Acquisitions & Divestitures

A&D - E&P

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Liard Basin Learnings

Big pay in the deep Liard Basin tests the industry’s mettle.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:34
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Conventional Thinking

Now that unconventional plays have emerged as an important factor in the industry, it’s time to revisit conventional reservoirs in the search for even more value.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:35
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Deepwater Double-Take

Part of Oil and Gas Investor Excellence Awards: Best Field Rejuvenation

With the successful installation of a second tension-leg platform at its Gulf of Mexico Mars Field, Shell has further secured its position as a deepwater leader and breathed new life into the field.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:19
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Golden Returns

Energy equities dropped like lead before recently stabilizing, but popular valuation tools might overlook future winners. Which undervalued E&P stocks will be good as gold tomorrow?

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:19

Insight

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Learning The Hard Way: Sectarian Conflict Intensifies

Sectarian strife in the Middle East poses serious risks.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:08
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E&P Buyers, Sellers Seek Pint-Sized Shale Deals In Second Half 2015

Companies are motivated by ambition and opportunity, while sellers are trying to get ahead of debt or stay afloat in a turbulent year for A&D.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:15
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The Energy Business Is ‘Living Dangerously’ In A Changing World

Multiple political and military trends, along with the rise in U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, are occurring at the same time. And that makes for an uneasy situation, Tom Petrie says.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:05
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Heavy Rainfall Could Disrupt D-J Basin Production

Logistical headaches created by road closures, safety precautions and the general difficulty operating in inclement weather hold the potential to buffet production volumes in the D-J Basin.

Emily Moser
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:27

Joint Ventures

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Meritage, NGL Energy JV Opens Up Powder River Opportunities

The partnership could serve as a launching point for continued growth in the region, analyst says.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:20
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Blue Water, Viscos Form Sludge To Oil JV Company

Oilfield technologies company Blue Water Petroleum Corp. signed a letter of intent with Viscos Energy Partners to form STO (Sludge to Oil) to operate Viscos’ oil sludge remediation, upgrading system.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:53
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JVSA Serves Growing Global JV Needs

JVSA will provide JV management, JV auditing, contract and agreement management, vendor compliance and dispute resolution services at offices in Houston and Calgary, Alberta, said PKF Texas, an advisory firm.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:08
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Hess Unlocks Value Of Bakken Midstream Assets With JV

Hess is selling half of its Bakken midstream assets in a joint venture deal with Global Infrastructure Partners that will form a premier midstream company valued at $5.35 billion.

Emily Moser
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 13:53

Mergers & Acquistions

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FTC Gives Shell-BG Group Deal Approval

Shell’s acquisition of BG, scheduled to close in early 2016, requires further regulatory reviews from several foreign agencies, but the FTC ruling might serve as a model for further regulatory reviews.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:37
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ENOC Buys Dragon Oil For $2.6 Billion

While focused mostly on Turkmenistan, Dragon is working to expand outside Central Asia in a bid to raise oil production to 100,000 barrels a day (bbl/d) by next year from almost 79,000 bbl/d in 2014. 

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:51
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Deal And No Deal 2015: Living In A Haggler’s Paradise

Companies look to grow through acquisitions, buy distressed assets or escape being gutted as they run out of money in what looks to be an unpredictable finish to 2015.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:34
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Vanguard Buys Second Upstream MLP In A Month

Vanguard continues to hunt upstream MLPs despite the vulnerability of commodity price. But it also picks up hedges in the deal with Eagle Rock Energy.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:40

Midstream

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Twele Will Retire As CFO Of World Point Terminal’s General Partner

Jonathan (JQ) Affleck was appointed by the board to replace Steven G. Twele as vice president and CFO of the general partner of World Point Terminals LP

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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:10
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British Columbia First Nations Sign Coastal GasLink Agreements

A 670-kilometer natural gas pipeline will run from Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat, also in the province.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:36
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The Energy Business Is ‘Living Dangerously’ In A Changing World

Multiple political and military trends, along with the rise in U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, are occurring at the same time. And that makes for an uneasy situation, Tom Petrie says.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:05
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Meritage, NGL Energy JV Opens Up Powder River Opportunities

The partnership could serve as a launching point for continued growth in the region, analyst says.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:20

Service & Supply

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Klvac Becomes CFO Of 1845 Oil Field Services

David Klvac has almost 20 years’ accounting and finance experience for the E&P, oilfield services and power industry sectors. Most recently, Klvac was CFO for two oilfield service companies.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:38
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Blue Water, Viscos Form Sludge To Oil JV Company

Oilfield technologies company Blue Water Petroleum Corp. signed a letter of intent with Viscos Energy Partners to form STO (Sludge to Oil) to operate Viscos’ oil sludge remediation, upgrading system.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:53
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Vallourec Makes Several North America Region Appointments

Nicolas de Coignac, president, North America, said the personnel appointments will streamline synergies between drilling, accessories, service and other operations, benefiting the France-based tubular solutions company’s North American customers. 

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:31
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ROC Services Receives Facility For Acquisition By Coral Reef

Wellsite services provider ROC Services Co. will be acquired by Coral Reef Capital. GE Capital Markets arranged a $17 million credit facility funding the acquisition.

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:21