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BHP Billiton acquires Petrohawk Energy in a US$15.1 billion deal

BHP Billiton acquires Petrohawk Energy in a US$15.1 billion deal

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BHP Billiton has announced the acquisition of US independent Petrohawk Energy. BHP Billiton will pay US$38.75/share - a 65% premium to Petrohawk's closing share price the day before deal announcement. Including debt, the total consideration is approximately US$15.1 billion, making the transaction the largest in the upstream sector since ExxonMobil's acquisition of XTO in late 2009. We value Petrohawk's upstream portfolio at just over US$13 billion (NPV10, discounted to 1 July ...

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The upstream oil and gas industry conducts activities against a backdrop of growing energy and environmental challenges. Political instabilities, international conflicts and government and environmental regulation have all impacted the production process.

This has forced companies to re-examine their corporate strategy, moving away from high-risk exploratory drilling to lower-risk exploration in mature basins as they search for increased returns.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Insight report provides an in-depth analysis of this deal. You will also find information about upstream assets and the strategic rationale behind the deal.

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Eagle Ford
    • Haynesville
    • Permian
  • Deal analysis
    • Wood Mackenzie Modelling Assumptions
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upsides
    • Risk
  • Strategic rationale
    • BHP Billiton
      • A truly transformation deal
    • Petrohawk
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
    • Transaction details: Table 1
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • US$ per mcfe and ILTGP - North American unconventional gas deals
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Large Cap benchmarking - Wood Mackenzie total resources segmented by 1p, 2p and total resource
    • BHP Billiton production - relative to peer group average and total vs targets
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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