Deepwater drilling in the Gulf increasingly will include only the largest, richest energy firms,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Deepwater drilling in the Gulf increasingly will include only the largest, richest energy firms, spawning M&A activity, Grant Thornton's Rob Moore says, listing potential acquisition targets: BP, Anadarko (APC), Murphy Oil (MUR), Hess (HES), ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG), Cobalt Energy (CIE), Energy XXI (EXXI), McMoRan Exploration (MMR), Stone Energy (SGY), W&T Offshore (WTI).