May 29 (Reuters) - The consolidation wave in the U.S.
energy sector that triggered $250 billion worth of deals in 2023
has stretched into this year, as companies look for
opportunities to deploy their cash hoard and boost their
    The majority of energy executives polled in December by the
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas expected more oil deals worth $50
billion or higher to pop up in the next two years.
    In 2023, some 39 private companies were acquired by public
companies, Enverus data showed.
    Below is a list of deals in the U.S. oil and gas sector so
far this year:     
 Target          Acquirer     Deal value  Deal type  Closing
                              (in $)                 date
                 Chord        3.84 bln    Cash and   Mid 2024
 Enerplus Corp   Energy                   stock      
                 Diamondback  26 bln      Cash and   Q4, 2024 
 Endeavor        Energy                   stock      
                 APA Corp     4.5 bln     All-stock  Q2, 2024
                 Chesapeake   7.4 bln     All-stock  Q2, 2024
 Southwestern    Energy                              
                 Talos        1.29 bln    Cash and   End of Q1,
 QuarterNorth    Energy                   stock      2024
                 Sunoco       7.3 bln     All-stock  Q2, 2024
 NuStar Energy                                       
                 California   2.1 bln     All-stock  Second
 Aera Energy     Resources                           half, 2024
                 EQT Corp     5.5 bln     All-stock  Q4, 2024
                 SLB          7.8 bln     All-stock  End of
 ChampionX                                           2024
                 Crescent     2.1 bln     Cash and   End of Q3,
 SilverBow       Energy                   stock      2024
                 Energy       3.25 bln    Cash and   Q3, 2024
 WTG Midstream   Transfer                 stock      
 Marathon Oil    ConocoPhill   22.5 bln               Q4, 2024
                 ips                      All-stock  
 (Compiled by Mrinalika Roy, Sourasis Bose, Tanay Dhumal,
Vallari Srivastava and Seher Dareen in Bengaluru; Edited by
Shweta Agarwal, Shounak Dasgupta, Ravi Prakash Kumar and Vijay