Acquisitions & Divestitures - Insight

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National Oilwell Varco Prevails In Mud Pump Spy Case

In an industrial espionage case wedged somewhere between the worlds of James Bond and Austin Powers, National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) has won its legal battle against Mud King Products Inc.

Houston’s Mud King will pay NOV nearly $400,000 in a case involving the theft of NOV’s blueprints by the third-party parts supplier. NOV had sought nearly $7 million in damages.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:33
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Analysts: Permian Economics Palatable At $60 WTI

Where is price headed? That depends on who you believe. “Even the smartest people who study or trade on it can’t seem to agree,” says analyst.

Steve Toon
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:15
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A 'Good Crisis': Leading Through The Downcycle

Five leadership skills can help oil and gas companies weather the current downturn and transform the energy renaissance of recent years into a global energy reformation.

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:02
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Texas Legislation Ends Municipalities' Say In Fracking Bans

Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill that erases November’s Denton, Texas, hydraulic fracturing ban but many ordinances, particularly subsurface oil and gas regulations, may also be history.

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:14
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Old School Meets New: Fracking Technology Could Unlock Billions Of Barrels Worldwide

According to a new IHS report, more than 170 mature oil plays worldwide have the potential from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce as much as 141 billion barrels of oil.

Emily Moser
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:13
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Proposed MLP Rules Generate Questions

Attorneys from Baker Botts advise that it’s too early to panic, but not too soon to closely examine IRS regulations and offer comments.

Joseph Markman
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:55
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Noble’s Merger With Rosetta Opens Door To Opportunities, Questions

An analyst argues that Noble’s D-J Basin assets may not have the firepower touted by the company, while another says the merger may prove to be the way large deals get done.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 17:00
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Oil Prices Still Volatile, Services Squeezed, Deals Elusive

Analysts at Wood Mackenzie break down breakeven points in various shales, saying the Eagle Ford is built to last and that the sector is coping with collapsed oil prices.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:03
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Analysis: Midstream Carries The A&D Load In Shale Deals

U.S. oil and gas deal activity stalls in first-quarter 2015 due to low oil prices while corporate deals surpass asset transactions for the first time in five years.

Darren Barbee
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:07
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Rolling With The Punches

In an uncertain commodity price environment, rolling budgets can help executives adjust to the short term—while keeping an eye to the future.

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:21
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Appalachian Basin: Battling The Commodity Price Drag

Appalachian Basin producers are reallocating capex to preserve economics.

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:11
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Canada May Catch Up To US In LNG Export Race, Analyst Says

A window of opportunity is opening for Canadian LNG to become potentially cost competitive with U.S. LNG into Asian markets due to the collapse in oil prices.

Emily Moser
Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:30

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