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Corporate week in brief: 24 October 2016

Corporate week in brief: 24 October 2016

Report summary

  • Lead stories: Shell announces largest upstream asset sale to date in US$30 billion disposal programme.
  • Q3 2016 results preview: expect growing consensus around the cycle bottoming out.
  • Macro: Brent edges up towards US$50/bbl, as heavyweights outline divergent views on medium-term prices; Petrobras surges 10% in a broadly flat week for oil and gas shares.
  • Companies: Newfield’s cautious approach to accelerating tight oil activity; Chesapeake tight-lipped on deleveraging details at 2016 Analyst Day; Australian Independents deliver strong quarterly production gains.
  • M&A: SM Energy’s US$2.4 billion repositioning – more evidence of soft valuations in the Permian.
  • Exploration: Total and Statoil announce incremental discoveries in Norway.

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  • Corporate week in brief: 24 October 2016 PDF - 4.63 MB 6 Pages, 1 Tables, 1 Figures
  • Corporate Dashboard. - 24 October 2016.pdf PDF - 1.19 MB


The Corporate Week In Brief report highlights the main corporate events from the past week, and draws out the key implications for those involved.

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  • Macro: Brent, oil and gas shares
  • Q3 2016 results preview
  • Lead stories: Shell
  • Companies: Newfield, Chesapeake, Australian Independents
  • M&A: SM Energy, Oasis
  • Exploration: Total

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • Macro: Brent, oil and gas shares
  • Q3 2016 results preview
    • Quarterly commodity prices and refining margins
  • Lead stories: Shell
  • Companies: Newfield, Chesapeake, Australian Independents
  • M&A: SM Energy, Oasis
  • Exploration: Total
    • Corporate dashboard
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