US E&P M&A: Gobbler’s Knob – Again

By Paul Sankey Published on June 1, 2024 at 12:27 PM

“That must mean we’re up here at Gobbler’s Knob, waiting for the forecast from the world’s most famous weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil.” Phil Connors (Bill Murray), Groundhog Day (1993) We are back to writing about E&P M&A … again. Our conclusions are broadly unchanged: Big companies are being incentivized by the market to take over the small, but with an evolution on the margin that finds asset quality now of equal importance to valuation; we are …

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Morning Adam & Willie

By Paul Sankey Published on April 11, 2024 at 8:51 AM

Tonight on Happy Hour, Willie Chiang, CEO of Plains all American Register here for this PREMIUM EVENT. 4PM TODAY BY ZOOM. Sankey Strategy Session | PAA CEO, Willie Chiang – Interest Form This guy is no dummy, quite the contrary, advanced MBA from Wharton-to-CEO, 20 years in big oil C-Suites, a decent effort, to say the least. And like so many other senior oil executives, Willie is just about the nicest, most thoughtful man you …

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CERA Week – the best XOM vs CVX-HES Guyana theory.

By Paul Sankey Published on March 20, 2024 at 8:55 AM

CERA Week key interest – certainly among the gaggle of merger arbitrage clients that attended this week – was for Chevron, Hess, and ExxonMobil, not least with XOM suddenly releasing a Guyana exploration 8K after the market Friday into the conference open, where Day 1 the star plenary speaker was ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods. He said a lot, directly pertaining to Guyana, so the 8K was clearly related. One key line was “we are not …

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