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CNOOC acquires a stake in Chesapeake's Niobrara acreage

CNOOC acquires a stake in Chesapeake's Niobrara acreage

Report summary

CNOOC Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Chesapeake to acquire a 33.3% interest in the company's Niobrara Shale acreage. The transaction follows the Eagle Ford JV between the companies announced in October 2010. As in the earlier deal, CNOOC will pay Chesapeake an up front sum, in addition to a cost carry. The total consideration is US$1,267 million (nominal). We value the deal at an Implied Long-term oil Price of US$82/bbl (NPV10, in 2011 terms). Unit metrics equate to an ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Niobrara Shale
  • Deal analysis
    • Valuation methodology
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • CNOOC Ltd
    • Chesapeake
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Vicinity map of acquired assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
    • Implied Long-term Oil Price sensitivity to ultimate recovery
  • 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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