M&A

Oil & Gas

Oil services M&A: 2021 and beyond

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson and consultancy ROOTT discuss the oil and gas services sector M&A trends expected in 2021.

Opinion

Restructuring options for oil companies in 2021 – Mayer Brown

Whether dealing with failure of a major project, reacting to crises at counterparties or weighed down by oil price weakness, many companies in the oil sector will have to undertake financial restructuring in 2021.

Promoted

Managing decommissioning risk in M&A transactions

With $14 billion of commitments before 2024, according to Rystad, decommissioning costs have long been a risk to and blocker in transactions, especially portfolio and corporate deals. The sector has moved a long way since early stage bilateral decommissioning agreements as sellers sought to navigate Section 29 of the Energy Act 2008 and other commercial risks in pursuit of the “clean break”.

Coronavirus

Asia Pacific M&A shake-up on the horizon

More assets are expected to hit the market across Asia Pacific this year following the sustained drop in global oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has destroyed energy demand growth as economic activity contracts.

North Sea

Shape of things to come in UK M&A market

Following a period of relatively low deal activity, in 2018 we started to see an uptick in deals – but that has paused slightly since the oil price fall at the end of 2018. Are there more deals to be done, or has oil price volatility cooled off the M&A market? What do the trends and themes seen in some of the latest UKCS M&A deals tell us?