M&A
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
Selling is new driver of US M&A, says PwC report
12 August 2013
The US unconventional oil and gas sector are now driving merger and acquisition activity in the US
Sinopec deal boosts Mississippi Lime shale play
28 February 2013
The Chinese state-run company makes a $1.02 billion deal with Chesapeake Energy in the southern US
PetroChina backs Australian LNG in deals with ConocoPhillips
27 February 2013
The deal will see PetroChina take a 20% stake in the Poseidon gas discovery off Australia
E&Y sees busy year for global oil and gas M&A
15 February 2013
The consultancy carried out a study which suggests 37% of companies are planning M&A activity
Statoil to become an operator on the US Marcellus shale
10 January 2013
The Norwegian producer has made an acquisition of 70,000 acres in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia
Canada draws the line on state-controlled energy deals
11 December 2012
Asian state-run companies will take over Canada's Nexen and Progress Energy
Canada gives extra time to Petronas and Nexen
20 November 2012
The delays come as Canada considers new rules for state-controlled entities in the broader economy, including the energy sector
Canada should think twice about CNOOC's bid for Nexen
16 October 2012
Alberta wants to sell oil to China. Ottawa needs to reconsider the takeover, argues Shaun Polczer, Petroleum Economist's North America editor, claiming that an inflated bid for lacklustre assets is not a sound basis for a good relationship
CNOOC seeks fortune in the west with Nexen takeover
25 September 2012
China’s bid to buy Canadian producer Nexen has met with a cautious reponse
Merger mania goes midstream in oil and gas sector
13 September 2012
After a flurry of major M&A deals in the upstream segment last year, cash-rich companies are making moves a little further up the value chain
CEO John Manzoni's move makes Talisman sale unlikely
13 September 2012
The chief executive's resignation makes the sale less likely for Talisman