New analysis by Wood Mackenzie takes a look at private equity in the US Gulf of Mexico, exploring operational strategies and potential risks. While majors and independents alike have had their sights on red-hot onshore shale plays , it’s left the door open for private equity investments in the Gulf of Mexico. Recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) explores the future of private equity in deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. “With the region shifting from a period of expansion to a period of capital restraint, private equity-sponsored companies, focusing on investment discipline and efficiently commercializing prospects, have shown what it takes to compete,” WoodMac research analyst with its GOM team and lead author of the analysis, Michael Murphy, said in statement emailed to Rigzone. Expected capital spend in the GOM is expected to increase by 20 percent, from a projected $1 billion USD in 2018 to $1.2 billion USD […]