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Investing in the US oil and gas sector

Services for US inbound investors

Deloitte offers a multidisciplinary, integrated approach delivered globally across the entire inbound investment transaction lifecycle. Our experienced team of specialists can help your company make the most of its North American investment, with support through every step of the transaction, from your market entry strategy to ongoing operations.

A renewed opportunity for investment in the US

The North American energy renaissance has primed the US market for foreign investment. A country with a former concern of natural gas deficit is now positioned to become a net exporter of oil. Low cost assets, reduced production costs, and rising new-well efficiencies have altered the reality and present an opportunity for innovation that is prevalent across the entire value chain. As the global economic landscape of the energy industry has evolved, the US oil and gas industry has attracted capital, fueled industrial and economic growth, and grown inbound investment.


Geographically, North America continues to be the most active exploration and production deal market in the oil and gas industry, rising steadily from 67 percent of transactions in 2011 to 74 percent in 20141. This is due, largely in part, to its relative economic strength, attractive resource base, and lower geographic risk profile.


In today’s low price environment, investors should seize this moment of correction, consolidation, and reorganization to capitalize on the North American marketplace and drive innovation in the oil and gas industry. Deloitte provides a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to assist companies investing in the US throughout the full investment lifecycle.

1. “Deloitte Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Report – Year-end 2014: A world in flux.” Deloitte LLP, 2015.

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You’ve decided to invest, now what?

As the global economic landscape of the energy industry changes, more international companies are seeking to invest in the US oil and gas industry. As they develop investment strategies, key questions arise, including:

  1. Understand the business purpose: What are your short and long term objectives for entering the market?
  2. Define your investment: What nature and structure of investment most efficiently and effectively achieves your objectives?
  3. Qualify to do business: What are the necessary steps to meet the requirements to conduct business?
  4. Secure and manage talent: What are the considerations in identifying, recruiting, securing, and managing talent
  5. Establish compliance platform: What are the compliance requirements and how do you efficiently meet them?
  6. Set up enabling areas: What support services are needed to conduct business?
  7. Optimize the investment: What enhancements can further propel the ongoing business?

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Oil and gas land rig

Why Deloitte?

Deloitte offers clients a broad range of fully integrated services in accounting, assurance and advisory, risk, tax, management, financial advisory, technology, and human capital consulting. With the added strength of the global Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm network, Deloitte has the ability to offer a true global, integrated approach to business issues, combining insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with a wide range of business and industry knowledge to help organizations excel anywhere in the world.

Deloitte's Oil & Gas practice

Deloitte’s Oil & Gas practice has a presence on every continent and in each major oil and gas region around the globe.

Our practice:
  • Includes 3,600 experienced professionals, combining a dedicated group with subject matter specialists across the entire oil and gas industry
  • Publishes regular thought leadership and insights to help clients stay ahead of emerging trends
  • Provides services to majors, independents, national oil companies, and oilfield services companies, including those in the logistics and shipping sectors
  • Supports clients through 11 specialized Centers of Excellence across the globe, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Russia

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Infographic about the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions

Additional resources

Discover what the next five years of oil may look like by viewing our report.

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