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US M&A - a liquid market

US M&A - a liquid market

Report summary

US M&A continues to mirror commodity price dynamics: oil strong, gas sluggish. Liquids focused spend jumped to US$56 billion in 2012 - three quarters of the total. For the first time in a decade, the volume of liquids traded exceeded gas. This dynamic will persist in 2013.

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  • Outlook
  • Tight oil
  • Shale gas
    • US LNG exports unlikely to be a catalyst for gas-weighted M&A
  • Conventional Plays
    • Onshore
    • GoM Deepwater
      • GoM Shelf
      • Historic M&A
      • Methodology and Assumptions
        • Scope of coverage
        • Implied Long-Term Oil Price Methodology

In this report there are 22 tables or charts, including:

  • Outlook
    • Strategic fit of US interests within the Majors' and Large Cap IOCs global portfolios
  • Tight oil
    • US tight oil acquisition spend by play
    • US tight oil production by play
    • Tight Oil net acreage across key plays by peer group
  • Shale gas
    • US Unconventional spend by play type
    • Implied Long Term Gas Price for US shale gas deals
  • Conventional Plays
    • Net M&A spend in US conventional oil & gas by company: top 15 buyers and sellers*
    • Gulf of Mexico exposure amongst second tier players (excludes top 10 companies by NPV)*
    • Implied Long-term Oil Price, deal-by-deal vs. Brent oil price (US focused deals highlighted)
    • Implied Long-term Oil Price
    • Share of global M&A
    • US buyers & sellers, 2012
    • Per barrel acquisition costs, US 2005-2012
    • US M&A - a liquid market: Image 19
    • US M&A - a liquid market: Image 20
    • Major US focused deals in 2012
    • Trends in US focused M&A
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