Deals & Trends

Craig Lande, managing director at RBC Richardson Barr, says A&D will be different in 2016: capital markets are tightening, 20% of production is hedged and demand is hopelessly outmatched by supply.

At Hart Energy’s Viewpoint Executive Energy Club, Stratas Advisors directors gave industry executives a wide-ranging view and key to competing in the upcoming year.

Ernst & Young report sees infrastructure deals taking off if calm is restored to the markets. Midstream M&A dipped 8% to $149.4 billion last year from 2014’s record.

Pressure pumpers are seeing bids cluster, a signal that concessions for E&Ps may have bottomed and that some oilfield service companies may start to fall by the wayside.

Midstream assets figure heavily into deal, with Dominion calculating that $425 million in EBITDA could be moved into its midstream MLP. The merger would put Eastern and Western gas market under Dominion’s roof.

With plans of bringing their “best-in-class technologies” to West Texas, Luxe's founders struck out on their own with eyes for the Delaware Basin.