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18th Global CEO Survey

“There is quite a bit of volatility in the market. Because energy plays a significant role in the global economy and at this point in time, there is a significant shift in the oil price, the capacity of different economies in the world to absorb this price movement may cause some major economic upheavals for some countries.”
Abdulrazaq Isa, CEO, Waltersmith Group


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Oil and gas deal values

By Claira Lloyd
Energy Global
January 29, 2015
“Overall 2014 shale deal value and volume surpassed 2013 highlighting the continued interest from investors in U.S. shale plays”

U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Value Reaches Ten Year High of $321.5 Billion in 2014, According to PwC US

Consultant News
January 29, 2015
“Crude oil prices at less than $50/bbl on the New York market in late January could drive additional deal activity this year.”

PwC: Low oil prices might drive surge in restructuring in 2015

By Paula Dittrick
Oil & Gas Journal (picked up by API SmartBrief, Investing.com, Dwyer Energy Group and The Gas Game)
January 29, 2015
“Highlights on M&A activity in the U.S. oil and gas industry”

Oil and gas mergers and acquisitions hit 10-year highs for deal value and volume

Offshore Magazine (picked up by Penn Energy and Egypt Oil & Gas)
January 29, 2015

US O&G DEAL VALUES REACHED 10-YR HIGH OF $321.5B IN 2014

Oil & Gas Financial Journal (picked up by Penn Energy)
January 29, 2015

“Two new reports indicate that the trend will probably continue in 2015 — but for very different reasons.”

Oil, gas M&A expected to remain brisk as companies face 'double whammy'

By Mark Passwaters
SNL Financial (picked up by SNL Daily Gas Report)
January 29, 2015

“The record breaking year: 49 mega deals worth $266.1 billion in 2014, compared to 24 deals worth $71 billion in 2013.”

US oil and gas mergers, acquisitions reach 10-ye Deal value reaches $321.5 billion in 2014, according to PwC US.

Today’s Energy Solutions
January 29, 2015

”Low oil prices could force more companies with high debt leverage to offload assets this year.”

Low prices 'to fuel asset sales'

By Steve Marshall
Upstream Online (subscription required)
January 28, 2015

US oil, gas mergers hit 10-year high in 2014: PwC

Argus Media (picked up by RIA Oreanda-News)
January 28, 2015

“Highlights on merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the U.S. oil and gas industry”

U.S. M&A Activity in Oil, Gas Industry Hits 10-Year High, but Warning Flags Raised

By Carolyn Davis
Natural Gas Intelligence
January 28, 2015

“What to expect with the decline in price: an uptick and real (M&A) focus?”

Studies: Energy M&A to pick up in 2015 after record '14

By Jordan Blum
Houston Business Journal (picked up by Houston Sun Times and & Acquisitions News Today)
January 28, 2015

PwC: U.S. oil and gas deal value reaches ten year high

By PennEnergy
January 28, 2015

“A report by U.S Bank pointed to continued earnings declines among oil patch firms.”

Crude oil's latest slide sinks energy stocks again

By Gary Strauss
USA TODAY (picked up by Markets Emerging)
January 28, 2015

“The OECD's BEPS Action Plan poses immediate challenges for oil and gas companies.”

Brave new world

Kathryn Horton O'Brien, PwC US, Washington, DC
Nick Raby and Elizabeth A. Sweigart, PwC US, Houston
Pete Calleja, PwC Australia, Sydney
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
January 12, 2015

“As proprietors of coveted intellectual property and critical national infrastructure, upstream oil and gas companies are susceptible to cyberespionage and sabotage.”

Enemy At The Cybergate

By Steve Toon
Oil and Gas Investor (subscription required)
January 5, 2015

Oil & Gas Technology Trends to Look For in 2015

By Karen Boman
Rigzone
January 2, 2015

“What’s driving these changes? What are the indicators for other pipeline companies—are we witnessing the beginning of a trend?”

Kinder Morgan abandons the MLP, Williams embraces it: MLPs and the financial life cycles of modern pipeline companies.

By Erin Nelsen Parekh
Pipeline & Gas Journal
January 1, 2015

2014 Highlights

Efficiency, Productivity to Remain Focus of Oil, Gas Technology
By Karen Boman
Rigzone
December 31, 2014

PwC: Profitable Downstream Energy Models
By Glenn Babich PwC
Downstream Today
December 19, 2014

Local drillers see shares tumble as oil price drops
By Steve Lynn
BizWest
December 12, 2014

US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts
By Ed Crooks
Financial Times
December 9, 2014

JV chills Talisman's sale of North Sea interests
By Tatjana Kulkarni
The Deal
December 2, 2014

For oil companies, it’s survival of the fittest
U.S. producers reviewing operations after OPEC stands pat on supply
By Claudia Assis
MarketWatch
December 1, 2014

U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Value Hits Ten Year High in the Third Quarter of 2014, According to PwC US
Vertical News
November 14, 2014

Wall Street innovators push energy MLPs into riskier terrain
By Saqib Rahim
EnergyWire
November 7, 2014

Oil and gas transactions hit highest levels in ten years
By Claire Poole
The Deal
October 29, 2014

