Can we finally say the credit crunch is over?

The oil and gas (and services) business seems to be doing all it can to move on from this recession with a recent wave of debt and equity offerings. Yes, there was a surge earlier this year, but this one seems more substantial.
Here are a few of the recent deals:

El Paso Pipeline Partners (El Paso Corp.’s MLP) plans to sell 11 million common units in “to fund potential future acquisitions and growth capital expenditures.” Aiming for $18.80 per share and raising $206.8 million.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners priced 5.75 million common units at $51.50 “and granted the underwriters an additional 862,500 common units for over-allotments.” Gross proceeds of approximately $296 million.

Mariner Energy “made good on its promise to improve liquidity and lower debt levels” by issuing $300 million of seven-year notes and 10 million shares common stock, according to GimmeCredit, which chose the issuance to initiate coverage of the mid-sized E&P.

• In May Spectra Energy Partners offered 9 million units at $22 per unit.

Helix Energy Solutions said it will do a secondary offering of 20 million shares in its majority owned subsidiary, Cal Dive International at $8.50 per share. “Helix also has entered into an agreement with Cal Dive under which, simultaneously with and conditioned upon closing the offering, it will sell to Cal Dive an additional 1,647,058 shares of Cal Dive stock for a purchase price of $14 million (or $8.50 per share)”… which should cut Helix’s ownership interest in Cal Dive from 51 percent to 28 percent.

MarkWest Energy Partners priced a public offering of 2.9 million common units at $18.15 per common unit. “The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of approximately $50.3 million, excluding offering expenses, to partially fund its growth capital budget.” MarkWest is a master limited partnership that gathers, transports and processes natural gas in the southwest, Gulf Coast, and northeast regions of the United States, including the Marcellus Shale.

Anadarko Petroleum priced $900 million of senior notes in three tranches: $275 million due 2014, with a coupon of 5.75 percent; $300 million due 2019, with a coupon of 6.95 percent; and $325 million due 2039, with a coupon of 7.95 percent.
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