Category: Deals

Linn to buy $340M in assets from Pioneer, sell in Anadarko Basin

HOUSTON — Linn Energy inked a $340 million deal to buy 235,000 net acres in the Hugoton Basin from Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and announced a $90 million sale in the Anadarko Basin. The deals, done by Linn Energy and its related LinnCo, are the latest in a string of acquisitions and sales the company […]  More »

Terminals startup Zenith Energy gets $600 million infusion

The Kinder Morgan executive who built one of the largest U.S. energy terminal businesses is now looking beyond the nation’s shores to build infrastructure in the developing world.  More »

Paragon Offshore completes spinoff from Noble Corp., begins trading

Paragon Offshore became Houston’s latest publicly-traded company Monday morning when it began trading on the it began moving on New York Stock Exchange after completing its separation from Noble Corp.  More »

Targa reports strong quarter, stays coy about merger potential

Pipeline operator Targa Resources says it will evaluate possible deals after a proposed merger fell through earlier this year, but officials wouldn’t say if it’s in active merger talks.  More »

ConocoPhillips closes $1.5 billion sale of upstream Nigerian assets

ConocoPhillips has completed the $1.5 billion sale of its Nigerian upstream business to Lagos, Nigeria-based Oando Energy Resources, the company said Wednesday.  More »

Direct Energy buys residential solar company

Houston-based retail electric provider Direct Energy will buy a residential solar installer for $54 million, the company announced, marking its entrance into the U.S. residential solar market.  More »

Private equity, foreign buyers return to U.S. oil and gas deals

U.S. oil and gas deals jumped nearly 40 percent in combined value in the second quarter as a foreign buyers and private equity firms returned to the sales block to snap up oil-soaked shale.  More »

Chesapeake boosting Wyoming holdings

Chesapeake Energy Corp., the U.S. natural gas producer that almost ran out of money last year, is spending $1.71 billion to expand access to oil-soaked shale in Wyoming and buy back preferred shares that were a drain on cash.  More »

Waste Management to sell waste-to-energy business for $1.9 billion

Waste Management Inc. will sell its waste-to-energy business to a private equity firm for $1.9 billion, the company announced Tuesday.  More »

CP Exploration II gets $150 million credit line

Local private equity firm Post Oak Energy Capital committed a $150 million line of equity to CP Exploration II, a privately-held exploration and production company based in Dallas and Lafayette, La., the companies announced Monday morning.  More »

LA company to acquire Houston upstream partnership in $1.6 B deal

The merger of Houston’s QR Energy and Los Angeles-based Breitburn Energy Partners will create a combined enterprise that the companies say will be the nation’s largest upstream-focused master limited partnership.  More »

Apache attempts to reassure investors about N. American focus

In response to complaints from an activist hedge fund, Houston-based Apache Corp. said it will continue to focus more closely on North American onshore exploration and production.  More »