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  • Thu, Oct. 13, 4:47 PM
    • RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) -5.8% AH after agreeing to acquire Silver Hill Energy Partners and Silver Hill E&P II for $1.25B in cash and 31M common shares of its common stock, implying a total purchase price of ~$2.4B.
    • RSPP says the deal is a unique acquisition of a highly contiguous acreage position in the core of the Delaware Basin with 41K net surface acres, which creates substantial scale with combined current production of ~50K boe/day, 100K-plus net surface acres, 500K-plus net effective horizontal acres, and 3,600 net drilling locations with substantial additional upside.
    • To help fund the deal, RSPP launches a 20M-share public offering, with an underwriters option to purchase up to an additional 3M common shares.
    • Silver Hill reportedly had attracted interest from the likes of Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG), Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY).
    | Thu, Oct. 13, 4:47 PM | 7 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 30, 6:22 PM
    • Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) is close to a deal to buy privately held Silver Hill Energy Partners in a deal that could fetch ~$2.5B, WSJ reports.
    • FANG would be the winner of an auction that reportedly attracted interest from Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), in the latest rush to grab drilling land in west Texas' Permian Basin.
    • A deal could be announced as soon as next week, according to the WSJ report.
    | Fri, Sep. 30, 6:22 PM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 15, 5:40 PM
    • Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) are considering making offers for Permian Basin explorer Silver Hill Energy Partners, in a sale that could fetch more than $2B, Bloomberg reports.
    • Silver Hill, which was started in 2011, controls drilling rights on more than 42K net acres in the Delaware Basin on the western shelf of the Permian.
    | Thu, Sep. 15, 5:40 PM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, May 3, 4:40 PM
    • Synergy Resources (NYSEMKT:SYRG) -3.5% AH after agreeing to acquire certain oil and gas assets in Colorado from Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) for $505M.
    • SYRG says the deal includes ~33.1K primarily undeveloped net acres within the DJ Basin in the Greeley Crescent area.
    • To help fund the deal, SYRG says it is launching a public offering of 45M common shares, with an underwriters option to purchase up to an additional 6.75M shares.
    | Tue, May 3, 4:40 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 16, 2015, 2:57 PM
    • Global oil majors have $150B of firepower than can be used for M&A and have the ability to defer another $325B in capex on marginal projects; with so much cash available for potential deals and up to 15M bbl/day of production potentially available for purchase, Goldman Sachs analyst Ruth Brooker sees a pickup in M&A activity in the oil and gas space coming soon.
    • The firm thinks shale production has the potential to double by 2025, and Brooker argues majors likely will take the current opportunity to increase their exposure to U.S. shale at historically low prices.
    • Goldman sees seven companies as most likely to draw buyout attention from the majors: EOG, PXD, CLR, COG, NBL, APC, RRC.
    | Jul. 16, 2015, 2:57 PM | 22 Comments
  • May 11, 2015, 11:27 AM
    • Some analysts say Noble Energy’s (NBL -7.5%) acquisition of Rosetta Resources (ROSE +25.5%) is the deal that will finally open the floodgates of M&A activity in the oil patch.
    • The premium for ROSE is below average for the sector over the past five years, suggesting there are more mergers to come, says Oppenheimer's Fadel Gheit, and the sale shows that M&A was “arguably” a cheaper option for growth than organic investment, according to Morgan Stanley's Martijn Rats.
    • SunTrust's Neal Dingmann sees Matador Resources (MTDR -0.9%), Callon Petroleum (CPE -0.5%) and Carrizon Oil & Gas (CRZO -1.8%) as the most likely targets for acquisitive eyes.
    | May 11, 2015, 11:27 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 11, 2015, 6:57 AM
    • Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) has agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE) for $2.1B in stock, giving the energy producer a position in two of the largest areas of shale production in the U.S. - Eagle Ford and Permian.
    • Under the terms of the deal, Rosetta shareholders will receive 0.542 of a Noble share for each Rosetta share they hold. Noble will also assume Rosetta’s $1.8B in net debt.
    • NBL +0.4% premarket
    | May 11, 2015, 6:57 AM | 10 Comments
  • Jan. 1, 2014, 4:38 AM
    • The group that is drilling for gas at the huge Leviathan field off the coast of Israel is in "advanced negotiations" with the government to sell two smaller reserves in order to assuage antitrust concerns.
    • The consortium comprises Noble Energy (NBL) and Delek Group (DGRLY) units Delek Drilling (DKDRF) and Avner Oil & Gas (AVOGF).
    • The areas under discussion, called Tanin and Karish, hold combined estimated reserves of 3T cubic feet, well below the consortium's other resources - Leviathan has 19T cf and Tamar 10T cf.
    • Once an agreement is reached, the group will have a reported 2.5-4 years to sell the assets.
    | Jan. 1, 2014, 4:38 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:17 AM

    Australia's Woodside Petroleum (WOPEF.PK) agrees to acquire a 30% stake in Israel's massive Leviathan offshore gas field from the operators of the reserve, which include Noble Energy (NBL) and Delek Drilling (DKDRF.OB). Woodside will pay an initial $696M and as much as $550M once certain conditions are met, as well as revenue-sharing money of up to $1B a year. Noble's stake will fall to 30% from 39.66%. (PR)

    | Dec. 3, 2012, 5:17 AM
  • Sep. 9, 2012, 5:50 AM
    The consortium that develops the Leviathan natural gas field off Israel's coast, in which Noble Energy (NBL) and Delek (DK) own large holdings, is considering offers from "leading international companies" to sell up to 30% rights to the field. Leviathan has estimated reserves of 17T cubic feet of gas, with the group hoping to find 600M barrels of oil as well.
    | Sep. 9, 2012, 5:50 AM
  • Jul. 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

    Noble Energy (NBL +1.8%) is selling 900 Oklahoma and Texas wells producing natural gas and (to a lesser extent) oil to Unit Corp. for $617M in cash. Noble says the sale is part of its asset divestiture program (previous), and will help finance both its international expansion, and its oil investments in Denver Basin.

    | Jul. 11, 2012, 10:34 AM