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  • For the first time in many quarters, US shale did not claim top billing in quarterly upstream M&A activity. High-value deals in the Australia region claim the top spots: Woodside’s acquisition of BHP’s oil and gas business and Santos’ acquisition of Oil Search. Those deals helped drive overall quarterly upstream M&A value to $43.1 billion. Yet, this quarter showed a slight reduction in US shale consolidation. Big-ticket takeovers were rarer, in favor of more modestly priced asset levels deals. The $9.5 billion cash deal by Conoco for Shell’s Permian Basin assets is the outlier. Our improved Brent oil price outlook to $70/bbl for 2021, close to $80 in 2022 and $75 through mid-2020s, is supportive of M&A.
    Tue, Oct 12, 2021
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