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BP acquires Total's share in the Norwegian Valhall and Hod fields; Hess pre-empts for a 50% share of the deal

BP acquires Total's share in the Norwegian Valhall and Hod fields; Hess pre-empts for a 50% share of the deal

Report summary

BP has announced the acquisition of Total's stake in the Valhall (15.7%) and Hod (25%) fields for a consideration of US$991 million. Both fields are currently operated by BP; through the deal, the company will increase its interests to 43.8% and 50% respectively. Valhall - the key asset in the deal - is a large oil and associated gas field, located in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea. This mature asset is currently in the latter stages of a major redevelopment project ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upside economics
  • Strategic rationale
    • BP
    • Total
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
    • NPV sensitivity to upside development cost scenarios, under a range of oil price assumptions and discount rates
    • Production required in order to increase total recovery to 50% by 2050
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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