The Eagle Ford Shale has reclaimed its standing as one of the most attractive US onshore liquids basins, and for good reason. Does this mean more operators will seek to buy in to the play, and could further consolidation take hold following last year’s big deals? What Happened to all the E&P Deal-Making? One of last year’s big stories in the industry was consolidation among several of the larger upstream operators. But deal activity has fallen off in recent months.