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Middle East and North Africa M&A - risky business

Middle East and North Africa M&A - risky business

Report summary

Although home to the world's largest hydrocarbon reserves, upstream M&A activity in the Middle East and North Africa has historically been relatively modest. State control of resources, political constraints and limited entry opportunities in the most prospective areas restrict the market. Direct negotiation for DROs and exploration are the main routes to accessing opportunities of scale.

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  • Middle East and North Africa M&A - risky business PDF - 775.43 KB 12 Pages, 2 Tables, 16 Figures


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  • 1) North Africa
    • Algeria
    • Libya
    • Egypt
    • Tunisia
    • Morocco
  • 2) Middle East
    • Iraq - Kurdistan
    • Iraq - Southern Iraq
    • Israel
    • Qatar
    • Yemen
    • Syria
  • Methodology and Assumptions
    • Scope of coverage
    • Implied Long-Term Oil Price Methodology

In this report there are 18 tables or charts, including:

  • 1) North Africa
    • Strategic fit of North Africa interests within the Majors' and Large Cap IOCs global portfolios
    • North Africa NPV10 and region as share of global portfolio, top 30 companies
  • 2) Middle East
    • Strategic fit of Middle East interests within the Majors' and Large Cap IOCs global portfolios
    • IOC regional remaining NPV10 and region as share of global portfolio - Middle East
    • Implied Long-term Oil Price, deal-by-deal vs. Brent oil price
    • Weighted average ‘per barrel' acquisition costs
    • Share of global M&A
    • Implied Long-term Oil Price
    • Total resource traded (MENA focused deals)
    • Buyers & Sellers 2012 (MENA focused deals)
    • Annual upstream M&A spend (by deal type)
    • Major MENA focused deals in 2012
    • Trends in MENA focused M&A
  • Methodology and Assumptions
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