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Chevron acquires 228,000 net Marcellus Shale acres in southwest Pennsylvania from Chief Oil & Gas and Tug Hill

Chevron acquires 228,000 net Marcellus Shale acres in southwest Pennsylvania from Chief Oil & Gas and Tug Hill

Report summary

Chevron has announced the acquisition of 228,000 net acres in the Marcellus Shale from Chief Oil & Gas, and Tug Hill. For Chevron, the deal is all about building on the position it gained through the February 2010 acquisition of Atlas Energy. The Chief acreage, located in southwest Pennsylvania, is contiguous with the Atlas portfolio, and adds a further 5 tcf of gas to Chevron's long-term resource base.The parties did not disclose the consideration, but analysis of comparable ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Wood Mackenzie valuation
    • Metric based implied transaction cost
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Chevron
    • Chief
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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

  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
    • Chief acreage in southwest PA
  • Deal analysis
    • 1) Wood Mackenzie NPV estimates and 2) Comparable transaction metric based implied cost
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
    • Wood Mackenzie NPV sensitivities under drilling upside scenarios of Plus 25% and Plus 50%
    • Upsides and risks: Table 1
  • 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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