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EV Energy Partners, EVEP, Appalachian. San Juan, Michigan, Austin Chalk, dropdown, acquisition, EnerVest, oil, gas

EV Energy Partners arranges a dropdown with its general partner owner Enervest, which has a stable of assets it can use to fortify the company. EV Energy also purchased a 100% working interest in Belden & Blake Corp.

Eagle Ford, shale, workover, well services, fracking, commodity prices, downturn

Expectations of lower activity in the wake of the most recent downturn have well services providers in survival mode. There are some expectations the market could weaken further.

Schlumberger, Cameron, synthetic diamonds, A&D, acquisition, megadeal

Novatek was founded by H. Tracy Hall, the first scientist to use a repeatable process to convert carbon into synthetic diamonds. His company uses the diamonds for various drilling equipment.