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The deal is the latest in what's become an industry-wide land grab for acreage in the area
The oil and gas producer will buy the family-owned operator in a deal worth $2.45 billion, a bargain price considering the attractive West Texas assets included in the package.
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The investments follow a flurry of deals in the region, including DiamondBack Energy Inc.'s purchase of properties in the Delaware Basin from Natural Gas Partners-backed Luxe Energy for $560 million.
Earlier this year, dozens of cash-squeezed oil producers announced billions of dollars of planned asset sales. Problem is, nobody was interested. Now, seemingly everyone is.
The acquisition expands the buyer into West Texas' hot Delaware Basin and is part of its plan to become a top mid-cap explorer and producer.
U.S. banks from JPMorgan Chase to Citigroup and Bank of America have become financial supermarkets, reaping juicy fees from selling stocks for distressed oil companies that were previously big borrowers.
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The Midland, Texas, oil and gas explorer didn't reveal the name of the seller, but a source said it was Natural Gas Partners-backed Luxe Energy.
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Analysts believe Diamondback Energy and Parsley Energy could be among the possible buyers interested in bolstering their drilling inventories.
While a possible slowdown in the U.K. economy isn't expected to have a big effect on oil prices, a stronger dollar already is for an industry plagued by uncertainty.
Operators in low-cost plays such as those in the Permian and Anadarko basins are being heralded by industry followers as the safest bets in stronger commodity environment.
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When considering oil and gas stocks, companies with low leverage is a good place to start, according to industry sources, but some low-debt players are better than others.
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Diamondback (ticker: FANG) has been staging a rally, due largely to its positioning in the Permian Basin.
Exxon Mobil-Pioneer, Diamondback-Energen, Diamondback-RSP Permian and Callon-Clayton Williams all make sense in a place where operators are actually making money.