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CNOOC moves to acquire Nexen for US$18.5 billion

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CNOOC is to acquire Canadian large cap Nexen for US$18.5 billion (including net debt). The deal, which remains subject to approval by national regulators and Nexen shareholders, would see CNOOC acquiring material positions in Canadian oil sands, the North Sea, Nigeria and the Gulf of Mexico. We value the deal at US$18.1 billion, under our base case assumptions. This is the largest upstream deal in North America since Exxon Mobil's US$41 billion acquisition of XTO in December 2009, and ...

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Nexen
      • Strategic fit
      • Impact
      • North America
      • Rest of the world
    • Implications for the industry
    • APPENDIX - Upstream Portfolio
      • Oil Sands
      • Horn River Shale and western Canada
    • UK assets
    • Nigeria
      • Deepwater GoM
      • GoM Shelf
    • Other Regions
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Nexen asset portfolio by region
  • Production by resource theme (with upside): 1) Nexen; 2) CNOOC-Nexen Combined


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Deal analysis: Table 2
  • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2

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