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Upstream M&A: 2016 outlook

Upstream M&A: 2016 outlook

Report summary

In this Insight: 
  • We lay out our key expectations for upstream M&A in 2016, giving particular focus to the implications of a sustained low-oil price scenario
  • We consider the outlook for the main corporate peer groups
  • We illustrate the key regional events to look out for. 

Also look out for our M&A review of 2015, coming early January 2016.

What's included?

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  • Upstream M&A: 2016 outlook PDF - 484.07 KB 10 Pages, 0 Tables, 4 Figures


This Upstream Oil and Gas Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the key implications for those involved.

This report helps participants, suppliers and advisors understand trends, risks and issues within the upstream oil and gas industry. It gives you an expert point of view to support informed decision making.

Wood Mackenzie's 500 dedicated analysts are located in the markets they cover. They produce forward-looking analysis at both country and asset level across the globe, backed by our robust proprietary database of trusted research.

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  • Executive Summary
  • M&A in 2015 – in brief
  • The bear scenario
    • There will be more sellers
    • There will still be buyers
    • Valuations will soften
    • Consolidation will increase
    • Costs will be a driver
    • Unusual deal structures will increase
  • Hope is a strategy
  • The Corporate View
    • Majors
    • US Independents
    • International Independents
    • Asian NOCs
    • Other NOCs
    • Small Cap
    • Private Equity
    • Other
  • Regional Outlook

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • M&A in 2015 – in brief
    • Oil price, Implied Long Term Oil Price, and deal activity
  • The bear scenario
  • Hope is a strategy
  • The Corporate View
    • Upstream portfolio: Brent price required to be cash flow neutral in 2016
    • Current long term oil price implied by market valuations
  • Regional Outlook
    • Upstream M&A: 2016 outlook: Image 4
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