As Exxon (XOM) falls behind in discovering untapped oil fields, it may be forced to buy what it...

|About: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)|By:, SA News Editor

As Exxon (XOM) falls behind in discovering untapped oil fields, it may be forced to buy what it cannot find, some analysts say. Anadarko (APC) could be an M&A candidate because utilities from Singapore to Seoul would pay a premium to import gas it finds off Mozambique’s coast. EOG could rejuvenate XOM with its oil-rich reservoirs in the Eagle Ford shale in Texas.