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CNOOC acquires OPTI for US$2.1 billion

CNOOC acquires OPTI for US$2.1 billion

Report summary

In the first significant oil sands acquisition of 2011, CNOOC Ltd has acquired OPTI Canada in a deal worth US$2.1 billion (Ca$2 billion). Under Wood Mackenzie's base case assumptions, we value OPTI's portfolio at US$3.5 billion (NPV10, discounted to 1 September 2011). OPTI's only producing asset is a 35% stake in the Nexen-operated Long Lake development. The project, which achieved first production in 2008, includes a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) bitumen extraction ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Long Lake and Kinosis
    • Leismer and Cottonwood
    • Production problems
    • Upgrader
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upsides
    • Risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • CNOOC Ltd
    • OPTI Canada
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 10 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • US$ per bbl vs comparable deals; and NPV Price Sensitivities
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • CNOOC overseas entitlement production forecast
    • Strategic rationale: Table 1
    • OPTI capex and production - Wood Mackenzie Q4 2008 vs current estimates
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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