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Pavilion Energy buys into Tanzania deepwater with US$1.3 billion Ophir deal

Pavilion Energy buys into Tanzania deepwater with US$1.3 billion Ophir deal

Report summary

Marking the first deal in Tanzania's proposed LNG project, Pavilion Energy, a Temasek Holdings subsidiary, will pay Ophir Energy US$1.288 billion for a 20% stake in Blocks 1, 3 and 4. Ophir retains 20% in the blocks.The offer is broadly in line with prices paid for equity in neighbouring Mozambique, on a $/mcf basis, and based on our underlying valuation of the deal. Our analysis indicates that the buyer is factoring upside beyond the initial development and resources discovered so ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Key uncertainties
      • Project delays
      • Competition with Mozambique LNG
      • Partner alignment in a joint development with Block 2
  • Strategic rationale
    • Temasek/Pavilion Energy
    • Ophir Energy
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Wood Mackenzie's NPV sensitivities; development scenario, discount rate and LNG price (2013 terms)
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Strategic rationale
    • Pavilion Energy's share of gas production showing upside scenarios
    • Tanzania Blocks 1, 3 and 4
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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