M&A
Perfecting the portfolio
1 November 2003
GE Oil & Gas is growing, riding on the back of the increasing industry trend for companies to outsource specialist functions. Nigel Ash talks to the chairman and chief executive officer, Claudi Santiago, at the company’s headquarters in Florence
TNK-BP deal goes ahead
1 October 2003
Power quiet, gas quieter
1 October 2003
Mol wins Ina stake
1 August 2003
Bruised, but standing
1 June 2003
Still pretty tough
1 June 2003
After the tumult of 2001, when the Enron scandal collided with the California energy crisis and the fallout from the 11 September terrorist attacks, bankers active in the energy sector experienced a period of relative calm last year
Making sense of merger mania
1 June 2003
Against a background of global economic slowdown, M&A activity in Russia’s oil sector is gaining speed, driven by acquisitive domestic companies. But international players are also viewing the country as an increasingly attractive option for reserves replacement, writes Joseph McAllen
Looking for the next big deal
1 March 2003
Apache Corporation’s policy of growth through acquisition and drilling has proved successful – it is one of the world’s largest independent exploration and development companies, with operations around the globe. Anne Feltus talks to G Steven Farris, Apache’s president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer
Becoming model citizens
1 March 2003
Western energy companies face public scrutiny and a falling share price if they choose to operate in frontier states. But big oil is seeking a new approach, writes James Gavin
Gas goes east
1 February 2003
Facing stagnant gas demand in its domestic market, RWE Gas has been forced to look outside Germany to find opportunities to expand. The company has made one major purchase in eastern Europe and similar deals in the future have not been ruled out. David Townsend reports
Slavneft sold for $1.86bn
1 February 2003
Help from outside is needed in the new economy
1 April 2000
In an industry facing deregulation, intense merger and acquisition activity, a pressing need to reduce costs and the challenges of e-commerce in the much-heralded “new economy”, it is, perhaps, not surprising that management consultants are currently much favoured by energy companies.
Evolving in a new world
1 April 2000
US utilities are not only facing major upheaval from the current wave of deregulation, but are having to evolve in a new market where sector convergence suggests the multi-energy business will be the dominant force of the future; and all this has to embrace the new era of e-commerce.
The rush to the altar
1 March 2000
By James Crowley, Paul Spence, Glenn Rockefeller and Rich Patrick, Global Energy Practice, Andersen Consulting