• Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 5/10/2012

M&A Landscape for Oil and Gas Market 

The oil and gas sector saw increased activity in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) during 2010, as oil prices rebounded and credit markets eased.
M&A Landscape - Oil and Gas Market
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This update on the oil and gas industry includes a discussion of the M&A landscape for the exploration and production (E&P) sector, a case study on an upstream joint venture (JV), transaction drivers in the oilfield services (OFS) industry, and the M&A landscape for OFS.

M&A activity for the E&P sector hit its peak of the past five years in 2008 and then fell during the global economic recession. However, confidence has returned to the M&A marketplace.

Unconventional natural gas resources were the primary target and driver of M&A activity in North America over the past three or more years. In addition, the OFS sector has been and continues to be an attractive place to invest capital.


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