Denver Business Journal reveals 2014 Who's Who in Energy list
By Boots Gifford
Denver Business Journal
October 8, 2014

Houston Business Journal names 2014 Who's Who in Energy
By Lisa Holmes
Houston Business Journal
October 3, 2014

August 2014 Energy Press Round Up
October 3, 2014

PwC Study Reveals Opportunities for Oil & Gas Companies to Capture More Value from Land Organizations
Oil & Gas Land Management Benchmarking Study Provides Insights into Successful Performance Drivers and Operating Models for Land Management.
Consultant-News.com
August 28, 2014

Shale oil, gas rush straining companies' land organizations, PwC says
By Gene Laverty
SNL Energy
August 28, 2014

New Cybersecurity Framework Helps Organizations Manage Cyber Risks
By Ariana Benavidez
E&P Magazine
August 20, 2014

Cyber Survey Challenges Prevailing Sense Of Security
By Joseph Markman
Oil and Gas Investor Australia (picked up by Midstream Business)
August 20, 2014

PwC Study Reveals Opportunities for Oil & Gas Companies to Capture More Value from Land Organizations
August 20, 2014

PwC: 2Q oil and gas M&A activity strongest in 5 years
Oil and Gas Journal
July 30, 2014

Private equity, foreign buyers return to U.S. oil and gas deals
By Collin Eaton
Houston Chronicle’s Fuel Fix Blog
July 30, 2014

Private equity funds keeping close tabs on LNG export projects
By Sean Sullivan
SNL Financial
July 17, 2014

ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS
By Reid Morrison, Steve Wright and Richard Rose
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
June 9, 2014

US OIL & GAS M&A ACTIVITY REACHES HIGHEST 1Q VOLUME IN OVER A DECADE
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
June 9, 2014

FINANCE: Shale land grab moves toward 'carve-outs' as private equity scoops up gas assets
By Saqib Rahim
EnergyWire
May 19, 2014

What's the next big thing in the shale boom? HBJ talks with Houston energy executives
By Jordan Blum
Houston Business Journal (Online)
May 16, 2014

Oil, Gas Looks to Hire More Cybersecurity Professionals to Address Risks
By Karen Boman
RigZone
May 12, 2014

Tough Decisions Ahead For Energy Companies
By Don Stowers
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
May 7, 2014

Oil and gas M&A hits highest volume in first quarter
By Claire Poole
The Deal
May 7, 2014

PwC US Oil Gas MA activity reaches highest 1Q volume in over a decade
Upstream and foreign buyers set precedent for most deal volume in any first quarter over past five years
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
May 5, 2014

Oil majors get helping hand from oil, gas profit
By Javier David
CNBC.com
May 2, 2014

Energy M&A hits 10-year high
By Jordan Blum
Houston Business Journal online
May 1, 2014

More deals, fewer dollars as oil companies continue swapping assets
By Mike Lee
EnergyWire
May 1, 2014

US deals rise as Big Oil sheds assets
By Collin Eaton
Houston Chronicle’s FuelFix Blog
April 30, 2014

Rocky Mountain oil and gas deals rise in 1Q
By Steve Lynn
Northern Colorado Business Report
April 30, 2014

Foreign buyers, fracking boost U.S. oil and gas deals
By Wendy Koch
USA Today
April 30, 2014

Playing The North American Shale Revolution Abroad
By Jay Snodgrass
Seeking Alpha
April 1, 2014

Effectively delivering energy capital projects
By Rachel Kaufman
FierceEnergy
March 5, 2014

Energy M&A to pick up after slowing in 2013
By Mike Lee
EnergyWire
February 14, 2014

U.S. Midstream Buildout Driving MLP Offerings
By Carolyn Davis
Natural Gas Intelligence
February 14, 2014

2013 Highlights

Who’s Who in Energy 2013-14
The Business Journals
November 15, 2013

Aging Portfolios May Spur Oil and Gas M&A In Coming Quarters
By Jon Shieber
The Wall Street Journal Private Equity Beat blog
November 4, 2013

FIRST TAKE: PwC weighs in on oil and gas third quarter deal flow
By Claire Poole
The Deal Pipeline
October 31, 2013

PwC report describes methods to improve unconventional production efficiency
By Claire Poole
The Deal Pipeline
October 31, 2013

Money flowing to build pipelines
By Collin Eaton
Houston Chronicle
September 22, 2013

Lease accounting proposals worry operators, contractors
By Bob Tippee
Oil & Gas Journal
September 18, 2013

Overcoming the onslaught
By Reid Morrison, Manas Pattanaik, and Richard Rose
Exploration & Production
September 3, 2013

Divestitures Drive U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Activity During the Second Quarter 2013, According to PwC US
August 6, 2013

Lease accounting proposals worry operators, contractors
By Claudia Assis
MarketWatch
April 24, 2013

Pace slows on Rockies oil and gas deals in 1Q
By Cathy Proctor
Denver Business Journal
April 24, 2013

Foreign Buyers Prop Up Deal Activity in the U.S. Oil & Gas Industry as Private Equity Pauses During First Quarter 2013, According to PwC US
April 24, 2013

Energy M&A reaches 10-year high in Q4 2012
By Deon Daugherty
Houston Business Journal
January 29, 2013