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Major oil companies may prefer takeovers to E&P, analysts say

API SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Major oil producers are likely to acquire companies, rather than find oil, due to rising exploration and production costs and dropping stock market values of smaller companies, some analysts say. "There is no doubt that it's much, much less expensive to take over a company than develop a new oil project in order to replace reserves," said Leonardo Maugeri, an associate at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Companies with valuations ranging from $10 billion to $40 billion are potential targets for takeovers, he said. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (04/29)


Crude prices to recover this year amid output decline, expert says

API SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Analyst: Heavily indebted E&P independents at risk with "liquidity death spiral"

API SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Opinion: Industry needs younger generations to replace retiring workforce

API SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

Analysts: U.S. shale drillers shift oil rigs to Permian, Eagle Ford

API SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

Range Resources lauds Utica well as best U.S. shale gas well

API SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

EIA: U.S. LNG exports could hit up to 10.3 Tcf per year by 2040

API SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

Report: U.S. rig count could bottom out in May amid Texas operations revival

API SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

Midstream company explores sale of itself, sources say

API SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Enterprise, Occidental affiliate to build gas processing plant

API SmartBrief | May 01, 2015


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