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BHP Billiton acquires Chesapeake's Fayetteville Shale assets for US$4.75 billion

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BHP Billiton has acquired Chesapeake Energy's Fayetteville Shale position for US$4.75 billion. This is the biggest single asset deal in the shale gas sector to date, and marks a bold step into unconventional resources for BHP. From a valuation perspective, and for its long-term strategic significance, this looks like an excellent deal for the company. We value the upstream assets at US$4.16 billion (NPV10, in 2011 terms), or at an implied long-term gas price of US$5.82/mcf. This at ...

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  • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
  • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 2

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  • Implied Long-term Gas Price sensitivities
  • Wood Mackenzie forecast of BHP Billiton production vs. company targets

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