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WSJ: Devon Energy nears $6B deal for GeoSouthern

  • Devon Energy (DVN +1.9%) reportedly is close to acquiring privately-held GeoSouthern Energy for ~$6B, and a deal could be announced as soon as tomorrow.
  • GeoSouthern is a Texas-based oil and gas exploration company whose operations are focused in the Eagle Ford shale, which it helped pioneer.
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  • Mike Maher
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    $PVA moving higher as it looks like consolidation is coming to Gonzales and Lavaca Counties.
    19 Nov 2013, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • User 353732
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    Having lost investor confidence because of strategic drift and poor execution DVN has been working well over the past 2 years to regain it by becoming a North American independent with a growing asset base in low permeability US oil and gas reserves.
    DVN now seems positioned to deliver superior growth over the next 3 years.
    19 Nov 2013, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • GamCap LLC
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    This, coupled with the 2B deal for CENJF today, not bad. XOM hasn't done a size deal since XTO. COP, has jettisoned their refining div and sold off a lot of their overseas exposure...good candidate as a buyer. CVX, needs to do something soon as their domestic liquids production is punk. BP, RDS/A...falling production, same boat....need to add to reserves.

     

    This also could have been a defensive move by DVN, with 6 billion in cash...most offshore...they may have received overtures from the majors.
    19 Nov 2013, 10:26 PM Reply Like
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