Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Disruption shapes oil and gas M&A at a time of oil price volatility

Technology's growing importance in building resilience to volatility means that digital capabilities will likely be a notable driver of acquisitions in 2019

Transaction activity is in many ways a gauge of market and capital confidence. If we look back over the last year, oil and gas transaction activity has reflected the sentiment across the whole industry value chain. Overall oil and gas deal volume has been resilient, but once you strip out some of the more structural transactions in the midstream, it is consistent with the cautious optimism that now characterises the sector. While upstream assets are valued on a long-term view of oil and gas prices, short-term prices tend to increase uncertainty. Accordingly, volatility typically thwarts deal activity. Following the 2016 agreement between Opec and non-Opec producers to cut production, oil pr

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}
Also in this section
Iraq renews gas drive
8 May 2021
Baghdad turns again to China to develop its second largest gasfield
European power trading innovation: Old dogs learn new tricks
7 May 2021
The founders of Energy Quantified by Montel have built analysis models before. But this time they have torn up the rulebook
Restrained US shale set for cashflow pay-off
7 May 2021
Rebounding oil prices have boosted company balance sheets, but debt remains the priority over growth
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Project Data
Maps
PE Store
Social Links
Social Feeds
Featured Video