

Following M&A in 2023, four companies are now positioned to control about 58% of future production in the Permian Basin.

Fury Road: Will $450MM Battalion M&A Fuel More Go-private Deals?

Delaware Basin E&P Battalion Oil is being acquired in a go-private transaction by a newly formed E&P Fury Resources. Could go-private sales become more common for small E&Ps with limited runway in the public markets?

Feds Dig Deeper into Chevron-Hess Merger Amid Oil, Gas M&A

Megadeals between Chevron and Hess and Exxon and Pioneer Natural Resources are under intensified scrutiny but the oil and gas firms say they will cooperate in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s “second request” for information.

Exclusive: Exxon, Pioneer Expect Tough Federal Scrutiny of $60B Deal

Exxon reported more scrutiny from the FTC on Dec. 6, while Pioneer Natural Resources’ incoming CEO Rich Dealy told Hart Energy both firms will be transparent with the inquiry.

The Permian’s Next M&A Hotspot May be the Delaware [WATCH]

After nine months of Permian Basin M&A ranging from private buyouts to major mergers, Wood Mackenzie’s Ryan Duman discusses what’s next for dealmakers in the basin.