Acquisitions & Divestitures

A&D - E&P

OPEC Meeting: We’re Live From Vienna

Will the OPEC production cuts continue, and if so, for how long? Stratas Advisors’ Jeff Quigley is in Vienna and will report and offer in-depth analysis from the OPEC meeting tomorrow.

2017/05/24

Sources: OPEC Panel Looking At Deepening, Extending Oil Cuts

One source said a deeper cut in output was an option depending on estimated growth in supply from non-OPEC producers, mainly U.S. shale oil firms, among other scenarios.

2017/05/19

BOEM Schedules Cook Inlet Lease Sale For June

Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Lease Sale 244 will offer 224 blocks toward the northern part of the federal Cook Inlet Planning Area for leasing, BOEM said May 18. The blocks stretch roughly from Kalgin Island in the north to Augustine Island in the south.

2017/05/19

Anadarko CEO: Conquering Frontiers Requires Exploration, Technology, Investment

International exploration and technology remain crucial to filling future energy demand.

2017/05/18

Insight

OPEC Nearing Deal To Extend Oil Output Cut To March 2018

OPEC meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider whether to prolong the accord reached in December in which OPEC and 11 non-members agreed to cut oil output by about 1.8 MMbbl/d in the first half of 2017.

2017/05/24

EIA: US Crude Inventories Slump Amid Near Record Refining

U.S. crude oil inventories fell for the seventh straight week as refiners processed a near record amount of crude last week, the EIA said May 24, even as gasoline and distillate stockpiles also dipped.

2017/05/24

Oil Prices Rise As Market Awaits Extended OPEC Cuts

Both crude benchmarks have gained more than 10% from their May lows below $50 per barrel, rebounding on a consensus that OPEC and other producers will maintain strict limits on oil production.

2017/05/24

OPEC, Non-OPEC Hold Informal Talks To Nail New Oil Cuts

OPEC and non-OPEC ministers meet for informal consultations in Vienna on May 24 in a last-ditch bid to agree on the duration of oil output cuts.

2017/05/24

Joint Ventures

Crestwood, First Reserve JV To Expand Delaware Basin Processing Capacity With New Project

The JV has fully sanctioned the construction of the 200 MMcf/d plant near Orla, Texas, and related infrastructure required to connect the Willow Lake system to the plant and multiple third-party pipelines.

2017/05/24

EOG Resources, Carlyle Group’s JV Targets Oklahoma Marmaton

The $400 million JV, a drop in the capex bucket for EOG, will last four years but could draw out value over the long term.

2017/05/23

Seaport Global Securities Launches Upstream A&D Division

In addition, Tom Schaefer and Andy Taurins have joined Seaport as managing directors to co-head the firm's A&D investment banking team.

2017/04/13

Bankrupt Vanguard Assailed As It Tries To Deal Midland Acreage

Occidental Petroleum is a stalking horse bidder for Vanguard's Glasscock County, Texas, acreage, which it agreed to buy for $78 million.

2017/04/03

Mergers & Acquistions

Rubicon Acquires Emerging Oilfield Tech Company

Rubicon said it expects the acquisition of Choice Completions will strengthen its well construction portfolio and completions solutions business segment.

2017/05/09

2017 A&D Outlook: The Big Truck Without Brakes

At the Energy Capital Conference, A&D gurus mused over the current wealth of deals in the Permian, the selloff elsewhere for capital and transactions hurtling toward the Powder River Basin.

2017/05/08

Pembina Pipeline Buys Rival Veresen For $7.1 Billion

The combined company will have a strong position in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, home to the world's third largest crude reserves.

2017/05/01

SNC-Lavalin To Buy UK-Based WS Atkins For $2.7 Billion

SNC-Lavalin Group is expanding its global consulting, design and project management capabilities with the takeover of U.K.-based WS Atkins.

2017/04/21

Midstream

Crestwood, First Reserve JV To Expand Delaware Basin Processing Capacity With New Project

The JV has fully sanctioned the construction of the 200 MMcf/d plant near Orla, Texas, and related infrastructure required to connect the Willow Lake system to the plant and multiple third-party pipelines.

2017/05/24

Northeast Hungry For Gas; Frustrated By Lack Of Pipeline Investment

Power distributors in New York and New England are chomping at the bit for more natural gas. Why can’t they get it?

2017/05/23

Netherlands To Receive First LNG Cargo From Cheniere's Sabine Pass Plant

The Netherlands is set to receive its first LNG delivery from Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass export plant in the U.S., according to shipping data.

2017/05/22

Profile: ‘A Dream Job’

Adam Sieminski looks back at his eventful term heading the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

2017/05/22

Service & Supply

Pressure Cooker: Keane Group’s $285 Million Deal Adds Permian, Bakken Horsepower

Amid industry consolidation, Colorado’s RockPile Energy Services will augment Keane’s services primarily in the Permian Basin and the Bakken.

2017/05/19

Halliburton’s Incoming CEO Sees Significant Price Hike

Halliburton executives have been in talks with customers for months about raising rates for its services.

2017/05/18

Houston-Based Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Prices IPO

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, a manufacturer of proppant management systems deployed in U.S. shale plays, said it expects up to about $127.9 million of net proceeds from the IPO.

2017/05/16

EIA: Higher US Crude Output Should Pressure Oil Prices

Higher crude output from the U.S. should pressure global oil prices through the end of 2018, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said May 9, ahead of OPEC's meeting later this month.

2017/05/09