Acquisitions & Divestitures - Insight


Shales See Permits Decline By 13% In Second Quarter

The news comes on the heels of an anemic first quarter in which permits applications dropped 32% and gas play applications fell by 35%.

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:46

Proppant Market On The Way Toward Consolidation

The top 10 frack sand suppliers claim 55% of total business, while more than 40 companies make up the remaining percentage.

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:08

Rig Or Mortis: Oilfield Equipment Gets Last Chance At Auction

Equipment auctions are frequent and often the product of insolvency, but equipment should be thoroughly inspected before bids. The equipment has often been cannibalized for parts.

Darren Barbee
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:19

Penn Virginia’s Latest Deal Buys Time During Leverage Crunch

The Radnor, Pa.-based company kept its Eagle Ford assets and instead sold its East Texas terrain, where it had abandoned drilling but continues to face questions about its leverage.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:08

Schlumberger: North American Market Craters And Will Get Worse

Schlumberger says that it was able to keep afloat from international revenue as the U.S. falters and appears headed for a 35% cut in investments in 2015.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:40

FourPoint’s Latest Anadarko Deal Far From Last, CEO Says

George Solich said FourPoint aims to be the largest producer in the Anadarko Basin. Meanwhile, the company continues to scour the Permian for an entry point.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:29

Looking For An Uptick In M&A

Deal-making opportunities for E&P’s are expected to grow stronger through 2016, an investment service predicts. The midstream sector will remain open to M&A activity amid waning opportunities for organic growth.

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:23

Asian Governments Stockpile Crude To Fend Off Supply Woes

Energy security concerns prompt storage buildup and increased purchases over the short term, analyst says. Long term, India and China seek to protect selves against geopolitical instability.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:36

Refracking Remains A Boutique Technique Without More Money, Innovation

Refracking has been met with enthusiasm—especially when it works—and skepticism, but in order to move forward, the industry needs a large-scale refracking program and more investment IHS says.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:49

Spending Worse Than Expected; Rig Count Stabilizing

Based on a price expectation of about $60 per barrel WTI, Cowen & Co. forecasts that E&P spending in North America will drop by 37.3% in 2015.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:49

EV Energy Partners’ Next Acquisition May Be Puzzler, But CEO Confident

Michael E. Mercer, EVEP president and CEO, said any acquisition would be accretive to distributable cash flow and raise the borrowing base, leaving EVEP with have plenty of liquidity.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:24

Frack Water Use Varies From Sips To Gulps, Study Says

Researchers find that water volumes for fracking within watersheds across the U.S. range from as little as 2,600 gallons to as much as 9.7 million gallons per well.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:19