Mark Young

Mark Young is a senior oil and gas analyst with Evaluate Energy and CanOils. The CanOils database provides clients with efficient data solutions for oil and gas company analysis. This includes over 10 years of financial and operating data for more than 300 Canadian oil and gas companies, merger and acquisition deals, financings and forecasts, as well as an industry leading oilsands data package. Find out more by downloading our brochure.


​​Higher, more stable WTI boosts global upstream M&A activity

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 1:58 PM MDT

Global oil and gas M&A activity in Q1/2018 suggests that confidence is once again returning to the upstream sector, according…

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​Mexico energy reforms spur Pemex deals and outside investment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:11 AM MDT

Falling production, rising debt and reduced reserve life were among the chief issues facing Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company. Historic…

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​Canadian oil and gas M&A activity continues to decline: Report

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:50 PM MDT

As global benchmark oil prices continue to rise, M&A activity in the upstream sector in Canada continues to fall, according…

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​Bid rounds give both Mexico and Brazil strong starts to 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:16 PM MDT

Successful bid rounds in Mexico and Brazil during Q1 secured $3.1 billion in cash – a huge step forward for…

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​How Mexico is attracting major explorers to E&P projects

Monday, April 23, 2018, 3 PM MDT

Nearly 70 companies have entered the fray since Mexico opened up its E&P market – among them Royal Dutch Shell,…

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​UK expects to produce 11.7 billion boe before 2050

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:52 PM MST

The UK anticipates producing 11.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent between 2016 and 2050, according to new projections from the…

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​January M&A up 53% year-over-year in Canada’s upstream sector

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:28 AM MST

A total of C$553 million in new upstream deals for Canadian assets were agreed in January – an increase of…

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Shell has sold US$27 billion in assets since acquiring BG Group: Charts

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:21 PM MST

Since agreeing the largest single upstream-centric deal of the past 10 years to purchase BG Group in April 2015, Royal…

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​The top 10 upstream oil and gas deals in Canada in 2017

Monday, January 29, 2018, 2:24 PM MST

Canada saw $41.8 billion in new upstream deals agreed in 2017. Below, CanOils data is used to provide an overview…

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​Why major investors are now being drawn to Mexico: new report

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:11 AM MST

Mexico’s abundant onshore and offshore basins are now starting to attract significant independent and foreign investment. Fuelled by Mexico’s energy…

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​Why Canada saw C$42 billion in upstream deals in 2017 – and what this means for 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:54 PM MST

Canada’s upstream sector saw almost C$42 billion in new deals agreed in 2017 – a 91% increase over the five-year…

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​Floor of US$50 WTI expected to encourage continued deal activity in 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:19 PM MST

With $163 billion agreed in new upstream deals in 2017, Evaluate Energy’s latest report suggests that the recently improving oil…

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