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Surge Of E&P Capital Raises May Be Holding Back Deals

Cheap money is chasing deals, with $8 billion in equity raises keeping companies alive while Shell’s purchase of BG Group has ‘rekindled M&A animal spirits.’

Darren Barbee
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:32
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Gulfport Buys EnCap's Paloma, Bolstering Utica Position

The purchased acreage, which is entirely undeveloped, represents a natural bolt-on to Gulfport's existing position in the shale play and translates to $12,700 per acre.

Emily Moser
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:44
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Canada’s Viking Play Attracts More Attention In Royalty Deal

The Viking play continues to attract attention as one of the most economic patches in Canada. In March, Canada’s Whitecap Resources said it would buy Beaumont Energy for US$476 million.

Darren Barbee
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:54
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Chesapeake Settlement Catches McClendon Off Guard

Chesapeake settles with affiliate, but will pursue case that accuses its former CEO of misappropriating “highly sensitive trade secrets from the company” about the Utica Shale and other areas.

Darren Barbee
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:21
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Deal-Making Sparks Fly But Fail To Rekindle Acquisition Fires

McClendon returns to raise money and Synergy Resources is looking for deals in the Wattenberg. But the bottom line is that shale transactions suffered their weakest quarter since 2009. 

Darren Barbee
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:06
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Meet The Companies That Have Dealt Themselves In On 2015 A&D

After Shell’s $70 billion deal, ExxonMobil and Chevron are in the hunt with several large U.S. E&Ps. But in the Permian Basin, the bid-ask spread remains too wide for deals.

Darren Barbee
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:38
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Pure Play Trans Energy Sells One-Third Of Marcellus Acreage

The company, based in St. Marys, W.Va., and its joint venture partner will continue to own a combined 27,800 net acres in Marshall and Marion counties.

Emily Moser
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:02
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Is Shell’s $70 Billion Merger A Big Splash Or Giant Wave For 2015 Deals?

Experts are divided on whether Shell’s transaction will jumpstart abysmal U.S. E&P deal flow or lack the punch to knock companies out of their uncomfortable zone.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:33
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Even More Global: Shell Megamerger Offers Big Premium For BG Group

Shell, already one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, would strengthen its LNG portfolio and gain access to premier offshore Brazil deepwater oil in a mega-merger.

Darren Barbee
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:05
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ONEOK JV To Pipe Natural Gas From Permian To Mexico’s Doorstep

ONEOK partners with Mexican infrastructure giant on $500 million pipeline and sets sight on meeting projected demand as exports to Mexico double to 3.8 Bcf/d by 2018.

Darren Barbee
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:27
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Williams Partners Buys Control Of Utica Assets

EV Energy Partners sells eastern Ohio interests, marches toward goal of divesting its midstream business and reinvesting capital into its upstream operations.

Darren Barbee
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:35
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EXCO Resources’ Debt Prompts Exchange Of Money, Power

Bluescape will purchase $10 million worth of EXCO common stock and an additional $40 million in shares, as well as some chairs in the company’s board room.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:10

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