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BP and Rosneft buy in to Eni's flagship Zohr development for $2.1 billion



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BP is acquiring 10% and Rosneft 30%. The two deals were announced separately two weeks apart but are being done on exactly the same terms. Eni discovered Zohr in August 2015 and has been negotiating with potential farm in partners ever since. This is a very attractive project. Zohr holds up to 30 tcf of lean gas in place making it one of the largest ever gas discoveries in the Mediterranean. The development is of huge strategic importance to both Eni and the Egyptian government and is being fast tracked: FID and government approval were received in early 2016. Eni is targeting first gas in late 2017 quickly ramping up to a plateau of 2.7 bcf/d in 2019. Even under our more conservative modelling assumptions (start up Q1 2018; plateau of 2.5 bcf/d from 2021) we calculate that the project generates a full cycle IRR of 16%. Deal economics look good.

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    BP and Rosneft buy in to Eni's flagship Zohr development for $2.1 billion

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Table of contents

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

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  • Wood Mackenzie base modelling assumptions for Zohr (gross)
  • BP's Nile Delta portfolio


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Executive summary: Table 2
  • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2

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