M&A
The dating game
1 February 2007
With oil prices falling, the Statoil-Hydro merger could be the first of many M&A deals in oil and gas, writes James Gavin
Merger highlights seismic-sector strength
1 December 2006
Sies-mic matters.
A desperate swim upstream
1 July 2006
Poland's largest oil firm is pressing on with its long-delayed plan to turn itself into an integrated oil company less dependent on Russian crude. However, there are questions over its finances and whether it has the management ability to achieve this end, writes NJ Watson
Sales of the century
1 April 2006
The European Commission says it intends to clamp down on the large-scale mergers that are threatening to kill off competition. But few expect the wave of M&A taking place among Europe's gas and power firms to end just yet. NJ Watson reports
Law firms spread their wings
1 June 2005
International law firms are expanding their reach to service the needs of an increasingly complex and global oil and gas industry, where deals are often multi-jurisdictional and competition comes from all sides, writes Martin Clark
The routes to growth
1 June 2005
For some, the romance of oil exploration – drilling wells in exotic locations and the thrill of discovery – is what the industry is all about. Yet modern-day business pressures are forcing energy companies to seek out growth opportunities elsewhere – notably through acquisitions, writes Martin Clark