As market sentiment improves around the oil and gas sector, investments in the segment will cautiously gain momentum in 2018. Post-downturn, the oil and gas industry has put a clear focus on cost reduction measures and internal performance improvement. As a result, this has laid the foundation for oil and gas companies to now actively seek attractive growth opportunities, which include balancing and integrating their portfolios across the value chain (upstream, midstream, and downstream) as well as pursuing economies of scale. In conjunction with the increase in oil prices, an increase in investor activity, and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) production cuts, the outlook for mergers and acquisitions in oil and gas for 2018 remains fairly optimistic.

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Allegiance Capital - Oil and Gas Industry Update