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CNOOC acquires OPTI for US$2.1 billion

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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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  • US$ per bbl vs comparable deals; and NPV Price Sensitivities
  • CNOOC overseas entitlement production forecast
  • OPTI capex and production - Wood Mackenzie Q4 2008 vs current estimates


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
  • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Strategic rationale: Table 1

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