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CNOOC buys Devon interests in South China Sea

CNOOC buys Devon interests in South China Sea

Report summary

CNOOC Ltd is to acquire Devon's 24.5% stake in Block 15/34, offshore China, for a consideration of US$515 million. The PSC contains three producing oil fields: Panyu 4-2, 5-1 and 11-6. CNOOC Ltd already holds a 51% operating interest. Our base case valuation of the acquired stake is US$413 million (NPV10, discounted to May 2010), which equates to an Implied Long-term Oil Price of US$93/bbl. Although this is at the top end of the market, there is scope for upside. Output from the ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Strategic rationale
    • Devon
    • CNOOC Ltd
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
    • Map of Block 15-34
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • 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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