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Staying Ahead of Upstream M&A in 2018

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Staying on top of the major deals is easy…

In our industry, staying on top of the major deals, such as Concho acquiring RSP Permian is easy – the acquiring company usually wants the public to know and puts it out on the newswire. But what about the other 95% of deals, the ones that are not reported via the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg? Oseberg is your best source for this type of data. At Oseberg, we are all over these unreported deals. How do we do this? We track and report on transfer data which gives us a unique advantage when trying to understand the full landscape of upstream mergers & acquisition activity.

But what about those deals that don’t make the newswires?

For example, we recently wrote a story on our blog about Scout Energy Corp’s acquisition of Linn Energy’s wells in the Texas panhandle and the SCOOP. While it was well publicized that Linn was looking to sell some of their assets, the general public was not made aware of the name of the buyer. Luckily Oseberg had the data for this transaction almost immediately after it was filed, so our our clients were some of the first to be made aware of this significant transaction even though it wasn’t receiving any major news coverage.

Here’s a quick recap at M&A activity in Oklahoma and Texas thus far in 2018.  

Where will the next major deals take place?

As we know how important is for our clients to monitor all upstream M&A activity – even those transactions which don’t make the major news circuits, our team is already on the hunt for the next major deal–and we expect there to be a lot of them. Just this week, O&G business research firm 1Derrick, speculated that M&A activity was likely to pick up in the second half of 2018, with most deals involving assets in onshore basins that hadn’t seen much activity in recent months.

Want to stay ahead of the curve and be alerted of the next transaction?

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