Unconventional plays likely to drive 2012 oil, gas M&A

02/20/2012
Oil and natural gas shale plays are likely to drive 2012 merger and acquisition activity with the midstream and field service sectors likely to experience a growing share of oil and gas M&A, said two separate reports from consultants analyzing last year's activity. Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions issued a yearend report Feb. 8, while PwC US issued a Feb. 8 news release outlining its fourth-quarter M&A analysis. Shale-related transactions in the US and Canada will dominate 2012 transactions, Deloitte said in its report. While upstream transactions will represent the bulk of M&A activity, investors realize lack of midstream infrastructure is constraining production in some ...
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