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The fall in oil prices has seen a commensurate rise in energy assets for sale as companies strive to deleverage and refocus their portfolios. While some areas, such as the Permian, are seeing a flurry of activity, elsewhere activity is hampered by a lack of access to capital. Deal activity is slowly increasing, however, led by private equity buyers and majors/NOCs with sizeable cash reserves. Oil price volatility has made it difficult for participants to achieve consensus on value and outlook, and the shortage of availability of equity and debt financing has meant that IOCs have been experiencing liquidity issues.
IHS Markit experts offer a suite of comprehensive technical and commercial due diligence services to help you evaluate hydrocarbon investments and M&A opportunities. Our approach to due diligence is very strategic in that we pay particular attention to the underlying assumptions that drive value. IHS Markit is uniquely positioned to integrate subsurface, costs and development, technological and commercial evaluation. We provide an independent view that helps our clients to maximize their global investments.
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Our experts can help you assess the value of a specific oil or gas asset (portfolio or company). We generate and validate critical assumptions for evaluation, such as production profiles, development costs, pricing and macroeconomic outlooks. We also provide an independent value assessment through customized valuation models that combine detailed discounted cash flow and multiples-based evaluations.
IHS Markit upstream consultants provide support from bid to post-acquisition:
A private equity firm needed an independent assessment of North Sea gas supply to support an investment in processing and pipeline infrastructure. IHS Markit provided a market outlook for the gas throughput for the infrastructure under consideration, ensuring the client’s confidence in the investment decision.Learn More
An Asian sovereign wealth fund needed a comprehensive valuation and strategic due diligence support to bid on a multi-billion dollar global E&P portfolio. IHS Markit provided an independent evaluation of the portfolio, which consisted of more than 300 assets and prospects, enabling the client to place a successful bid.Learn More
A large corporation in Japan needed to evaluate a partnership opportunity in a North American shale play and wanted to understand how the transaction would impact net income and cash flow. IHS Markit created a probabilistic valuation model that allowed the client to evaluate the partnership opportunity and make a successful bid for it.Learn More
An international private equity firm was looking to become a passive investor in an early-stage E&P company with a small position in the Appalachian Basin. IHS Markit provided the firm with a comprehensive evaluation of the investment and a post-acquisition business plan.Learn More
An investment bank wanted to evaluate an oil service company for a potential acquisition and needed a forecast for well services activity under different scenarios. IHS Markit generated well drilling and rig requirement forecasts based on oil and gas production outlooks, providing a clear view of well service companies’ revenues and market share under different scenarios.Learn More
A Middle Eastern investor needed to value an Eastern European company’s gas field and drilling rigs for an acquisition. IHS Markit assessed the field’s remaining reserves/future well workover and estimated rig maintenance/replacement costs – all within the context of future gas prices and rig rates in the country. The investor used the analysis to carry out the acquisition.Learn More