The market is good for merging but activity is quiet
20 August 2015
As Brent hits a six-year low, assets should be correspondingly attractive. However, apart from defensive mergers and portfolio rationalisations, M&A activity is quiet
Shell sells 30% stake in Showa Shell Sekiyu
18 August 2015
The move is part of a strategy to concentrate Shell's downstream activity to a smaller number of assets
ConocoPhillips puts Indonesian assets up for sale
14 August 2015
Only months after promising to increase investment in the country, ConocoPhillips is seeking a buyer for its assets
Pertamina to take control of Mahakam once contract expires
24 June 2015
Total and Inpex currently have a production sharing contract which will expire in 2017
QIA bullish on Shell-BG proposal
24 June 2015
Qatar's state investment vehicle QIA has hedged its bets with the Shell-BG proposed takeover
Shell's BG move is big on Asian gas
16 April 2015
The takeover signals an expectation that natural gas in the Asian market will grow
Shell buys BG to challenge ExxonMobil
15 April 2015
Shell has offered to acquire BG, to create a company with oil and gas production second only to that of ExxonMobil
Low oil prices create opportunity for China's dealmakers
6 January 2015
Despite slowing down M&A activity last year, Chinese oil companies may see new opportunities arising
Woodside snaps up Apache LNG stakes for $3.7bn
16 December 2014
The Australian LNG developer needed to make an acquisition to expand
Santos emerges as potential takeover target
27 November 2014
The company is on the defensive as its share price has taken a hit due to falling oil prices
IGas boosts shale gas estimates with Dart Energy deal
6 November 2014
The company says the most likely gas estimate is now 147 trillion cf for its north England plot
Woodside could spend up to $4.4bn on acquisition hunt
8 October 2014
The Australian company is looking to buy upstream and LNG projects
Chevron sells 30% of Duvernay shale acreage for $1.5bn
8 October 2014
Chevron has sold a 30% stake in its Canadian Duvernay shale acreage to a unit of with the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) for $1.5 billion
Australia offering great shale gas investment opportunities
21 August 2014
Development of the country’s shales will follow the path blazed by the coal-bed methane sector – with lots of M&A, plenty of risk, and big rewards
Asian investors circle undervalued Aussie players
6 August 2014
More undervalued Australian energy companies with Asian assets could be snapped up as investors prepare to swoop
Oando completes acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian assets
5 August 2014
The company will raise its oil and gas production after paying $1.5 billion for the assets
Woodside loses Shell vote for $2.5bn buyback
4 August 2014
Shareholders rejected the buyback which needed to reach a 75% threshold to pass
Shell sells Eagle Ford acreage for $639 million
22 May 2014
The company is selling acreage in south Texas to Sanchez Energy Corporation
IGas buys Dart Energy to create UK’s biggest shale player
9 May 2014
The deal is expected to close in September, creating the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK
Repsol and Argentina look to move on from YPF nationalisation
10 March 2014
Repsol will receive around $5 billion in compensation for its stake in YPF
M&A transaction value falls by half
17 January 2014
The level reached the lowest since the 2008 recession, marking a shift in focus
Shale firms weigh up international M&A opportunities
5 December 2013
As North America’s unconventional sector matures, deals will emerge elsewhere
CNPC buys Petrobras' Peru business in $2.6 bn deal
14 November 2013
The deal will help the Brazilian state-owned company ease financial pressure
Cnooc ambitious growth strategy comes under fire
28 October 2013
The Chinese company needs to expand internationally if it is to hit 2015 output targets
Rosneft's offer to TNK-BP minorities may put an end to spat
3 October 2013
The Russian oil major has made a decision to buy out minority stakeholders in TNK-BP
Sinopec strikes $3.1bn Egypt deal with Apache
30 August 2013
The deal comes amid political upheaval in the country