More activity afoot in 2017

After a couple of rocky years, the oil and gas market seems to be stabilizing. Part of that includes an increase in mergers and acquisitions. In late 2016, CNBC reported that “climbing crude prices, easing capital markets, and a gold rush in Texas’s prolific Permian basin are thawing a prolonged M&A freeze.”
You can read that report here.

Late last month, Shell made a major sell in the North Sea. Read about it here

Additionally, Exxon plans to double its Permian Basin holdings.
Read more here.

As a bonus, take a look back at important mergers and acquisitions from 2016 here.