Category Archives: Oil and Gas

Growth Pockets Fuel Midstream Merger and Acquisitions

Midstream oil and gas deals activity, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions increased globally from 129 transactions in Q4 2014 to 139 in Q1 2015. The midstream sector’s top deal in Q1 2015 was the “Energy Transfer Partners” agreement to merge with “Regency Energy Partners” to form one of the industry’s largest master partnerships. The deal is expected to result in cost savings of more than $160 million per year, the revenues generated from incremental gathering and processing volumes will help counter lower commodity prices. As evident in Kinder Morgan’s acquisition of Hiland last quarter, access to upside from some of the Lower 48’s most resilient plays, such as the Marcellus, Eagle Ford and West Texas, is driving deals. Capital spending and development is most sensitive from improved economics through a price rebound or otherwise.

Quarterly Midstream Deals Review – Q1 2015 report provides analysis on financial deals registered in the midstream segment in Q1 2015.

This report will allow you to:

  • Analyse market trends in the global oil and gas midstream industry
  • Gain information on the top deals that took place in the industry
  • Review the deal trends in the market
  • Make an analysis of the M&A, Equity/Debt Offerings, Partnerships, Private Equity, and Venture Financing in the midstream industry

Find out the major deal performing segments for investments in your industry.

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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in the Caspian Region – Market Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2020

Oil and Gas Production from the Caspian Sea Region will Increase to 15,426 MMboe by 2020


Crude oil and natural gas production from the Caspian Sea region is estimated to increase from 12,151.7 MMboe in 2011 to 15,426.2 MMboe in 2020, reflecting an Average Annual Growth Rate (AAGR) of 2.7%. The increase in production will primarily be contributed by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Russia, already a major oil and gas producer in the region, will also witness a significant increase in production during the forecast period. Huge reserves potential and new discoveries in the Caspian Sea region will support increased in oil and gas production from the region. Currently, gross crude oil and natural gas production from the Caspian Sea region has largest contribution from Russia, followed by Iran and Kazakhstan. Production from the region has increased from 8,511.7 MMboe in 2000 to 12,151.7 MMboe in 2011 at an AAGR of 3.2%.

Abundant Undiscovered Hydrocarbon Resources Makes the Caspian Sea Region Important for the Global Energy Market

The Caspian Sea region is estimated to hold around 12% of the global oil reserves, with 75 billion barrels of oil and 6.9 trillion cubic meters (tcm) of proven gas reserves. In 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region’s hydrocarbon resources were distributed among the littoral states, with 33% of the region’s total resources were allocated to Azerbaijan, 35% to Kazakhstan, 18% to Turkmenistan and 14% to Russia. However, that time about 97.5% of the region’s proven reserves were allocated to Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and the rest 2.5% were allocated to Russia. The Caspian Sea region has four major basins; the North Caspian Basin, Middle Caspian Basin, North Ustyurt Basin and South Caspian Basin. The South Caspian Basin is the richest basin in terms of reserves, with estimated undiscovered oil and gas reserves of 12.7 million barrels (MMbbl) and 34.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe). Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran share 45%, 35% and 20% of the basin, respectively.

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