Get full visibility into global oil and gas M&A activity 

Through topical and fact-based analytics, highly detailed data and leading-edge advisory services, Rystad Energy is uniquely positioned to provide deep insight into global oil and gas M&A trends, deals in play and transaction benchmarking. 

We provide insight into the current global upstream M&A market, including information on major international deals, where transaction details are combined with asset-level data from our UCube. Stay up to date on the latest trends in the Upstream M&A market with our ready-made reports and get additional insights through our Upstream Analytics. This service is ideal for oil and gas companies, investors, investment banking, equity research, governments and governmental agencies, advisory firms and research institutions. 

We deliver access to data, reports and commentaries that synthesize the market implications of trends and key events along with our expert views, all backed by the unparalleled data in Rystad Energy's UCube and our other databases. Through our Analytics, clients receive timely and comprehensive analysis of the latest transactions and trends, including a global deal count overview, changes in deal value per boe, deals in play and developments in the player landscape. 

We collaborate closely with our customers to ensure we deliver  high quality consulting services in an efficient manner. Rystad Energy's highly skilled consulting team has an extensive track record of solving a wide variety of assignments related to M&A, and customers often come back to us for updates and new projects over time. We have expanded our global footprint and continue to tackle new challenges on behalf of both familiar and new clients seeking business opportunities and maximum returns on their M&A endeavors.

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The Upstream M&A dashboard and the related analytics enable you to: 

  • Understand global Upstream M&A activity by basin, country, company or field life cycle 
  • Benchmark competitor activities and analyze the evolution of their portfolio 
  • Compare metrics on production, resources and reserves at basin, country and company level 
  • Analyze deals in detail 
  • Access summarized information on activity within the Upstream M&A sector in our monthly report, including insights into potential upcoming deals 
  • Take a closer look at the production, economics and valuation of traded assets and portfolios, including those that are part of a larger deal in our M&A reviews


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  • Monthly Upstream M&A Trends Report: summarizing the global M&A activity of the previous month, comparing the valuation of completed deals and reviewing possible upcoming deals 
  • M&A reviews: insights into larger transactions and significant deals in play, providing additional information on the traded portfolio, including economics and valuation 
  • Upstream Commentaries, providing: 
    • Insights into trends and specific upstream M&A deals 
    • Value-adding analysis by our experts 
    • Assessment of valuation and M&A activity


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We deliver a wide range of advisory services within the upstream sector for executive boards, management and commercial and technical teams. Clients are seeking qualified independent guidance in relation to M&A opportunities and support for efficient assessment and execution of transactions. This includes customers within E&Ps, oilfield services and investors. Examples of advisory themes include: 

  • Understanding M&A market trends globally, by country and by company 
  • Benchmarking top performing companies and best practices within M&A 
  • Benchmark value creation from exploration programs versus M&A  
  • Identify acquisition opportunities across lifecycles by asset, company or swap opportunities 
  • Identify the most suitable buyers for given assets 
  • Make prospects for investors 
  • Deliver key elements related to Initial Public Offering processes   
  • Technical and commercial due diligence and valuation 
  • Understanding risks and opportunities related to increased oil recovery, taxes and emissions 
  • Understanding the oilfield services market and cost estimation related to the value of assets  
  • Expert witness in court cases 

We have experienced subsurface and commercial consultants with a track record of delivering high quality, tailormade projects in an efficient manner.