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One Man's Momentum

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Richard Mason
January 1, 2013

Sometimes the hottest new play in oil and gas is the old one that someone just purchased.

That appeared to be the case as 2012 spiraled to a close. A flurry of deals in the second half of the year promised to manifest as E&P momentum in 2013—and beyond.

But the deals were also a signal that the industry appears to be restructuring in subtle ways. If tight-formation oil and gas is the future of the American oil patch, the economic tailwinds favor operators with deeper pockets.

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